JVC Everio GZ-HM301 reviews: camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
JVC Everio GZ-HM301: 10x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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christine, Nottingham single mum

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
its ok but i thought it was a lot bigger
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2011

Lexie, Manchester Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Small and easy to carry.
Decent sound quality, and good image quality for price.
Good for home movies and basic recordings.
Easy to use, a good camcorder for beginners and vloggers.
Good optical zoom and focus.
Bad points:
Battery life could be better.
Bad sound in loud environments.
Video output format doesn't play in some movie players, i.e Quicktime - conversion is needed.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2011

valerie, Bath Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As this was a gift I didnt use the camcorder to its fullest potential, but when I did use it I particularly liked the weight of it. It wasnt heavy and so fitted in my bag nicely. The quality of the picture is exceptional and it has a magnificant zoom lens so that you can take video pictures of things far in the distance.
Bad points:
I think the only thing that I can negatively say about the camcorder is it may be a little on the small side for someone who has large hands.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2011

Product Features

Optical zoom ratio 10
Digital zoom ratio 200
Weight (g) 544
Screen size (Inches) 2.79

Also known as: JVC Everio GZ-HM301BEK

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Manufacturer's Description

A memory camcorder with an SDXC card slot, offering high-quality HD video ideal for Web sharing on YouTube™ and Facebook. Also features 40x optical zoom, Advanced Image Stabilizer, up-convert for 1920×1080p Output, and Intelligent AUTO for best picture quality, whatever the scene.

Product Highlight

40x Optical Zoom (in High Definition) / 70x Dynamic Zoom (in Standard Definition)
AVCHD Format HD & Standard Definition Dual Recording (GZ-HM435/GZ-HM430)
AVCHD Lite Format HD & Standard Definition Dual Recording (GZ-HM301/GZ-HM30)
1/5.8-inch 1.5M pixel CMOS
Advanced Image Stabilizer
Intelligent AUTO
Time-Lapse REC
Auto REC
1920×1080P Output (upconverted in case of GZ-HM301/GZ-HM30)
HDMI® Output (Mini)
KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
Easy Upload to YouTube™ / Facebook (HD Compatible)
Face Detection
2.7" LCD (230k)
Auto Illumi. Light (GZ-HM435)
High-power battery provided (GZ-HM301)
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 3 provided (for Windows®)


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