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JVC GZ-HD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of JVC GZ-HD40. 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. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color. Many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, reliability, viewfinder

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the zoom.

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD40EK High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk DriveJVC GZ-HD40EK High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 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. Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, reliability, viewfinder, color

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

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: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

JVC's CMOS-based Everio GZ-HD40 finally offers AVCHD recording, but a few shortcomings keep us from giving it a full recommendation.

Excellent video quality ; Two HD format options ; Full manual controls

No optical image stabilisation ; Confusing menu system ; Some design quirks

Conclusion For a high-def camcorder priced less than US$1,000, the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 has a lot to offer — especially if you're into manual settings and are not easily intimidated by digging through a convoluted menu system. However, the lack of...

Mar, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

Indoor recording excellent on mine. Bhatty try to increase the lighting in the room or adjust the camcorders settings.In particular the white balance,etc.

Jun, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

ITS HARD TO BURN ON DVD GRIP IS NOT SO GOOD

Good Quality video

Hard to use softare and burn dvd, indoor shooting on automatic mood is Bad

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Mr.HighDef (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

I liked this camera when i was looking at it on my HD Panel, the colours seemed very accurate and low light performance was impressive!

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

Nice Camcorder,great picture and easy to use. I like the software, it makes the camcorder more fun.The video quality is very good.The stills look pretty good too.

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

I like the fact that you can choose between MPEG 2 and AVCHD recordings.MPEG 2 looks so good because there is less compression than AVCHD. However for compatibility reasons I would use AVCHD.

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

Nice Camcorder,easy to use.

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

Thanks Smithy. Looks like I have all 3 options with the software. I can therefore make DVDs, AVCHD discs and Blu Ray.

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

Yes it does as long as you have a Blu ray burner. If not then create AVCHD discs using normal DVd discs.

Apr, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF808 / BN-VF815
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Beige, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Grey / Red

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.3cm
Height:6.8cm
Weight:455g
Width:7.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 7.11

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2.68
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3 / 25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.68 / 3 / 3.05

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.05 / 4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.4 - 828 / 50 - 500
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 58 / 4.5 - 45
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.66Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.68Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:4096
Internal Memory:122880
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser (Win)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC / miniSDHC / SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264 / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 12.3
Height :6.5 / 6.8
Weight:310 / 455
Width:5.45 / 7.3