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JVC Everio GZ-MG 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG 21. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG 21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG 21 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. Opinions about the battery and size are generally positive. The price and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the image quality. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, battery

reliability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-MG21EK Everio Digital Media Camcorder

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG 21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG 21 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. Opinions about the zoom and design are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and image quality.

usability, portability, price, design, zoom

image quality, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZMG21 20GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZMG21 20GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical Zoom

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

JVC Everio-G GZ-MG21 Hard Drive Digital Camcorder Review

 

No Viewfinder I am always a huge advocate of using the viewfinder on your camcorder. Viewfinders cut down on battery power, and can make it easier to see what you’re recording in bright light situations. The GZ-MG21 does not have a viewfinder, making...

May, 2008
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Expert review by: Which? (which.co.uk)

Expert Review

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: cris (shopzilla.com)

Not recommended

 

Good pics

trouble focusing, shakey, bad night time camcorder

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Was still broke

 

I am sending back to newegg for a replacement. I will report back on how this goes.

Did not work

When I got this camera it would not charge the battery. I called JVC and they it needs sent back to them to be fixed

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Steven Ha (newegg.com)

Lowest Price Ever

 

Am loving it - maybe am gonnna buy 1 more for my relatives :-D

I just got it today , i try on it rite out from work ... picture was fine video was super

the remote had scrash on it and no battery for the remote and other was in good condiction

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: ansonone (overstock.com)

JVC GZ-MG21

 

Thus far, the camcorder does as expected with minimal effort and expertise required. The sharpness of the picture is average and the low light ability is marginal; however, I did not expect more than that under the current pricing. I have not taken...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: jhulv (overstock.com)

Look elsewhere

 

I used the camera for the first time yesterday (12/29/09) and just viewed the film on my computer and the tv. The quality is terrible, my camera takes better quality videos. I will upgrade to an HD camcorder once I get the money back from this.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: 1smartmom (overstock.com)

wow, what a deal

 

my old sony died and i found it too expensive to repair at this time. I shopped everywhere in stores and on line but I didn't want to put out a lot of $$ right now. I kept looking at overstock.com and saw the low price and the brand jvc and i crossed...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: camriley (overstock.com)

great little unit for the price!

 

I read some negative reviews on this product and maybe if I was paying full price I would not be as happy but I really like this unit. Easy to use and download. Still image quality is pretty good. The video quality is not excellent but is still pretty...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: reneenjersey (overstock.com)

GREAT PURCHASE!!!!!

 

I purchased this as a birthday gift for my husband. I spent a lot of time searching and decided that this camera was the right one for him. I was a little leary because I really wanted a camcorder that we could tape directly to DVD but didn't want to...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Multi-Language On-Screen Menu; Hard Disk Protection with Drop Detection and Floating Suspension; Auto and manual focus; Digital Image Stabilizer; Program AE (Sepia / Black and White / Twilight / Classic Film / Strobe / Snow / Spotlight / Fixed Shutter / Sports); Backlight/Spotlight compensation; White Balance (Auto, MWB, Fine, Cloud, Halogen); Self-Timer; Motor-Drive Shooting; Macro Shooting as close as 5cm with zoom set to Wide; Tele-macro Shooting Distance: up to 40cm; Playlist Video Clip Playback and Slide Show Still Playback; Playback Scene Transitions (White Fader, Black Fader, Corner Wipe, Window Wipe, Slide Wipe, Door Wipe, Scroll Wipe, Shutter Wipe).

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:2.7in
Weight:12oz
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MG21/GZ-MG21US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.5
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Snow / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None