JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder – I LOVE this camcorder!

Great camera, a little hard to learn to use efficiently as the instructions are not very helpful for rookies like us. We’re just now, after all this time, learning the camera. Battery life is pretty good, make sure you get at least 1 or 2 extras, and an extra charger, well worth it for convinence. Go ahead and get a tripod too when you buy it. We’d buy again, but, now, there’s better ouit there.

Just what i was looking for.

I purchased this camcorder so i won’t have to mess with tapes or dvd’s. You shoot, you hook it up to the computer, you burn a whole event on a dvd with one click. I am not a hard core camcorder person but i do like to use it occasionally and 30gb is more than enough capacity for my needs. I have used it for my son’s entire pre-k graduation ceremony. I’ve also used it 4 times at other occasions and i still got plenty of room left on the hdd. It’s light and fits in a small bag or you can hang it around your neck and won’t even feel the weight. It comes with a remote control which becomes handy when watching your videos in a living room.

We purchased this camcorder to take video’s of our two little babies to send to family and save for ourselves. It is so easy to use and small and compact. The picture quality is excellent. I would definately recommend to anyone who wants a camcorder for family stuff. So easy with not having to use the discs. Just plug it into your computer and off load like a digital camera.

Camcorder is very light and compact. 1st one that i have ever used. Definitly get an additional battery. Was on vacation for over a week with it and the middle tier battery lasted the day perfectly for me. Image is good, low light a little problematic. Data transfer to computer very fast and included software is decent.

As a producer on public access cable, i needed to eventaully get my own equipment to film my shows. Long story short, i ran into the hdd series of camcorders and then to jcv. With a hard drive, i never need tapes and i can easily transfer video files from the camera to my pc. You can even trim off the unwanted parts of the video footage directly on the camera.Not only does this have a 30gb harddrive but it also has a micro sd slot. This camcorder is fantastic imo. Just as advertized it can get up to 9999 still photos, 37hrs of video footage in low resolution setting and 10hrs on the highest quality setting. I had no problems with the automatic focusing or light adjustments. Ff and rew buttons are gone and replaced with the lcd screen lite-touch buttons and the lazer touch strip. That is really coolno lens cap to lose because the lens is protected by a built-in shutter.

  • Nice camera but didn’t last
  • Exactly what I needed!
  • Good camcorder for common shooting

I bought this camera to upgrade from an aiptek mpvr. I wanted the optical zoom, the ability to record with the camera plugged in. Which the jvc everio gz-mg330 does all those things and the ability to record in low light situations. However, the aiptek mpvr creates clearer video. The jvc everio gz-mg330 also seems to have a problem filming leds plugged into a wall outlet such as christmas lights. The lights slowly turn on and off in the recording even if what you see is the lights being on constantly. The jvc everio gz-mg330 has a slightly odd interface took me a while to get use to how everything works. Copying files from the hard disk to the microsd card is a bit convoluted but it does do it. Also the usb cable that comes with it is not standard. The 5 pin connector on the camera side has a special configuration and you can’t use other 5 pin usb cables with the camera.

This is the best handheld camera i have owned. It is great being so small and portable. It is best for recording videos however still shots dont come out as clear. I would still recommend to others.

I’ve had it for almost a month. It’s really easy to upload the videos to the computer,i have recorded in the night just using the camera’s flashlight and the lowlight quailty is pretty good,my other choice was the canon fs100 but the lowlight performance on that camcorder is way grainer than jvc’s camera so i went ahead with the jvc instead not too fancy just right for when u are about to record something u just open the lid and it turns on automatic ready to record u just open the lens cover and press the record button.

Very small and takes a good quality picture. My complaints are that i wish the battery would last longer and i had some trouble getting the software to work on my computer. There is a larger battery available that should hold a charge longer, i just wish it would have come with that battery. The software issue may have been more my fault, i just had a hard time getting the video to transfer to the computer for burning to disk. Manual could have been a little simpler to understand. Finally got it all figured out and working fine. I’m sure the camera is capable of more than i will use it for.

This camera is in great working condition. It’s very comfortable to use, and it has a surprising amount of features for a consumer camera.

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Easy to use with good professional quality videos. The still shots are not as good as a digital camera designed solely for that use. It really is a video camera. Hard to keep stills in focus when lighting is not the greatest. Comes with a software program easy to use and well designed for handling creating with your videos and still shots. I bought this one for my son-in law who loved using mine for videos.

The 30gb hard drive is plenty to take the highest-quality videos for many, many hours. Just download the videos into your computer, recharge the battery, and you’re ready to go. I would suggest that you purchase a spare battery if you plan to take it on any long trips.

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Great little camcorder for the money. I’ve always had great results from purchasing jvc products. It is easy to handle and shooting with it is a breeze. My only dissapointment is with the instructional documentation which accompanies the camera. The explanation of saving video to the hard drive, external hard drive and burning to a dvd are quite sketchy. There is a pretty neat looking editing program which installed with the program, which has no instructions at all. Maybe you will have jvc send me an instruction booklet so i might use it. The camera was a sound buy however, and as usual amazon did a fine job of getting it to me in a timely fashion.

I bought this for vacations and for video taping our grandchildren, but recently i needed some professional still shots. I tried out the function and was amazed at the quality. The photos are sharp and clear for my craft books. I’m very happy with the results of my finished books.

I bought this camera for my father in law who was taking a 65 day cruise and always had an interest in video but would never buy it for himself. I was able to help him get started over the phone since he lives 6000 miles away. At 79 years old i wasn’t sure if he would be able to work it. He did it and loves everything about it-as excited as a boy with a new toy. I will get to see the results over x-mas and will follow up at that time.

Internal high-capacity HDD allows up to 37.5 hours of recording time

I bought this 4 years back, it is working just fine. Small in size, decent looks, easy to use, ample memory to record clips (hd became full only after 3 years of use). Plus the price i got was among the cheapest then. Electronics is ever-reducing in size and prices too, and improving in features, but as of how it used to be then, this is the best deal i got.Thanks to amazon too, for bringing this up to us.

I’ve had my mg-330 for several months now and have not had the first issue with it. It does great videos, the zoom is incredible, and the ease of operation is definitely the selling point to me. However, i would suggest getting an extra battery as the one it comes with is only good for about an hour of video time. I would suggest this item to friends and family.

I bought this camcorder because i wanted to have one i could hook up to my computer and use imovie to edit and burn to a dvd. This camcorder is a great buy for the money and comes with everything you need to get started. The lcd screen is crisp and the quality, when on its highest setting, is very good. This camcorder is compatible with imovie and is small enough to go most places easily. This is a great buy for filming stuff outdoors. The battery life is about 1. 5 hours with the standard battery so i would recommend buying a second battery. The recording time on the highest quality setting is a little over 7 hours so it will do most work just fine. A good entry-level camcorder.

I set out to buy a camcorder for my son for christmas as he has a new baby. If you have looked you can appreciate my dilema. After reading consumer reports and a hundred reviews for as many camcorders, on as many web sites, i settled on this one for the price, the size, and the features. Although consumer reports does not rate jvc camcorders that high across the board, this model had glowing user reviews so i went with it. My son is very ‘gadget’ literate and within a half hour, devoted to reading the manual and playing with the camera, he was taking videos like a pro. He has not stopped raving about this camera since. The picture quality is phenominal, the zoom capability is mind boggling, and if you read the manual like you are supposed to, it is really easy to operate. Time will tell if i made a good choice but for now, i’m thrilled.

I ordered this camera before starting a 2 month vacation. I got it about 5 days before leaving on the trip, so had very little time to get used to it. Fortunately it is an easy to use camera. I’ve been using it for nearly a month and still have plenty of memory left on the hard drive. The only time i notice any shaking in the video is when i need to zoom in to the maximum. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to use, reasonably priced digital camcorder.

Product arrive fast and in good conditions. Description says it has some scratches but they aren’t noticeable and it came with everything like a new one.

Equipped with a high-performance Konica Minolta lens

My husband and i purchased this camcorder almost a year ago when our daughter was born, and we love this product. This was our first camcorder and like the fact that it was (1) decently priced, (2) very easy to use, (3) we do not have to fast forward/rewind tapes, and (4) compact/light and easy to carry. I recommend this camcorder to anyone who is not a ‘professional’ videographer, who just wants a relatively inexpensive camera to videotape their kid’s cute moments.

4 years later and works fine use it for still photos as well .

I bought this camcorder in silver before (new). I love both of them however no-one said that the blue one is in ntsc and the silver one is in pal. Both work great and i use both in my church plugged into a sony vrd-mc6, they are quite pleased with the results. However the ntsc and pal part was a little annoying, but it worked out in the long run.

The touch sensor took some getting used to. Still photos are a little difficult as the camera does not compensate for hand shakes. Otherwise it works perfectly.

Technology has really come along way, especially for those of us that started out with videotape. The price wasn’t bad either. I have only taken about an hour of video. The camera is user friendly and performs very well. I look forward to capturing many great moments in the future. Hopefully the camera will perform well for several years. I hope that i can make numerous dvd’s and actually watch them in many years from now before new technology replaces all of the equipment. I’m still converting old vhs tapes.

Its a good camera for its price. 35x zoom with 30gb hard drive is really great. The battery life is not bad either. I used it on my vegas trip and didn’t have battery issues. Although i wish if the power off button was outside instead of being inside the lcd flap. Overall i do like the camera. Its my first jvc camera and i love it.

I just got the jvc everio gz-mg330. I have to say that i’m pleased with it. I have a small grip, so i needed a camcorder that was easy to hold. I have a small apitek hd camcorder, but the zoom was only up to 4x. I plan to use this one for special events and vacations (if i ever get one) that will require distance shots. The camera was easy to use right out of the box, and was pretty much user-friendly if you played around with it a bit. I didn’t have to do that much reading of the manual. I haven’t figured out how to download directly from the camcorder to my pc without using or installing the software, which is something the instructions said i could do. (that’s the reason why i gave it a 4. ) i could do it once i uploaded the software, and i had the option of upoloading only the files i needed for videos.

Enlarge images up to 800x with this full quality 35x optical zoom

I bought this camera in 2012. It worked great when i bought it. It has the built in storage and micro sd slot for futher memory expansion. Picture quality is very good. Sound quality is good as long as you’re close to where you’re recording. Easy navigation on the screen to view files. Takes a little while to transfer files to a computer. A few months ago, i went to go use this camera, and it would not display anything, nothing but a black screen (with the lens cover open). It could record, but only sound. You can view previously recorded videos just fine through the display, but will not record new video.

Item arrived promptly and was as advertised.

I’m a youtuber with an old computer, i bought a jvc everio quad proof and it wasn’t compatible with my computer which is about 10 years old. Different file types or something. (i’m not a nerd about this stuff). I got this camcorder and not only does it work with my computer, but i freaking love the way this camera feels, it has weight to it, you can tell it was very high quality for its time and it makes great video which overall, is what i was aiming for of course. So it’s great if you can get it for under 100 dollars and it’s exactly what i needed.

This is an amazing little camcorder. The picture is amazing, even at the highest zoom. At the farthest zoom, you can see the craters on the moon, no joke. The only thing this lil camcorder lacks is good night vision. The only ones that have that is a few sony camcorders. But, for quality and convenience, this is amazing.

I love this camera, it is very light, has a good screen for play backs and to view your movie. Easy to use, has an led light to help you with filming in the dark but must be close up filming. The picture mode is terrible must have a very steady hand.

I’ve had this almost 10 years.

Pack efficiently with one of the world’s smallest and lightest hard disk camcorders

I had already researched this camera in stores and bought it here because i wanted the ruby/red version, which was hard to come by. The price was just as good here and the product has not let me down. The only disappointing thing is that it did not come with the power dock, but it is not a necessity for use. I would highly recommend this camera.

Problem was it is missing a software disk. That disk has programs on it that decode the file type. Contacted seller 2x never heard back.

I just received this item and i am still learning how to use it, but it is very easy to learn. Picture quality is great, controls are easy to use.

The jvc everio is a perfect vid camera for the price. Sure you can spend a whole lot more and get a slightly better picture but for the vast majority of people, me included, this camera does a fine job.

It fully met my expectations. The remote and 4/5 video screen capability which are not available on newer models were critical to my usage.

I use this camera mostly to record on my motorcycle. I have it mounted on a ram mount on the handelbar and on the side of the bike. It does move a little bit, but depends more on the road conditions than on the camera itself. It has a nice anti-shake feature. Just 2 issues here:i have to start recording after i start moving the motorcycle, because if i don’t do that and want to start recording when i am moving, the camera displays ‘the camera temperature is too cold. Wait a few minutes’ or something like that. I guess that the camera senses that there is ‘air’ hitting direct it, so it protects somehow. If i start recording after i start riding, there is no problem. The other issue is that, after several ridings, i notice that the inner lens of the camera have dust particles. Even with the lens cover, the dust can enter the camera and dust gets inside. So, now, when i record in dark situations and a source of light hits the lens, the dust appears in the shot.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG330 30 GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4 of 5 stars, based on 152 reviews