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JVC Everio GZ-HM300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300. 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. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

battery, color, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from 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 Views about the image quality and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, portability, battery, image quality

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card SlotJVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from 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 People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition CamcorderJVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition Camcorder

Feb, 2019

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Review: JVC Everio GZ-HM300 camcorder


If you have to shoot a lot of video, and quality matters, you really can't beat a camcorder. Today's point-and-shoot cameras take good enough video and some DSLRs can take great video, but a camcorder is still the best way to get high quality, maximum...

Mar, 2010

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JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder


The JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder is extremely lightweight, and has very high optical zoom (20x) and digital zoom (200x), which makes it easy to zoom in on most anything. Video recording procedures were relatively easy, however consumer testers were...

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JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder, Silver


JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder: Elegant Full HD memory camera with dual SD card slot for seamless recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer and unique shooting functions.

24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine Seamless Recording Advanced Image Stabilizer Time-Lapse REC Auto REC 1920x1080P Output HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color) KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS One Touch Upload to YouTube (HD Compatible) Face...

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Great Camcoder, great value


You really can't beat this JVC Everio for the price. Got it for a trip figuring if it died, so be it. $130 isn't too big of a hit to take. 2+ years later, it's still working strong and still love it. Yes, there's newer ones now, with more features,...

I've had mine for 2 years now and continues work great. Have owned old school JVC camcorders before (the ones that used tapes!) and they always worked well, so when I saw this for just $130, with all the features listing, had to give it a shot. Figured...

Battery life could be longer. It'll last 1 hr and that's not changed over the last 2+ yrs of use. Battery life was listed and known in advance and not a surprise, so no stars deducted.

Apr, 2013

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Just Wow


I own a Canon Vixia HV30 and the JVC GZ-HM300U tops the quality with the exception of indoor low light shooting.

Great video with excellent focus and colors. Using the uxp and uxC modes give the best HD video I have ever seen and the image stablizer works well. Received a refurbished as a gift and have had no problems with it so far. Finished bluray disc using...

The wide angle is not so good. So I purchased a after market wide angle lens. That's a easy solution. The indoor low light shooting is very grainy.

Dec, 2012

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Review update....It died


2 months and after about 6 uses this camcorder died. It will not power on nor will any hook-ups work. Have tried contacting JVC and they DONOT respond to emails. Very dissapointed in JVC have been a long time customer of their products.........but not...

Very nice videos......when it was working

Don't power on. Quit working 2 months after purchase.

Jul, 2011

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Great HD Videos/Pictures


This is a great HD video camcorder. The quality of outdoor videos are unbeleaveable. The indoor quality is very good as long as you have good lighting. Low light quality suffers just a bit. I like the fact that you can take a picture while you are...

Price, HD Video quality, features.


May, 2011

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Good Deal


Really Cheap Has a good 20x optical zoom light weight compact

No automatic shutters... for product valued of $400 .. I would expect a automatic shutters for the lens

Apr, 2011

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The best deal for HD


At $125 out the door the GZ-HM300 is steal,and most entry level camcorders will have similar cons.Re-certified stickers are ugly and not fun to remove.For Don use Google before slam a camcorder,batteries are easy to find just look

Really nice outdoor videos. Opening/closing the LCD turns on/off the device automatically. Effective optical zoom. Lightweight form factor,and pocketable.

Adjusting color results in pixelation Battery life is too short, about 1 hour Mid- to low-light picture is grainy,but about the same as the DVI-tape based camcorder it replaced. Using night owl setting in low light,the camcorder will not focus Software...

Apr, 2011

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nice new toy


Haven't tried the included CD, as the software that comes free with most computer-connecting devices generally stinks. This camera loads just fine into Adobe Premier Elements. Just make sure that you select "Playback on PC" in camera's menu when...

HD video for a cheap price, due to refurb. Tiny and easy to handle. No mechanical noise of it's own added to sound. Dual memory card slots.

No internal storage. Doesn't play nice with low light or much movement of camera. "Refurbished" and product ID stickers are located where they look the ugliest.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

This elegant Full HD memory camera comes with dual SD card slot for seamless recording featuring advanced image stabilizer and unique shooting functions.


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:BN-VG114
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VG114

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Black / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



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:Spotlight / Night mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.37

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.83 - 36.5
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.83 - 36.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 2.36
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.37Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.8 / 1/5.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.4 mm ( 1/5.8 ) / 4.4 mm ( 1/5.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Audio Output:Y
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:Y

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions