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JVC Everio GZ-MG230US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG230US. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the memory and image quality. There are some mixed views about the zoom.

portability, price, usability, size, reliability

battery, image quality, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG230US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Joe (

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


It's the same as the 330 except the zoom is 28x optical zoom. I bought my gz-mg230 at walmart on Sale for It50. I love it. The 230 is the best I have owned. Just Google JVC GZ-MG230 and you can get ALL the info you need. I also bought a camera lite at...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Bryan (

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


Ran into this problem with some name brand exercise equipment. I ended up calling the company and found out it was specifically (economically engineered) made for Wally World. I am looking at a 40% off sale to get for maybe Ran into this problem with...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Mike (

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


The lack of support for this camera is amazing. I'll agree with Kevin in a previous review. It's like it doesn't exist. If you search th JVC for the mg330 there's page after page of information. For the mg230–nothing.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Kevin (

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


I purchased this camera thinking it would have a light on it also, but no light, I thought they were kinda like standard equipment now? The setup is pretty easy, camera is good quality, has plenty of space on the HD (enough for 7 hours) the battery is...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Jeremy (

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder


This camera has no lighting or color correction of any kind. You will need to adjust this by buying an external light to attach to the outside.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Praveen Kumar (

Great product


Hiqh quality vedio , good storage place. Over all good product

Picture quality is not that good. Look like VGA picture

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: marathonjon (

good cam decent video


works good no issues here

not hdvideo but then again we knew that

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Jeff (

Perfect for what I wanted


Bought this to travel with. We use it to record canine agility trials. Easy to transfer trial videos to the computer, edit them together (change .mod extension to .mpg) and make DVDs.

Compact, great picture quality even when not at highest settings, travels well, great capacity

Anti-shake not quite up to some other brands, but I guess it's hard to stablize a 700x zoom

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Kunkle (

Not good


Great price, great features

DOA. Like another reviewer, it arrived and would not charge the battery. Worked on ac power but shut off immediately under battery power. Will have to see how long until I get my replacement

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Shutter bug (

Small and packed with features


If you are traveling with this camera, since there is no tape drive, the TSA allows this to remain in your hand luggage. Tested this in SFO, ORD, DTW, SYD, AKL airports. There was a sign that said "remove video recorders with a tape drive".

Very easy to use, bought it for a trip to Australia, and forgot to bring the manual. It was easy to figure out, and took fantastic quality video. It is so small that it fits into a shirt pocket. Battery life is fantastic, lasted all day with only...

None what so ever

Dec, 2009