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JVC GZ-MG57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and size. The value for money and portability also get good views, but there are some critical comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MG57EK Hard Disk CamcorderJVC GZ-MG57EK Hard Disk Camcorder

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, value for money, size, color

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZMG57 1.3MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Digital Media Camcorder with 15x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZMG57 1.3MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Digital Media Camcorder with 15x Optical Zoom

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

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JVC GZ-MG57

 

It's always nice to have choice. JVC certainly provide in this regard with their five-strong range of Everio camcorders. Sitting right in the middle o...

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

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JVC GZ-MG57EK review

 

The GZ-MG57EK is the smallest and lightest camera in the group, so it's ideal if you need to carry your camcorder regularly.

Hard disk camcorders such as this let you record hours of video without having to worry about tapes or discs.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57 review

 

Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match that of its competitors

Small and well-designed ; Stores seven hours of video

Mediocre video and still photo quality ; Sluggish autofocus

Released in September 2006 with little fanfare, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57 seems to do nothing more than fill a hole in JVC's hard-disk camcorder lineup

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match the competition's.

Small and well-designed ; Stores 7 hours of video

Mediocre video and still photo quality ; Sluggish autofocus

When it lacked competition, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57 might have merited a salutary recommendation. But in its price range, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 (which has an identical RRP) is really the better choice now.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Small size hard drive

Software, very grainy video

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

small, good software, 3rd geneeration unit and jvc has finally gotten it right, no artifacting, good in low light, very good responding auto focus, amazing 7 hours of video at high quality setting, software has been updated from previous models. jvc...

Very good pix quality in low light

None that bothered me

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

this camera is very cool replacing a jvc digital tape camcorder with this 1 it is asmazing plus the price was right $299.00 can't beat that. wow.new from local store.

very small instant record 1 touch never record over picture

i haven't found 1 yet

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JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

decent camcorder,good feel in hand and good features

size,features

software not good

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Not perfect, but pretty good

 

Overall, this is not a perfect camcorder, but consider the price of $400, and its pros, this is a pretty good one for daily uses. I bought this for my GF as a birthday gift, when she opened the box, she felt pretty good, it's small and light so that it...

30G hard drive, short recharge time, small body and light weight(good for girls), light condition video and pics are fine, 1.2f lens

short battery time (for long time bettery, huge and heavy), very low light video and pics qualities, bad software

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Product Specifications

Just Keep on Shooting! Nothing to load, nothing to eject, nothing to finalize. Everio is designed to eliminate your worries. Just keep on shooting, because the built-in large capacity hard drive easily stores hours and hours of your video inside a lightweight compact camcorder. Plus shoot thousands of digital still images. So whether you're at home or on the go, you'll always be ready to record or playback your memories.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:2.7in
Weight:14.5oz
Width:2.7in

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:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:MG57
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2-2.0
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:746.5Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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