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JVC GZ-MG730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of JVC GZ-MG730. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the battery and price are mixed.

usability, portability, design, image quality, size

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MG730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC GZ-MG730 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. Reviewers really like the usability, but there are some negative comments about the image quality.

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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-MG730 30GB HDD Standard Definition CamcorderJVC GZ-MG730 30GB HDD Standard Definition Camcorder

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the color and size are generally positive. The design and portability also get good reviews.

usability, portability, design, size, color

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

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 (30GB review

 

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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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...

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Everio GZ-MG730

 

With its 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor, professional Konica Minolta lens and advanced photography settings, the GZ-MG730 is the top dog of JVC's standard-d...

7-megapixel CCD, attractive design, good auto-focus, advanced still image mode

Finicky control scheme, poor night mode, 'only' 30GB hard drive

The Everio GZ-MG730 is an above average camcorder that puts image quality above consumer-friendly gimmicks. It might be a little pricey for a standard-def model, but its output will not disappoint.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

7-megapixel CCD, attractive design, good auto-focus, advanced still image mode

Finicky control scheme, poor night mode, 'only' 30GB hard drive

The Everio GZ-MG730 is an above average camcorder that puts image quality above consumer-friendly gimmicks. It might be a little pricey for a standard-def model, but its output will not disappoint.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

James thinks that this camcorder is a bit of an oddity. Find out why...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 (30GB review

 

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.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

Der JVC Everio GZ-MG730 Camcorder mit 30 GB ist ein extrem kompaktes und schlankes Camcorder mit leistungsstarke Funktionen. Mit 30 GB Festplatte, die JVC Everio GZ-MG730 auch Hybrid-Vorteil in Micro SD-Speicher für zusätzliche Kapazitäten. Der...

JVC Everio GZ - MG730

JVC Everio GZ - MG730

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: wiby05 (ciao.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730B

 

1] To record video, SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) have...

Good feature

So far is no

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: ren6637009 (ciao.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 Camcorder Reviewed

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 Camcorder Reviewed JVC Everio GZ-MG730 is a digital camcorder that comes with built-in 30GB hard drive for storing recorded video clips. JVC Everio GZ-MG730 features a 7.38 Megapixel image sensor, 10x optical zoom lens, and 300x...

Solid standard-definition video quality ; above-average photo quality ; manual controls ; small, comf

Tricky menu navigation and polarizing interface ; no external mic, headphone jacks ; overpriced ; unn

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: adjie_streetballers (ciao.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

I bought this camcorders because the small and elegant design.with high performing features, includes a 1/2.5-inch 7.38 Megapixel CCD with Primary Color Filter to bring visuals to life and incorporates F3.5 KONICA MINOLTA LENS with 10x of optical zoom...

excellent

none

Mar, 2009

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

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:11.8oz
Width:2.7in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7

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

Flash

Built-in flash:Y / Yes

Header

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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.5 / 1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8 / 7 / 7.38

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.46 - 51 / 1.73 - 17.3
Digital Zoom:300 / 800
Filter size:1.2 / 1.69
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.46 - 51 / 1.73 - 17.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.0866 - 3.03 / 0.248 - 2.48
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 35
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

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Flash:Y
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.7
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser (Win)

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):3072 x 2304

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:30

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.68 / 4.69
Height:2.72 / 4.45
Weight:10.8 / 13.4
Width:2.09 / 2.68

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes