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JVC Everio GZ-MG37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG37. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and zoom are generally positive. The size and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the reliability. The durability and viewfinder get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG37 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the image quality. Many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZMG37 30GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZMG37 30GB HDD Digital Media Camcorder with 32x Optical Zoom

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Dickinson (

JVC Everio GZ-MG37


JVC seems to have a hard disk camcorder for every occasion, with five models now on offer in the Everio range. The GZ-MG37 is the second lowest priced...

Easy to use, nice design, long zoom

Poor video quality, poor still quality

A well designed camcorder that offers 32x optical zoom and an impressive 30GB of storage space, however it is let down by poor image quality.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

JVC Everio GZ-MG37 review: JVC Everio GZ-MG37


JVC Everio GZ-MG37

Stores up to 37 hours of video; 32X zoom; very small and light; easy and fast video transfer to computer.

Poor video quality and low-light performance; aspect-ratio issues with third-party software and wide-screen footage.

The JVC Everio GZ-MG37's disappointing video quality completely overwhelms the advantages of its small size and massive video capacity.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The GZ-MG37 ($799 MSRP) is the follow-up model to last year's MG30, the penultimate model in the hard disk dive (HDD) Everio camcorders. The camcorder captures video to a 30GB HDD, enough for 7 hours of the highest quality video and 37 hours of the...

Convenient, -True wide angle of 55 degrees, -32x optical zoom, -SD memory card for still images

200 additional software purchase for Direct to DVD capabilities, -Terrible menu structure, -No analog-to-digital pass-through, -No mic input

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (

JVC GZ-MG37 Camcorder Review


JVC has updated their entire G-series in the hard disk drive (HDD) Everio line for 2006. Last year, we felt that the asking price for these camcorders was completely incommensurate with the low video quality. While "convenience" is JVC's sticking...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (



The JVC GZ-MG37 has made no improvements from last year's MG30 specs – a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixel count. The camcorder shoots in four image qualities; the highest, Ultra, records at a variable bit rate with a maximum of 8.5 Mbps (quality vs. bit...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Socalern" (

Nice camera


I mainly bought this camera to shoot outdoor video of my boys football games and my daughters soccer games. If you seek good video, with good sound and so-so digital stills this ones for you. If you require great still photos, you'll be dissapointed.

The zoom is phenomenol, I was on the empire state building observation deck and I could zoom in on peoples faces down below. Very nice video quality with respectable sound,also very compact, about the size of 2 cigarette boxes back to back

The weak part about this camera is the Digital camera picture quality. Very grainy, comparable to a 1-2 mega pixel digital camera, however they did make a SDram slot available if you dont like using the hard drive for stills. Also, indoor low light...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: scooby9932 (

Good Outdoor Quality CamCorder


This is a perfectly functional camcorder for outdoor use. It's lacking in it's indoor & low light capabilities, though. If you're looking to take mostly indoor vids, you might want to keep looking. The outdoor vids are crisp, clear & of good...

Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use

Bad in Low Light, Poor Sound

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: boylovr2 (

an okay camcorder from JVC ”


i got this camcorder as a way for me to record our vacations that we take as a family during the year. it is not the best cam corder that i have ever used or owned in my life. i think that i can probably do better the next time that i go and buy myself...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: SysQuick (

Nicely Priced and Easy to Use


I shopped around looking for a reliable and easy to use video camera that I could use and then download directly to my PC without having to convert the video to an editable format... and JVC has come through nicely. Editing and then creating a DVD with...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: SysQuick (

Nicely Priced and Easy to Use


I shopped around looking for a reliable and easy to use video camera that I could use and then download directly to my PC without having to convert the video to an editable format... and JVC has come through nicely. Editing and then creating a DVD with...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Just Keep on Shooting! Nothing to load, nothing to eject, nothing to finalize. Everio is designed to eliminate your worries. Just keep on shooting, because the built-in large capacity hard drive easily stores hours and hours of your video inside a lightweight compact camcorder. Plus shoot thousands of digital still images. So whether you're at home or on the go, you'll always be ready to record or playback your memories. PRODUCT FEATURES: Up to 37 Hours of Recording with 30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive; 7 Hours of High-Quality MPEG-2 Video Recording (Average 8.5Mbps, 720x480/60i in ULTRA mode) with Dolby Digital Audio (MOD file); 32x Optical Zoom / 800x Digital Zoom; 2.7" 16: 9 Widescreen Clear LCD Monitor; 16: 9 Wide Mode.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

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:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 73.6
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.5
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Optical Zoom:33
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Additional accessories:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Lens system:F2.0 - F4.5
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.9
Recording speed:1.5 - 8.5Mbps

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:Video: 1/2 - 1/4000, Still: 1/2 - 1/500


Camcorder tape type:Digital 8
Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:30

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.9