JVC Everio GZ-MG330 reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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8.9 out of 10 based on 226 reviews.
JVC Everio GZ-MG330: Horizontally held, 35x optical zoom camcorder using microSD card.

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Hayley, Suffolk

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very compact & light, easy to use, no need for tapes which was one of the reasons we bought this, so less extra gear to carry around while on holiday :)
Bad points:
cant think of any
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser Basic user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very light and very easy to use. We only required a basic HDD Camera and this one is highly recommended.
Bad points:
None as yet!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
see above
Bad points:
none really...not quite so good in low light, but that doesnt matter for what its used for. Software for putting material onto the net is a little complicated, but doubtless we'll get there.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Dec 2008

Louise, Aylesbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Simplicity
Bad points:
not sure yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2008

michael, belfast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
fast start up easy operation, light and compact
Bad points:
poor speed of focus and images in low lighting
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2008

Peter, Newcastle Staffs

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent buy, lightweight, small, easy to use, overall controls very good.
Bad points:
Mechanical shutter rather than electircal, so you need to remember to open shutter
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2008

Margaret, Aberdeen

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use. Very light to handle.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 35
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Connections Firewire
Type of memory card microSD
Type of memory card SD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 800
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 30
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Weight (g) 360
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 4
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1260
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-01-15

Also known as: JVC GZMG330H, JVC 'Everio', JVC GZ-MG330, JVC MG330

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Manufacturer's Description

Elegant and slim HDD/microSD Hybrid camcorder with KONICA MINOLTA LENS, 35x optical zoom, easy to navigate Laser Touch Operation and 30GB HDD for up to 37.5 hours of recording.

KONICA MINOLTA LENS
• Gigabrid Engine
• Laser Touch Operation
• 2.7" 16:9 Widescreen Clear LCD Monitor
• Auto LCD Backlight Control
• Data Battery
• Picture Titles
• Quick Restart
• Direct DVD Button/Direct Backup Button
• USB2.0 High-Speed Transfer
• 1/6-inch 800k pixel CCD
• 30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 37 hr. 30 min. of recording
• 7 hr. 10 min. of the best quality recording (ULTRA FINE)
• 35x Optical Zoom / 800x Digital Zoom
• Memory Card Slot for microSD
• Software provided (for Windows®)


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