The JVC Adixxion HD POV camcorder might not get as much attention as some of the other POV cameras. However, it’s got a different design and some cool features that set it apart from the others. We got one in for review but before we put it through the paces, I thought I should make a quick intro video (below) and take some pictures so you can get a closer look at it. The main things that make the JVC Adixxion different are its “Quad Proof” design (shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof), 5x digital zoom and 1.5-inch color LCD display for composing shots and reviewing your videos. Like other high-end POV cameras, the JVC has full 1920 x 1080 full HD video and a 170-degree wide-angle lens. It can also take 5-megapixel still photos and it has built-in Wi-Fi with a mobile app so you can use your Smart Phone or tablet to compose shots and change settings.
JVC Adixxion Key Features & Specs:
- 1920 x 1080 full HD video at 30 FPS
- 720p HD 30 and 60 FPS
- 170-degree wide-angle lens
- 5-megapixel still photos
- 5x digital zoom
- Digital image stabilization and rolling shutter cancellation
- 1.5-inch color LCD display
- Built-in Wi-Fi and mobile app for iOS and Android
- Waterproof to 16.4 feet (5m)
- Shockproof to 6.5 feet (2m)
- Freezeproof to 14F / -10C
- Uses SD memory cards
- Price: US $299.95
JVC Adixxion POV Camera Video Intro
Since the JVC Adixxion has a color LCD display and doesn’t need an underwater housing, it’s a lot easier to set up shots and change settings than with most POV cameras. Instead of the controls being buried in complicated, hard to access menus, the Adixxion has actual external controls protected by a rubberized finish. It’s also very small and light. The main downside of the JVC Adixxion is fewer video frame rate options than the competition. If you want to do high-speed video for slow-motion playback, the best the JVC offers is 60 FPS at 720p. Also, as cool as having an actual zoom feature is, the digital zoom compromises image quality enough (see sample clip in the intro video, above) that I’d use it very, very sparingly. On the other hand, because it’s so small and easy to use, the JVC Adixxion might be the best POV camera on the market for people who just want a straightforward, easy to use helmet cam.
Stay tuned for a complete JVC Adixxion review by Brian Mullin as well as a POV camera shootout. I’ve got all the top POV cameras right now and I’m working on a shootout that will plainly compare the image quality and performance so you can decide which camera is best for you. After that, I’ll pass the Adixxion on to Brian so he can give it his super detailed hands-on geek treatment.
For more information on the JVC Adixxion POV camcorder, visit the official JVC Adixxion Web page: