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JVC GZ-MG330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 852 reviews of JVC GZ-MG330. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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battery, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG330 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-MG330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, price, portability, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MG330R Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)JVC GZ-MG330R Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the durability, while there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Red)JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Red)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Patrick Wignall (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

If you're not interested in being able to record HD footage, you'll find this standard definition camcorder a good bet.

Good quality footage ; 35x optical zoom ; Easy to use

Standard-definition recording only ; Low-res stills

Conclusion JVC has really hit a sweet spot with the petite and handsome Everio GZ-MG330. It shoots great quality standard-definition footage, has a long optical zoom range and is very easy to use.

Aug, 2008

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

JVC GZ-MG330

 

Huge storage for the money, but quality can't match the more expensive models in this group

The camera also has a powerful 35x optical zoom, but unfortunately the electronic image stabilisation leaves much to be desired, so images can quickly become unwatchable unless you're using a tripod at longer focal lengths

Oct, 2008

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

Like this camera a lot. I'm making my first amateur film with this camcorder.

DVD quality (not such a good shooting ONLY by night) ; small, easy to use

not so good, when filming by night ; autofocus isn't so good

Feb, 2009

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

What a camcorder.

Packed with heaps of features ; Great video image quality

Found none yet

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Bob of Bunya (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

Purchased Christmas 2008. Great size, easy to setup and use. Video quality good, but at 8.xmbps (highest setting) not as good as I would have expected for SD format. Agree with other comments that still images are poor (specs show it is equivalent...

Great size; Quick start; software is pretty good, especially for video/still camera to PC backup (one button touch); variable speed zoom. Has remote control (handy if tripod mounted)

Still quality poor at lesss than 1MP (640X480 pre-set ) The docking station does not come with this model; Video quality quite good, but not excellent

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: jazz1 (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

this is a fantastic camcorder, i am an amarure film maker and these days all i need is a compact camera to get DVD quallity film i highly recomend this camera

small DVD quality

stills are terrrible, bu tur buying it for video! records in JVC video format .MOD and the audio isnt compatible with vegas 9 out of the box

Dec, 2008

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

I purchased one and I'm really happy with it. The image quality is excellent and the camcorder looks good as well.

Image quality is excellent ; Looks good ; Great Editing software

Still shots were average, but its a camcorder designed for video quality

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: moviemaker101 (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

This is my first camcorder and I am very happy with it. It is very handy and slick to use and I

It is small enough to fit in a little handbag ; It turns on really fast ; The computer program that it came with is really good, and quite easy to learn but to do some of the things on it you have to buy a program ; Is easy to use ; The still mode is...

When taking a photo or filming at night or in artificial light, the quality is really poor. This is probobly the only real fallback I've noticed with this camcorder. At night or in artificial light, it is really hard to get an unblurred still and you...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: drucilla23 (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Choosing the gz-mg330 was the best decision I ever made. It was either this or a comparative sony model. I first leaned towards the JVC because it was a much slimmer unit. But upon further investigation I realised there were many other appealing...

The event register is awesome!! JVC provide a full edition of editing software. Very easy to use and such a nice looking camera..

The laser touch operation is a bit tricky to get the hang of.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:6.8cm
Weight:315g
Width:5.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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-MG330/GZ-MG330A/GZ-MG330AEX/GZ-MG330H/GZ-MG330HEX/GZ-MG330R/GZ-MG330REX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1260
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 77
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Blue/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:AV In/Out
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum system requirements:AV In/Out
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000 / 1/2 — 1/4000, 1/2 — 1/1000 / 2 - 10

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 11.9 / 6.8
Height :11.3 / 5.4 / 6.8
Weight:315 / 360
Width:11.9 / 5.4