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JVC GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue)

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
  • Capture Up to 8.3MP Still Images
  • Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • SC/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 40x Optical Zoom & 60x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" Touch Panel LCD
  • A.I.S. & Auto REC
  • K2 Audio & Zoom Microphone
  • Intelligent Auto & Time-Lapse Recording

The blue JVC GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and up to 8.3MP still images. It can record Full HD video and 2MP still images simultaneously as well. It features an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, a back-illuminated 1/5.8" 2.5MP CMOS image sensor and a Konica Minolta HD lens. The high-quality HD lens supports 40x optical zoom, 60x Dynamic Zoom and 200x digital zoom. The camcorder has a FALCONBRID engine and a 3" touch panel LCD for easy recording and instant playback.

The GZ-E300 also features several other user-friendly shooting controls and options. It's equipped with an Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) and Super LoLux. It features Intelligent AUTO, Auto REC and ultra-slow motion video. Plus, it supports Time-Lapse REC and Stop Motion REC as well. The GZ-E300 has Face Recognition technology, Smile Meter / Smile Shot, K2 technology for audio and an integrated zoom microphone.

The GZ-E300 features Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 software for Windows, which allows you to upload your videos quickly, select your favorite scenes, and make them even more attractive. If you get done with a recording and can't wait to share it with friends and family, the GZ-E300's integrated mini HDMI output makes it possible to connect the camcorder directly to your HDTV. Once connected, you can share all your video clips on the big screen in Full HD thanks to the camera's 1080/60p video output capabilities.

AVCHD and standard definition dual format recording
24Mbps high bit rate recording
Capture up to 8.3MP still images using Ultra Resolution
Simultaneous Full HD video and 2MP still shooting
Super LoLux with back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Memory card slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Konica Minolta HD Lens
40x optical zoom, 60x Dynamic Zoom and 200x digital zoom
Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
Intelligent AUTO
Index Marking
Best Play - Instant Digest
Stop Motion REC
Time-Lapse REC
Auto REC
Zoom mic
Face Recognition
Smile Meter / Smile Shot
K2 Technology in REC mode
Auto Wind Cut
Ultra-slow motion video
1920 x 1080/60p output via mini-HDMI
FALCONBRID Engine
3" "Frameless" touch panel LCD
Auto LCD backlight control
Easy upload to YouTube / Facebook (HD compatible)
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 provided (for Windows)
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Mobile User Guide optimized for Smartphone viewing
Full-range AF/manual focus
Full auto / manual white balance
Sliding lens cover
2-way grip belt
Power-Linked operation
Quick Restart
In-camera file editing
Data battery
Nightalive and Spotlight Scene Selection
Animation Effect
Touch Priority AE/AF
Silent Mode
2, 10 second and Face Detection self-timer
Camera
Sensor 2.5 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS
Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 2,500,000
Optics
Focal Length 2.9 - 116 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 40.5 - 1620 
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 6.3
Zoom Optical: 40x
Dynamic (Optical): 60x
Digital: 200x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time SDXC 128 GB
UXP: 11.5 hours (max)
SEW: 92.7 hours (max)
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD
1920 x 1080
Standard Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
720 x 480
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
JPEG: 640 x 480 (4:3)
JPEG: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
JPEG: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 230,000
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux Not Specified By Manufacturer
White Balance Modes Auto
Manual
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Languages English
French
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
System Requirements Windows
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Consumption Operating: 2.2 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 50.0 x 57.0 x 116.0 mm
Weight 6.88 oz / 195 g without battery
7.94 oz / 225 g including battery
JVC GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue)
  • BN-VG107 Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • 2-Way Grip Belt
  • Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 Software for Windows (Bundled in Camera)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JVCGZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Zoom range/performance (10)
    • Great picture quality (8)
    • Good in low light (5)
    • Image stabilization (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (7)
      • HD shooting (6)
      • Travel (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fun camcorder

      Bought this for my 10 year old son. Very easy to use. He loves it, especially the fast action capture, slow-mo replay and the silly additions like mustaches and stars. Super fun...Read complete review

      Bought this for my 10 year old son. Very easy to use. He loves it, especially the fast action capture, slow-mo replay and the silly additions like mustaches and stars. Super fun and quite good. Picture quality is fine and automatic features are handy, especially the anti-shake. Haven't really tested the low light feature, but we have been filming indoors in our fairly dark house and we can still see the picture, so I guess it works. Very good cam for a fairly reasonable price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Worse than my cell phone

      It does nothing it says it does half as well as it claims to, both the video and still are better on my cell phone. Complete waste of money, I will just bite...Read complete review

      It does nothing it says it does half as well as it claims to, both the video and still are better on my cell phone. Complete waste of money, I will just bite the bullet and grab a dslr for the good quality pictures and decent video.

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      4.0

      compact, lightweight, small battery

      By Andy

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Red):

        Like other reviewers have stated, the high def video is pretty darn good and it does zoom. Start up is rather quick and it adjusts to adverse light conditions much better than you camera phone video. The only gripe I have with this camera is the battery life. It could be better, but since I don't video hours at a time, it really isn't a big issue. I only use this for kids events and want 10-20 min of video footage over a 1 hour period, which suits me fine. Also, the still pics aren't that great, but I always have my Galaxy S4 on me and those pics always come out great! All in all, this is a great little VIDEO camera that won't break the bank.

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        4.0

        As expected

        By saddlecreek

        from sarasota, fl

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Red):

          Received my order in super fast delivery time. Everything arrived as ordered. Haven't taken it on vacation yet which will be the true test. Right now I'm just experimenting with all the controls. One thing when you are taking pictures outdoors it's impossible to see the screen so you are guessing. I guess this is the problem with all the lcd monitors.Hard to control the camera when using a zoom because of it's size.

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          4.0

          Now I have two of these...

          By Peter R

          from Honolulu, Hawaii

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Time-lapse Setting

          Cons

          • Lens Not Threaded

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Time-lapse

          Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black):

          This is my second GZ-E300. I normally use this camera to take home videos of my kids, but lately I have been using it to take a video time-lapse of the simultaneous deconstruction and construction of the buildings across the street from my condo. The events next door have been going on since last July, and my JVC camera has been on for most of that time 24x7.

          I like the quality of the video I'm getting from the camera and the relative ease of transferring my files to my computer. You can use the included software and cable to connect your camera to your computer and transfer files, but I transfer files by taking out the SD Card because I don't want to move the camera. Obviously I like the time-lapse feature, unfortunately that's probably the only feature I know of on this camera.

          FYI: I also have a Brinno TLC200 Pro Time-Lapse Camera and Canon a710is with the CHDK installed. The quality from the JVC is best of the three cameras...

          BUT - These are the reasons why I didn't give this camera 5 stars.

          The time-lapse function is limited to 99 hours, so i'm forced to stop and restart the camera every 3 to 4 days.

          The angle of view is not wide enough to capture the entire view next door, hence me using multiple JVC cameras.

          The camera lens is not threaded which means I can't screw on a wide-angle lens. To overcome this problem, i'm going to glue a step-up ring to the front of the camera so I can mount a wide-angle lens.

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          5.0

          Nice little camcorder

          By Hockey dad

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue):

          I bought this camera to tape my kid playing ice hockey. I was amazed with the HD quility of the video. The only weakness is the battery life - it lasts for about one hour. You will need to buy an extra battery for about $. 32 gb card can hold approximetely 4 hours of video in HD quality. Sound quality is very good too. I love it. It's very small, very light. Battery life though you kind of expect to be bad judging by the size of the battery. Very satisfied with the camcorder though.

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          5.0

          Great Camera, Great Price

          By Beemer Boy

          from Providence, RI

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue):

            I spent may hours looking for the right camera with the right features for the right price. Once I determined this was the camera I wanted I found this website which had the best price. Very Happy with this camera and Very Happy with B&H.
            Thank you.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product for the money

            By Scotez

            from st. Louis, MO

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black):

              Love this camcorder. No wifi but I wouldn't use it anyway. Great HD video and have really found that taking still pics while recording a really handy feature. Slow motion and motion activated features have also been handy. ..

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Paul

              from Dartmouth MA

              About Me Pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black):

                I got this camera as as safety cam for weddings. Great camera, it's easy to use, and great quality.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Quite good for the money

                By woodywoodman

                from seven valleys, pa

                About Me Casual User

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue):

                I was a little skeptical because of the price. I expected to return it. I am pleasantly surprised with he video quality. I use it to capture my grand daughter and for for taking shots outdoors. Don't expect super bright indoor shots. This is a function of sensor size. I use kdenlive on Ubuntu for editing. This is a basic camcorder that looks great on my 50" Samsung Plasma. The other reviewers phone must be a better quality than my Droid razor. My phone does not begin to compare to the camcorders abilities.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality Video , Easy to use.

                By Ganda

                from Baltimore County

                About Me Casual User

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black):

                  The JVC is easy to use right out of the box. Just follow the short instruction book and you will be taking videos in minutes. Included software allows easy download to desktop with windows7. Truly takes high quality video. Good sound quality. You will need to upgrade the battery if you are recording for more than 35 minutes.

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fun camcorder

                  By DD

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Fast Shutter
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Red):

                    Bought this for my 10 year old son. Very easy to use. He loves it, especially the fast action capture, slow-mo replay and the silly additions like mustaches and stars. Super fun and quite good. Picture quality is fine and automatic features are handy, especially the anti-shake. Haven't really tested the low light feature, but we have been filming indoors in our fairly dark house and we can still see the picture, so I guess it works. Very good cam for a fairly reasonable price.

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                    (2 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Worse than my cell phone

                    By Keegan

                    from Chicago IL

                    About Me Casual User

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Poor Image Stablilzation
                    • Poor In Low Light
                    • Poor Still Image

                    Best Uses

                    • Paper weight

                    Comments about GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black):

                    It does nothing it says it does half as well as it claims to, both the video and still are better on my cell phone. Complete waste of money, I will just bite the bullet and grab a dslr for the good quality pictures and decent video.

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