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JVC GZ-MG20
3.9 out of 10

JVC GZ-MG20

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Overall 8
8.0

Convenient, easy to use, great camera

S. Wah, Amazon
21 May 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camera before going on a recent cruise with the intention of documenting my trip through video. This is a great camcorder for making home videos. I took video during some of the shows that I went to on the cruise and the audio quality was fantastic.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much easier to use than DV tape camcorders but...

Sea Monkey, Amazon
21 May 2006
  • Summary: A good camcorder but quality of video image not quite as good as DV tape, even in good light. Low light capabilities also not as good,, even with gain up - the lenses in the better Everio units with the 15x zoom may be better in this regard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Really like it. But important to read the instructions.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 May 2006
  • Summary: Just got this camera recently. I'd read a number of reviews suggesting the image quality wasn't too hot, but thought I'd give it a try as I'm really tired of trying to keep track of all the little tapes I've accumulated over the years.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad, definitely well worth the price I paid.

J. Cook, Amazon
21 May 2006
  • Summary: First off, I want to say that the camera shoots pretty good footage outdoors, not at all superb quality, but passable for just archiving personal footage. Indoors is another story, out of the box the low-light conditions pretty much blacked out the playback.
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Overall 8
8.0

JVC Video Camera

Betsy Mendenhall, Amazon
30 March 2006
  • Summary: When we received the camera, it had been previously used. We were initially given a run-around, but Amazon gave us a good discount on the camera that made us happy. They couldn't replace it with a new one. The camera seems to have a sharp picture and excellent sound. It is amazingly small.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joy Tucker, Cnet.co.uk
21 June 2007
  • Summary: Our 1st camcorder! Ever! I was planning to get a DVD camcorder, but this one was on sale for the same price & I was happy not to buy endless DVD's. Also, I saw the reviews were good. My 14 yr old was able to use it straight out of the box - it's soooooo easy!
  • Pros: Easy to use, good recording, lightweight, price only £250
  • Cons: Smallish LCD screen, have to use their editing software, not sure if it's robust.
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Customer support 6
6.0

Jvc Gz MG20 Camcorder Review

James, Unbeatable
2 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Having paid for an incredible Honeymoon, an extra £380 at the airport for a hard drive camcorder seemed a small cost to capture all our memories. Overall, we are very happy with the camera, not that it doesn''''''''''''''''t have certain faults. But HDD camera are new.
  • Pros: Not only do you not have the expense of buying tapes and the hassel of storing them, but you can record at any time knowing that you won''''t lose previously recorded footage, you have immediate access to everything you have recorded so far. Every start and stop in record mode is a new file and t...
  • Cons: So onto the gripes and there are two important ones. The first is the lack of an image stabilizer. Despite this being common on cheaper tape units, it is noticable absent here. The result is visable shaking on normal shooting, but when you start using the 25x zoom - forget it, the chance of your ...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0

Muy buena cámara

tonimaneto, Ciao
29 June 2012
  • Summary: Desde que prácticamente toda mi familia tenía cámaras de video de cinta. Al final me decidí cuando salió esta con disco duro. Era una apuesta arriesgada porque era un producto nuevo y eso tiene su miga. Afortunadamente la cosa salió bien y aún usamos la cámara con frecuencia.
  • Pros: pequeña, digital y segura para golpes
  • Cons: Con baja luz no se pueden hacer milagros
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0

Necesito ayuda para descargar los videos

Jara8, Ciao
10 September 2009
  • Summary: Tenemos problemas para guardar los videos. Por favor, ¿podría alguien decirme cómo resolvió el tema del almacenamiento de videos? ¿Se puede cambir el formato de los archivos para que los reconozcan los reproductores? Yo con el Media Player veo la imagen pero no se oyen.
  • Pros: manejable, buena calidad de imagen
  • Cons: complicado el almacenamiento de imágenes
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0

mejor con disco duro

jucadope1, Ciao
12 December 2006
  • Summary: buena calidad de la videocamara en general. El menu es sencillo e intuitivo pero para sacarle mas partido hay que leer un poco las instrucciones. Lo mejor el disco duro, pues no te va a dar tiempo a llenarlo. Ademas la transferencia al ordenador es muy rapida. Con los 20 gigas sobran.
  • Pros: calidad grabacion y rapida al ordenador
  • Cons: calidad de fotos y bateria corta
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