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JVC Everio GZ-HM300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but the features and build quality get less positive opinions.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM300 (Black)

 

With some of the worst video quality I've seen in an HD camcorder of late, the best I can say about JVC's entry-level HD Everio camcorder models is that they're small and cheap. Though they're $60 to $100 less than HD competitors, they're defined by a...

Relatively intelligent autofocus system; compact

Poor video quality; no optical image stabilization

The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.

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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...

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JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Don't recommend JVC camcorders.

 

Decent quality. Good options

DON'T LOSE THE CD. If you do they make you pay for it all over again. And it's a pain to pull the files off the SD card and convert to a different format

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"Horrible Quality, waste of money, awful Cust Service"

 

Bought on WOOT.COM <--1st Mistake, as their idea of cust service is to tell you to try the manufacturer.

None! - got less than what I paid for, and I thought I got a good deal.

Grainy video, not HD quality.

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"Don't recommend JVC camcorders."

 

Decent quality. Good options.

DON'T LOSE THE CD. If you do they make you pay for it all over again. And it's a pain to pull the files off the SD card and convert to a different format.

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"JVC customer service is AWFUL!"

 

JVC customer service awful!!I have always been a fan of thier product but when I purchased my camcorder one of the video editing disc was damaged. Simple call the company and they will send me a new one? Wrong. After sending repeated emails, proof of...

camcorder preform fine, but.....

eventually I needed customer service (see story below). JVC did nothing to help a simpe problem. No matter how good a product seems if the company won't back it go to a company that will-canon,sony.....

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"Good For What It Is"

 

There are times that you may not want to haul a larger, more expensive camera around.Taking the kids to the beach? Want video of them playing out in the snow? Taking the grandkids to to Disneyworld? Don't want to risk damaging your expensive camera?...

Small, Cheap, Good Video Under Good Lighting Conditions.

Feels Plasticky,Crummy I.S.,

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Good For What It Is

 

There are times that you may not want to haul a larger, more expensive camera around.Taking the kids to the beach? Want video of them playing out in the snow? Taking the grandkids to to Disneyworld? Don't want to risk damaging your expensive camera?...

Small, Cheap, Good Video Under Good Lighting Conditions

Feels Plasticky,Crummy I.S

Consumer review by:

Good camcorder if you are willing to sacrifice.

 

The camcorder works well for me for the types of video I take. It's not a do everything well camcorder, but I am willing to make sacrifices for a decent price.

It gives good video and focusing with good light, 4 quality settings, 3 hours on a single charge, easy to use menus, good audio, small enough to fit in a pocket, dual SD card slots, time lapse and it works with upgraded Window Live Movie maker

My wish list includes manual focus, a microphone input, a headphone input, better image stabilization, better low light video quality, sharper still images, and the ability to focus in low light

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
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