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Jvc-everio-gz-mg255.51724
5.9 out of 10

JVC GZ-MG255

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Overall 10
10

"Great Camcorder!!!"

madmag19, CNET
3 June 2010
  • Pros: It takes great movies, and great pictures with a SD card installed. Very easy to use, but takes a little to get used to the controls. The DVD burning process is a walk in the park; as is the transfer of video or still images.
  • Cons: The only thing I dont like but works well is the drop detection, it is designed to protect the hard drive is case it is dropped...so don't turn it off.
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Overall 6
6.0

JVC Everio GZMG255 Camcorder

Guy D, Rate it all!
16 August 2009
  • Summary: The night time settings are lame. Recording with proper lighting is a must with this model. The 20 gb hd is plenty, but I can’t give this camcorder more than 3 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

JVC Everio GZMG255 Camcorder

ForrestHood, Rate it all!
23 November 2008
  • Summary: Good video is not that easy to capture with this camera. If one uses a tripod all the time then the clips will be acceptable. Once you try to capture holding the camera the slightest movement results in some distortion. I have had to edit most clips to cut out disorted parts. Lighting also is a problem at times resuling in poor color.
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Overall 10
10

JVC Everio GZMG255 Camcorder

S.Pleska, Rate it all!
15 November 2008
  • Summary: I have to admit that I acted a bit on impulse when I went ahead and bought this digital video recorder after doing a limited amount of research and having read some of the reviews here. Our previous video recorder never entirely satisfied me because it never let in enough light to make the picture look good. It would always be either too bright (from the light present or using the onboard-light) or too dark.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

Great value!

Overstock
23 August 2008
  • Summary: This camcorder has been on two kayaking trips. The first was in a sandy desert environment and the second was in a wet ocean environment. It has been up to both challenges. It is compact enough to fit in a limited space. It is very easy to use. The picture is not as good as what you would get in a high end camcorder, but it is everything I was expecting and more for the price. The battery has a shorter life than I would like.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

JVC GZMG255 2MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

Overstock
6 June 2008
  • Summary: The Camera is of excellent quality, works well in low light (the reason for buying the camera). Took it on a Carribean cruise and have excellent results from it. First camera to arrive quit working within 10 minutes of operation. Since the cruise departed in one week, they shipped the 2nd camera out without waiting for the 1st camera to be received back. Excellent service and 2nd camera works flawlessly.
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Overall 10
10

JVC GZMG255 2MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

Overstock
6 June 2008
  • Summary: The Camera is of excellent quality, works well in low light (the reason for buying the camera). Took it on a Carribean cruise and have excellent results from it. First camera to arrive quit working within 10 minutes of operation. Since the cruise departed in one week, they shipped the 2nd camera out without waiting for the 1st camera to be received back. Excellent service and 2nd camera works flawlessly.
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Overall 10
10

JVC Everio GZMG255 Camcorder

rexyracer, Rate it all!
9 May 2008
  • Summary: I read a lot of the other reviews before buying this camera, which was a BIG help. Just got back from Hawaii and using the new camcorder for two week and the movies it makes are UNBELIEVABLE. A relative that went on the trip also bough a HD camcorder (different brand) and we played our different movies back on the same TV and this camcorder provided better clarity.
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Overall 10
10

JVC Everio GZMG255 Camcorder

M.Koch, Rate it all!
1 May 2008
  • Summary: I agree 100% with previous reviews - I tested, side-by-side, the 255, the new 330, and the new 730. Hands-down, under every possible scenario and lighting condition, the older 255 is BY FAR SUPERIOR. C681's review is 100% dead on. See my review under GZ-MG330 for full details. BUY THE 255 over any of the newer JVCs - none offer the larger f1.2 lens, and it IS the difference!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great in low natural or artificial light

jjohn, B&H Photo
10 April 2008
  • Summary: don't need extra lighting. do use tripod.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
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