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JVC GZ-HM320 High Definition Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the resolution and battery. Comments about the memory and image quality are mixed.

usability, value for money, portability, size

battery, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM320 High Definition Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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JVC Everio GZ-HM320 Camcorder (Black)

 

With some of the worst video quality I've seen in an HD camcorder of late, the best I can say about JVC's entry-level HD Everio camcorder models is that they're small and cheap. Though they're $60 to $100 less than HD competitors, they're defined by a...

Relatively intelligent autofocus system; compact

Poor video quality; no optical image stabilization

The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.

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JVC GZ-HM320BUS

 

This HDV camcorder is ideal for easy sharing of video.

This camcorder is ideal for low light conditions

There is only 8GB of memory available on this device

The JVC GZ-HM320BUS is an HDV camcorder with several features but none with the advanced technology that would make it one of the top devices on the market. We were impressed with its size and media sharing capabilities. We just wish it had much more...

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Great for the price

 

Auto exposure is pretty good, plus you can adjust it. Auto focus is fair, have not tried manual focus yet. Menu navigation is not as bad as others would lead one to believe. Videos have a rich feel to them - richer than my Toshiba Camelio model. ...

Shoots MTS files, which are easily handled by Sony Vegas and Premiere CS5 ; Battery life is not unreasonable, about an hour or more of average use, zooming, reviewing, recording, menu hunting ; 20x-good. 37mm thread is nice - key reason for my purchase

ONLY shoots 1080i (interlaced, not progressive). This is not disclosed anywhere in the available documentation ; Image sensor not super crisp

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"Great for the price"

 

Auto exposure is pretty good, plus you can adjust it.

Shoots MTS files, which are easily handled by Sony Vegas and Premiere CS5

ONLY shoots 1080i (interlaced, not progressive). This is not disclosed anywhere in the available documentation.

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This is a fairly good quality camera with a great price

 

This camera is worth the money, because it is dirt cheap. If it were in the same league as mid grade Full HD cameras it would get devoured. Luckily for JVC, it is not in the same category and is probably worth the money. If you are looking to make...

Small Size ; 8 GB Flash Memory Built-In ; Intelligent Facial Recognition Technology ; 37mm Filter Thread (becoming more uncommon) ; Manual Focus

Low resolution lense not meant for Full HD ; No Optical Image Stabilization ; Manual Focus is difficult to use ; Indoor Clips are grainy

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Great for the price

 

Auto exposure is pretty good, plus you can adjust it. Auto focus is fair, have not tried manual focus yet. Menu navigation is not as bad as others would lead one to believe. Videos have a rich feel to them - richer than my Toshiba Camelio model. ...

Shoots MTS files, which are easily handled by Sony Vegas and Premiere CS5 ; Battery life is not unreasonable, about an hour or more of average use, zooming, reviewing, recording, menu hunting ; 20x-good. 37mm thread is nice - key reason for my purchase

ONLY shoots 1080i (interlaced, not progressive). This is not disclosed anywhere in the available documentation ; Image sensor not super crisp

Consumer review by:

"This is a fairly good quality camera with a great price"

 

This camera is worth the money, because it is dirt cheap. If it were in the same league as mid grade Full HD cameras it would get devoured. Luckily for JVC, it is not in the same category and is probably worth the money. If you are looking to make...

Small Size

Low resolution lense not meant for Full HD

Consumer review by:

Dirt cheap, good for average holiday video's

 

We purchased the cam because of it's pricetag (Sub $299 @ our local store). The analog zoom of 20x works pretty ok, you can add zoom digitally to 200x, but at that zoom size you only see the pixels of the CCD sensor chip on your screen. I found out,...

small ; laser led touch sense on the left of the screen ; wind noise reduction (audio) ; good zoom ; Good handle ability, even with larger hands

Short battery life (we got upto 1,5Hrs) ; Creates MTS files need recoding to .wmv 720 or 360p ; some functions like higher than 80x digital zoom make little sense ; Photo's are low quality (upto 2 Mpix) ; software suit loads extremely slow

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"Dirt cheap, good for average holiday video's"

 

We purchased the cam because of it's pricetag (Sub $299 @ our local store).

small,

Short battery life (we got upto 1,5Hrs)

Consumer review by:

Dirt cheap, good for average holiday video's

 

We purchased the cam because of it's pricetag (Sub $299 @ our local store). The analog zoom of 20x works pretty ok, you can add zoom digitally to 200x, but at that zoom size you only see the pixels of the CCD sensor chip on your screen. I found out, at...

small ; laser led touch sense on the left of the screen ; wind noise reduction (audio) ; good zoom ; Good handle ability, even with larger hands

Short battery life (we got upto 1,5Hrs) ; Creates MTS files need recoding to .wmv 720 or 360p ; some functions like higher than 80x digital zoom make little sense ; Photo's are low quality (upto 2 Mpix) ; software suit loads extremely slow

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Product Specifications

This elegant Full HD memory camera comes with dual memory of 8GB internal flash memory/SD card for seamless recording featuring advanced image stabilizer and unique shooting functions.
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