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JVC Everio GZ-HM320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated, but many are negative about the resolution and features. Views are divided on the build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM320 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-HM320 High Definition Camcorder

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Great for the price

 

Auto exposure is pretty good, plus you can adjust it.

Shoots MTS files, which are easily handled by Sony Vegas and Premiere CS5 ; Battery life is not unreasonable, about an hour or more of average use, zooming, reviewing, recording, menu hunting ; 20x-good. 37mm thread is nice - key reason for my purchase

ONLY shoots 1080i (interlaced, not progressive). This is not disclosed anywhere in the available documentation ; Image sensor not super crisp

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Great for the price

 

Auto exposure is pretty good, plus you can adjust it. Auto focus is fair, have not tried manual focus yet. Menu navigation is not as bad as others would lead one to believe. Videos have a rich feel to them - richer than my Toshiba Camelio model. ...

Shoots MTS files, which are easily handled by Sony Vegas and Premiere CS5 ; Battery life is not unreasonable, about an hour or more of average use, zooming, reviewing, recording, menu hunting ; 20x-good. 37mm thread is nice - key reason for my purchase

ONLY shoots 1080i (interlaced, not progressive). This is not disclosed anywhere in the available documentation ; Image sensor not super crisp

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This is a fairly good quality camera with a great price

 

This camera is worth the money, because it is dirt cheap. If it were in the same league as mid grade Full HD cameras it would get devoured. Luckily for JVC, it is not in the same category and is probably worth the money. If you are looking to make...

Small Size ; 8 GB Flash Memory Built-In ; Intelligent Facial Recognition Technology ; 37mm Filter Thread (becoming more uncommon) ; Manual Focus

Low resolution lense not meant for Full HD ; No Optical Image Stabilization ; Manual Focus is difficult to use ; Indoor Clips are grainy

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Dirt cheap, good for average holiday video's

 

We purchased the cam because of it's pricetag (Sub $299 @ our local store). The analog zoom of 20x works pretty ok, you can add zoom digitally to 200x, but at that zoom size you only see the pixels of the CCD sensor chip on your screen. I found out, at...

small ; laser led touch sense on the left of the screen ; wind noise reduction (audio) ; good zoom ; Good handle ability, even with larger hands

Short battery life (we got upto 1,5Hrs) ; Creates MTS files need recoding to .wmv 720 or 360p ; some functions like higher than 80x digital zoom make little sense ; Photo's are low quality (upto 2 Mpix) ; software suit loads extremely slow

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Fun and easy to use...producing excellent results

 

Overall this camcorder provides an excellent picture with easy to use features in a small package...LOVE IT...!

Looks fantastic on my 52" LCD...easy to use and small...love the time lapse function

Not sure about this review...how can one give the Flips and Kodaks of the world good reviews...? They claim HD quality as well. I found those to be horrible quality compared to my JVC

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JVC Everio GZ-HM320

 

Overall this camcorder provides an excellent picture with easy to use features in a small package...LOVE IT...!

Looks fantastic on my 52" LCD...easy to use and small...love the time lapse function

Not sure about this review...how can one give the Flips and Kodaks of the world good reviews...? They claim HD quality as well. I found those to be horrible quality compared to my JVC

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JVC Everio GZ-HM320

 

We purchased the cam because of it's pricetag (Sub $299 @ our local store).

small

Short battery life (we got upto 1,5Hrs)

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JUNK

 

JUNK.. LOOKS GOOD.. WOULD MAKE A NICE PRIZE IN A COUNTY FAIR.

NONE

CAMERA DID NOT WORK RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH NEW EGG. THIS TAKES THE CAKE.. TO GET SOMETHING THE FIRST DAY><< THEN IT DOES NOT WORK. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

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Wasnt Happy

 

Had issues RMAing but things worked out even though one rep said I would get refund on my credit card, but got instore credit which is rare.

Price and it was HD

Low light issues, Night and day recordings the camera gave the video a red filtered look. No matter what I did to the settings I couldnt get rid of it. My son who is smarter than me at these things even tried, and JVC customer service was no help ; We...

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Worth the money, but cumbersome software.

 

Image stabilization is almost nonexistent. It's imperative that you get a tripod or at least monopod to video anything above two or three power without shaking so bad the image becomes just a blur.

The camera does what it says as advertised. If you record directly from the cam to a dvd/vhs, no problem, good image for a $buck-fifty. It takes a decent quality image with an average evening indoor 100 watt light, but don't pan more than "slowly" or...

My purpose of documenting the build of an airplane requires editing on the computer. To do any editing first you must spend $15 for JVC's "Element 5" software in order to get the MTS files from the camera to the computer ; JVC software is so basic that...

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Product Specifications

This elegant Full HD memory camera comes with dual memory of 8GB internal flash memory/SD card 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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HM320
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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