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JVC Everio GZ-HM300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions, but the reliability and battery get less positive views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and battery. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, portability, battery, image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card SlotJVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and zoom are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, zoom, durability

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition CamcorderJVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition Camcorder

Jul, 2016

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

Review: JVC Everio GZ-HM300 camcorder

 

If you have to shoot a lot of video, and quality matters, you really can't beat a camcorder. Today's point-and-shoot cameras take good enough video and some DSLRs can take great video, but a camcorder is still the best way to get high quality, maximum...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder is extremely lightweight, and has very high optical zoom (20x) and digital zoom (200x), which makes it easy to zoom in on most anything. Video recording procedures were relatively easy, however consumer testers were...

Expert review by: (dv247.com)

JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder, Silver

 

JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder: Elegant Full HD memory camera with dual SD card slot for seamless recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer and unique shooting functions.

24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine Seamless Recording Advanced Image Stabilizer Time-Lapse REC Auto REC 1920x1080P Output HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color) KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS One Touch Upload to YouTube (HD Compatible) Face...

Consumer review by: Fred C. (newegg.com)

Great Camcoder, great value

 

You really can't beat this JVC Everio for the price. Got it for a trip figuring if it died, so be it. $130 isn't too big of a hit to take. 2+ years later, it's still working strong and still love it. Yes, there's newer ones now, with more features,...

I've had mine for 2 years now and continues work great. Have owned old school JVC camcorders before (the ones that used tapes!) and they always worked well, so when I saw this for just $130, with all the features listing, had to give it a shot. Figured...

Battery life could be longer. It'll last 1 hr and that's not changed over the last 2+ yrs of use. Battery life was listed and known in advance and not a surprise, so no stars deducted.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: john r. (newegg.com)

Just Wow

 

I own a Canon Vixia HV30 and the JVC GZ-HM300U tops the quality with the exception of indoor low light shooting.

Great video with excellent focus and colors. Using the uxp and uxC modes give the best HD video I have ever seen and the image stablizer works well. Received a refurbished as a gift and have had no problems with it so far. Finished bluray disc using...

The wide angle is not so good. So I purchased a after market wide angle lens. That's a easy solution. The indoor low light shooting is very grainy.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Charles E. (newegg.com)

Review update....It died

 

2 months and after about 6 uses this camcorder died. It will not power on nor will any hook-ups work. Have tried contacting JVC and they DONOT respond to emails. Very dissapointed in JVC have been a long time customer of their products.........but not...

Very nice videos......when it was working

Don't power on. Quit working 2 months after purchase.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Charles E. (newegg.com)

Great HD Videos/Pictures

 

This is a great HD video camcorder. The quality of outdoor videos are unbeleaveable. The indoor quality is very good as long as you have good lighting. Low light quality suffers just a bit. I like the fact that you can take a picture while you are...

Price, HD Video quality, features.

none

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Ramanathan S. (newegg.com)

Good Deal

 

Really Cheap Has a good 20x optical zoom light weight compact

No automatic shutters... for product valued of $400 .. I would expect a automatic shutters for the lens

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Jasen R. (newegg.com)

The best deal for HD

 

At $125 out the door the GZ-HM300 is steal,and most entry level camcorders will have similar cons.Re-certified stickers are ugly and not fun to remove.For Don use Google before slam a camcorder,batteries are easy to find just look

Really nice outdoor videos. Opening/closing the LCD turns on/off the device automatically. Effective optical zoom. Lightweight form factor,and pocketable.

Adjusting color results in pixelation Battery life is too short, about 1 hour Mid- to low-light picture is grainy,but about the same as the DVI-tape based camcorder it replaced. Using night owl setting in low light,the camcorder will not focus Software...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Mr K. (newegg.com)

nice new toy

 

Haven't tried the included CD, as the software that comes free with most computer-connecting devices generally stinks. This camera loads just fine into Adobe Premier Elements. Just make sure that you select "Playback on PC" in camera's menu when...

HD video for a cheap price, due to refurb. Tiny and easy to handle. No mechanical noise of it's own added to sound. Dual memory card slots.

No internal storage. Doesn't play nice with low light or much movement of camera. "Refurbished" and product ID stickers are located where they look the ugliest.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

This elegant Full HD memory camera comes with dual SD card slot for seamless recording featuring advanced image stabilizer and unique shooting functions.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VG114

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.4in
Weight:7.6oz
Width:2in

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:Spotlight / Night mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HM300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.37Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.8 / 1/5.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.4 mm ( 1/5.8 ) / 4.4 mm ( 1/5.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

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