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JVC GZ-MG730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The design and portability also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the battery. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730 (30GB, black)

 

Standard-definition camcorders tend to have relatively low-resolution image sensors, but JVC bucks that trend with its top-of-the-line Everio G-series hybrid hard-drive/flash-memory camcorder, the GZ-MG730. Instead of a more typical 1-megapixel or...

Solid standard-definition video quality; above-average photo quality; manual controls; small, comfortable design; dock and remote included.

Tricky menu navigation and polarizing interface; no external mic, headphone jacks; overpriced; unnecessarily uses too-small microSD media.

The JVC Everio GZ-MG730 produces acceptable standard-def video and good photos in bright light, but considering its price tag, it's ultimately disappointing.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MG730, like other models in the JVC Everio line, offers a great deal of professional-grade features while maintaining an economical price tag. However, the JVC Everio GZ-MG730 is designed with pro-style shooting features in mind. With...

The JVC Everio GZ-MG730, like other models in the JVC Everio line, offers a great deal of professional-grade features while maintaining an economical price tag. However, the JVC Everio GZ-MG730 is designed with pro-style shooting features in mind. With...

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Good value, nice sound quality

 

A good video quality, around 600-700px wide video, can be wide screen or normal ratio. A very good stereo Dolby digital sound quality. With the 30GB version you can record between 7 hours and 30 hours, which should be enough for most users, I...

A nice Dolby stereo sound recording, good video quality

Short battery life with default battery, around 80 minutes

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I love mine, but then I'm an amateur -

 

easy to use easy to load onto computer easy to put on dvd

there isn't anything that I don't like

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"I love mine, but then I'm an amateur -"

 

easy to use easy to load onto computer easy to put on dvd

there isn't anything that I don't like

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Good value, nice sound quality

 

A good video quality, around 600-700px wide video, can be wide screen or normal ratio. A very good stereo Dolby digital sound quality. With the 30GB version you can record between 7 hours and 30 hours, which should be enough for most users, I...

A nice Dolby stereo sound recording, good video quality

Short battery life with default battery, around 80 minutes

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"Good value, nice sound quality"

 

A good video quality, around 600-700px wide video, can be wide screen or normal ratio.

A nice Dolby stereo sound recording, good video quality

Short battery life with default battery, around 80 minutes.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730 (30GB, black)

 

A good video quality, around 600-700px wide video, can be wide screen or normal ratio.

A nice Dolby stereo sound recording, good video quality

Short battery life with default battery, around 80 minutes

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730 (30GB, black)

 

easy to use easy to load onto computer easy to put on dvd

there isn't anything that I don't like

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Amazon review summary for JVC GZ-MG730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG730 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.

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC Everio GZ-MG730 7.2MP 30 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Includes Everio Dock)

Product Specifications

This large CCD is packed with 7.38Mega high-sensitivity pixels for exceptional image sensing capabilities. Its primary color filter enables capture of vivid, rich color images that are amazingly true to life. The collective result is a clear, detailed picture with superior realism for both video and stills. With a full-fledged 7.38Mega CCD - the type of imaging device you'll find in stand-alone digital still cameras - pure, detailed photo-quality stills are made possible.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:11.8oz
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:Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MG730/GZ-MG730B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:7.38Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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:300
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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