JVC Camcorder Reviews
JVC MS-120 Review – Camcorders are literally flooding the market place, with high definition recording to mini micro-cameras to more standard camcorders. The JVC Everio MS120 is a low-end standard mini camcorder, which retails at less that $300, which is pretty good in terms of price. So, what are you getting for you money?
JVC MS-130 Review – Mini camcorders are everywhere, and with so many manufacturers offering you their latest goodies it can be hard to know what to choose. The JVC Everio MS130 is another entry level camera and comes from the same fold as their MS120, with just a little more sophistication which adds about $50 to the price. Still, for just over $300 you can get yourself a mini camcorder, so is this money well spent or are there better options out there?
JVC GZ-MG630 Review – The mid range camcorder market is as busy at the top and bottom end with all manufacturers wanting you to choose them over anyone else. The JVC Everio GZ-MG630 is no exception and makes its appearance at the low mid range end, so this really is just a step up for those who want to avoid buying right at the bottom of the market.
JVC GZ-MG670 Review – There are just hundreds of standard definition camcorders hitting the shelves in the mid range category, and the latest on offer from JVC is the JVC Everio GZ-MG670 which is one of their Everio range and hits the shelves and for the money is looking like quite a powerful competitor at first glance. So, what happens when you look closer?
JVC GZ-MG680 Review – There is a massive competition going on in the camcorder market with lots of companies fighting to get your business, and this means that many companies release lots of different camcorders in a very small market range. The JVC Everio GZ-MG680 is no exception and is one of a trio of Everio camcorders and is amongst several others released by JVC, all in a similar price range. So what does this offer that the others don’t, and why would you choose the JVC Everio GZ-MG680 rather than one of their other models?
JVC GZ-HD300 Review – In the early days of digital technology, only the largest systems enjoy the most space for storing data, but the latest laptops boast hundreds of gigabytes of data which is especially needed to store high quality multimedia formats such as Full HD video. With hard drives becoming smaller, JVC and other manufacturers can now design compact digital camcorders that have these hard drives inside. One of the models which is the JVC Everio GZ-HD300 can store 60GB worth of high definition videos or lots of smaller images.
JVC GZ-HD320 Review – Digital camcorders coming from the different manufacturers are not only getting more competitive by incorporating all these new technologies and features, but they are also becoming smaller in size to make them better travel companions and to simplify the learning curve for first-time users. At least that is what JVC is doing with their Everio series. Those that want lots of space to store long hours of video should lean on a digital camcorder with an internal hard disk like the JVC Everio GZ-HD320.
JVC GZ-HM200 Review – The best performing digital camcorders are often the largest and if camcorder has the Full HD logo, it is easy to conclude that the recording quality is top notch and the videos will look great on large screen HDTVs. Settling down for a smaller package may put a dent on the overall quality, but the JVC Everio series were able to downsize their camcorder design into something easy to use while retaining the quality features to pair up well with their latest home electronic devices. The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is the most affordable HD digital camcorder that relies on flash memory for its storage.
JVC GZ-HM400 Review – The challenge that many manufacturers face is trying to fit in as many technologies and features as they can without compromising the interface and looks of the device. Digital camcorders are a great example for this since the higher-end models have all kinds of controls that need to be used a certain way to get the best recording each time. JVC tries to simplify the approach with the Everio HM series as they are smaller since flash memory is used as a primary storage. The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 represents itself as the highest-end camcorder that saves videos on flash memory.
JVC GZ-HM1 Review – The JVC GZ-HM1 looks different than the other camcorders in the HM series. It sports a silver finish rather than a black and it has that a more heavy duty look thanks to the improved back-illuminated CMOS sensor.
JVC GZ-HM320 Review – Like other JVC flash memory camcorders, the JVC GZ-HM320 is light and surprisingly contact for a camcorder that is rich with new features. It features the same “2-way Grip Belt” so the camcorder can be traditionally held like a standard grip, but once the end of the grip detaches, the grip becomes a hand strap as well.
JVC GZ-HM340 Review – Compared to the average digital camera, the JVC GZ-HM340 really is not that big. Since there is no hard drive inside, the GZ-HM340 weighs around 305 grams and the “2-way Grip Belt” makes it easy to handle. From its name, the “2-way Grip Belt” can either serve as an ordinary grip for stable recording or can detach to be used as a wrist strap for carrying around when it is not in use.
JVC GZ-HM550 Review – The JVC GZ-HM550 has the exact same size and shape as other HM model. It features the same design features as the HM320 and HM340 on every angle except for the Back-Illuminated CMOS component found the right of the lens when looking at it from the front. The design similarities make handling similar as well featuring the same “2-way Grip Belt” that plays a dual-purpose role. It starts off as comfortable and fashionable grip belt for typical recording usage. The grip belt can easily become a wrist strap after detaching the end.
JVC GZ-HD500 Review – JVC successfully places a high capacity storage in such a compact and lightweight design. However, this isn’t really anything groundbreaking since there are some smaller devices like MP3 players that have high capacities as well. What makes the JVC GZ-HD500 unique in a design perspective is the way that it is held. The grip belt serves as a nice way to use the camcorder comfortably while recording. Once the camcorder is no longer in use, the grip belt can detach converting it to a wrist strap that ordinary digital cameras feature.
JVC GZ-HD620 Review – The JVC GZ-HD620 looks very similar to the GZ-HD500 which was also recently added to the lineup. The compact size makes it easy to handle and the hand strap is a good addition when carrying the camcorder while it isn’t recording. Unlike other hand straps, this unique accessory can change into a grip belt by attaching the other end to the end of the camcorder when recording is needed. This is called the “2-way Grip Belt” and is quite comfortable.
JVC GZ-MG750 Review – The JVC GZ-MG750 is specially designed for people that easily want to record in any location. It is compact and easy to handle thanks to the new 2-way grip belt which adds stability to recording. The 2-way aspect of the grip allows people to detach the grip belt so it becomes and hand strap. The design has been slightly altered to look better when device is stood up vertically. This makes them more ideal to carry around even during special events.
For more details on JVC’s latest range of Camcorders, visit the Official JVC Site.