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JVC Everio GZ HD300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of JVC Everio GZ HD300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the finish. Many are critical about the battery and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, battery

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ HD300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ HD300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability also gets good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD300B High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Disc Drive & MicroSD Format - BlackJVC GZ-HD300B High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Disc Drive & MicroSD Format - Black

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ HD300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ HD300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the finish.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HD300 60GB High-Def Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio GZ-HD300 60GB High-Def Camcorder (Black)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

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...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD300

 

James finds out whether JVC's Everio GZ-HD300 camcorder strikes the right balance between image quality and size.

May, 2011

Expert review by: James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD300 camcorder can't compete with cheaper HD cameras

 

Better HD image quality than you'd expect for such a small camcorder, but the price is still a little high.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD300

 

Better HD image quality than you would expect for a camcorder so small, but the price is a little high.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Ed (newegg.com)

Very capable, recommended

 

A great buy as a refurb, overpriced at full retail. Low light performance is not great but that is expected. Daylight videos are excellent. Light enough to carry for hours - get spare batteries. The newer Everios have time lapse, this one doesn't....

Light weight, battery life, image quality

Low light performance

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: escape28412 (dell.com)

Great camcorder

 

I bought this camcorder for my husband for Christmas, mainly because it featured HD. He absolutely loves it and has told me that this was the best Christmas present he ever received. It is extremely versitle and very easy to understand and use. He has...

Jan, 2010

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