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JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX. 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. Opinions about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but the connectivity and zoom get critical reviews. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

viewfinder, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The durability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the zoom.

usability, image quality, durability, price, reliability

zoom

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD7 Everio Full HD Camcorder Delivered with remote controlJVC GZ-HD7 Everio Full HD Camcorder Delivered with remote control

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, but there are some critical views about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, durability, image quality

viewfinder, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZHD7 3CCD 60GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomJVC Everio GZHD7 3CCD 60GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

Always at the foray of hard disk-based camcorders, JVC's Everio GZ-HD7 was, at the time of release, the first full 1080i camcorder. On past units, JVC...

Good saturated colour balance, lots of features, manual focus ring, relatively crisp shots

Some noise in indoor shots, a little motion blur

JVC's Everio GZ-HD7 is a good, high-definition hard disk camcorder, however it is outperformed in several areas by competing models. For many users it will be perfectly adequate, but the high price tag and smattering of image quality issues mean there...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

If this camcorder cost AU$1,000, we'd give it a much higher rating. For its price, though, we expect far better performance and video quality.

Nice manual features ; Attractive design ; High-quality audio ; Low-noise, low-light video

Ineffectual optical stabilizer ; Needs a built-in ND filter ; Some horizontal jitter and stuttering during playback ; Low-resolution video ; Sad battery life

All of which adds up to a pretty disappointing camcorder, especially given the JVC Everio GZ-HD7's relatively high price tag.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

A great next-generation camcorder, but it lacks editing support for the recording format

Mar, 2008

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

I saw my friends GZ-HD7 and it is a awesome camcorder. The colours look realistic and sharp. It looks professional too. Where can I buy one as its at couple of years old now.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: T.S (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

Happy with mine. Great Picture quality. It also makes me look like a Pro.

May, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

Awesome camcorder. I agree with jackieoniel on the comments mentioned earlier.

May, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

My friend did a wedding and we were blown away with the image quality. Its ashame I can't get one as they are discountinued because it is a 2007 model. I think the GZ-HD6 replaced it in 2008. I guess I'll settle for that.

May, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

I have this camcorder and I am extremely pleased with it.The details are crisp and the colour accuracy is awesome. The only negative is that the OIS is a little weak.Otherwise I would of given it 10/10.

Excellent Picture quality

Weak OIS

Apr, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

I have found this JVC camcorder produces an awesome clear and crisp picture quality. It is a very compact HDV camcorder. However it mostly stays on the shelf and hardly gets used, this is because of it being incompatible with alot of edit software. I...

Excellent image quality

Alot of edit software does not support the camcorders strange codec

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Ray Gilmore (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

This is camera with which you need to live for a while. I have come from a series of analogue (8mm) cameras, so that I must say that the comparison favors the HD7.

Great feel in the hand. Good LCD and (thankfully) a viewfinder. Use of the viewfinder and a three point grip assists the OIS problems ; Excellent optics and I have not experienced the interpolaton difficulties mentioned here and elsewhere

Battery life and very poor OEM editing software

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.6cm
Height:7.7cm
Weight:0.67kg
Width:9.1cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.71

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-1.9
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:570Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio recording formats:MPEG-1 Layer2
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:60

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.6
Height :7.7
Weight:665
Width:9.1