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JVC Everio GZ-MG50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG50. 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 are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price, while the viewfinder and battery get less positive views.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

viewfinder

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-MG50 1.33 MP 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder w/15x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZ-MG50 1.33 MP 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder w/15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A very reasonable alternative for those who want a digital camcorder without the hassle of carrying around spare media.

Lots of recording space, solid still photo functions

MPEG-2 file format, no headphone or mic connections

May, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG50

 

Lots of recording space, solid still photo functions

MPEG-2 file format, no headphone or mic connections

A very reasonable alternative for those who want a digital camcorder without the hassle of carrying around spare media.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Robert Dubbin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG50

 

Tired of buying camcorder media? Try the JVC Everio GZ-MG50's 30GB internal hard drive on for size.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Mitch (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG50

 

I've had one for 2 years now and love it. Great Indoors and out doors. All latest programs are compatible with .MOD files. This type of file is now the industry standard and alot of SD,Flash and HDD camcorders now have adopted this format. JVC were the...

Great Picture quality

Non

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: stya (cnet.com.au)

"Shocking compatability with PC"

 

Was looking forward to this camera for ages, researched it to the max and knew i wanted it.... Guess what... i didnt research the BAD compatability problems

Great outside shots. Small enough to fit in your pocket

This camera uses .MOD files, absalutely USELESS to all video editing programs. The shiped software is a joke and user must PAY to upgrade the software

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:7.2V
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Grey

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9cm
Height:7cm
Weight:0.3kg
Width:6.7cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:112000

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MG40/GZ-MG50/GZ-MG50EK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 45
Lens Aperture:F/1.2-2.8
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Cable Type:AV/USB
Focus:F1.2 - F2.8
I/O ports:USB 2.0/1.1, AV Out, S-Video Connector Out, DC In.
Lens system:Super Hi-Resolution
Power consumption (typical):4.5
Power requirements:AC 11V

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win); \nPowerProducer (Win);\nPowerDirector Express (Win);\nPowerDVD (Win);\nCapty MPEG Edit EX (Mac);

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/4000

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height :7
Weight:320 / 380
Width:6.7