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alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of JVC GZ-HM430. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The size and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the durability and battery.

usability, price, size, image quality, portability

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM430 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and size also get good comments.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HM430 Full HD Memory Camcorder - BlackJVC GZ-HM430SEU Digital Camcorder,1920 x 1080 pix, 1.5 MPix, 6.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

JVC Everio GZ-HM430 Black Full HD Camcorder


Great picture quality

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Keith (

You Really Can't Go Wrong For This Price!


An excellent little camcorder. A decent lens, very good picture quality and easy to operate. It has all the main features you need.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (

Good Value For Money


The picture quality is very good, but I would say it isn't broadcast quality if that is what you are expecting !. It is HD though and looked fine on a 1080P tv. For HD Viewing, you can connect the camcorder to your TV via a Mini HDMI to standard HDMI...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jane (

Wow, surely a misprice?!?


I can't believe I only paid £199.99 for this little gem!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul T (

Black and white...and GREAT all over!


I actually bought the black one, but thought I'd review both of them. :)

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (



This is a great little camera for the price. (on offer at £130). Its main selling point being the x40 optical zoom and a fast lens (f/1.8-6.3), which gives it a quite good low light performance.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''


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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3