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JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX. 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. Views about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and zoom get critical opinions. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

viewfinder, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The durability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the zoom.

usability, image quality, durability, price, reliability

zoom

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD7 Everio Full HD Camcorder Delivered with remote controlJVC GZ-HD7 Everio Full HD Camcorder Delivered with remote control

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD7 / HD7EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, durability, image quality

viewfinder, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZHD7 3CCD 60GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomJVC Everio GZHD7 3CCD 60GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

JVC GZ-HD7 review

 

A stunning enthusiast camcorder that's simply overflowing with firsts

Lots of great features ; Glorious performance ; Excellent lens

Not cheap

Not the most affordable HD cam but it can certainly count itself among the best. With its impressive combination of high-end controls, features and manual overrides, it provides a stunning performance that will please even the most demanding videomakers.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Tucker (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7E HD Camcorder

 

A consumer camcorder with a 1,920 x 1,080i resolution and no tapes. Sounds good, but is it?

The imaging system consists of a trio of CCDs, not the CMOSes now gaining favour with Sony and Canon. However, these are relatively small at 1/5in and each one only has 570,000 pixels – you would need four times that for true HD resolution. So to bump...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 review

 

This JVC packs pro looks and was the first camcorder to manage full 1920x1080i footage – but do the results match the pro price tag?

The HD7 looks the business and largely delivers, but it’s pricey for point and shooters

Jun, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Expert Camcorder: JVC HD Everio GZ-HD7

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 is a consumer-level High Definition 3-CCD camcorder capable of

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: James Morris (alphr.com)

PC Pro: Product Reviews: JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

A great next-generation camcorder, but itlacks editing support for the recording format.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

JVC GZ-HD7

 

JVC's range of Everio camcorders has proved mighty successful over the last few years and the latest addition to its HD stable looks certain to continue the trend. It's also the first consumer camcorder to provide Full HD recording

Fantastic picture and sound, Looks superb, Strong connections, Superb HD picture quality, Wide range of manual overrides

No hi-def component video inputs, Staggering price, Quite pricey, Viewfinder can't be angled

Not the most affordable HD cam but provides a stunning performance that will please even the most demanding videomakers.

Jun, 2007

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

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-HD7 HD Camcorder

 

On its release early in 2007, JVC claimed the HD7 to be the world's first Full HD 1920 x 1080i camcorder with three 1/5" progressive CCDs, 60GB HDD, Optical Image Stabilisation and Fujinon Pro Lens. It looks good, but does it live up to its promises?

It's a lovely camcorder whose output will impress all but the most finicky of users. If you're investing in a new HD display whilst also considering a camcorder purchase, it's logical to assume that you'll want an HD camcorder with full HDMI output to...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7

 

Always at the foray of hard disk-based camcorders, JVC's Everio GZ-HD7 was, at the time of release, the first full 1080i camcorder. On past units, JVC...

Good saturated colour balance, lots of features, manual focus ring, relatively crisp shots

Some noise in indoor shots, a little motion blur

JVC's Everio GZ-HD7 is a good, high-definition hard disk camcorder, however it is outperformed in several areas by competing models. For many users it will be perfectly adequate, but the high price tag and smattering of image quality issues mean there...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Review

 

The Everio HD7 is a hefty camcorder but has a nice solid feel, balancing well in the palm of your hand.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 review:

 

As many camcorder manufacturers have discovered, three low-resolution sensors can sometimes take you a lot farther than a single high-resolution sensor. Unfortunately, while that may have been true for a standard-definition world, it doesn't seem to...

Nice manual features; attractive design; high-quality audio; low-noise, low-light video.

Ineffectual optical stabilizer; needs a built-in ND filter; some horizontal jitter and stuttering during playback; low-resolution video; sad battery life.

If this camcorder cost $500, we'd give it a much higher rating. But for its quadruple-digit price, we expect far better performance and video quality from the JVC Everio GZ-HD7.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: World's first consumer camcorder offering Full HD 1920x1080i recording; Three 1/5-inch Progressive Scan CCD; 10x Optical Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom; Memory Card Slot for SDHC/SD; Remote Control provided.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.6cm
Height:7.7cm
Weight:0.67kg
Width:9.1cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.71

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
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:2.1Megapixel
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 recording formats:MPEG-1 Layer2
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:60

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.6
Height :7.7
Weight:665
Width:9.1