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JVC Everio GZ-MG37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the zoom and design. The size and usability are also appreciated, but the resolution and viewfinder get less positive views.

portability, usability, size, design, zoom

value for money, image quality, battery, viewfinder, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG37

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG37 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, battery, image quality, design

value for money

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZMG37 30GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZMG37 30GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical Zoom

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JVC Everio GZ-MG37

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MG37 is JVC's midrange entry in its Everio line of hard disk camcorders. It boasts the same ability to store hours of video on its internal drive as the high-end Everio GZ-MG77 , but unlike that model, it sports an impressive 32X zoom...

Stores up to 37 hours of video; 32X zoom; very small and light; easy and fast video transfer to computer.

Poor video quality and low-light performance; aspect-ratio issues with third-party software and wide-screen footage.

The JVC Everio GZ-MG37's disappointing video quality completely overwhelms the advantages of its small size and massive video capacity.

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JVC GZ-MG37 Camcorder Review

 

JVC has updated their entire G-series in the hard disk drive (HDD) Everio line for 2006. Last year, we felt that the asking price for these camcorders was completely incommensurate with the low video quality. While "convenience" is JVC's sticking...

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JVC GZ-MG37

 

The JVC GZ-MG37 has made no improvements from last year's MG30 specs – a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixel count. The camcorder shoots in four image qualities; the highest, Ultra, records at a variable bit rate with a maximum of 8.5 Mbps (quality vs. bit...

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JVC Everio GZ-MG37

 

JVC seems to have a hard disk camcorder for every occasion, with five models now on offer in the Everio range. The GZ-MG37 is the second lowest priced...

Easy to use, nice design, long zoom

Poor video quality, poor still quality

A well designed camcorder that offers 32x optical zoom and an impressive 30GB of storage space, however it is let down by poor image quality.

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Terrible Video Quality

 

What is the point of having all the bells and whistles when the videos are all grainy and distorted. JVC needs to get the basics right and then add the extra features. My unit is going back to the store today.

Zoom, Storage Capacity, Ease of Use

Terrible Video Quality

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"Terrible Video Quality"

 

What is the point of having all the bells and whistles when the videos are all grainy and distorted. JVC needs to get the basics right and then add the extra features. My unit is going back to the store today.

Zoom, Storage Capacity, Ease of Use

Terrible Video Quality

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JVC Everio GZ-MG37

 

What is the point of having all the bells and whistles when the videos are all grainy and distorted. JVC needs to get the basics right and then add the extra features. My unit is going back to the store today.

Zoom, Storage Capacity, Ease of Use

Terrible Video Quality

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"Works Great, Few Flaws"

 

Its alright, i don't know the quality of the video quite yet cause i can't use it with my windows vista, which sucks.

Lightweight, easy menus, fits snug, big storage drive

doesn't work with windows vista, quality is lower,

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Works Great, Few Flaws

 

Its alright, i don't know the quality of the video quite yet cause i can't use it with my windows vista, which sucks.

Lightweight, easy menus, fits snug, big storage drive

doesn't work with windows vista, quality is lower

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Thought it would be a little better

 

I bought this camcorder for christmas and when its in viedo mode it's great wonderful FPS and quality and zoom's up to 800x! but when you put into still picture mode even at it's finest quality settings the pictures were pretty grainey... The wonderful...

Nice screen, love the 16:9 mode perfect for my tv

The res. on the still pics are a little grainey

Product Specifications

Just Keep on Shooting! Nothing to load, nothing to eject, nothing to finalize. Everio is designed to eliminate your worries. Just keep on shooting, because the built-in large capacity hard drive easily stores hours and hours of your video inside a lightweight compact camcorder. Plus shoot thousands of digital still images. So whether you're at home or on the go, you'll always be ready to record or playback your memories. PRODUCT FEATURES: Up to 37 Hours of Recording with 30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive; 7 Hours of High-Quality MPEG-2 Video Recording (Average 8.5Mbps, 720x480/60i in ULTRA mode) with Dolby Digital Audio (MOD file); 32x Optical Zoom / 800x Digital Zoom; 2.7" 16: 9 Widescreen Clear LCD Monitor; 16: 9 Wide Mode.

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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-MG37/GZ-MG37US
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 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:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Snow / Strobe/Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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