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JVC GZ-HD6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of JVC GZ-HD6. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 portability and price also get good feedback, but the viewfinder and battery get less positive comments.

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battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the price.

usability, design, portability, durability, image quality

price

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD6 Ultra Compact High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk DriveJVC GZ-HD6 Ultra Compact High Definition Camcorder With 120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD6 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and size are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the battery.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

battery

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-HD6 3CCD 120GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomJVC Everio GZ-HD6 3CCD 120GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK

 

Does a 120GB hard drive give JVC's GZ-HD6 camcorder a foothold in a growing flash memory market? James finds out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Rob Mead (pcadvisor.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK review

 

The advantage is that the JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK is capable of recording 1,920x1,080 video, with the option to output it progressively, provided you hook it up to a compatible flat-panel TV or projector using HDMI. Another feature of note for Mac users in...

This is a good choice of camera if huge storage capacity is a big factor. The JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK produces good pictures and sound and has a comprehensive set of connection options including FireWire. However, we found it rather bulky and the use of...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK HD camcorder sticks to TS/Mpeg2 high-definition video - the format AVCHD is ultimately expected to replace.

This is a good choice of camera if huge storage capacity is a big factor. The JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK produces good pictures and sound and has a comprehensive set of connection options including FireWire. However, we found it rather bulky and the use of...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (macworld.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6EK

 

Since the introduction of iMovie HD in 2005, high-definition movie making has come a long way. We take a look at a group of HD camcorders to see what they have to offer the Mac-using movie maker.

Nov, 2008

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

JVC Everio GZ-HD6 HD Camcorder

 

JVC launched what it claimed to be the world's first full-HD camcorder (the GZ-HD7) in early 2007, and has since seen some success in the market with its wellfeatured and user-friendly models. However, unlike Sony's HDR-SR12 AVCHD camcorder, the Everio...

The Everio range of HDD/SD cameras from JVC has been good for users looking for good quality, user-friendliness and sturdy build quality. In that respect, it's reasonable to expect that the HD6 will keep its owners happy, even if it's pricier than...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6

 

Solid video performance in optimum lighting, records in 'full' 1080p HD, 120GB hard drive, large range of manual controls, excellent optical image stabiliser

Results were below average in dim lighting, lacks many of the features found on its chief rival

The Everio GZ-HD6 is a solid HDD camcorder that can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. Unfortunately, it lacks many of the features found on Sony's 120GB offering, which happens to retail for exactly the same price.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Everio GZ-HD6

 

The GZ-HD6 replaces the HD3 as JVC's flagship high-definition camcorder. When we reviewed the HD3 back in 2007, we lamented the loss of many valuable ...

Solid video performance in optimum lighting, records in 'full' 1080p HD, 120GB hard drive, large range of manual controls, excellent optical image stabiliser

Results were below average in dim lighting, lacks many of the features found on its chief rival

The Everio GZ-HD6 is a solid HDD camcorder that can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. Unfortunately, it lacks many of the features found on Sony's 120GB offering, which happens to retail for exactly the same price.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6

 

In isolation the HD6 is a good camera, however, on almost every turn it is outpointed by its Sony counterpart, the HDR-SR12.

Decent quality HD video ; Pleasant, if blocky, aesthetics ; Full-size HDMI port

No electronic viewfinder ; MPEG2 TS file format not widely supported ; Poor quality stills ; Slow menu system

Conclusion In isolation the HD6, as well as its cheaper sibling, the HD5, are good cameras. However, on almost every turn they are outpointed by its Sony counterparts, the SR12 and SR11, respectively.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD6 Camcorder Review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6 ($1,399 MSRP) is the company's third high definition Everio, the series of camcorders that record to internal hard disk drives (HDD). The inaugural model, the GZ-HD7, was a mammoth that offered a pro feel but couldn't match it...

The JVC Everio GZ-HD6, with a 120GB HDD, has capacity on its side. For that matter, so does the Sony HDR-SR12, which has the same amount of storage. Beyond that, JVC has a hard road to hoe convincing consumers to choose its camcorder over the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (technews.in)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5 and EVerio GZ-HD6 HD

 

JVC always do the right things in terms of experience and add-ons, but they don't always get the price right. This week they have decided to rolls out a few more high definition digital cameras the Everio GZ-HD5 and the GZ-HD6. Both these are available...

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Ultra compact full HD 1920x1080 HDD camcorder offering ultimate image quality with FUJINON HD lens and superior color reproduction with 3CCD and HDMI(TM) (V.1.3 with x.v.Color), complete with high capacity 120GB HDD and 1080/50P output.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
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:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:7.3cm
Weight:0.51kg
Width:7.9cm

Display

Display diagonal: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 / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD6/GZ-HD6EK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1710
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.27

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39.5 - 395
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-1.9
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:570Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:IEEE 1394
Lens system:Fujinon
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.1
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

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

Storage

Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive/Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.57
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :7.3
Weight:505
Width:7.9