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JVC Everio GZ HD300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The value for money and portability also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the features, and reviews are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ HD300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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JVC Everio GZ-HD300 Camcorder Review

 

This year, JVC is focusing more on mid-range HD models than other manufacturers. While Sony, Panasonic, and Canon all introduced new top-of-the-line products, JVC spent most of its marketing attention on the Everio GZ-HD300 and GZ-HD320-two camcorders...

When you're shopping for an inexpensive, high definition camcorder, it usually comes down to making some sacrifices. With the JVC GZ-HD300, there are plenty of those: poor sensitivity in low light, mediocre noise levels, disappointing still...

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JVC Everio GZ-HD300

 

The GZ-HD300 is one of JVC's numerous mid-range HD camcorders that were released in 2009. Similar to other JVC camcorders in the same range, the HD300 is compact, relatively affordable ($700 MSRP), and well-suited for novice videographers. The...

The best thing about the GZ-HD300 is its simple interface and easy-to-use menu system. All the camcorder's settings can be found under one menu, and it was courteously designed to explain what each option does. The HD300's automatic controls were...

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Review: JVC Everio GZ-HD300 HD camcorder

 

The consumer camcorder market is making big steps forward right now. So while that camcorder you bought last year isn't in desperate need for an upgrade, if you haven't purchased one in two (or more) years then you might be surprised by what is coming...

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JVC GZ-HD300

 

Compact and easy to use, but lacks all the bells and whistles of the $1000+ competition

60GB hard drive; Excellent color accuracy

Terrible low light sensitivity; Subpar sharpness

When you’re shopping for an inexpensive, high definition camcorder, it usually comes down to making some sacrifices. With the JVC GZ-HD300, there are plenty of those: poor sensitivity in low light, mediocre noise levels, disappointing still...

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Jvc Everio Gz-hd300 (black)

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD300 at just under 12 ounces this camera is quite compact and light. The JVC Everio GZ-HD300 is slick, with an enclosure color of black and a silver border. The camcorder is also equipped with the normal 2.7 inch flip out viewfinder...

It's been hard to find a negative review on this camcorder from any of the consumers who purchased it. Most praised its compact size, and great performance and features, such as its great zoom feature

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Good and small and very robust

 

I am on he fence on this one, low light is not great but the zoom rocks, its small and battery works well with the hard drive, get a second battery and you are set for 15 hr of recording in HD. Deleting is a problem as it takes so long , could be since...

20 x zoom is a plus works well, although you may need a tripod to really use that function unless you are very steady ; It turn on as soon as you open the side panel

Hard disk takes forever to delete and you need to have a 110V power hooked up to delete anything ; Buttons on screen are hard to press, have to use the hard buttons

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WOW ,I only paid 60.00 for mine.

 

Great camera if bought under the 300.00 range,I find the new portable high def cameras can take comparable video,and can be had for under 100.00..

Very quick to start recording. Got it as a return in a big box store .Was missing the remote,But for under 70.00 out the door ,I won't complain

Buy extra batteries to shoot longer than an hour

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Great camcorder

 

I had a look at the GZ-HD300 as I was in the market for a HD camcorder arouend this price. I was impressed with the colour accuracy, sharp detailed image and the fact that the camcorder is nice and compact. I ended up getting the next model up the JVC...

20x Zoom ; Great colour reproduction ; High bit rate recording ; Nice sharp image

Micro SD slot, it should be a full size SD slot

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Great camcorder

 

I had a look at the GZ-HD300 as I was in the market for a HD camcorder arouend this price. I was impressed with the colour accuracy, sharp detailed image and the fact that the camcorder is nice and compact. I ended up getting the next model up the JVC...

20x Zoom ; Great colour reproduction ; High bit rate recording ; Nice sharp image

Micro SD slot, it should be a full size SD slot

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Good and small and very robust

 

I am on he fence on this one, low light is not great but the zoom rocks, its small and battery works well with the hard drive, get a second battery and you are set for 15 hr of recording in HD. Deleting is a problem as it takes so ... Expand full review

20 x zoom is a plus works well, although you may need a tripod to really use that function unless you are very steady ; It turn on as soon as you open the side panel

Hard disk takes forever to delete and you need to have a 110V power hooked up to delete anything ; Buttons on screen are hard to press, have to use the hard buttons

Product Specifications

The JVC Everio GZ-HD300A features a 1/4.1-inch 3.05 megapixel CMOS image sensor. It offers Full HD recording - full 1920 x 1080 resolution - and it maintains native 1920 x 1080 resolution through playback, enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal to make the most of high-end HD displays. Using the same Genessa processing technology used in JVC HD televisions, conversion to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles and moire patterns on fine details when zooming. The JVC Everio GZ-HD300A is also equipped with HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color. Among the colors that the human eye can see, x.v.Color technology, based on the xvYCC color standard, can display 100 percent compared to about 55 percent with sRGB. So when connected to an x.v.Color compatible HDTV, the pristine world of high definition can be enjoyed to its fullest. A Konica Minolta HD lens, developed especially for Everio, provides a high-performance "eye" for the capture of Full HD resolution images, and also delivers a high optical zoom ratio of 20x which is among the highest for HD camcorders. The JVC Everio GZ-HD300A features the AVCHD UXP mode with an unprecedented bit rate of up to 24Mbps to deliver more detailed, sharper images with less noise. UXP mode is ideal for storing to Blu-ray or an external hard disk drive.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.7in
Weight:11.5oz
Width:2.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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/Spotlight / Portrait mode / Night mode / Sports mode / Twilight mode / Snow

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD300A/GZ-HD300AUS/GZ-HD300B/GZ-HD300R/GZ-HD300RU/GZ-HD300RUS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9/F/1.9-3.2
Max Focal Length:58mm
Min Focal Length:2.9mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx black/Ruby red/Sapphire blue

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.05Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"/1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive/Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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