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JVC GZ-HD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of JVC GZ-HD40. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the color and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the zoom.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good comments, but there are some critical comments about the color and viewfinder.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

The GZ-HD40's spec and image quality are spot on, but price could be an issue.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (techadvisor.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review

 

A compact model with a beefy 120GB hard drive, the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 records to two formats: the compact and increasingly common AVCHD and the higher-quality MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS).

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder - in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (techworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review

 

There's a lot to like about the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 high-definition camcorder.

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder - in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

JVC moves to AVCHD with its latest hard disk-based camcorder. James Morris finds out if it's any good.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (macuser.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 AVCHD

 

JVC's latest addition to its popular Everio range of HDD camcorders is the GZHD40, the first of two models from the company to offer AVCHD high-definition recording and playback. Along with its sister product, the GZ-HD30, its introduction signals a...

As JVC's first foray into the world of AVCHD, the company couldn't have done a more impressive job. Output from the Everio GZHD40 camcorder is impressive, as is its styling and ease of use - its fabulous quality HD clips import to iMovie 08 on an Intel...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : CB (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG40 AVCHD Camcorder

 

With its 1/3" CMOS image sensor, dual format and dual media recording, a microphone input and dedicated headphone output, might the Everio GZ-HD40 just be JVC's best consumer camcorder to date?

I didn't expect to like the JVC as much as I've come to like equivalent products from its competitors, but in reality its handling, ergonomics and superb picture quality remind us all that JVC really is equipped to take on the big names and give them a...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 camcorder

 

High-definition JVC camcorder with 120GB hard drive and MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) recording.

Compact, 120GB hard drive

Lacks a viewfinder, frame-rate options are limited, fails to wow

The JVC Everio GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder — in fact, it's pretty good. That being said, there are other camcorders on the market that offer better images and usability at a lower price.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 review: JVC Everio GZ-HD40

 

JVC Everio GZ-HD40

Excellent video quality; two HD format options; full manual controls.

No optical image stabilization; confusing menu system; some design quirks.

JVC's CMOS-based Everio GZ-HD40 offers high-definition recording flexibility with very good results, but a few shortcomings keep us from giving it a full recommendation.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 HD Camcorder

 

The big hard drive of JVC's GZ-HD40 is offset by the camcorder's big price--and its simply adequate performance.

120GB hard drive holds a lot of HD video ; Records to two video formats

Best-looking video format hard to work with ; Poor image stabilization

The JVC GZ-HD40 isn't a bad HD camcorder--in fact, it's pretty good. People seeking a tapeless camcorder that they can use with a modest PC today and a more powerful computer in the future may find the GZ-HD40's multiple recording formats compelling....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

JVC HDEverio GZ-HD40

 

There's a lot to like about the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 high-definition camcorder. A compact model with a beefy 120GB hard drive, it records to two formats: the compact and increasingly common AVCHD and the higher-quality MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS)....

120GB hard drive holds a lot of HD video ; Records to two video formats

Best-looking video format hard to work with ; Poor image stabilization

The big hard drive is offset by this camcorder's big price, and its merely decent performance.

Nov, 2008

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