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JVC GZ-MG57
4.8 out of 10

JVC GZ-MG57

30 GB hard drive camcorder, high-quality MPEG-2 recording F1.2 l Read more

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Reviews and Problems with JVC GZ-MG57

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Overall 8
8.0

HD is versatile, but sometimes not the best

J. Lewis, Amazon
15 September 2008
  • Summary: Being able to record 8 hours at a time is great. The only drawback to the hard drive type of recording is that a new file is created each time. The positive to that is that it makes for ease of transfer. You can record to DVD with the software they include and it's very easy. The battery life is awful, so get an extended or extra battery.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent for Windows, not as good for Macs

J. Ginsberg "Tech Specialist", Amazon
6 June 2007
  • Summary: I work in a Mac school, and it is a pain to bring the videos in to the included software, and then convert them so I can alter them in iMovie. Besides that, the camera is excellent, good harddrive (i got the 30G version) and the transfers are amazingly fast. The drop protection has also already saved us.
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Overall 8
8.0

Did what it said

Living In Irvine, CA, Amazon
12 May 2007
  • Summary: Pretty easy to use. Picture quality OK but not excellent. But does not get too much worse in low light. Also suggestions in other reviews helped me set it up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value

Salsquatch "Dagnapit", Amazon
18 April 2007
  • Summary: It's a nice product for the price. Very compact. Good quality video for my purposes. The battery life is a problem. I've been using it to tape portions of my son's baseball games, recording for about 10 seconds at a time and pausing (when he's batting or pitching) and it barely makes it through the game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but battery is a problem

Chitrak Gupta, Amazon
30 March 2007
  • Summary: Only complaint I have is with the battery that does not last more than 60 mins. So have a replacement battery always.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camcorder Overall

Shane Lems, Amazon
11 March 2007
  • Summary: This is a great camcorder. It is very small, compact, easy to run, and even looks nice. It actually fits in most average size digital camera cases. I've not had it all that long, but so far I am pleased with it. Let me just list the pros and cons; hopefully it is helpful. Pros: *30G Hard Disk Drive is massive. *Recharges in less than 2 hours. *Can be used while pluged in to the AC adapter/charger. *Relatively easy to use--self explanatory manual and on-screen display.
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