What is the JVC Everio GZ-RX645BE?

The Everio GZ-RX645BE is the latest flagship of JVC’s Quad Proof range of camcorders. The market for traditional camcorders has been under threat for some years, as more people make do with the increasingly reasonable capabilities of their smartphones instead. But action cameras have continued to thrive, with JVC making the decision a few years ago to focus its camcorder attention on devices that could be used in the same sort of environments as those models.

As such, the GZ-RX645BE can handle four different types of threat to its physical wellbeing. It can resist depths of up to 5m underwater. You can drop it from a height of up to 1.5m. It won’t let any dust or sand inside its workings. Finally, it can be used in temperatures as low as -10ºC.

All these capabilities are backed by a bevy of standards. The waterproofing meets IEC Standard publications 529 IPX6 and IPX8, the shock-proofing conforms to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock, and the dust-proofing to IEC Standard publication 529 IP5X. Only the freeze-proofing has no standard attached, so you’ll just have to take JVC’s word for it.