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JVC Everio GZ-MG70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG70. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and reliability. The portability and usability also get good feedback. The zoom and price get negative opinions.

size, usability, portability, reliability, image quality

battery, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC Everio GZ-MG70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality.

image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC MG70 30gb Hard Disc Drive Camcorder

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the portability and size.

size, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC Everio GZ-MG70 2.12 MP 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

JVC GZ-MG70U Review

 

JVC did not hit a home run with the GZ-MG70U, more like a double.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The GZ-MG70 is the top of the line in JVC's Everio G-Series. It sells for around $799 and boasts a 30 GB hard drive within a simple body, weighing a mere 1 lb. But these perks were colored by mediocre video quality and restricted manual controls. Did...

Recording capacity, - Size, - Solid Grip

Mediocre video quality, - Small button size / interface control, - Editing restrictions

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GZ-MG70 Camcorder Review

 

The GZ-MG70 sells for around $800, an expensive first step for most consumers. This is JVC's top of the line in the G-Series, which use non-removable hard drives for storage. JVC believes their Everio G-Series represents the future of camcorders. They...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG70 Hard Disk Camcorder

 

Remember the days when the term "hard disk drive" was simply associated with personal computers? As the list of solid-state memory camcorders that have gigabyte capacity continues to grow, the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 is definitely a notable player in the...

In the end, casual shooters will find the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 hard disk camcorder to be a great non-tape based solution. The mere fact that you can record a little over 7 hours of footage at the highest quality makes this incredibly convenient for...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Ranec (pricegrabber.com)

Crash

 

I got my Everio on 8/08/06 and followed the instructions regarding the test recording and all.

Tapeless, lightweight, USB connectivity, easy to grip, large storage capacity... Its the future of home made movies knocking at our doors.

Low battery life, hard to reach menu controls, not convencional recharging plug.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: deltaasa (pricegrabber.com)

great camcorder

 

I would recamend this to anybody.

Great video and sound, small and easy to use. Glad I got it.

Low battery but hey buy a bigger one thats all still works for what I need.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: kaneohe7 (pricegrabber.com)

Really happy with this Camcorder!

 

Overall my wife and I are happy with the Everio GZ-MG70.

No DVD's or Tapes to buy ever!!! - Biggest Advantage Easy to Use, Record and Play Small size not overly big and bulky

Cost - Should come with carrying case or additional items for the price paid Zoom only 10x with lens

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: sdrum (pricegrabber.com)

Everio GZ-MG70

 

It's nice not to have to deal with tapes! You don't have to wind or rewind anything and you can edit right from your PC.

Lightweight, No tape swapping, easy edit, good storage capacity

Low battery life. Still photo resolution too low if you need to edit for larger print sizes. Expensive.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: kpl020581 (pricegrabber.com)

Great Camera!! Unbelievable!!

 

This camera is really great.

Small and compact great features.

Battery life does not last long but you can buy a longer lasting battery for it.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: mshampton (pricegrabber.com)

AT LAST...AWESOME

 

If you are looking for a camera/video camcorder that takes high quality video and pictures.

small, no disks, no tapes! large hard drive for storage of high quality video, audio and pictures.

Battery life for the standard battery has a short recording life. 50 minutes or less at full charge.

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Don't tape it, just take it.The Everio GZ-MG70 is a small, lightweight camcorder designed to record hours and hours of video on its high-capacity internal 30 GB hard disk drive. Every Everio is designed to simplify your life. Small in size, long recording capability, easy to download, edit and burn to DVD on your PC. Your very own portable video scrapbook.

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:2.8in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.8in

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-MG70/GZ-MG70U/GZ-MG70US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
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:200
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None