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JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Red)
List Price: $449.95

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Product Description

With the GZ-MG330R Everio Hard Drive Camcorder you can record all the stuff that makes life more fun. Everio has been redesigned to offer more satisfaction in a smaller, lighter body. It's 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. The Everio models have been equipped with a high-performance lens developed by camera specialist, KONICA MINOLTA. It captures clear and bright images. Everio is equipped with an industry-leading 35x optical zoom for incredible magnification with full optical quality. Digital zoom takes you up to 800x. Internal high-capacity HDD allows extremely long recording times. With the 30GB model, you can store up to 37 hours of video. To safeguard Hard Disk Drive from shocks and vibrations, the Everio has a Floating Suspension System that effectively dampens vibrations through polymer shock absorbers. You can choose the picture quality from four modes, from high-quality video equivalent to DVD Movie to small-sized clip ideal for uploading to the Web. In addition to a built-in hard disk drive, Everio also has a slot for microSD Card so you can store videos and stills on this commonly available memory card (optional). Now copy video and stills from the built-in HDD to the microSD card. Sharing is even easier. 1/2 - 1/4000 Video Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1000 Still Shutter Speed 112K pixel, 2.7-inch LCD monitor 30GB 1.8 hard drive microSD Memory Card Slot Video Format - MPEG-2-PS Audio Format - Dolby Digital Still Format - JPEG Interfaces on Camera - USB2.0, AV Out, DC in Built-in Lens Cover Image Stabilizer Auto illumination light Auto Power ON/OFF - Close the LCD to turn the power off and Open turns the camera on in about 1 second Auto LCD Backlight Control for comfortable viewing whether indoors or outdoors PictBridge compatible Approximate Unit Dim

Features:
  • Pack effeciently with one of the world's smallest and lightest hard disk camcorders
  • Equipped with a high-performance Konica Minolta lens
  • Enlarge images up to 800x with this full quality 35x optical zoom
  • Internal high-capacity HDD allows up to 37.5 hours of recording time
  • View remaining battery power by percent and remaining recording time in minutes with the data battery

Customer Reviews:

  • DON'T BOTHER
    I can't understand why anyone would give this camera any more than one star. I can get a better picture out of my 50 year old 8mm than this junk they call a camera. JVC should be ashamed of themselves. I don't know how other cameras fair against this one, but I would rather return it and look around some more. It's a cute camera, but so is my dog, and he's dumb, deff and blind....more info
  • Highly Recommended
    As a producer on public access cable, I needed to eventaully get my own equipment to film my shows. Long story short, I ran into the HDD series of camcorders and then to JCV. With a hard drive, I never need tapes and I can easily transfer video files from the camera to my PC. You can even trim off the unwanted parts of the video footage directly on the camera! Not only does this have a 30gb harddrive but it also has a micro sd slot. This camcorder is fantastic IMO! Just as advertized it can get up to 9999 still photos, 37hrs of video footage in low resolution setting and 10hrs on the highest quality setting.

    I had no problems with the automatic focusing or light adjustments.
    FF and Rew buttons are gone and replaced with the LCD screen lite-touch buttons and the lazer touch strip...That is really cool!!!
    No lens cap to lose because the lens is protected by a built-in shutter.
    Low on light? This also has a built-in spot light.
    Sound reception is great IMO! From 15' away in a regular room I got clear audio talking at regular tone. No need to shout at this camcorder.

    With the battery in it, its an inch longer than a Motorola Razr phone, just as wide and 3x as thick. Yeah, its small! The connections are well hidden and placed in maybe the best places where you can still shoot with everything connected.

    The full package comes with battery, usb, AC, AV cables, hand strap, neck strap, and remote. No worries if you get a used one without the manual just go to JVC.com. The thing that brought it home for me is that it also comes with the software and editing disc. With this, I no longer need to go to the public access studio to edit my footage and produce a show. Though the main editing program (power...) is a bit hard to find once installed, I had no problems. Import, edit, add intros, transitions, text, effects, then produce add chapters if I want. Basicly you can almost make your DVD run like a store bought movie. Then you can burn to CD or DVD or save as a file on your PC.

    It would be super moronic of me to find something faulty or flawed about this JVC Everio GZ-MG330 camcorder.

    The GZ-MG330 gets my "Highly Recommended" rating,

    Lyfe Et Cetera
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  • Not enough for the price...
    This camcorder can literally fit in the palm of your hand. It is so small that I wonder why it is so expensive. Also, the features that should decrease the price value of this camcorder are: no night vision (come on! this comes standard on camcorders now!), battery life is a horrible 1 hour and 50 minutes, videos recorded on ultra fine video quality gives you about 7 hours of space, so plan on having a computer to back up your movies all the time so you can have more space if you record on this setting which isn't all that great to begin with! Also, here is another horrible feature, you can only record in MOD format and Windows Media Player, the most default video player around, does not recognize that file. It only plays within the software that comes with the camera. Unless you BUY a video converter software, which is just plain stupid. All in all, I am very dissatisfied with this camera and plan on sending it back and getting another model from a totally different company. The USB connection is in an area that is difficult to open and a terrible place to put one. The power cord plugs in above the battery on the back of the camera which is also a terrible place to put something and annoying if you are using the power cord since the battery life is terrible. The features it offers are minimal. I think the camcorder I got that used the little tapes ten years ago was way better than this one! The LED light on this is ok, but doesn't give enough light to your subjects. It also doesn't extend far or wide enough. It gives about as much light as a laptop LED flex light. Also, your fingers need to be long enough to extend to the zoom feature at the very top of the camera. Mine barely reach to where I have to use my other hand to zoom. I don't know what JVC was thinking when they put this thing together, but they definitely didn't have the average user in mind. I cannot believe that I gave this camera 2 stars....more info
  • GETS ONE STAR; STILL PICTURES, VERY POOR POOR QUALITY AND ARE BLURRY AND GRAINY/
    GETS ONE STAR; STILL PICTURES, VERY POOR POOR QUALITY AND ARE BLURRY AND GRAINY. REST OF CAMERA OK, BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR VERY BLURRY POOR STILL PICTURES .
    HAD I KNOWN BEFOREHAND, I WOULD HAVE USED ANOTHER CAMERA. NOW I AM LEFT WITH USELESS PICTURES OF MY BAHAMAS VACATION. ////...more info
  • JVC Everio hard disk camcorder GZ-MG330
    Great little camcorder for the money. I've always had great results from purchasing JVC Products. It is easy to handle and shooting with it is a breeze. My only dissapointment is with the instructional documentation which accompanies the camera. The explanation of saving video to the hard drive, external hard drive and burning to a DVD are quite sketchy. There is a pretty neat looking editing program which installed with the program, which has no instructions at all. Oh, well. Maybe you will have JVC send me an instruction booklet so I might use it.The camera was a sound buy however, and as usual Amazon did a fine job of getting it to me in a timely fashion....more info
  • JVC Everio
    I'm not going to make this long. It a nice cam for the price easy to use good even in low light.Sound is good. play back is great. nice size to handle, easy to use even for children. Much better then the Panasonic I returned. Software was easy to use, all in all a very nice Camcorder OK and it looks pretty in red. ...more info
  • Based on the reviews, there must be a bad batch of camcorders.
    Looks and sounds great on the surface. All the features seem nice and the video looks great until you play it through a TV. I have a 40'plasma tv and the image looked terrible. It looked like a poor digital camera mpeg. I compared it to my cannon powershot SD 400 (regular digital camera) and the images looked the same. Worried I was being unfair I hooked up my old sony camcorder, a DCR-101 (mini DV) from 2002, to the TV and the image was much much better. Looking at the reviews there seem to be both positive and negative from all experience levels. I imagine everyone should be able to tell excellent from mediocre video. The only thing i can think of is that there must be a batch of lemons out there. Guess i got a lemon. ...more info
  • I'd rather use a tape based camcorder
    My largest pet peeve is that there are no transition effects included so that you could do a fade out and fade in for instance. The software is clunky to use. The first time I tried to burn a DVD on the PC, an error message came up (for which I could find NO explaination anywhere) and essentially gave me a coaster. The second time I tried it did work.

    I also don't like the fact that it records in what is probably some proprietary format. Makes trying to use the recordings in other software very painful.

    From a convenience point of view, the camera worked well and I have had no problems with it physically. However, I find my MiniDV tape camera more flexible to use despite the storage limitations of the media....more info
  • Awsome Camcorder
    This camcorder is awsome! I love it, it is very user friendly and the video looks amazing. It was a gift from my husband and I have to say I am very pleased with the product. It takes great video of the little one running around! Great buy for the money!...more info
  • WOW! GREAT LIL CAMCORDER!
    This is an amazing little camcorder! the picture is amazing, even at the highest zoom! at the farthest zoom, you can see the craters on the moon, no joke!!! It has 80x zoom! it is soooo great! the only thing this lil camcorder lacks is good night vision. the only ones that have that is a few sony camcorders. But, for quality and convenience, this is amazing! it is so tiny too! ...more info
  • Awsome camera
    I love this camera, it is very light, has a good screen for play backs and to view your movie. Easy to use, has an led light to help you with filming in the dark but must be close up filming.

    Software for editing sucks! The picture mode is terrible must have a very steady hand. If not very blurry picture. ...more info
  • One amazing camera for the price
    I set out to buy a camcorder for my son for Christmas as he has a new baby. If you have looked you can appreciate my dilema. After reading Consumer Reports and a hundred reviews for as many camcorders, on as many web sites, I settled on this one for the price, the size, and the features. Although Consumer Reports does not rate JVC camcorders that high across the board, this model had glowing user reviews so I went with it.
    My son is very "gadget" literate and within a half hour, devoted to reading the manual and playing with the camera, he was taking videos like a pro. He has not stopped raving about this camera since. The picture quality is phenominal, the zoom capability is mind boggling, and if you read the manual like you are supposed to, it is really easy to operate. Time will tell if I made a good choice but for now, I'm thrilled!!!!
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