Which? unveils the latest camcorder test results We tests 8 camcorders including the 3D JVC

03 July 2011

JVC GZ-TD1 camcorder

The JVC GZ-TD1 3D camcorder

The twin-lens JVC GS-TD1 is the first consumer camcorder that can record 3D video without having to rely on an adaptor lens. 

We sent it to our labs to undergo the full Which? testing and can now reveal how it performed in our latest batch of camcorder reviews.

The JVC GS-TD1 can take 3D footage or standard HD in 1080i resolution, recording to the 64GB internal flash memory. You can also use it to record 3D still images. 

Our testers were impressed with the dim light performance of the TD1, which is no doubt helped along by the back-lit twin sensors and f1.2 lens. 

It's not all good news though. For this aspect of the test, see our full review of the TD1.


The JVC GZ-M150 sits at the affordable end of the price spectrum. This models lacks bells and whistles but at less than £150, it's one of the cheapest, full-size camcorders we've tested.

See our guide on how to buy the best camcorder for you.

Other models

We also tested models from Panasonic, such as the HDC-TM40 and the HDC-SD40. The difference between these is that the TM40 has a 16GB internal memory, whereas the SD40 relies solely on memory card recording.

Looking for a compact camera that can record high definition video? Check out our camera reviews.

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