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JVC Everio GZ-MG20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG20. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The portability and size also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and battery get negative comments.

usability, size, portability, zoom, price

image quality, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The image quality and size also get good opinions.

usability, size, image quality, zoom, portability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG20 review

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG20

Stores tons of video; excellent zoom reach; very small.

Terrible battery life; mediocre video quality; grainy low-light footage; requires a computer or stand-alone DVD burner.

Though the short battery life and mediocre image quality are frustrating, the JVC Everio GZ-MG20U's amazing recording capacity and tiny size still make it an enticing device.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG20

 

Though the short battery life and mediocre image quality are frustrating, the JVC Everio GZ-MG20's amazing recording capacity and tiny size still make it an enticing device.

Stores tons of video ; Excellent zoom reach ; Very small

Terrible battery life ; Mediocre video quality ; Grainy low-light footage ; Requires a computer or stand-alone DVD burner

Still-image quality is terrible. The VGA-resolution images lack detail and are grainy no matter what the lighting conditions.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The best Day-After-Thanksgiving purchase I've made

 

I bought this in 2006, so I've had it for a while. I love this camcorder. It takes decent video - we watch it on a 46 inch screen and it seems to be fine. I mean, obviously we're not talking newscast quality here, but it can take a pretty good ...

Good video, easy to use, easy to transfer video, nice software included

Short battery life, trouble focusing in dim light

May, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

The best Day-After-Thanksgiving purchase I've made

 

I bought this in 2006, so I've had it for a while. I love this camcorder. It takes decent video - we watch it on a 46 inch screen and it seems to be fine. I mean, obviously we're not talking newscast quality here, but it can take a pretty good picture.

Good video, easy to use, easy to transfer video, nice software included

Short battery life, trouble focusing in dim light

May, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great in Great light. Poor in poor light

 

I bought this camera about 2 years ago. I loved the fact that there was no tapes or DVD's to worry about. I loved the fact that you can pick it up and shoot without worrying about recording over anything. The zoom is great. It could also be used a ...

Great zoom, no tapes, never record over anything

Poor quality in low light,hard to figure out software

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Great in Great light. Poor in poor light

 

I bought this camera about 2 years ago. I loved the fact that there was no tapes or DVD's to worry about. I loved the fact that you can pick it up and shoot without worrying about recording over anything. The zoom is great. It could also be used a...

Great zoom, no tapes, never record over anything

Poor quality in low light,hard to figure out software

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very poor quality pictures and video. Don't buy!

 

Is small.

VERY, VERY poor quality video and pictures,

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

JVC GZ-MG20 - (Digital Camcorders)

 
Jun, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Very poor quality pictures and video. Don't buy!

 

This is the worst quality I have ever seen from a video camera ever. Even my Vhs camcorder from 15 years ago took WAY better video than this thing. The still pictures are also WAY worse than my very first 1 megapixel digital camera. Mostly because it...

Is small

VERY, VERY poor quality video and pictures

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Nice concept, but poor video quality

 

I bought this camcorder on sale since it was last year's model. After playing with it a little, I figured out the software and burnt a DVD. I was not impressed at all with the software or quality of video. My old Panasonic vhs-c is just as good of...

Lightweight and easy to handle. No tapes

Menu buttons are on the inside of the screen. Software is too basic

May, 2006

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