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JVC GZ-MG730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of JVC GZ-MG730. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the features and battery.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. Some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, portability

image quality

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

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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. Reviewers really like the color and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, color

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)

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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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Expert Review

 

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730

 

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

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JVC Everio GZ-MG730 review

 

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

Solid standard-definition video quality ; Above-average photo quality ; Manual controls ; Small, comfortable design ; Dock and remote included

Tricky menu navigation and polarising interface ; No external mic, headphone jacks ; Overpriced ; Unnecessarily uses fiddly microSD media

The MG730 records video in MPEG-2 and still images in JPEG. The Ultra Fine video setting comes in at 8.5Mbps, providing a little more than 7 hours of storage. Honestly, it's the only setting you'd want to use with the MG730, but there are three more...

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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

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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