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4.6 out of 10

JVC GZ-MG36

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Reviews and Problems with JVC GZ-MG36

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Overall 2
2.0

jvc hdd camcorder

Dave Bray, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: The hard drive kept failing; I sent it back for a refund in the end. Hard drives are best left standing still. I ended up with a Sony mini dv model. Much cheaper and better qaulity with more edit options. Don't get caught up with the hype. These HDD items are not up to scratch at the cheaper end of the market at the moment.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but could be better.

SPEC, Amazon
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Bought the camera second hand for approx half new price - previous owner wanted to use it for stills as well as video but found the still performance poor so part exd it for a stills only camera.I find the selector switch at the top of the cam fiddly to use;the battery life is too short for a 30Gb disc;the poor light performance is very weak;the playback sound on the camera is too quiet;the software supplied is complete rubbish.Good optical and digital zooms;good general...
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Customer support 6
6.0

Jvc Gz MG36 Hdd Camcorder Review

lindsay coles, Unbeatable
26 July 2008
  • Excerpt: please do not buy one of these, ours went completeley dead and will cost�289.00 to repair, this camcorder is only 18 months old
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio

UK Guest, Review Stop
14 April 2008
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio

UK Guest, Review Stop
14 April 2008
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

JVC GZ-MG36EK Everio

UK Guest, Review Stop
6 March 2008
Overall 2
2.0

The ruination of a potentially good product

The Boghopper, Amazon
29 October 2007
  • Summary: This camera has all the attributes of a 'rushed job' product. I can't believe JVC made any attempt to road test it before releasing it onto the market, otherwise they would have seen how terribly flawed it was. Mechanically it seems quite robust, is pretty easy to use, has the advantage of both 4:3 and 16:9 capability together with a vary useful 'thumbnail' index and the 30GB drive represents what would be a very large cardboard box of tapes .
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GZMG36

4 out of 5, CompareStorePrices
20 October 2007
  • Excerpt: No need to worry about taking a stack of DVD`s to record on, whilst on a family holiday (that you have to keep out of reach of little hands). On the finest quality recording I have over 7 hours of memories. The only negative point is the battery life (one hour max)....buy a spare battery! (After all you wont have the cost of tapes or dvd`s anymore).
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GZMG36

0 out of 5, CompareStorePrices
20 October 2007
  • Excerpt: I am new to camcorders & was interested in the HDD format .I purchased this camcorder for filming my sons rock band . As the gigs are usually in reduced light, this camera is terrible ,I started to think it was me until the same gig was recorded by an old sony 8mm digi tape & th sony outperforms by a factor of 6 , The Camera is okay for outside ,indoors ,unless you have extra lighting installed the colours are yellow/dull, Would not go near JVC again as this problem must...
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GZMG36

5 out of 5, CompareStorePrices
20 October 2007
  • Excerpt: An excellent camcorder, image is great, very easy to use, easy to upload onto your PC. I have not used the still picture function as I did not buy it for that so cannot comment, but the video part for which I bought the unit is fantastic. Battery life is not very good, but buy a couple and you have a great camcorder.
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