JVC GZ-MG142 reviews: Hard disk drive storage camcorder

31 customer reviews
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+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
JVC GZ-MG142: 34x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is light and easy to carry. A child could use it within 10 mins of opening it.
Bad points:
None that I have experienced.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2008

Kathryn, Cheltenham

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size and weight.
Bad points:
Battery does not last very long.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2008

paul, bournemouth

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
lightness in the hand ,picture quality and easy controls
Bad points:
having to change files to avi before i can edit on my software not a big thing just a pain.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
limited software package.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2008

Mark, Worcester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality great on small screen.
Great value for money
Easy to use
Easy to transfer files from camcorder to computer
Bad points:
Battery life not brilliant.
Picture quality not brilliant on large TV screens (37"+)
Minimal accesories i.e remote, docking station etc
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2008

Jo, Suffolk

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's light weight easy to use, and gives quality filming
Bad points:
Battery could last just a little longer
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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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2008

Lorraine, Oban

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good picture and ease of use
Bad points:
battery too small and does not hold charge for long
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 2.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2008

Product Features

Optical zoom ratio 34
Media format Hard disk drive
Digital zoom ratio 800
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 40
Weight (g) 330
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Release date 2007-05-15

Also known as: JVC GZMG142EK, JVC GZMG142+

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