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JVC Everio GZ-MG70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG70. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and memory are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good reviews, but there are some critical views about the price and battery.

usability, reliability, memory, image quality

size, portability, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : David Elrich (

JVC GZ-MG70U Review


JVC did not hit a home run with the GZ-MG70U, more like a double.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon action cam is fun, but flawed


The ; action cam puts two cameras in one splash-proof body, allowing you to capture two different angles simultaneously for one video. It's simple to use. A tripod mount is included, so you can use it with more than the small selection of available...

The Chameleon does nothing else other than create videos with two different camera angles, and only creates split-screen movies. Video quality is merely OK, lacking detail and quite gelatinous.

The dual-camera Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is a good idea, but the execution and the overall feature set are lacking.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Image Quality


JVC Everio GZ-MG70U

Stores tons of video; very small; fast transfer of video to your computer.

Terrible battery life; inconsistent microphone performance; subpar video quality; requires a computer or stand-alone DVD burner for video transfer.

A mediocre camera in many respects, the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 is nevertheless worth consideration due to its small size and massive video storage capacity.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The GZ-MG70 is the top of the line in JVC's Everio G-Series. It sells for around $799 and boasts a 30 GB hard drive within a simple body, weighing a mere 1 lb. But these perks were colored by mediocre video quality and restricted manual controls. Did...

Recording capacity, - Size, - Solid Grip

Mediocre video quality, - Small button size / interface control, - Editing restrictions

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : David Kender (

JVC GZ-MG70 Camcorder Review


The GZ-MG70 sells for around $800, an expensive first step for most consumers. This is JVC's top of the line in the G-Series, which use non-removable hard drives for storage. JVC believes their Everio G-Series represents the future of camcorders. They...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Mark Montgomery (

Camcorder Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG70 Hard Disk Camcorder


Remember the days when the term "hard disk drive" was simply associated with personal computers? As the list of solid-state memory camcorders that have gigabyte capacity continues to grow, the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 is definitely a notable player in the...

In the end, casual shooters will find the JVC Everio GZ-MG70 hard disk camcorder to be a great non-tape based solution. The mere fact that you can record a little over 7 hours of footage at the highest quality makes this incredibly convenient for...

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

Don't tape it, just take it.The Everio GZ-MG70 is a small, lightweight camcorder designed to record hours and hours of video on its high-capacity internal 30 GB hard disk drive. Every Everio is designed to simplify your life. Small in size, long recording capability, easy to download, edit and burn to DVD on your PC. Your very own portable video scrapbook.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.23
Optical sensor resolution:2120000
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:30000
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPowerProducer (Win)\nPowerDirector Express (Win)\nPowerDVD (Win)\nCapty MPEG Edit EX (Mac)
Power consumption (typical):5.2
Power Requirements:7.2V(Battery), 11V(Adapter)
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/4000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:30


Maximum video resolution:1280 x 960
Video compression format:MPEG
Video formats supported:MPEG

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions