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JVC GZ-MG57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of JVC GZ-MG57. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MG57EK Hard Disk CamcorderJVC GZ-MG57EK Hard Disk Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the color and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and battery get negative opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, color

battery, image quality

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZMG57 1.3MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Digital Media Camcorder with 15x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZMG57 1.3MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Digital Media Camcorder with 15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

Jan, 2007

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

Expert Review

 

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Nov, 2006

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match the competition's.

Small and well-designed ; Stores 7 hours of video

Mediocre video and still photo quality ; Sluggish autofocus

When it lacked competition, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57 might have merited a salutary recommendation. But in its price range, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 (which has an identical RRP) is really the better choice now.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: vk8nat (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

This little camera is perfect for what I want... which is better then Mini DV or VHS quality... medium quality pictures that are middling in size for web pages... and the ability to put together WIDESCREEN DVD's without having to have a engineering...

Good alround performer; good bang for buck; reasonable pictures; good colour depth and auto-focus

It all depends on what you want to use it for... they made telemovies on less than these ten years ago! :-)

May, 2007

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Bought for $899 with DVD burner from Teds in Nov 2006,

Ease of use

Not high quality images & videos but good enough for travel, internet etc

Feb, 2007

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

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

I like this camcorder alot. It's very responsive, easy to handle and has all the features plus more for my requirements. A great product by JVC. After much research and trying out different varieties it was either this or the GZ-MG77 and for the...

Easy to handle. Ergonomic. User friendly and feature packed

Need a second battery as the one supplied has a max charge life of 60mins. Hopefully one day the batteries supplied will be alot better

Nov, 2006

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

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Design

Colour of product:Grey

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9cm
Height:6.9cm
Weight:410g
Width:6.8cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:MG57
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GZ

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Lens Aperture:F/1.2-2.0
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Other features

Lens system:F1.2 SB
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height :6.9
Weight:410
Width:6.8