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JVC Everio GZ-HM200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM200. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability, while there are some mixed views about the durability.

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reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the battery and price are mixed.

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-HM200B Full High Definition Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot With Konica Minolta High Definition Lens & Face Detection - Black

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the viewfinder and reliability.

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durability, reliability, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Blue)JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Red)JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Camcorder Review


As far as mid-range HD camcorders go, the JVC GZ-HM200 ($579 MSRP) is a solid product. The sister-model to the GZ-HD300, the HM200 includes dual SD/SDHC memory card slots and offers a fairly straightforward shooting experience. The camcorder has some...

There are a ton of HD camcorders on the market that range between $400 and $800. Picking the best out of that bunch is a difficult task, but the GZ-HM200 is definitely a solid prospect. The camcorder offers an excellent value with an MSRP of $579, and...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (



Some handling issues and cheap construction, but overall, a good mid-range model

Excellent color accuracy; Good low light color and noise

Poor low light sensitivity; Laser Touch is a pain to use

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Mason (

JVC Everio GZ-HM200 review


Does JVC's Everio GZ-HM200 do the job for casual shooting?

Price is right ; 20x optical zoom ; Dual card slot

Image quality ; Handling ; No hard drive

A neat little unit, but lacking in key areas

Jun, 2009

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Perhaps you are one of those people who are looking to buy a functional but budget friendly camcorder. Well, you are in luck. Because you are just about to see how JVC have answered your needs with its GZ-HM200 camcorder. But JVC will not make it all...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: tabernash (



We do like it as it is our first, compact, HD, flash based camcorder. Bought it as a "re-certified camcorder" and saved a lotta dough. As always, fast shipping, great prices from Newegg.

Small portable camcorder. HD is excellent when shooting outdoors with natural light

HD is grainy when shooting indoors without natural light. LED light provided by camera is a joke. Might as well not even came with one. Software for us is complicated. I'm 39, so I might just be officially "tech stupid", but I've figured out all the...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: darci663 (



here seems to be no Pros to a JVC camera except for its looks

Video and Picture quality way below standards. Had Camera for just over a year. Very low hours (around 6 when I went to transfer video to DVD). Camera said the lense cap was on and had a black screen. This was a problem with many cameras. Never dropped...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Gafftaper (

So far So good


I've had it about two weeks and I'm very happy. It's not the greatest camera on the market, but it was one of the top ranked cameras for picture quality last year in the family/consumer price range. Now it's priced in the SD range... what's not to love.

Easy to Use","Great Picture Quality","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range/performance

Poor Battery Life

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good for the money


Good for the money. Did not expect something great for the $300 I paid.

Easy to use. Small compact. Picture looks good when light conditions are bright. Poor in low light. Has film and still picture mode. Can also snap still pictures while filming in camera mode

Bad image quality in low light conditions for both film and still ; The still pictures are poor even in bright light conditions when compared to any pocket digital camera. This is why I rated it as a 3. I can't understand why the still pictures are so...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Bomber (

Great Camera so far


Based on reviews this is the best camera under $400.00 that I could find.

Controls easy to understand ; Small compact camera (slightly smaller than a soda can) ; Great quality shots in daylight ; So so in low light ; Good user's manual easy to read ; Takes duel SD cards ; Great Zoom, stable shots

Software is tricky (I work in tech support and I found this software tricky, but Windows 7 media handles the files) ; has to be plugged into AC to upload files to computer

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Andrew P (

Overall best camera for home videos


I got this camcoder to have a nice little HD camcoder that I can carry around all day long without feeling the weight of it, and still be able to shoot full-HD high quality videos. Video quality is excellent for camcoder of this size. Interface is...

Easy to Use,Good Image Stabilization,Great Picture Quality,Great Sound,Great Zoom,Large Clear LCD,Zoom range\/performance

Flimsy Construction,Frequent re-focusing,Hand-band inconvinient,Poor In Low Light,Poor Still Image

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The JVC Everio GZ-HM200A features a 1/4.1-inch 3.05 megapixel CMOS image sensor. It offers full HD recording - full 1920 x 1080 resolution - and it maintains native 1920 x 1080 resolution through playback, enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal to make the most of high-end HD displays. Using the same Genessa processing technology used in JVC HD televisions, conversion to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles and moir

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-3.2
Max Focal Length:58mm
Min Focal Length:2.9mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Garnet red/Onyx black/Sapphire blue

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.05Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG