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JVC GZ-HM30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of JVC GZ-HM30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the memory and battery. Reviews are divided on the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HM30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC GZ-HM30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability. Some have doubts about the battery.

portability

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM30SEK HD Memory Camcorder with SDXC Card Slot (1920x1080p, 40x Optical Zoom, HD Lens)JVC GZ-HM30SEK HD Memory Camcorder with SDXC Card Slot (1920x1080p, 40x Optical Zoom, HD Lens)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HM30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and durability. The portability and battery also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the usability.

price, battery, portability, durability, image quality

usability

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

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30SEK

 

What's special about JVC's new budget contender?

Decent image quality ; Reasonable price ; More configurable than a pocket Internet camcorder

Fiddly control system ; 720p resolution, not Full HD ; No built-in memory

JVC also uses the extra pixels to provide a more powerful Advanced Image Stabiliser (AIS) option, which smoothes jerky camerawork a little more than the standard setting. However, this again crops into the frame a little more, which doesn’t affect zoom...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

Lightweight, easy to use and a terrific zoom

Battery life on battery that comes with camera is about 30 mins so purchase larger battery if you will do a lot of filming in one day

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Terence (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

Very light and easy to carry in your pocket. The picture is so clear and crisp. Very easy to opperate the camea, mean I ued the camera before looking at the instructions.

Down loading to a disc takes quite a long time. And not the easiest instructions to follow during down loading.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: wednesday lass (argos.co.uk)

good but not great purchase

 

good points picture quality spot on. Easy to use very light and compact . Bad points battery life not to good only a 1 hr with continued use. no sd card ,carry case,or midi hdmi cable have to buy seperate and can be expensive.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: shellz (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

small compact easy to use for general family films can pause during filming and has continuous playback

bad picture in low light and this is 1 thing i wanted so very disappointed in this battery doesnt last any longer than around 40 mins again not what was stated for the money i could have got 1 that had auto illumi light technology and this 1 said it...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Vladimir (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

small

battery life

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

Small size and simple to use without any complicated functions. Has quite a good picture quality if you want a HD camera for general video use such as posting videos like vlogs on youtube or taking videos when you going out with friends etc.... Can...

The title says "Full HD" but it only records in 720p HD not full 1080p HD. It says it can output 1080p (up-convert for 1920x1080p output) which isn't the same as recording in 1080p. Battery that comes with it only last about 40 minutes which isn't very...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

Small size and simple to use without any complicated functions. Has quite a good picture quality if you want a HD camera for general video use such as posting videos like vlogs on youtube or taking videos when you going out with friends etc.... Can...

The title says "Full HD" but it only records in 720p HD not full 1080p HD. It says it can output 1080p (up-convert for 1920x1080p output) which isn't the same as recording in 1080p ; Battery that comes with it only last about 40 minutes which isn't...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (argos.co.uk)

good product

 

nice small camera fits into pocket no problem, easy to use but record button hard to press if you have big hands. Sound quite good but pickes up opperating noise from zoom. Battery life not brilliant but ok. Picture quality very good at top setting and...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Dee (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HM30

 

It does HD and easy to use

The screen smudges easy and and can not take still picture

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VG107 / BN-VG108
Battery voltage:3.6
Video recording time:13 / 47

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), ENG, ESP, FRE, JPN, KOR, POR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Number of CCDs:1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.5 / 25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 1680
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 116
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:40

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6.3
Auto Focus: Yes
AV output:1
Interface:USB
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
Spotlight: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 3
Cables included:AV, USB
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 5.05
Height :5.5
Weight:215
Width:11.1 / 5.05

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual