The Good The JVC Everio GZ-EX250 has extensive Wi-Fi capabilities, good automatic shooting, and extras like time-lapse and slow-motion video capture.
The Bad The GZ-EX250's HD video is merely OK, mostly due to high amounts of fringing; some of the Wi-Fi features can be tricky to set up and use; and it uses electronic image stabilization only for its 40x zoom.
The Bottom Line As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list.
JVC Everio GZ-EX250
Editors' note: The JVC Everio JVC GZ-EX250 is identical to its linemate the EX210, except for storage: the EX250 has 16GB of internal flash memory and an SD card slot, the EX210 has only an SD card slot. Similarly, the GZ-E200 is nearly the same as the EX250, but has no built-in Wi-Fi or internal storage, only an SD card slot. The E200 also doesn't have Pet Detection, Face Decoration, Stamp, and Hand Writing editing options.
As with most entry-level camcorders, the JVC Everio GZ-EX250 and its two linemates, the EX210 and E200, are more about features than video quality.
For the EX250, the big features are a 40x optical zoom, 16GB of internal storage and an SD card slot for up to 64GB more, and built-in Wi-Fi. Most potential buyers understand why they want the first two. The last one, though, is harder for some to grasp.
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