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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of JVC GZ MG21U. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price


On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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best deal for under $500


stock batt is fine for now on our trip and will be fine for parts of pratice and games, if you need to film longer then get the bigger batt

light,easy to use,no problems at all,under $xxx

LCD display looks grainy but playback on PC and or laptop is fine

Dec, 2006

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Bad video


new egg is a good place to buy it if you must.

Easy use

Video output indoors is terrible outdoors is not so good either. Video looks grainy.. something like an old home video from the 80s

Dec, 2006

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Thanx Newegg! Great products as always and wonderful customer service. Oh yeah, and the prices are pretty good too lol

This product is worth every penny you spend on it. The picture is very clear and the audio is outstandingly clear and loud as well. I am very impressed with how easy it is to use and how smooth it operates

UPS workers are lazy and paying for overnight shipping is not even worth waiting for. I ordered this on Friday, and the rest of my order came to me on Monday. Tuesday came and UPS wanted to wait until Wed. to send it to me, when they were only 30 mins...

Nov, 2006

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Awesome camera/Short Battery Life


This is a next gen camera, a must have or if you have the $$ buy the GZ-MC500US pro or GZ-MG77. This is an awesome little, lite camera!

High res, Huge amounts of storage, quick download to PC or MAC, and No buy tapes nor disks

More suited during the day or a fair amount of light, short starting battery life(buy a 3 or 5 hour batt

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

Just keep on shooting. Built-in large capacity hard drive easily stores hours and hours of your video and thousands of digital still images inside a lightweight compact camcorder. So whether you're at home or on the go, you'll always be ready to record or playback your memories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.5
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Snow / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None