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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of JVC GRMG20. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the color and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and zoom are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size, and many are negative about the battery and durability.

portability, zoom, usability, reliability, color

image quality, durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GRMG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

JVC Everio GZ-MG20 review:


Review summary Editor's note: This review is based on our evaluation of the , an identical camcorder except for its larger 30GB hard disk. As the battle heats up between DVD, SD, and MiniDV camcorders, JVC has entered the market with a fourth media...

Stores tons of video; excellent zoom reach; very small.

Terrible battery life; mediocre video quality; grainy low-light footage; requires a computer or stand-alone DVD burner.

Though the short battery life and mediocre image quality are frustrating, the JVC Everio GZ-MG20U's amazing recording capacity and tiny size still make it an enticing device.

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:7.2V


Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:112000

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 55
Optical Zoom:25

Other features

Cable Type:AV/USB
Focus:F1.8 - F3.2
I/O ports:USB 2.0/1.1, AV Out, S-Video Connector Out, DC In.
Lens system:Super Hi-Resolution Lens
Power consumption (typical):4.5
Power requirements:AC 11V

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win); \nPowerProducer (Win);\nPowerDirector Express (Win);\nPowerDVD (Win);\nCapty MPEG Edit EX (Mac);


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/4000

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7