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JVC Everio GZ-MG135

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG135. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The size and portability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and zoom.

usability, portability, size, reliability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG135 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG135 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good views.

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-MG135EK HDD Hard disk CamcorderJVC Everio GZ-MG135EK HDD Hard disk Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Which? (

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

JVC Everio GZ-MG135


Multiple recording options for added versatility, user-friendly control scheme, compact size

Image quality fails to astound

Despite offering an average video performance, this is a fairly solid hybrid device that we have little hesitation in recommending to casual users.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Everio GZ-MG135


With a suggested retail price of $899, the Everio GZ-MG135 is one of the cheaper HDD/SD hybrid camcorders on the market. For your hard-earned clams, y...

Multiple recording options for added versatility, user-friendly control scheme, compact size

Image quality fails to astound

Despite offering an average video performance, this is a fairly solid hybrid device that we have little hesitation in recommending to casual users.

Nov, 2007

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JVC Everio GZ-MG135


I'm only a family user and it meets all my requirements.

None that I have found so far.

Oct, 2007

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JVC Everio GZ-MG135


Very simple to use. Good quality pictures. Lightweight.

Short battery life. Zoom very sensitive. Case not included. Software not easy to install or use.

Sep, 2007

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JVC Everio GZ-MG135


Very small and compact will fit into the Everio Video bag with a digital camera and spare batteries. Use on Ultra quality 7 hrs is more than enough time even on two weeks holiday.

Lens shutter protection not automatic. Image quality in photo mode not to good. Needs a 1394 cable to make the most of it.

Sep, 2007

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For the beginner this is ideal,easy to use, just point and begin recording. The software program is excellent and is use and making your own productions are great fun. If you want a camcorder to learn with this the camera.

Ease of use for beginner. software with package great and easy to use.

Manual focus difficult to use, Very poor quality in poor light areas.

Aug, 2008

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A great HDD Camcorder easy use controls heaps of record time, the dock is a great idea, makes charging copying and playback ultra easy

Compact, do silly disc's or tapes, easy to use, The DOCK !!!!!!

Havent found any.

Oct, 2007

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A compact and easy to use HDD recorder. The Hard Drive simplicity and control enables continuous recording without need for concern or interuption. Quality in Ultra Fine is very good and editing suite seems useful. A recent purchase that has been used...

Size and flexibility of use with hard drive, zoom is smoother than replaced Panasonic. Even using normal recording the quality is reasonable. Menu and controls are logical after initial review of instructions.

None so far, this is a recent purchase. Perhaps some issues in low light quality but this is yet to be compared to older mini DV.

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Multi-Language On-Screen Menu; Hard Disk Protection with Drop Detection and Floating Suspension; Auto and manual focus; Digital Image Stabilizer; Backlight/Spotlight compensation; Self-Timer; Play list Video Clip Playback and Slide Show Still Playback; In-Camera File Editing; Playback Scene Transitions.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 78.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel/0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.1