The JVC Everio series of HD video cameras are some of the most popular camcorders on the market. It is easy to see why the GZ-EX355 ranks so highly among the HD video recorders we reviewed. This camcorder has easy-to-use features, a friendly design and a customer support team that backs up the camcorders. Not only will this HD camcorder take care of your basic video recording needs, but it packs a couple extras for your convenience.

This high definition camcorder records video in full HD at 1080p. Video camera resolution doesn't get much better than that. The Everio GZ-EX355's optical zoom is amazing as well. At 40x magnification, the optical zoom can get you up close and personal to the action. The digital zoom of 200x is plenty when used in combination with the optical zoom. This camcorder's extended zoom, the average maximum zoom before the video quality starts to deteriorate, is 55x (taking 40x from the optical and 15x from the digital).

The JVC Everio GZ-EX355 has some convenient features to play around with as well. First off, it comes with 16GB of integrated memory, which will save you the trouble of buying a separate memory card, although you can use a separate card for extra memory.

Another feature to enjoy is the built-in Wi-Fi. You can use this feature to upload your home movies directly to your Facebook or YouTube without having to plug your video camera into your computer, giving you a fast and easy way to share videos with your family and friends. The second benefit of the built-in Wi-Fi is the live streaming. Simply download the Everio Sync app on your iPhone or Android accessory and you can stream live video from your camcorder to your device . Finally, the recording time for the included battery is approximately 65 minutes, better than most of the other camcorders. And if you want a camcorder that isn't too bulky, the GZ-EX355 only weighs half a pound and is extremely portable. If you are looking for more budget friendly camcorders, the JVC Everio line offers HD video cameras without the extra features.

You can reach JVC's customer service via phone and email, and the representatives we spoke to were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. There is no live chat available; however, the phone and email support are more than enough to help you through problems.

JVC Everio GZ-EX300 Summary:

The Everio GZ-EX355 has a great combination of video recording quality and handy extras. Not many camcorders can top this full HD video camera in video quality, and the integrated Wi-Fi and memory save you the hassle included with other camcorders. You won't have to worry much about the battery cutting out on you because it has one of the longest recording times of the cameras we reviewed. The design of this camcorder is lightweight, and if you have a problem, JVC customer service offers a couple options and ways to help you.

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JVC Everio GZ-EX300 Series EX355

HD camcorder has one of the best battery lives ranked.

The customer support options do not include live chat.

The Verdict
: 9.07/10

The JVC GZ-EX355 features a long battery life, integrated memory and a built-in Wi-Fi. Not many things missing besides a live chat option from JVC's customer service department.