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A rather large camcorder, the JVC GZ-HD3 is built like a brick. Though no less pretty to look at than its rivals, it offers the sort of robustness and build quality that ensures that it'll appeal more to the serious videomaker for whom precise control, stability and high-quality images are of a premium.
New year, new Everios. The first to hit the UK's shores is the budget MG330, part of a range that extends up to the Full HD GD7 model. The essence of the Everio remains - a 30GB HDD using MPEG2 compression - however, there are some outstanding cosmetic tweaks and a new lens system to serve up unrivalled video.
While other manufacturers have hedged their bets in the increasingly complex world of camcorder formats, JVC has stuck to its guns with the hard disk Everio and the range has gone from strength to strength.
JVC’s range of Everio camcorders has proved mighty successful over the last few years and the latest addition to its HD stable looks certain to continue the trend. The first consumer camcorder to provide Full HD recording via three 16:9 progressive scan CCDs, the GZ-HD7 is a seriously well-equipped camcorder for the grown up videomaker.
JVC's range of Everio camcorders has proved mighty successful over the last few years and the latest addition to its HD stable looks certain to continue the trend
The GZ-HD7 is the first consumer Full HD camcorder. It uses three 16:9 progressive scan CCDs and a Fujinon lens normally found only on broadcast models. So at least there's a reason for the scary £1,700 they want for it.
A pioneer in the realm of video, it's no surprise that JVC is leading the way when it comes to HDV camcorders, too. The GZ-HD7 is the first consumer model to record Full HDV to its hard disk - via three 16:9 progressive scan CCDs
Despite ruling the roost with the very latest camcorder technology, JVC is still keeping the flag flying for tape with this entry-level mini DV model. The price is certainly right: this is one of the cheapest camcorders on the market