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JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size, while there are some negative comments about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

battery

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The size and portability also get good reviews, but many are negative about the price and reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, durability

reliability, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

JVC GZ-MG130 review

 

A low price with some strong features make this a great buy

Image quality is good ; Easy to use ; High price

No docking station ; Fizzing

This camcorder is well priced and has some truly excellent features, however the lack of a docking station and some image quality issues mean it is not for the professional

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GZ-MG130 Camcorder Review

 

JVC was the company that pioneered HDD camcorders on the consumer market with their Everio series, and until last year, the company had a virtual monopoly on self-contained camcorders. Enter Sony, who in 2006 entered the market aggressively with the...

After watching the camcorder industry for as long as we have, you begin to see trends that play out from year to year. Sadly, 2007 is not the year for JVC's entry-level Everios to make a break for greatness. Once again, video performance was only fair,...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

JVC GZ-MG130

 

Under the hood, the GZ-MG130 looks a bit scrawny, featuring the standard entry-level specs: a 1/6-inch, 680,000 CCD. A chip this size does not generally yield the most optimal video. In fact, the GZ-MG130 produces a soft, almost blurred image, and...

Shooting in low light is a challenge for all entry-level camcorders. Fortunately, the GZ-MG130 comes equipped with shutter speed control to give it some flexibility. Though the similarly-priced Sony DCR-DVD308 produces a better image under most...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : John Neely (reviewed.com)

JVC GZ-MG130

 

At 3000 lux, the image is decent. The fine detail is lacking, to be sure. The resolution score (below) confirmed this – the pixel count is simply not there on the sensor. This is typically the case for camcorders in this price range, but exceptions can...

May, 2007

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GZ-MG130: Memories On A Budget

 

In the past, I have always had camcorders that record to tape. I fancied getting a hard drive based camcorder because of the longer record times and the easiness of transferring the videos my PC. Knowing nothing much about camcorders, I just bought...

Good picture quality, good build quality, good size

No light, silly video format

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

JVC GZ-MG130EK

 

so many features that I would actually use.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

JVC GZ-MG130EK

 

This is the first camcorder we've owned and are very pleased with it. It's easy to use, very portable and creates great images.

None found so far.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

JVC GZ-MG130EK

 

so many features that I would actually use

Reviewer left no comment

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

JVC GZ-MG130EK

 

excellent value for money and pretty easy to use although i haven't yet tried to download onto my computer and not being very proficient i am a little worried about this.

battery life

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bad software

 

Good camera, bad software.

Light, no tape

Weak battery about 60-70min of recording. The software is complete trash. Change the file extension to .mpg from .mod so you can edit it with other softwares. If you do want to make dvds or edit your vidoes. you must pay extra money for the software...

Dec, 2007