Inputs and Outputs
Full HD Recording: The JVC HD Everio GZ-EX250 compact digital camcorder is
capable of recording Full 1920 x 1080 HD video onto the 16 GB built-in memory or
optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
cards. You can copy files from the built-in memory to an SD card. In addition, the unit can output your recordings at 1080p resolution for
superb picture quality on TVs that support 1080p input signals.
SD Card Slot: The GZ-EX250 has a slot for SD memory cards. The unit is
compatible with SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC
cards up to 64 GB. A 64 GB SDXC card can hold over 5-1/2 hours of Full HD video
at the highest recording quality. Class 4 or higher SD cards are recommended for
video recording. No SD cards are included with the camcorder.
Seamless Recording: If you are recording onto the built-in
memory, the Seamless Recording feature allows you to continue recording onto the
SD card without stopping when the remaining space on the built-in memory runs
out. The videos that are recorded on two separate media can be combined into a
3" LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The GZ-EX250 is equipped with a "frameless" 3" Touch Panel LCD monitor. The monitor can be set to one of four
brightness settings, or Auto, which sets the brightness to 4 when used outdoors
and 3 indoors. The LCD has 230,000 pixels, and can rotate 270° for best
visibility when shooting at difficult angles. The camcorder includes a stylus
pen for more accuracy when using touch controls.
Imaging Device: The camcorder has a 1/5.8" back-illuminated CMOS image
sensor with 1,500,000 total pixels. It has a recording area of 630,000 to
1,250,000 effective pixels for recording video, 930,000 effective
pixels for recording 4:3 still images, and 1,250,000 effective
pixels for 16:9 still images. The image sensor, along with the Falconbrid high-speed processor, lets you shoot clear color images in low light
situations, as well as high-speed recording for super slow-motion playback.
Konica Minolta Lens: The GZ-EX250 has a bright F1.8-6.3
Konica Minolta HD lens with a 40x optical zoom, and a
focal length of 2.9mm to 116mm. The 35mm equivalent focal length for
video is 45.6mm-1824mm (AIS on) and 42.0mm-1680mm (AIS off). For still images,
the focal length is 51.4mm-2056mm in 4:3 and 42.0mm-1680mm in 16:9.
Zoom: The camcorder offers four options for zooming. In addition to
the 40x optical zoom, you can select dynamic zoom of up to 70x (Standard
Definition only), or digital zoom
of up to 80x or 200x. When the digital zoom is used, the image can become grainy as
the subject is enlarged digitally.
Note: Digital zoom is available for video recording
Optical Image Stabilization: You can choose from two levels of image
stabilization. The Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake during video
recording. The Advanced Image Stabilizer (AIS) is available when recording
bright scenes at the wide angle end of the zoom range (5x or less).
Built-in Wi-Fi: The GZ-EX250 has built-in Wi-Fi
capabilities, allowing you to monitor your videos in real time using a
smartphone or computer using a wireless connection. Wireless connections can be
made via an Access Point or Wi-Fi Direct (Everio Sync), using a free app for
Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Wi-Fi functions
- Live Monitoring: The one-to-one wireless connection of
the camcorder to your smartphone or PC allows real-time monitoring from
- Home Detection Monitoring: When a subject enters the
detecting area, the camcorder will automatically take a digital still image
and send it via email to your smartphone or computer through Wi-Fi.
- Video Email: You can record a 15-second video clip and
have it directly emailed to up to 8 registered smartphone or computer
addresses via Wi-Fi.
- Smartphone Linking: Using the free app for your
smartphone or tablet, you can do the following:
- Geotagging: Using Google Earth and the GPS function
on your smartphone, the current location data can be embedded into the
recorded video and stills. When played back using the included Everio
MediaBrowser 4 software, the images synchronize with Google Earth.
- Data Transfer: You can access the camcorder via
your smartphone and download recorded video and still images. If
desired, you can upload them to your favorite sites like YouTube or
- Remote Recording: You can use your smartphone as a
remote control, and operate the camcorder from a distance, including the
zoom and record start/stop functions.
- Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)
- Using Everio Sync:
- Supported Terminals: iPhone/iPad iOS 4.3.5 or
later (presesntly does not work with iOS 6), and Android 2.1 or later
- Signal Strength: minimum line speed of about 5.3
Mbps is recommended
- Using Web Browser:
- Operating Environment:
- OS: Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9 (or
later) and Windows Media Player 12 (or later) installed
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz or higher
- Memory: 2 GB or higher
- Signal Strength: minimum line speed of about 10
Mbps for Full HD, 3 Mbps for SD, and 1.7 Mbps for Motion JPEG.
Video Recording Quality: When recording video you can choose from four
Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) and two Standard Definition (720 x 480,
interlaced) image quality settings. The image quality
settings include UXP (24 Mbps bit rate), XP (17 Mbps), SP (12 Mbps), EP (4.8
Mbps), SSW (6.2 Mbps) and SEW (3 Mbps). The approximate video recording time
using the 16 GB built-in memory is:
- UXP: 1 hour 20 min
- XP: 1 hour 50 min
- SP: 2 hours 40 min
- EP: 6 hours 40 min
- SSW: 5 hours 10 min
- SEW: 10 hours 40 min
Still Image Sizes: In addition to recording HD and SD video, the
GZ-EX250 can record still images in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. You can set the
image sizes to 1920 x 1080 (2M), 1440 x 1080 (1.5M), or 640
x 480 (0.3M). Still images can also be taken during video recording by simply
pressing the Snapshot button. The size of the still image captured in video mode
is 1920 x 1080. The 16 GB built-in memory can hold 9999 still images of any
High-Speed Video Recording: By recording videos at a high speed, the
videos can be played back in smooth slow-motion. High-speed video recording can
be handy for emphasizing movements, such as a golf swing or a tennis stroke.
Video is recorded at 300 frames per second at a resolution of 720 x 480.
Playback time is 6 times the actual recording time. The maximum recording time
is 2 hours, which would take 12 hours to play back.
Intelligent Auto: You can record video or still images without
worrying about the setting details by using the Intelligent Auto Mode. Exposure
and focus will be automatically adjusted to suit the shooting conditions.
Super LoLux: The GZ-EX250's Super LoLux feature ensures
superior sensitivity to low light. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor lets you
capture clear images with precise colors, even in low light. The camcorder's
minimum illumination is 3 lux. When the NightAlive scene is selected, the
minimum illumination is 1 lux.
Face Recognition: The camcorder will recognize human faces, and will
track the faces while they are in the frame. The Smile Shot feature keeps track
of how much the detected faces are smiling (using a % display), and
automatically takes a picture every time the smile % reaches a certain level.
Faces can be registered in the camera and given an identifying name. In addition
to Face Recognition, the camcorder will also perform Pet Shot when the face of a
registered pet is recognized in the monitor.
Picture Decorating: After a still image is captured, you can decorate
it with decorations or hand-written captions. There are 8 types of decorations
and 16 types of stamps that can be added to photographs. Using the supplied
stylus pen, you can draw on the picture or print a name or date right on the
Time-Lapse Photography: The GZ-EX250 can take a series of frames at a
set interval to illustrate within a short time changes to a scene that occur
slowly over a long period of time. This feature can be used to photograph the
opening of a flower bud, or the passing of clouds over several hours. You can
set the interval at 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, or 80 seconds. The longer the interval,
the faster the video will be when played back. (Example: recordings taken at 2
second intervals will be played back at 60 times speed.)
Auto Recording: The Auto Recording function lets you record video or
still images automatically by sensing changes in the subject's movement within a
designated area displayed on the LCD monitor. Recording continues as long as
there is movement within the area, and stops after 5 seconds of no movement.
This allows you to use the camcorder as a surveillance camera or to observe
Battery: The GZ-EX250 is powered by the BN-VG114U Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (3.6V/1400mAh). Optional, longer-life batteries,
such as BN-VG121U and BN-VG138U, will also work with this camcorder. The
batteries charge while attached to the camcorder, using the supplied AC-V11U AC
adapter. The approximate recording and charging times
for each battery is as follows:
|Battery Pack ||Recording Time ||Charging Time |
|Typical ||Continuous |
|1 hr 5 min ||2 hrs ||2 hrs 30 min |
|BN-VG121U ||1 hr 40 min ||3 hrs 5 min ||3 hrs 30 min |
|BN-VG138U ||3 hrs ||5 hrs 30 min ||6 hrs 10 min |
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI: The camcorder has a Mini HDMI (Type C) output for
connecting to an HDTV. A Mini-HDMI-to HDMI cable is required to connect the
camcorder to an HDTV for viewing high definition video and still images. No HDMI
cable is included with the camcorder. If the
connected TV is compatible with HDMI-CEC (consumer electronics control), you
can operate the camcorder using the remote from the TV.
USB: The Mini-B Version 2.0 connector allows you to connect the
camcorder to your computer for downloading your videos and photos. It can
also be used for connecting to a DVD Writer, BD Writer (External Blu-ray
Drive), or USB External Hard Disk Drive. A 40" USB cable is included.
AV: The 3.5mm minijack AV output lets you connect the camcorder
to a TV for playing back Standard Definition videos and still images. You can also connect to a
DVD recorder or VCR. A 39" AV cable, with composite video and stereo RCA
audio plugs, is included.
DC Power: The camcorder has an AC adapter for connecting the
camcorder to standard household electrical power. The AC adapter is used to
charge the battery in the camera, or to power the camcorder during long
recording sessions, playback to a TV, or downloading videos to external
Included Software: The camcorder comes with Everio MediaBrowser 4 software on CD-ROM. The software lets you archive and organize your videos,
create discs, and upload video to YouTube and other popular websites. It is compatible with the following
- Windows 7 (SP1): Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit editions),
- Windows Vista (SP2): Home Basic, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows XP (SP3): Home Edition, Professional, pre-installed
Note: For Mac users, you can import files from the camcorder using
Apple's iMovie '08, '09, '11 (video) or iPhoto (still images). OS X version
10.6.5 or higher is required.