The JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION ups the ante in the action camera category by offering a range of features and capabilities that outpace competing models. Truly pocket-sized and weighing barely a quarter pound, ADIXXION is waterproof to a depth of five meters (16.4 feet), shockproof to withstand a fall from two meters (6.5 feet), dustproof and freeze-proof, all without the need for a separate housing. In addition, ADIXXION includes built-in Wi-Fi, 1.5-inch LCD monitor, image stabilizer and offers full HD 1920?1080/30p and 1280?720/60p recording.
With the introduction of ADIXXION, JVC brings its decades-long expertise in digital imaging to a category that has seen growing popularity recently as more people want to capture their snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking or just about any other activity, whether on the slopes or with the family at the waterpark. What JVC brings to the category is a camera that comes loaded with standard features compared to competing models and one that can tackle a wide range of activities right out of the box, with no need for an optional housing. ADIXXION comes with two mounts - a goggle mount and a flexible mount suitable for a wide range of applications, including use on a helmet or surfboard. A wide range of optional accessories are available, including specialized mounts.
In addition to its water/shock/dust/freeze-proof design - what JVC dubs "Quad Proof" - ADIXXION features a 1.5-inch LCD monitor built into the side of the camera so it?s easy to check footage in the field without the extra weight and bulk of an external monitor. The camera body features a scratch-resistant rubber texture, and there are two standard tripod sockets for easy mounting in a variety of locations. It weighs a mere 0.28 lbs. (126 grams).
Built-in Wi-Fi opens up a range of possibilities, including wireless connection to a smartphone that can be used to monitor the image - great for framing the shot when the camera is mounted on a helmet or other location where the user can't see the LCD. Wi-Fi also makes it possible to send images live to a PC or mobile hotspot, or transfer data to a PC for sharing via social networks. What?s more, ADIXXION can stream live high definition video in real time to USTREAM without a PC. Android and iOS apps are available for free download, while Wi-Video PC software is supplied with the camera.
Video recording resolutions range from Full HD to WVGA, and all video is recorded as QuickTime-compatible MP4 files that can be easily viewed on computers and smartphones. Digital image stabilization minimizes camera shake, and the camera includes rolling shutter cancellation that corrects the image skewing that can occur with CMOS image sensors. The result is distortion-free images, even during fast-moving scenes.
A built-in HDMI terminal allows easy connection to HDTVs. Other features include ultra-wide lens, time lapse recording at intervals of 1 or 5 seconds, digital 5x zoom, 5 megapixel stills, white balance (auto/manual), exposure (auto), and self-timer functions.
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Solid Action Cam
from Scottsdale, AZ
I mountain bike several days/week and I record the trails that I ride.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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good but not perfect.
from bham, al.
I have a gopro hero and a contour roam. I like that the JVC has tripod mounts on the bottom and side. makes mounting easy. I like that it is smaller than my other action cams. I like the lcd screen, makes setting up shots easy. I like the plastic lens covers, protects the lens and is easliy replacable.the color can be oversaturated. I sometimes have to tone it down with my editor. I did get it to send wifi to my ipad, but the video is so slow it's pretty useless.It's currently my favorite of the three action cams.
Decent GoPro Alternative
from Denver, CO
I have seen many Youtube JVC-vs-GoPro2 comparison videos before buying this JVC camera. If a posted Youtube video had Japanese description, the demonstrated JVC video quality was far better than GoPro2. However, most of other comparison videos clearly divided GoPro2 from JVC, which GoPro 2 was definitely sharper.Finally, I bought my own JVC Adixxion during a July 4th, 2013 sale. With the extremely low price I paid, I am definitely happy with JVC Adixxion even though its video quality isn't as sharp as GoPro 2 (no other products beats GoPro so far I guess). This JVC Adixxion has a pin hold lens in contrast to GoPro 2's large diameter lens.I love this JVC because it comes with built-in LED display "without additional cost" which is missing in GoPro 1, 2, and 3. So I don't have to shoot things blind. This JVC is lighter than GoPro2 with case. The JVC video stabilizer is a plus. Shooting angle is not as wide as GoPro, but meets my personal preference.The JVC mounting options are very limited, but you can find third party mounts for it. I combined Swann SWVID-FREE04-GL with a Swann ski helmet strap that worked will. But the Swann ¼ screw is too short, some cut-off modification is needed. I also found Delkin DDWING-ADH mount which may fit together with a GoPro helmet strap, but I have not bought one to test out yet.
JVC I'm Adixxed
from Chicago, Il
This is a great action cam, I like everything about it except I am having trouble finding a chest harness. Also, you need to get the ac adapter so you can charge faster. I picked up an extra battery which you will need if you are recording in 1080p/30fps. I used this for white water rafting with the goggle accessory. I recommend you get goggles with a fat strap so that way it doesn't move around. It was hard to use with the helmet on. I plan to keep looking for better goggles. Once I got one of those gorilla posable stands, it was a lot easier to use. Like I said great camera for the price but need good accessories.
Nice alternative to GoPro
from Chiefland, FL
Bought this to use in race car for on-board footage.The ball mounts on better than other cams.The built in LCD screen is great.Have not yet to find any cons with the cam.
from Central California