JVC GZ-MG175EK reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
JVC GZ-MG175EK: Horizontally held, 32x optical zoom camcorder using SD card. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very compact and light and easy to handle.
Bad points:
The zoom is very sensitive and takes some time to get used to. The additional batteries are very expensive compared to overal camcorder price.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
size image quality
Bad points:
controls fiddly hard to understand battery life to short
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2007

Russell, Washington

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does what it says on the tin
Bad points:
Software supplied doesn't work with Vista 64 bit version
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2007

emmanuel, london

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
its size,weight and image quality suits my requirement of a camcoder.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2007

ALAN, LEEDS

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
small,easy to use in just one hand and light. no tapes needed as hard drive well big enough. very easy to transfer to disc via computer.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2007

Chris, West Sussex

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Light and easy to manage. Does everything you would expect from a camcorder of this price. Produces good quality video in point and shoot mode.
Bad points:
Auto focus struggles on anything more than 20x zoom.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2008

Martin, Glasgow

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, compact , lite
Bad points:
Battery life could be better.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 1152x864
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 32
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
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) 40
Weight (g) 330
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.5
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 80
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2007-04-06

Also known as: JVC GZ-MG175, JVC GZMG175EK, JVC 'Everio', JVC GZMG175+, JVC GZ MG175EK

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