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JVC Everio GZ-MG155

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and value for money. The performance and usability also get good views, but there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and features. Opinions about the storage and color are different.

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

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the JVC Everio GZ-MG155 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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JVC Everio GZ-MG155


The sleek and intuitive Everio GZ-MG155 ($600 as of April 26, 2007) fits comfortably in your hand, in part because it stores files on a 30GB hard drive rather using a bulky DVD drive. Of course, that arrangement means that you have to transfer files to...

High video quality ; One-button video transfer to PC

Low-quality still images

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JVC GZ-MG155 Camcorder Review


The JVC GZ-MG155 is second from the bottom in Everio's hard disk drive camcorder line. While this year's Everios have been reliable, the GZ-MG155 has a hard time proving its worth. Outclassed by the step-up GZ-MG255 and outperformed in low light by the...

Judging the value of entry-level HDD camcorders is tricky. The benefits of the HDD media are evident - it's simple, highly portable, and spacious. But the manufacturing cost keeps even the cheapest models well above the cost of entry-level MiniDV...

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The JVC GZ-MG155 is second from the bottom in Everio's hard disk drive camcorder line. While this year's Everios have been reliable, the GZ-MG155 has a hard time proving its worth. Outclassed by the step-up GZ-MG255 and outperformed by the step-down...


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Don't buy this camcorder - too many problems!


I purchased this camera 6 months ago to replace a Sony Hi8 camcorder I used for approximately 10 years. It worked OK until this Monday - our first day of vacation, then the hard drive quit. No vacation videos this year. Called JVC regarding warranty...

Small & light

Hard drive failed after only 6 months

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JVC Everio GZ-MG155


I am using this camcorder since nov 2007.Its menu are easy and no need to preserve disc or tapes as it has 30gb hard drive.good optical zoom of 34x. I have purchased extra battery of jvc brand 823 which last for almost 4 hrs.bottom line is that you...

easy menu,good picture quality,no need of disc or tapes,reasonable price

poor picture quality in low light,illumination light rarely help almost ineffective,lack of optical stabilisation,digital stabilisation is not effective like optical stabilisation of panasonic.poor still photo

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We just love it!


My wife and I bought this digital HHD camcorder to replace my old Panasonic VHS-C as we dont have a VCR anymore. When we received the JVC EVERIO GZ-MG155U we loved how we were able to use it without too much trouble right out of the box. Of course this...

Small, lightweight,easy to use..excellent quality

Software kinda sucks. Camera is just ok

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Great camera for the prices


Overall this is a very good camera. I just wanted something to capture the family moments. I was using the video function on my Pentax Optio S6 (which is not bad for a camera) and I wanted to be able to take more than 10 min of video. The picture is...

Easy to use, no tapes or disks, small

battery life, low light could be better

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Who says a camcorder can't be sexy?


This is our third camcorder, started with a vhs (vhc-c) model 5 years ago. It was not so great, but we did get to capture some movie memories. 3 years ago we bought a Sony DCR-HC30 digital MiniDV recorder, have used it alot, good quality picture....

Easy to use, •Sleek and compact.•Sturdy contruction. Smart menu and interface

Not High Def. •Won't cook me breakfast

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Top Notch Camcorder


All the specs I could find says it has a light. If it does it must be well hidden because I cant find it. Not that they do much, so its a small loss. Made a 3 minute test video and copied to a DVD-R in my pc in 5 minutes. Played on my ws plasma great....

Excellent video's even in poor light. Audio decent

No onboard light

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good hard disk recorder.


so far so good! no need to buy more software, you can connect to imac (intel) using firewire connection and then copy files to your computer. You will need this player......

works on imac with this player download

took me some searching to figure this out

Product Specifications

JVC Everio GZ-MG155 is a versatile 1.07 Megapixel HDD/SD Hybrid Camera with 30GB hard disk drive and convenient Everio Dock for easy connection.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.5
Max Focal Length:80mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
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:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG