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JVC Everio GZ-HM300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300. 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 zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and battery get less positive opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from 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 Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, portability, battery, image quality

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card SlotJVC GZ-HM300SEK Everio HD Camcorder with Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM300 from 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 People really like the durability and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition CamcorderJVC GZ-HM300 Dual Slot High Definition Camcorder

Oct, 2016

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JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder, Silver


JVC GZ-HM300S Everio HD Camcorder: Elegant Full HD memory camera with dual SD card slot for seamless recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer and unique shooting functions.

24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine Seamless Recording Advanced Image Stabilizer Time-Lapse REC Auto REC 1920x1080P Output HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color) KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS One Touch Upload to YouTube (HD Compatible) Face...

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Review: JVC Everio GZ-HM300 camcorder


If you have to shoot a lot of video, and quality matters, you really can't beat a camcorder. Today's point-and-shoot cameras take good enough video and some DSLRs can take great video, but a camcorder is still the best way to get high quality, maximum...

Mar, 2010

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JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder


The JVC Everio GZ-HM300 HD Camcorder is extremely lightweight, and has very high optical zoom (20x) and digital zoom (200x), which makes it easy to zoom in on most anything. Video recording procedures were relatively easy, however consumer testers were...

Consumer review by: Malika (

JVC Everio GZ-HM300


Good value for money

Probably not good recordings under poor light conditions. But works excellent on good light conditions

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Fred C. (

Great Camcoder, great value


You really can't beat this JVC Everio for the price. Got it for a trip figuring if it died, so be it. $130 isn't too big of a hit to take. 2+ years later, it's still working strong and still love it. Yes, there's newer ones now, with more features,...

I've had mine for 2 years now and continues work great. Have owned old school JVC camcorders before (the ones that used tapes!) and they always worked well, so when I saw this for just $130, with all the features listing, had to give it a shot. Figured...

Battery life could be longer. It'll last 1 hr and that's not changed over the last 2+ yrs of use. Battery life was listed and known in advance and not a surprise, so no stars deducted.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: john r. (

Just Wow


I own a Canon Vixia HV30 and the JVC GZ-HM300U tops the quality with the exception of indoor low light shooting.

Great video with excellent focus and colors. Using the uxp and uxC modes give the best HD video I have ever seen and the image stablizer works well. Received a refurbished as a gift and have had no problems with it so far. Finished bluray disc using...

The wide angle is not so good. So I purchased a after market wide angle lens. That's a easy solution. The indoor low light shooting is very grainy.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Charles E. (

Review update....It died


2 months and after about 6 uses this camcorder died. It will not power on nor will any hook-ups work. Have tried contacting JVC and they DONOT respond to emails. Very dissapointed in JVC have been a long time customer of their products.........but not...

Very nice videos......when it was working

Don't power on. Quit working 2 months after purchase.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Charles E. (

Great HD Videos/Pictures


This is a great HD video camcorder. The quality of outdoor videos are unbeleaveable. The indoor quality is very good as long as you have good lighting. Low light quality suffers just a bit. I like the fact that you can take a picture while you are...

Price, HD Video quality, features.


May, 2011

Consumer review by: Ramanathan S. (

Good Deal


Really Cheap Has a good 20x optical zoom light weight compact

No automatic shutters... for product valued of $400 .. I would expect a automatic shutters for the lens

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Jasen R. (

The best deal for HD


At $125 out the door the GZ-HM300 is steal,and most entry level camcorders will have similar cons.Re-certified stickers are ugly and not fun to remove.For Don use Google before slam a camcorder,batteries are easy to find just look

Really nice outdoor videos. Opening/closing the LCD turns on/off the device automatically. Effective optical zoom. Lightweight form factor,and pocketable.

Adjusting color results in pixelation Battery life is too short, about 1 hour Mid- to low-light picture is grainy,but about the same as the DVI-tape based camcorder it replaced. Using night owl setting in low light,the camcorder will not focus Software...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:BN-VG114


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Type:N/A


Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:1.37 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):46.4 - 928
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Optical Zoom:20


Digital Zoom:200 x
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Optical Zoom:20 x


Dimensions (HxWxD):62x52x115 mm
Weight:255 g

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Miscellaneous:One Touch Upload to YouTube


Sensor Size:1/5.8 in
Sensor Type:CMOS


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:60 GB
External Memory Type:Secure Digital, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes


HD Recording:HD 1080p
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:Hard Drive/SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.2