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JVC GZ-MG57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of JVC GZ-MG57. 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. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts 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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

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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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the color and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the image quality and battery.

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battery, image quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Jan, 2007
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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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

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

Only average quality video, small still shots

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

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.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: umnwym (pricegrabber.com)

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

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: rcarpen (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GZ-MG57 30GB Hard Drive Digital Camcorder

 

Great low-light pictures on overcast days at the beach with the f1.2 lens on this model. I shot over 7 hours during a week in Hawaii with this camcorder, no jerky motion while panning or zooming, just a clear, stable picture.

Stability, convenience, quality.

None yet.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: vk8nat (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

This little camera is perfect for what I want... which is better then Mini DV or VHS quality... medium quality pictures that are middling in size for web pages... and the ability to put together WIDESCREEN DVD's without having to have a engineering...

Good alround performer; good bang for buck; reasonable pictures; good colour depth and auto-focus

It all depends on what you want to use it for... they made telemovies on less than these ten years ago! :-)

May, 2007

Consumer review by: JAYT (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Bought for $899 with DVD burner from Teds in Nov 2006,

Ease of use

Not high quality images & videos but good enough for travel, internet etc

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Paul (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

I like this camcorder alot. It's very responsive, easy to handle and has all the features plus more for my requirements. A great product by JVC. After much research and trying out different varieties it was either this or the GZ-MG77 and for the...

Easy to handle. Ergonomic. User friendly and feature packed

Need a second battery as the one supplied has a max charge life of 60mins. Hopefully one day the batteries supplied will be alot better

Nov, 2006

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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