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JVCGZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Blue)
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (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

No 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 20 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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                • No

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