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JVC Everio GZ-MG27

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG27. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG27 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and battery get critical reviews.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

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JVC Everio GZ-MG27

Light and tiny; many hours of recording time.

Poor video quality; awkward control scheme; image stabilization is a joke; not for big hands.

The JVC GZ-MG27 is a nice idea, but its poor video quality and irritating control scheme make conventional camcorders a lot more appealing.

May, 2006

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Back to Black and White era


Stay away from this model. Wait another two years until these companies figure this out. Seems like nobody makes a good harddrive based camcorder according to all the reviews online.

The harddrive based camcorder is the best idea single the USB flash stick design, but this model really kills that notion

Horrible video quality results in almost black and white imagery ; Nasty, crude, unfinished menus

Jul, 2007

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Inferior picture quality


Very good feature set. HDD recording is a great concept. Size is perfect

I was surprised by the poor quality video. I tried many different options, lighting - even in daylight - it is not below par

Sep, 2006

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JVC GZ-MG27 DV Camcorder


When you talk about a normal Camcorder, what comes to mind? To me, the most important thing I would be asking would be after recording effects and adjustable functions or special effects. Also, the zooming part, or focus.

Apr, 2007

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Please note I bought this for my wife and her number one criteria was it must work in the stables where the lighting is poor - this was the only one I found with a wide aperture (at a price I was willing to pay!), and it does the job very well.

Down side for me when I use it is that there is no viewfinder, but that was a "price" worth paying to get the wide aperture.

Jun, 2008

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easy to use video, camra shots a little more tricky.. Battery life with the standard one is OK, but better with a bigger long lift battery.. images are good , and for the price you would struggle to get better.

Standard battery poor

Apr, 2008

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This is a good all rounder, 40 GB HD is more than enough,Video images and color are very good,as are the photo's

Battery life could be a bit better

Dec, 2007

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Compact and fairly light

Slow to power up Auto focus often sluggish

Nov, 2007

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Being able to burn all that is recorded directly onto a DVD is great

Trying to find all the items in the menu was a bit difficult at first

Nov, 2007

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The picture, build and sound quality are all excellent.

On the camera you can link together different scenes to make a simgle playback list, however the PC software which comes with the camera doesn't recognise these playback lists so you can't just choose to commit a single playback list to the PC, instead...

Nov, 2007

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