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JVC GZ-HD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of JVC GZ-HD40. 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 size and image quality. The price and portability also get good views, but the viewfinder and reliability get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments, but some have doubts about the zoom.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD40EK High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk DriveJVC GZ-HD40EK High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas the color and viewfinder get negative opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, reliability, viewfinder, color

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

The GZ-HD40's spec and image quality are spot on, but price could be an issue.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review

 

A compact model with a beefy 120GB hard drive, the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 records to two formats: the compact and increasingly common AVCHD and the higher-quality MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS).

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder - in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (techworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review

 

There's a lot to like about the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 high-definition camcorder.

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder - in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

JVC moves to AVCHD with its latest hard disk-based camcorder. James Morris finds out if it's any good.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

A great leap forward in image quality from JVC, but the lower capacity model is the better buy.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (alphr.com)

PC Pro: Product Reviews: JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

A great leap forward in image quality from JVC, but the lower capacity model is the better buy.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (macuser.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 AVCHD

 

JVC's latest addition to its popular Everio range of HDD camcorders is the GZHD40, the first of two models from the company to offer AVCHD high-definition recording and playback. Along with its sister product, the GZ-HD30, its introduction signals a...

As JVC's first foray into the world of AVCHD, the company couldn't have done a more impressive job. Output from the Everio GZHD40 camcorder is impressive, as is its styling and ease of use - its fabulous quality HD clips import to iMovie 08 on an Intel...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: CB (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG40 AVCHD Camcorder

 

With its 1/3" CMOS image sensor, dual format and dual media recording, a microphone input and dedicated headphone output, might the Everio GZ-HD40 just be JVC's best consumer camcorder to date?

I didn't expect to like the JVC as much as I've come to like equivalent products from its competitors, but in reality its handling, ergonomics and superb picture quality remind us all that JVC really is equipped to take on the big names and give them a...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 camcorder

 

High-definition JVC camcorder with 120GB hard drive and MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) recording.

Compact, 120GB hard drive

Lacks a viewfinder, frame-rate options are limited, fails to wow

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder — in fact, it's pretty good. That being said, there are other camcorders on the market that offer better images and usability at a lower price.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 HD Camcorder

 

The big hard drive of JVC's GZ-HD40 is offset by the camcorder's big price--and its simply adequate performance.

120GB hard drive holds a lot of HD video ; Records to two video formats

Best-looking video format hard to work with ; Poor image stabilization

The JVC GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder--in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats compelling....

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The GZ-HD40 is the world's first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format camcorder allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, as well as MPEG-2's superior editing and post-production environment. The camcorder offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in one formats to a 120GB internal hard disk drive. JVC provided the GZ-HD40 with a 120GB hard disk drive for up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video recording, and a docking station with the requirements of the prosumer or high-end enthusiast in mind.

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF808 / BN-VF815
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Beige, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Grey / Red

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.3cm
Height:6.8cm
Weight:455g
Width:7.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 7.11

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2.68
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3 / 25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.68 / 3 / 3.05

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.05 / 4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.4 - 828 / 50 - 500
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 58 / 4.5 - 45
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.66Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.68Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:4096
Internal Memory:122880
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC / miniSDHC / SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264 / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 12.3
Height :6.5 / 6.8
Weight:310 / 455
Width:5.45 / 7.3