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JVC Everio GZ-MG230US

JVC Everio GZ-MG230US
alaAverage 3.2

6 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The value for money also gets good reviews, whereas there are some negative opinions about the image quality.

value for money, battery

image quality

On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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Review analysis

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Great product


Hiqh quality vedio , good storage place. Over all good product

Picture quality is not that good. Look like VGA picture

Consumer review by:

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


It's the same as the 330 except the zoom is 28x optical zoom. I bought my gz-mg230 at walmart on Sale for It50. I love it. The 230 is the best I have owned. Just Google JVC GZ-MG230 and you can get ALL the info you need. I also bought a camera lite at...

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JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


Ran into this problem with some name brand exercise equipment. I ended up calling the company and found out it was specifically (economically engineered) made for Wally World. I am looking at a 40% off sale to get for maybe Ran into this problem with...


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JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


The lack of support for this camera is amazing. I'll agree with Kevin in a previous review. It's like it doesn't exist. If you search th JVC for the mg330 there's page after page of information. For the mg230–nothing.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


I purchased this camera thinking it would have a light on it also, but no light, I thought they were kinda like standard equipment now? The setup is pretty easy, camera is good quality, has plenty of space on the HD (enough for 7 hours) the battery is...

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JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


This camera has no lighting or color correction of any kind. You will need to adjust this by buying an external light to attach to the outside.

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:61.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:28
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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:700
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None