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(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: JVC
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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.

Konica Minolta Lens
All Everio models have been equipped with a high-performance lens developed by camera specialist, KONICA MINOLTA. It captures clear and bright images.

35x Optical Zoom
Everio is equipped with an industry-leading 35x optical zoom for incredible magnification with full optical quality. Digital zoom takes you up to 800x.

Gigabrid Engine
6 digital noise reduction systems improve the S/N ratio by about 30% (3dB) over previous models, while the integrated MPEG-2 encoder helps reduce block noise and mosquito noise. It's assurance that all of those Gigabytes of video and photos you shoot will offer the best picture quality available for each recording mode.

Up to 75 Hours Recording with 4 Recording Modes
Internal high-capacity HDD allows extremely long recording times. With the 60GB model, you can store up to 75 hours of video. 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.

HDD/ microSD Hybrid Design
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 (not supplied). Now copy video and stills from the built-in HDD to the microSD card. Sharing is even easier.

Laser Touch Operation
The scroll bar and buttons are touch-sensitive so you just glide your finger up or down the bar to choose menu items while its cool blue light follows your movements. You don't touch the LCD screen itself, so it won't get dirty or smudged. No fingerprints.

Auto LCD Backlight Control
Automatically adjusts brightness of the LCD backlight for comfortable viewing whether indoors or outdoors.

Auto Power ON/OFF
With Everio, you don't have to use the power switch each time you operate because the power is linked to the LCD's opening and closing. Just open the LCD and the camera turns on. Close the LCD to turn the power off and avoid wasting battery power. Operation has never been easier!

Quick Restart
In combination with Auto Power ON, you're ready to shoot in about 1 second when the LCD is re-opened. Never miss a crucial moment.

Auto Illumi. Light
Turns on automatically so you can shoot brilliant images even in low light situations (7Mega model is equipped with Auto Flash).

Image Stabilizer
Built-in digital image stabilizer effectively compensates for "camera-shake", enabling stable image shooting.

Built-In Lens Cover
Slide it shut to protect the lens when the camera's not in use. It's integrated, so there's no risk of losing it like a separate lens cap.

Data Battery
Allows you to check the remaining battery power by % and remaining recording time in minutes. Optional larger capacity batteries are available for purchase.

This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery

Remote Control
Provided remote control to operate Everio from a distance for playback, DVD burning, etc. just like a DVD deck.

HDD Protection & Stability
To safeguard Hard Disk Drive from shocks and vibrations, the Everio has a Floating Suspension System that effectively dampens vibrations through polymer shock absorbers. Also incorporated is a Gravity Sensor System that automatically senses sudden acceleration such as in a free fall situation, and turns off the power to defend the hard disk so that a head crash can be avoided even when the unit is dropped.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
Purchase with caution!
By ESelbyVerified Reviewer from North Georgia on 9/17/2008
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Simple Controls
Cons:
Poor Battery Life, Proprietary format
Best Uses:
Home Movies
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about JVC GZ-MG330 Everio Hard Disk Camcorder (Ruby Red):

I bought this camera for an upcoming Big Vacation. It fits my big hand as nicely as it fits my wife's small hand. The controls are easy and convenient. The small size makes it very inconspicuous, which is nice.

You MUST get a back-up battery (or two) and an external charger. In my experience, battery life is less than an hour, and it is amazing how fast that hour eats up with even just casual use. You can recharge batteries on the camera, but that, of course, means you can't be filming when you're recharging.

The biggest problem is that the files are saved as MOD files instead of standard MPG files. You have to use the included software to open, view, and edit your movies. The software, while "good" is very stripped down and doesn't include some of the more creative editing features found in Windows Moviemaker, which you probably already have on your computer.

If you use a Mac, this is even more of a problem because the software is not Mac compatible.

 
GZ-MG330 Everio Hard Disk Camcorder
By Lnique the designer from Berwyn, PA on 5/17/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Durable, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Cons:
Menus not user friendly
Best Uses:
Family, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about JVC GZ-MG330 Everio Hard Disk Camcorder (Ruby Red):

Cannot easily find other lenses. Zoom lens discontinued on JVC site. Image stabilization is mediocre. Hard drive feature is awesome. Camcorder does not offer great quality in snapshot mode. There is no software available for the MAC OS.

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