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JVC GZ-HD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of JVC GZ-HD40. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the zoom.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review: JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

Excellent video quality; two HD format options; full manual controls.

No optical image stabilization; confusing menu system; some design quirks.

JVC's CMOS-based Everio GZ-HD40 offers high-definition recording flexibility with very good results, but a few shortcomings keep us from giving it a full recommendation.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 HD Camcorder

 

The big hard drive of JVC's GZ-HD40 is offset by the camcorder's big price--and its simply adequate performance.

120GB hard drive holds a lot of HD video ; Records to two video formats

Best-looking video format hard to work with ; Poor image stabilization

The JVC GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder--in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats compelling....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

JVC HDEverio GZ-HD40

 

There's a lot to like about the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 high-definition camcorder. A compact model with a beefy 120GB hard drive, it records to two formats: the compact and increasingly common AVCHD and the higher-quality MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS)....

120GB hard drive holds a lot of HD video ; Records to two video formats

Best-looking video format hard to work with ; Poor image stabilization

The big hard drive is offset by this camcorder's big price, and its merely decent performance.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

JVC GZ-HD40

 

JVC's upgrade to a bigger CMOS sensor and the switch to AVCHD havereaped big dividends for the HD40 and its massive (and heavy) 120GBhard drive. Video quality

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 Camcorder Review - HDD

 

The JVC GZ-HD40 ($1299 MSRP)  is a more than a simple update in the Everio line of hard disk drive (HDD) camcorders. You wouldn't know it from a casual glance, but a lot of changes have occurred under the hood. For the first time, JVC has switched from...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Skowronski (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review JVC Everio GZ-HD40 AVCHD Camcorder

 

JVC's Everio GZ-HD40 is the equivalent of a marathon runner. It can go a very long distance. With a 120GB hard disk drive, the dual-format GZ-HD40 will allow its amateur cinemaniacs up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video recording. The $1,300 MSRP price...

50 hours of shooting time Good color and image detail Small, easy to hold Quick on/off reflex time

Arcane menu navigation Manual focus can be testy due to toggle placement Runs hot

JVC has capitalized on the demand for smaller, smarter technology by giving shooters multiple formats to choose from and an endless amount of shooting time.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (washingtonpost.com)

JVC GZ-HD40

 

The JVC GZ-HD40's strength lies in its effort to reach out to several types of users. The 120GB hard drive should satisfy even long-term vacationers. The camcorder offers loads of manual controls, but also includes a full auto mode that should...

Experienced users will appreciate the level of control the GZ-HD40 offers. Manual aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and several other controls are all included. You'll also find the best manual focus on the market. Unfortunately, these advantages...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

JVC GZ-HD40

 

The GZ-HD40 features a single 1/3-inch CMOS chip, a big step away from JVC's normal outfit of three CCDs for its top-tier camcorders. It's a development we're quite pleased to see, frankly. Sony and Canon have been using CMOS chips about this size in...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 camcorder

 

High-definition JVC camcorder with 120GB hard drive and MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) recording.

Compact, 120GB hard drive

Lacks a viewfinder, frame-rate options are limited, fails to wow

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder — in fact, it's pretty good. That being said, there are other camcorders on the market that offer better images and usability at a lower price.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

The GZ-HD40's spec and image quality are spot on, but price could be an issue.

May, 2011

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