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alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of JVC GZ-HM430. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the durability and battery.

usability, price, size, image quality, portability

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM430 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability and price. The image quality and size also get good feedback.

portability, size, image quality, price, usability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HM430 Full HD Memory Camcorder - BlackJVC Everio GZ-HM430 Full HD Memory Camcorder - Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

JVC Everio GZ-HM430 Black Full HD Camcorder


Great picture quality

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Keith (

You Really Can't Go Wrong For This Price!


An excellent little camcorder. A decent lens, very good picture quality and easy to operate. It has all the main features you need.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (

Good Value For Money


The picture quality is very good, but I would say it isn't broadcast quality if that is what you are expecting !. It is HD though and looked fine on a 1080P tv. For HD Viewing, you can connect the camcorder to your TV via a Mini HDMI to standard HDMI...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jane (

Wow, surely a misprice?!?


I can't believe I only paid £199.99 for this little gem!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul T (

Black and white...and GREAT all over!


I actually bought the black one, but thought I'd review both of them. :)

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (



This is a great little camera for the price. (on offer at £130). Its main selling point being the x40 optical zoom and a fast lens (f/1.8-6.3), which gives it a quite good low light performance.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:BN-VG107
Video recording time:47.6


On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, POR, RUS, TUR


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 1656
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 116
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6.3
Audio recording formats:AVCHD, SD
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual