JVC Adixxion POV Camera Video Intro

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JVC Adixxion POV HD Camcorder

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

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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.

JVC Adixxion POV Camera Video Intro Gallery
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera With 1.5-Inch LCD Display
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera With 1.5-Inch LCD Display

The JVC Adixxion's 1.5-inch LCD display, one of the things that sets it apart from the competition. It's tiny, but you can actually compose and review videos on the LCD.
JVC Adixxion POV Camera - 170-Degree Wide-Angle Lens
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera - 170-Degree Wide-Angle Lens

JVC Adixxion POV Camera - 170-Degree Wide-Angle Lens
JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Top
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Top

JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Top
JVC Adixxion POV Camera With Wi-Fi
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera With Wi-Fi

The JVC Adixxion has built-in Wi-Fi and there's a free mobile app that allows you to compose and change settings with your Smart Phone or tablet.
JVC Adixxion POV Camera - SD Card
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera - SD Card

The JVC Adixxion POV camera uses standard SD memory cards instead of the tiny MicroSD cards most other POV cameras use.
JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Waterproof Battery Compartment Door
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Waterproof Battery Compartment Door

Pointing at the gasket on the JVC Adixxion's waterproof battery compartment door.
JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Battery Compartment
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera - Battery Compartment

The JVC Adixxion waterproof battery compartment with HDMI and USB connections, battery and SD memory card slot.
JVC Adixxion POV HD Camcorder
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JVC Adixxion POV HD Camcorder

JVC Adixxion POV HD Camcorder
JVC Adixxion POV Camera Tripod Threads
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JVC Adixxion POV Camera Tripod Threads

The JVC Adixxion POV camera is threaded for tripods in two locations - on the back and the bottom.

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:

JVC Adixxion Web Page >>

About the author: John Shafer

John Shafer, a.k.a. Photo-John, is a photographer, cyclist, skier and general outdoor lover. He’s happiest when he’s on his bike or skis, taking pictures in the backcountry. He’s been on the Mtbr team since 1999 running PhotographyREVIEW.com as well as contributing photos and articles on Mtbr. John has been taking pictures since college and believes everyone can be a good photographer if they just learn a few simple rules. He loves big mountains, rocky singletrack, powder days, 6-inch trail bikes, coffee and tacos. Look for him pushing his bike uphill, carrying an inappropriate amount of camera gear in an overloaded backpack.


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  • Willie says:

    I’m really liking the look of this one.

  • Jeff says:

    It’d be interesting to see this compared to the Sony (especially in terms of user interface), the other recent entry by a real video camera company

    • Photo-John says:

      Jeff – I’m working on setting up a shootout of the six top POV cameras now, including the Sony. So you will get your wish :-)

  • Master Payne says:

    Amazon reviews for this were not great so any real-life reviews would be greatly appreciated. Additionally would be interested in suggestions for handlebar or helmet mounts for this cam or the gopro.

  • NWRiderDude says:

    When will any of the POV camera’s provide a simple exposure lock button? Seems like such an easy and useful feature.

  • Stephen says:

    Nice preview. The logistics of this camera seem well suited to helmet cam operations. Other positional adaptations may be limited. While access to functions appears to be excellent it is important to note (unless I missed it on a quick read) that this also means that the lens is subjected to deleterious effects of grit and grim.

  • DirtBiker says:

    I’d like to see a video on mounting this to both mtb and dirt bike helmets

  • bryan lupercio says:

    Guys i just got one on sale at best buy! 149.99 and i cant explain how badass this little camera is for its money worth! I put a higher quality Sdhc card thats a Class 10 with 30MB/s used for extreme sports and it goes hand in hand. I totally recommend it. First day i had it i threw it across the room and tossed it in the pool. I street bike and downhill and it looks great. Giving GoPro run for its money

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