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JVC GZ-MG330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 784 reviews of JVC GZ-MG330. 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. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG330 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-MG330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MG330R Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)JVC GZ-MG330R Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the viewfinder and reliability, and comments are divided on the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Red)JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Red)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

JVC GZ-MG330 review

 

We reckon the new Everio line-up could be the best selection yet

Lightweight and compact ; Attractively styled ; Easy to use

Basic feature set ; 30GB HDD

The best we’ve seen from standard-definition Everios. It’s taken a while but this cam really proves HDD’s dominance in the family cam/budget market. There are other models further up the range, but if you want something cheap that does the business,...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

It may be available in a variety of colours, but JVC's Everio GZ-MG330 isn't just a fashion accessory.

May, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

This stylish HDD-camcorder is available in various body colours at a reasonable price, and is an ideal choice for all-round family use. It's very easy to operate, not only for advanced users but also even for kids. True 'one touch' functionality comes...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

JVC GZ-MG330

 

JVC GZ-MG330 is a camcorder with a super slim design. It has a hard drive for its recording (30 GB) and a MicroSD recording capability. The camcorder can take still image recordings at 640 x 480 pixels and has widescreen 16:9 ratio, plus 35x optical...

JVC started putting hard drives into camcorders around the time Apple put them into iPods: you simply won’t find a more confident or well made shooter at this price. JVC GZ-MG330 is tagged with camcorder and JVC. Select a tag (camcorder, for example)...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (igizmo.co.uk)

JVC GZ-MG330

 

Able to cram in loads of recording time

Since this camcorder records video at the regular TV resolution of 720 x 576, and uses MPEG-2 compression at up to 8.5Mbits/sec, you can fit a whopping 7 hours of footage on the hard disk. Drop to the lowest setting, and there’s room for 37 hours,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

JVC GZ-MG330

 

Huge storage for the money, but quality can't match the more expensive models in this group.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Anton Grech (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG330 Camcorder

 

As the first company to pioneer the use of hard disc drives in low-cost camcorders, JVC continues to expand its line of Everio G models. Is the multiple-flavoured MG330 an ideal choice for the family movie maker?

As you know, I have been asked to look at this in the light of the end-user - or at least that group of users which we think is the target for this camcorder, and in the light of that I think the JVC Everio GZ-MG330 is a great little camcorder. It...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Tony Gomez (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG300 review: JVC Everio GZ-MG300

 

With long recording times and convenient operation, hard-disk-based camcorders are quite tempting, especially when coupled with the relatively low prices for standard-definition models. That's true of the lowest-end camcorders in JVC's veteran Everio G...

Attractive price; compact design; holds hours of video.

No eye-level viewfinder, mic input, or headphone jack; persistent video compression artifacts.

The near-identical models of the JVC Everio GZ-MG300 series--the MG330, MG335, MG360 and MG365--are budget-priced, hard-drive-based camcorders that are nice enough, but produce typical low-budget video.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Patrick Wignall (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG330

 

If you're not interested in being able to record HD footage, you'll find this standard definition camcorder a good bet.

Good quality footage ; 35x optical zoom ; Easy to use

Standard-definition recording only ; Low-res stills

Conclusion JVC has really hit a sweet spot with the petite and handsome Everio GZ-MG330. It shoots great quality standard-definition footage, has a long optical zoom range and is very easy to use.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GZ-MG330 Camcorder Review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MG330 ($449 MSRP) is a standard definition hard drive camcorder for those seeking a higher capacity than the card-only alternatives. With many of the same internal components as the JVC GZ-MS100, the MG330 follows up with the same...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Everio has been redesigned to offer more satisfaction in a smaller, lighter body. JVC Everio GZ-MG330H is one of the world's smallest and lightest hard disk camcorder, so you can shoot actively without fatigue, and travel with lots of space left over when you pack your bags. Elegant and slim HDD / micro SD Hybrid camcorder with Konica Minolta lens, 35x optical zoom, easy to navigate laser touch operation and 30 GB HDD for up to 37.5 hours of recording.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:6.8cm
Weight:315g
Width:5.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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-MG330/GZ-MG330A/GZ-MG330AEX/GZ-MG330H/GZ-MG330HEX/GZ-MG330R/GZ-MG330REX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1260
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 77
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Blue/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:AV In/Out
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum system requirements:AV In/Out
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000 / 1/2 — 1/4000, 1/2 — 1/1000 / 2 - 10

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 11.9 / 6.8
Height :11.3 / 5.4 / 6.8
Weight:315 / 360
Width:11.9 / 5.4