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JVC GZ-HD6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the viewfinder and features.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, design

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD6

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

design, build quality, portability, image quality, usability

value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD6 Ultra Compact High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk DriveJVC GZ-HD6 Ultra Compact High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD6 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, resolution, color

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD620 120 GB High Definition HDD CamcorderJVC Everio GZ-HD6 3CCD 120GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

EDITORS' CHOICE

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6

 

The camcorder world is moving into the high-def column of the video ledger. At the January Consumer Electronics Show, a flotilla of high-def models were launched and they're slowly coming to the proverbial store near you—including the new JVC GZ-HD6....

Excellent 1080p video; optical image stabilization; attractive design

Mic picks up wind noise; missing a flash or video light; no hot shoe

Quality is very impressive, menus are easy to navigate and adjust, the ergonomics are just dandy.

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6 Camcorder Review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6 ($1,399 MSRP) is the company's third high definition Everio, the series of camcorders that record to internal hard disk drives (HDD). The inaugural model, the GZ-HD7, was a mammoth that offered a pro feel but couldn't match it...

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6, with a 120GB HDD, has capacity on its side. For that matter, so does the Sony HDR-SR12, which has the same amount of storage. Beyond that, JVC has a hard road to hoe convincing consumers to choose its camcorder over the...

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JVC Everio GZ-HD620

 

A midrange model, with a big hard drive, high quality video, few frills, and a reasonable price.

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JVC GZ-HD6

 

In bright light environments, the GZ-HD6 produces a vibrant image that might be deemed too saturated for refined shooters. The GZ-HD6's three 1/5-inch CCDs contribute to the luminous color palette, but the sharpness leaves a lot to be desired. There is...

As a performer in Auto mode, the JVC GZ-HD6 is stronger in some areas, and weaker in others. We saw stronger showings from the Sony HDR-SR12 and Canon HF10. The Auto Exposure is lightning quick, while the Auto White Balance seems to take an eternity to...

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JVC GZ-HD6

 

A scientifically tested, unbiased review of the JVC Everio GZ-HD6 high definition hard disk drive camcorder.

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6 3CCD takes the JVC Everio series to a next level. This hard drive camcorder offers a wide-range of professional-grade features including a Fukinon HD lens with Electronic Beam Coating, 1920x1080 full HD recording, Progressive Scan...

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6 3CCD takes the JVC Everio series to a next level. This hard drive camcorder offers a wide-range of professional-grade features including a Fukinon HD lens with Electronic Beam Coating, 1920x1080 full HD recording, Progressive Scan...

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6

 

Solid video performance in optimum lighting, records in 'full' 1080p HD, 120GB hard drive, large range of manual controls, excellent optical image stabiliser

Results were below average in dim lighting, lacks many of the features found on its chief rival

The Everio GZ-HD6 is a solid HDD camcorder that can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. Unfortunately, it lacks many of the features found on Sony's 120GB offering, which happens to retail for exactly the same price.

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Everio GZ-HD6

 

The GZ-HD6 replaces the HD3 as JVC's flagship high-definition camcorder. When we reviewed the HD3 back in 2007, we lamented the loss of many valuable ...

Solid video performance in optimum lighting, records in 'full' 1080p HD, 120GB hard drive, large range of manual controls, excellent optical image stabiliser

Results were below average in dim lighting, lacks many of the features found on its chief rival

The Everio GZ-HD6 is a solid HDD camcorder that can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. Unfortunately, it lacks many of the features found on Sony's 120GB offering, which happens to retail for exactly the same price.

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK

 

Does a 120GB hard drive give JVC's GZ-HD6 camcorder a foothold in a growing flash memory market? James finds out.

Fortunately, JVC hasn't followed Sony and now Canon down the propriety accessory shoe route. A standard shoe is available, with minijacks on the rear for headphones and an external microphone. The most significant omission is the HD7's manual focus...

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JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK review

 

The advantage is that the JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK is capable of recording 1,920x1,080 video, with the option to output it progressively, provided you hook it up to a compatible flat-panel TV or projector using HDMI. Another feature of note for Mac users in...

This is a good choice of camera if huge storage capacity is a big factor. The JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK produces good pictures and sound and has a comprehensive set of connection options including FireWire. However, we found it rather bulky and the use of...

Product Specifications

The Everio GZ-HD620BUS is an elegant Full HD HDD/microSD Everio with 120GB HDD for up to 50 hours of AVCHD recording featuring 3.32M back-illuminated CMOS, Advanced Image Stabilizer and "Super LoLux" for brighter shooting in low light and unique shooting functions.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in/5.4in
Height:2.9in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD6
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-1.9
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:570Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive/Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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