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JVC - Everio GZ-HD30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of JVC - Everio GZ-HD30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but there are some negative comments about the price and size.

usability, portability, image quality, reliability, design

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC - Everio GZ-HD30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JVC - Everio GZ-HD30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and reliability are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size.

portability, usability, reliability, image quality


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HD30 80 GB AVCHD High Definition Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZ-HD30 80 GB AVCHD High Definition Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

JVC Everio GZ-HD30


The best Everio yet.

Excellent 'Full HD' video quality, 80GB hard drive, improved low-light performance, two HD video codecs

Cluttered menu interface, no optical image stabiliser, not particularly beginner-friendly

The GZ-HD30 is unquestionably the best consumer-level HD camcorder that JVC has ever produced. Sporting 80GB of inbuilt memory, AVCHD/MPEG-2 TS recording capabilities and an impressive low-light performance, it is bound to put a smile on most...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (



very clear image


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: dedie_zie (



JVC GZ-HD30 High Definition Camcorder has a 80 GB capacity storage hard-drive and also can use a card Micro SDHC where you can record high quality movie for about 33 hour with 1920 x 1080 size. JVC releases the new technology 1/3" 2.68MP for the CMOS...

Large Resolutio,high quality, 80 GB capacity storage, great features & ; great sound

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: adjie_streetballers (



Capture special moments in an instant with the Everio GZHD10 HD camcorder. There's no need to worry about having a DVD disc on hand--this compact .Interface improvements include Intelligent Grouping, which sorts and groups together similar themed...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: qiut (

JVC Camera type GZ


Camera GZ-HD30 is the world's first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format camcorder allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, and MPEG-2's superior editing and post-production environment. Offering 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in...

simple controls, great picture quality, comfortable to operate, great features, great sound

no optical image stabiliser

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: duoduo (



HD30AC as JVC camcorder series of the third generation of HD products, performance and style has improved, HD30 with 71 Ã- 68 Ã- 123mm size, and weight of 440g, it is to become the world's smallest high-definition digital video camera hard drive....

World's smallest high-definition digital video camera hard drive


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: yudhoeko (



This is a light weight and easy to use camera. The quality of the video is excellent ..It is very easy to use and worked immediately with iMovie '08.I rendered the video ,it looked Shocking! I shot a video at a seminar (an all day program that used a...

The software is very good

there is noblue-ray DVD format

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Linji (

My Second Options Camcorder


Through HDMI. All type of JVC new HD Everios has this technology. The screen have 2.8 inch LCD, wide enough screen to help you taking a shoot. This JVC product have maximum resolution up to 2432 x 1368. Connectivity synchronization to PC by USB, fo TV...

Good Design, Large Resolution, HD Shoot

A little bit expensive

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Aprilia (



JVC GZ HD30.JVC GZ HD30.Convergence has been one of the watchwords of the computer revolution. But although camcorders have been able to take photos for years, and most digital cameras have a movie recording function, no device yet has truly mastered...


no Disadvantages

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: zantray (

JVC Expands HD Everio Line


JVC greatly expanded its high definition camcorder line-up today with the announcement of three new hard disk drive HD Everios. For the first time, the company joins the majority of camcorder manufacturers by allowing all new models to record in the...

Nice, good


Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The GZ-HD30 is the world's first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format camcorder allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, as well as MPEG-2's superior editing and post-production environment. It offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in both formats to an 80GB (GZ-HD30) internal hard disk drive. Technologies behind the scenes include CMOS imaging chips with interpolation technology, the HD Gigabrid Duo chip that includes codecs for AVCHD and MPEG-2 as well as noise reduction technology, and 1920 x 1080/50P output via HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color). Ease of use innovations include Intelligent Grouping, which sorts and groups together similar themed scenes for easier access, and Digest Playback, which creates a video montage of scenes, much like a "coming attractions" clip, when they're burned to a DVD.


Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):0.45
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF815
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i/1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Color of product:Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.8

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2.68
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.68

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.97 - 19.7
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.69
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.97 - 19.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 1.77
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.66Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.68Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Flash memory:4096
Internal memory:81920
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Internal storage capacity:80


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD
Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264 / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2/AVCHD / H.264 / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions