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JVC GZ-MG57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of JVC GZ-MG57. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MG57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

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

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MG57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GZ-MG57 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 are impressed by the price. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

portability, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

JVC GZ-MG57EK review

 

The GZ-MG57EK is the smallest and lightest camera in the group, so it's ideal if you need to carry your camcorder regularly.

Hard disk camcorders such as this let you record hours of video without having to worry about tapes or discs.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Once again the Everio design impresses us, but the video quality isn't as good as we'd like with this unit.

Huge recording times, good range of manual options, great design

Only average quality video, small still shots

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57 review: JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

Small and well-designed; stores 7 hours of video.

Mediocre video and still photo quality; sluggish autofocus.

Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match the competitions'.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match the competition's.

Small and well-designed ; Stores 7 hours of video

Mediocre video and still photo quality ; Sluggish autofocus

When it lacked competition, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57 might have merited a salutary recommendation. But in its price range, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 (which has an identical RRP) is really the better choice now.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

This little camera is perfect for what I want... which is better then Mini DV or VHS quality... medium quality pictures that are middling in size for web pages... and the ability to put together WIDESCREEN DVD's without having to have a engineering...

Good alround performer; good bang for buck; reasonable pictures; good colour depth and auto-focus

It all depends on what you want to use it for... they made telemovies on less than these ten years ago! :-)

May, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

Bought for $899 with DVD burner from Teds in Nov 2006,

Ease of use

Not high quality images & videos but good enough for travel, internet etc

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG57

 

I like this camcorder alot. It's very responsive, easy to handle and has all the features plus more for my requirements. A great product by JVC. After much research and trying out different varieties it was either this or the GZ-MG77 and for the...

Easy to handle. Ergonomic. User friendly and feature packed

Need a second battery as the one supplied has a max charge life of 60mins. Hopefully one day the batteries supplied will be alot better

Nov, 2006