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JVC Everio GZ-MG36

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG36. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

battery, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG36 from 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 Comments about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the image quality.

portability, usability, price, size, zoom

image quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC Everio GZ-MG360 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

JVC Everio GZ-MG360 Review and Prices


The JVC Everio GZ-MG360 is a midrange model in the company's 2008 range of HDD DV camcorders. While the unit boasts the same compact design and optical setup as the lower end camcorders, it packs a larger hard disk drive for storing even more video and...

Huge storage capacity, small and light, innovative laser touch operation

Average video performance in good lighting, poor low light performance

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (

JVC Everio GZ-MG360


If you are looking for a camcorder, but don't want the hassle of tapes, take a look at the JVC Everio GZ MG360


Expert review by: staff (

JVC GZ-MG36 review


Can JVC's HDD offering can match the high Everio standards?

Fantastic pictures in good, natural light ; Impressive manual options

Poor low-light performance

All of the good work that the GZ-MG36 does is let down by the low-light performance

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


The Everio's palmcorder design slips neatly to hand, has a 2.7-inch widescreen and a digitally stabilised 32x optical zoom

This Everio is a safe choice for those who want to trade up from MiniDV with the minimum of hassle

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Which? (

Expert Review

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG36 HDD camcorder


Great handling, LCD screen mounted joystick control is a plus, widescreen recording is a good feature (although not "real" 16:9) and good connectivity via USB 2.0 with PCs and Macs via supplied software application bundle. 32x zoom also a nice touch.

Images from single 1/6th inch CCD aren't that good in lower light or with fast moving objects in frame. Can't see why 800x digital zoom is included as a feature, though.

Compared to several recent single CCD MiniDV camcorders, the GZ--MG36 produces very reasonable images and sound for the spec and price. However, its single CCD could let it down in some situations. Great for casual-use home video newbies, all the same.

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

poor image


I bought this JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio Digital Media Camcorder last June mainly because of the 30 GB hard drive and the remote control...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

better than dvd's


hard drive is the way forward - the JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio Digital Media Camcorder is a good camcorder plenty to do nice zoom, batte...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

damn mod files


The JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio Digital Media Camcorder is good but shame about the filename they used .MOD which is not even usable for ...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3