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JVC Everio GZ-MG230 Silver 1/6" CCD 2.7" LCD 28X Optical Zoom 30GB HDD Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and memory.

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

battery, memory, features

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Good so far


For the price, very happy. it's DURABLE. Took it to the sand dunes in OK for a few days, never broke. A few scratches and needed a little cleaning, but it never failed.

Happy with the recorder. Unbelievably good zoom. Very easy to navigate menus. Very user friendly

Not the best of 'still images' but if that's what you want, but a camera ; No flash or night vision. Mostly my fault for not reading the description more thoroughly.Would definitely upgrade for those options

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good cam decent video


works good no issues here

not hdvideo but then again we knew that

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Perfect for what I wanted


Bought this to travel with. We use it to record canine agility trials. Easy to transfer trial videos to the computer, edit them together (change .mod extension to .mpg) and make DVDs.

Compact, great picture quality even when not at highest settings, travels well, great capacity

Anti-shake not quite up to some other brands, but I guess it's hard to stablize a 700x zoom


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Not good


Great price, great features

DOA. Like another reviewer, it arrived and would not charge the battery. Worked on ac power but shut off immediately under battery power. Will have to see how long until I get my replacement

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Small and packed with features


If you are traveling with this camera, since there is no tape drive, the TSA allows this to remain in your hand luggage. Tested this in SFO, ORD, DTW, SYD, AKL airports. There was a sign that said "remove video recorders with a tape drive".

Very easy to use, bought it for a trip to Australia, and forgot to bring the manual. It was easy to figure out, and took fantastic quality video. It is so small that it fits into a shirt pocket. Battery life is fantastic, lasted all day with only...

None what so ever

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This was a great deal for my son and his family with a newborn. I just hope it doesn't break prematurely. Excellent features, plenty of storage. Since JVC Everio was the pioneer of hard drive camcorders, this should be a winner.

Great features for the price

No warranty, and lousy packaging for gift giving, but that's what refurbs are all about

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Recertified: JVC Everio GZ-MG230 Silver 1/6" CCD 2.7" LCD 28X Optical Zoom 30GB HDD Digital Camcorder


We'll see how quickly Newegg sends me a replacement.

None camera was DOA out of the box

Ordered a day before the rest of the family everyone received their cameras first. Received mine last after ordering first and ended up being DOA

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Great Camcorder


I like it so much ; 28x will be enough for me, or the shaking is too much

Feel a little heavy compared with flash memory camcorder

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Great Bang for the Buck


Quality lens, great zoom, easy to use, good HD space, and the hit parade goes on. Great deal for the price, perfect vacation camera

No built-in light