JVC's Tiny HD Action Camera Looks Like a Freaking Tank

By Mario Aguilar on at

JVC's new GC-XA1 ADIXXION action camera is loaded, combining the best features of the competition into a compact, everything-proof package. No extra add-ons to buy. Is this the most-powerful action footage weapon yet?

The GC-XA1 ADIXXION weighs just 128g and it's water, shock, dust and freeze-proof. It packs a five-megapixel CMOS sensory, shoots Full HD 1080p footage as well as 1280 x 720 footage at both 30 and 60 fps. It's also capable of shooting stills. Like all action cameras, the GC-XA1 ADIXXION uses an ultra wide-angle lens. The 1.5-inch LCD screen allows you to review footage directly on the camera in the field, and using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi you can also beam video to your smartphone or laptop. With these last features, our biggest concern would be battery life.

So the GC-XA1 ADIXXION is absolutely loaded, and what's especially attractive is that it comes with everything already built-into the camera — there's no need for a special waterproof case, external monitor, or plug-in Wi-Fi adaptor. And the price is right, too: GC-XA1 ADIXXION The will be available in the late summer and will cost around £230-odd. [JVC]