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JVC GZ-HM30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 550 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and value for money also get good opinions, whereas the features and resolution get negative views.

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

battery, memory, resolution, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 550 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HM30

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of JVC GZ-HM30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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battery

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-HM30SEK HD Memory Camcorder with SDXC Card Slot (1920x1080p, 40x Optical Zoom, HD Lens)

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HM30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, battery, image quality

usability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Everio Flash Memory Camera Blk

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JVC Everio GZ-HM30SEK

 

What's special about JVC's new budget contender?

Decent image quality ; Reasonable price ; More configurable than a pocket Internet camcorder

Fiddly control system ; 720p resolution, not Full HD ; No built-in memory

JVC also uses the extra pixels to provide a more powerful Advanced Image Stabiliser (AIS) option, which smoothes jerky camerawork a little more than the standard setting. However, this again crops into the frame a little more, which doesn’t affect zoom...

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JVC's Surprisingly good little shooter

 

I have 3 of these little critters and I bought one for my pop for christmas as well.What attracted me to this camera was the 40x Optical Zoom. I was actually not expecting the camera to be very good I just wanted that 40x optical for when I ...

Standard USB, HDMI, Power, SDHC. Great Low Light Great Zoom. Super light compact but gripable

Proprietary Files. Proprietary Battery. Small Battery. Hard on big hands

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A Great Camera for the Money

 

I have only had this camera for several weeks now, however: it is very easy to use...the software is easy to interact with. I have taken it on trips in the car, four-wheller and snowmobile. It is suprizingly durable. I chose a camera like this over the...

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JVC HD Everio GZ-HM30 Digital Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, CMOS, Red

 

This is a light weight and easy to use camera with exceptional editing software. Almost everything is positive. It records in 1080i but can play back in 1080P. It only allows 3 pictures while recording a video. The pictures are good but not great. I am...

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JVC GZHM30VUS GZ-HM30US Flash Memory Camcorder

 

Luvd it

Consumer review by:

Annie

 

It is small, light weight, easy to use, real HD video recording, s/w supports faster upload. Over all good product in this price.

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JVC HD Everio GZ-HM30 Digital Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, CMOS, Blue

 

I have this camera for couple of days. No real videotyping made yet but only testing.1. With the standard bettery it lets 1,1h of video recording2. AIS system doesn't help with fast moving. You should move this camera really slow to have your image...

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Joe Forbes

 

Delivery time was excellent. This is a refurb and seems to in excellent condition. I've run the video captures on a 70" TV and the images are very sharp. For under a hundred bucks you can't go wrong.

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good but not great purchase

 

good points picture quality spot on. Easy to use very light and compact . Bad points battery life not to good only a 1 hr with continued use. no sd card ,carry case,or midi hdmi cable have to buy seperate and can be expensive.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

Small size and simple to use without any complicated functions. Has quite a good picture quality if you want a HD camera for general video use such as posting videos like vlogs on youtube or taking videos when you going out with friends etc.... Can...

The title says "Full HD" but it only records in 720p HD not full 1080p HD. It says it can output 1080p (up-convert for 1920x1080p output) which isn't the same as recording in 1080p ; Battery that comes with it only last about 40 minutes which isn't...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
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:Flash + Memory Card / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

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