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JVC claims that its GZ series are the world's smallest and lightest hard-disk recording camcorders at approximately 0.74bs.

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Pros

interface is intuitive enough that you can even tweak the settings without ever reading instructions

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sound gathering capabilities are pretty good, can clearly hear everyone

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gets a sharp and detailed picture in sunny lighting

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plenty of internal storage for hours of recording

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compact design that's easy to stow away in a jacket pocket or purse

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Cons

autofocus has difficulties in normal indoor lighting

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image stabilization isn't very good, get lots of shaking when shooting handheld

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records in a proprietary .MOD format that isn't recognized by most editing software

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takes a very long time to convert the video files into a standard other software will use

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JVC claims that its GZ series are the world's smallest and lightest hard-disk recording camcorders at approximately 0.74bs. The Everio GZ-MG730 features a 30GB internal hard-drive that can record up to 37.5 hours of video; the camera also has a micro-SD card slot. The JVC Everio GZ-MG730 features a 1/2.5" 7.38 megapixel CCD (as opposed to the 1/6" chip of its predecessors). It has a zoom lens designed by Konica-Minolta that can provide 35x optical magification, with 800x digital zoom and image stabilization. It also has an "Everio Dock" for connectivity, and has USB 2.0, IEEE1394 and iLink output.

Features
  • 1/2.5" 7.68 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 30GB internal hard drive
  • Records up 37.5 hours of video in low-quality mode
  • Micro-SD card slot
  • Konica-Minolta zoom lens with 35x optical zoom
  • Image stabilization
  • Everio Dock
  • USB 2.0, IEEE1394 and iLink output
  • Weight: 0.74lbs
  • Dimensions: Approx. 2-11/16" x 2-3/4" x 4-11/16" (68mm x 69mm x 119mm)
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