JVC 8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder

JVC 8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder

JVC 8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder


Product Highlights

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
  • Capture 10MP Ultra Resolution Photos
  • Back-Illuminated 2.5MP CMOS Sensor
  • Durable Quad-Proof Body Design
  • Internal 8GB Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 40x Optical Zoom & 60x Dynamic Zoom
  • Full Screen 3" Touch Panel LCD
  • Zoom Microphone & K2 Audio Technology
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S)
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The JVC 8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder is designed with JVC's rugged Quad-Proof camera body, which means that it is waterproof down to 16.4', shockproof from falls up to 4.9', dustproof (IP5X rating), and freeze-proof from temperatures as low as 14°F. The camera has a back-illuminated 2.5MP CMOS sensor and FALCONBRID image processing engine that work together to facilitate up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording at 24 Mbps. It supports 2MP still image capture as well. You can also shoot up to 10MP photos when employing the GZ-R30BUS's Ultra Resolution technology.

JVC has equipped this model with 8GB of internal memory. There's also an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot that provides external memory expansion. The camera's Konica Minolta HD Lens features a 40x optical zoom and 60x dynamic zoom. Plus, there's an Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) that reduces the effects of unwanted camera shake. The camera features a full screen 3" touch panel LCD as well. For connectivity, the GZ-R30BUS has a USB 2.0 port for charging and data transfers, while a mini-HDMI output allows you to share your video clips on a large HDTV screen in Full HD thanks to the camera's 1080/60p video output capability.

The GZ-R30BUS features several user-friendly shooting controls and options including Intelligent AUTO, time-lapse recording, Face Detection, Touch AE/AF, and more. You can also take advantage of special recording modes like Rough Monochrome, Food Mode, Baby Mode and Marine Mode. Other features include a sealed internal battery design, built-in zoom microphone with auto wind cut, K2 audio recording technology, an auto illuminating LED light, and a Super LoLux option that affords improved sensitivity when recording in low light.

This model features JVC's durable Quad-Proof camera body design
Camera is waterproof down to 16.4' and shockproof from falls up to 4.9'
Camera is rated IP5X dustproof and it is also freeze-proof down to 14°F
Back-illuminated 2.5MP CMOS image sensor and FALCONBRID image processing engine
Camera provides up to Full HD 1920 x 1080 AVCHD 24 Mbps bit-rate recording
Capture 2MP photos or up to 10MP photos when using camera's Ultra Resolution technology
Internal 8GB memory and SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for memory expansion
Connectivity options include a USB 2.0 port and an mini-HDMI output
Camera is equipped with a 4.5-hour internal long-life rechargeable battery
Internal battery eliminates the risk of damaging the camera while changing batteries in bad weather
Camera is also compatible with optional portable batteries and USB charging
Full screen 3" touch panel LCD allows easy shot setup and instant playback
Konica Minolta HD lens supports 40x optical zoom and 60x dynamic zoom
Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) provides powerful compensation for camera shake
Camera supports Intelligent AUTO and Super LoLux technology
Features convenient Face Detection and Touch AE/AF functions
Special recording effects include Rough Monochrome, Food Mode, Baby Mode and Marine Mode
Provides time-lapse recording and Best Play function
Supports K2 audio technology in record mode
Equipped with an auto illuminating LED light
Built-in zoom microphone with auto wind cut technology
Supports 1920 x 1080/60p output for outputting Full HD picture quality to compatible HDTVs
Includes Everio Media Browser 5 software
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
UPC: 046838070112
In the Box
JVC 8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Everio Media Browser 5 Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JVC GZ-R30 specs

    Sensor 1-Chip CMOS
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Sensor Resolution 2.5 MP
    Zoom Optical: 40x
    Dynamic (Optical): 60x
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
    Video Format 1920 x 1080 (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2 Megapixel
    JPEG: 10 Megapixel
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Shockproof Rating 4.9' / 1.5 m
    Waterproof Depth Rating 16.4' / 5.0 m (Camera)
    IP Rating IP5X
    Creative Effects Yes
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - No
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack
    Max Runtime: 4.5 Hours per Charge
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.5 x 3.1"

    JVC GZ-R30 reviews

    8GB Everio GZ-R30BUS Full HD Camcorder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Camcorder Really like this camcorder. It is waterproof so I can bring it with me on my kayaking adventures without fear. Also the zoom on this camera is great and the stillphotos are excellent as well. I like to video my SUAV group flying drones so I bought the Magnus 350 which does a great job for that. All in all I am very pleased.
    Date published: 2016-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's just what I was looking for. I love this little camera so far. I bought it because I always video family gatherings, birthdays, school functions etc. I could have gotten any old camera and believe me the competition was fierce. I saw plenty of cheaper cams,but after reviews over the web I wasn't satisfied. Some of the well known brands were nice,but lacked the features I wanted. Being the clumsy person I am, this camera offers some degree of shock protection from drops or falls and is also waterproof. Though I don't snorkel,I can be found playing with my kids at the pool or in the yard with the garden hose ,and I would not want my purchase damaged. The built in led light for extreme low light situations and the fact that an external battery can be attached sealed the deal for me. Mostly, I will be using it for video as mentioned earlier and it has extremely sharp video and the zoom to me is amazing. I remember being outside the night I got it taking videos of the the moon and what visible stars I could see,crazy stuff. Most newer cams have built in wifi, but I am not trying to stream anything I just wanted a simple camera for my memories and the recording modes all use an extreme bitrate to produce beautiful video on all 3 settings. The audio to me is fine its not like i am trying to put on something to air in primetime, but I am impressed. I only wished it had some physical buttons like an on switch and a manual led light switch ; lens cap would be nice too. The touch screen had me upset that it did not work, but it seems that one has to gently push to get a response then calibrate it. This camera has a built in hard drive,but still supports a full sized 120gb card. Lastly I wished it were a little easier to get into to attach peripherals ,but then I guess it would not be waterproof. I am still testing the battery life so far its good without the light, but I am not sure how long the battery will last with the light on and the screen having to display what is being
    Date published: 2017-02-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pros & Cons Pros: waterproof, tough, good quality images, easy to use auto mode, simple and adequate software, lightweight, good battery life. Cons: Zoom motor is noisy, intelligent auto does not function well when shooting toward the sun. battery recharge time is slow.
    Date published: 2017-07-22
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