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JVC GZ-MG330A Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)

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  • 800K Pixel CCD
  • 30GB HDD
  • 35 x Optical Zoom
  • F1.8 Konica Minolta Lens
  • 640 x 480 Digital Still
  • Micro SD Memory Card
  • Laser Touch Operation
  • Power Linked Operation
  • Blue

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 6.8 x 5.4 cm ; 358 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Item model number: GZ-MG330A
  • ASIN: B0012ZQRWC
  • Date first available at 7 Feb. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,007 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description

JVC s GZ-MG630A boasts a lightweight design and many other fantastic features! These include an HD Gigabrid Premium processor, which enhances image quality and reduces power consumption, and a 35x optical zoom, along with an 800x digital zoom, meaning you can film all those special moments as they happen in top quality! The GZ-MG630A s 60 GB hard drive can store up to 75 hours of high quality recordings, and videos can be uploaded to YouTube using the one-touch button. A microSD memory card slot has also been added to the GZ-MG630A, so you ll have plenty of room for capturing and storing loads of video footage!

Manufacturer's Description



GZ-MG330A Everio™ hard disk camcorder

Elegant and slim HDD/microSD Hybrid camcorder with KONICA MINOLTA lens, 35x optical zoom, easy-to-navigate laser touch operation and 30GB HDD for up to 37.5 hours of recording.

Key Features

  1. 1/6-inch 800k pixel CCD
  2. 30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for 7hrs 10mins (Ultra) and up to 37.5hrs (Eco mode) recording
  4. 35x Optical Zoom / 800x Digital Zoom
  5. Laser Touch Operation
  6. Memory Card Slot for microSD


Large CCD for exceptional picture quality

With its exceptional image sensing capability, the 1/2.5" large CCD with its exceptional image sensing capability delivers clear, detailed pictures with superior realism for both video and stills.

JVC's oversampling, both horizontally and vertically, adds multiple pixels together to concentrate the image for superior sensitivity.

30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for 7hrs 10mins (Ultra) and up to 37.5hrs (Eco mode) recording

Internal high-capacity HDD allows extremely long recording times. With the 60GB model, you can store up to 75 hours of video.

You can choose the picture quality from our modes, from high-quality video equivalent to DVD movie to small-sized clip ideal for uploading to the Web.

Solid HDD protection

Floating suspension and gravity sensor systems safeguard the hard disk drive from shocks, vibration and drops.

Notes: operation of hard disk drive protection is not guaranteed against all cases of shock or accident. Everio™ cannot be used in low pressure areas (generally places that are more than 3,000 metres above the sea level).


High-performance lens developed by camcorder specialists captures clear and bright images.

Beautiful close-ups with 35x Optical Zoom

Industry-leading 35x optical zoom for incredible magnification with full optical quality (32x for Megapixel model and 10x for 7Mega)

Laser Touch Operation

The scroll bar and buttons are touch sensitive, so you just glide your finger up or down the bar to choose the menu items while its cool blue light follows your movements. You don't touch the LCD screen itself, so it won't get dirty or smudged. No fingerprints.

Image Stabiliser

The built-in digital image stabiliser effectively compensates for "camcorder-shake", enabling stable image shooting.

Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)

Our OIS system compensates "camcorder shake" effectively without any of the quality loss associated with digital image stabilisation systems.

More storage and easy transfer with microSD

Everio™ has a microSD card slot, so you can store video and stills on both the built-in HDD and a commonly available memory card (not supplied). Copy video and stills from the built-in HDD to the microSD card and vice versa - sharing has never been easier.

Note: to record video, a microSDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. microSD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and microSDHC memory cards (4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk and ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.

Auto Illumi. Light

Turns on automatically so you can shoot brilliant images even in low light situations (7Mega model is equipped with Auto Flash).

Gigabrid Engine

6 digital noise reduction systems improve the S/N ratio by about 30% (3dB) over previous models, while the integrated MPEG-2 encoder helps reduce block noise and mosquito noise. It's assurance that all of those gigabytes of video and photos you shoot will offer the best picture quality available for each recording mode.

2.7" LCD with Auto Backlight Control

Automatically adjusts brightness of the LCD backlight for comfortable viewing whether indoors or outdoors.

Pre-set Picture Titles

When viewing or burning a DVD, you can insert a Picture Title pre-installed in the camcorder. With a wide selection of professionally-designed title images, you can easily transform your footage into a professional looking video - without a PC!

Quick Restart

In combination with Auto Power ON, you're ready to shoot in about 1 second upon the LCD reopening. Never miss a crucial moment.

Direct DVD

With an optional SHARE STATION, you can easily create a DVD-Video disc from Everio™ recordings. Just press the DIRECT DVD button, and the DVD burning process starts automatically.

Direct Back-Up

Data archiving has never been simpler. Just press the DIRECT BACK UP button, and data that has not yet been backed up can be automatically transferred to PC.

Digital-to-digital dubbing via i.LINK

The DV Out terminal (i.LINK, IEEE1394) on the Everio™ Dock enables easy digital dubbing to an external DVD/HDD recorder as well as transferring data to a computer for advanced non-linear editing using third-party software.

Data Battery

Easily view remaining battery and recording time at the touch of a button.

Everio™ includes patented and other proprietary technology and is made to be used with the JVC data battery and not with other batteries. JVC cannot guarantee safety or performance of the camcorder when it is operated by other batteries. For additional information about JVC data batteries, please contact an authorised JVC dealer in your country.

Ready to go creative with bundled software

All Everio™ models come with CyberLink DVD Solution software (for Windows®) that handles everything from data transfer and editing to DVD creation.

*Third-party software is available for Macintosh

PowerCinema™ NE

PowerCinema™ for Everio™ makes it simple to browse scenes in the camcorder, and enables the Direct DVD/Direct back-up function.

PowerDirector™ 5 NE Express

For full-fledged non-linear MPEG-2 editing and conversion to popular file formats.

PowerProducer™ 3 NE

For quick and easy DVD burning with simple re-ordering and menus.


System Requirements:

OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition (SP2)/XP Professional (SP2) (pre-installed), Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium (32-bit edition, pre-installed), USB2.0 connector is required.

CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4, at least 1.6GHz. Pentium® 4, at least 2.2GHz recommended.
Intel® Pentium® M, at least 1.4GHz.
Intel® Core™ Duo, at least 1.5GHz.

RAM: Windows® XP: at least 256MB, Windows Vista®: at least 1GB (when creating a DVD-Video disc with PowerCinema™ NE for Everio™, 1GB or more RAM is required for Windows® XP and 2GB or more RAM for Windows Vista®).

VRAM: At least 128MB recommended.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

181 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Pete on 28 Sept. 2008
I did some research on hard drive camcorders as I was fed up with tapes and I didn't imagine DVD would be straightforward. I was off to USA for the first time so wanted to ensure I had sufficient storage. I also didn't want to spend a fortune as I had no ambition to be a movie director. Out of the box I didn't need to read right through the manual to be able to use it straight away. I used standard quality but wish I had used the ultrafine mode to get that extra quality. The only niggle is that you switch it on by opening the screen and this hides the shutter control - so you have to close it again to open the shutter - until you remember (hard at my age). Zoom is controllable either by using a hand through the strap (with 3rd finger (traditional method) or by holding the camera in the hand and looking down on the screen and then fiddling the zoom with the thumb - lazy but easy. Its size makes it easy to control. It also has a stable, flat base so can be left on a table, wall etc. Controls on the screen are easy to use and playback and slide shows are easy. It plugs into a TV easily and I have recently downloaded the movies onto my computer hard drive. The software provided allows you to download, edit, make movies and DVDs. However you can just access the camera like a hard drive or pen drive without the software if you just want to copy the movie files. I like using Moviemaker and writing onto DVDs so I probably won't bother with the packaged software. This is a neat piece of kit for those who want to do easy videos. Budding Spielbergs might turn up their nose a bit but for us mortals this provides a clever, compact camcorder which fits in a pocket or a generic camera bag. Anyway how do they fit a hard rive into such a small space????
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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. JOHNSON on 26 Nov. 2008
First off let me say that I have never written a review on here, ever!

But I've seen some bad reviews of this camera and THEY ARE NOT JUSTIFIED! So much so ime writing this review.

I didn't want much, just to video tape family events and competitions I attend (martial artist) and for £200 I wasn't expecting alot.

However this little camera impressed me straight out of the box.
Charging time (for the small battery) is very quick, the controls are so simple a child could operate them; the quality on ultra fine is well fine!

Furthermore the optical zoom is amazing, I live in a large valley and I managed to zoom in on a house wayyyyy down and on the other side (it looked like a white spec in the distance to me!), and if it wasn't for my hands shaking because of the cold wind it would of been a fantastic quality shot!

It's dead easy to transfer files to the computer and very easy to find low cost accessories for it on eBay.

The only thing that really is not that great is the still photo quality, but then who wants to take stills when you can video it and extract the exact second of video you want to turn into a still??

All in all this is a superb little camera that I would recommend to anyone!

Thanks JVC :-D
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Cassel on 14 Dec. 2008
I bought this camcorder for our next family holiday and because the old one finally had its day. The reviews already posted were very useful and after a bit more research I decided to purchase.
It is very simple to use out of the box. Instructions are clear and the battery charge up time was not long (for the standard battery). The quality of the video is very good for home use from standard to ultra fine mode. The battery usage isn't fantasic but good enough for our purposes, i.e. about 30 mins to 1 hour use at a time. Its easy to view files from cam to PC. Please don't buy it for the camera option as the 1.3 MP is not that great and you'll get better pictures from your mobile phone. The camcorder is small (about the size of your hand) and compact.
By way of accessories, I have since bought a spare battery (standard again) which came as part of a starter kit and included a carry case. It also include a mini DV tape as the kit was for an older model. I also bought a Kingston 8GB micro SD card (class 4), which adds a bit more memory. If you are buying a memory card, don't forget to look out for the "class" rating - for video recording then class 4 or above is better due to transfer rates or something like that!
I paid £192 and I've seen the price increase since I bought it a few weeks ago, so look around before buying. The spare batteries do cost a fair bit so be prepared to pay around £40 (I got it with a starter kit which came with the bag)
Overall, a very good product and ideal for family use.
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99 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Griss on 23 Aug. 2008
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I bought this camcorder after doing a lot of research. It's absolutely brilliant. All the functions are very easy to use. It literally has everything you would want in a camcorder. I could go into all the technical details, but I won't.

I highly recommend it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. P. Moreton on 4 Jan. 2009
JVC GZ-MG330A Slim HDD/microSD Hybrid Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom)

The camera will deliver superb movies in daylight but in low light the quality is poor. I use Magix, Pinnacle and/or Ulead for editing. Downloading from this camera is not easy so if you are into proper editing as opposed to using the software supplied think again about this camera.
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