JVC GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder (Black)

JVC GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder (Black)

JVC GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • AVCHD Lite & AVCHD SD Dual Format
  • 1.5MP CMOS Sensor
  • Konica Minolta HD Lens
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • 70x Dynamic Zoom
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Face Detection
  • Time-Lapse REC
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JVC GZ-HM30 Overview

  • 1Description

The JVC GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder is a budget-friendly gateway into high definition. Record 1280 x 720 video and up-convert to 1920 x 1080p for output. Those detailed, vibrant videos will look stunning on your HDTV or HD monitor - and you won't even have to take out a small loan to achieve this high-quality footage.

Just pick up an SD/SDHC or SDXC memory card, charge the battery, and you're ready to start recording. A Konica Minolta lens, 2.7" LCD, and features like Advanced Image Stabilizer (for blur-free video) and an impressive 40x optical zoom are the tools that'll help you preserve your memories.

Shooting controls like Intelligent AUTO and Face Detection, among others, will come in handy too - taking the guesswork out of recording. Instead of futzing with the camera's settings you too can enjoy the moment, along with everyone else. And when it's time to share, an HDMI mini output allows for a one cable connection to your HDTV. You can also use the included editing software for fine-tuning and sharing your video on the web with friends and family.

GZ-HM30 Flash Memory Camcorder
This HD Everio GZ-HM30 has an SDXC card slot, offering high-quality HD video ideal for Web sharing on YouTube and Facebook. Also features 40x optical zoom, Advanced Image Stabilizer, up-convert for 1920 x 1080p output, and Intelligent AUTO for best picture quality, whatever the scene
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer
  • 40x optical zoom
  • 2.7" LCD display
  • Konica Minolta HD lens
  • AVCHD Lite and AVCHD SD dual format
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
Easy Operation and Convenience
  • Auto REC
  • Time-Lapse REC
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Face Detection
  • HDMI output (mini)
  • Manual lens cover
  • A/V output
  • 40x Optical Zoom Konica Minolta HD Lens

    When recording in HD, you get up to 40x optical zoom - the industry's highest level. When recording in standard definition, the Dynamic zoom function uses nearly all of the effective pixels of the CMOS to achieve up to 70x magnification without any degradation of picture quality

  • Intelligent AUTO

    Wherever you point the camera, it instantaneoulsy analyzes faces, brightness, color and ditance, to automatically select the best settings for the scene. Brightness, sharpness, chroma and gamma values, and more, are continuously optimized. Get the best possible shot, anytime!

  • HD/SD Dual Format Recording

    Record in AVCHD full HD if you want to watch the results on an HDTV or burn 1280 x 720 resolution videos to a Blueray disc or DVD. In addition you can record in standard definition to edit 720 x 480 resolution videos for longer recording times, burn to standard DVDs and share with people who haven't upgraded to HDTV yet. Remember HD for higher quality recordings or SD for broad compatibility and longer recording time the choice is yours

Video format features

AVCHD Lite: 1280 x 720 HD

  • High quality yet light enough for web
  • Format is ideal for video sharing sites
  • Upload in an instant with lightweight data
  • Enjoy fast playback response, giving smooth, uniterrupted streaming of high quality videos

Standard Definition: 720 x 480

  • For users viewing standard definition on their current TVs
  • Easy to edit without a high-spec computer
  • Extended recording times possible
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer

    Camera-shake compensation is another important feature of a video camera. Our Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) expands the effective area at wide angle, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake. Now, you can enjoy stable results even if you're trotting alongside your subject
  • 2-Way Grip Belt

    The newly designed belt works both ways - as a standard grip belt or a convenient wrist strap. You can choose which way, to best match your style of shooting or carrying at any time

  • Time-Lapse REC

    Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1-80 seconds). So you can watch movement that's hours long in just a few seconds when played back. It's great when you want to observe an event that takes place over a long period of time or to record unique-looking scenes in a creative way

  • Auto REC

    When a subject enters the detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically. Recording continues as long as there is movement within the area and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement. You can use it like a surveillance camera or to observe something. Discover new ways to use the camera

Everio MediaBrowser 3 - Disc Provided

  • Easy-to-Use Integrated Software

    Everio MediaBrowser 3 is high-value software that provides everything from viewing, data management, simple video/stills editing, as well as easy sharing functions, within a single application

  • Quick Upload to Facebook/YouTube

    Share as soon as you shoot. Uploading to Facebook and YouTube is as easy as following just a few steps that are displayed on the screen

  • Create with Easy Video and Still Editing

    Everio MediaBrowser 3 lets you create full-fledged edited videos and pictures with ease. Edit video footage and stills into the same creation, spice it up with a music track, add captions, and so much more, with drag-and-drop ease!

  • Full-Fledged Photo Re-Touch Functions: Monochrome, Sepia, Spot, Soft/Sharp, Text, and Mask
In the Box
JVC GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder (Black)
  • Lens Cover
  • 2-Way Grip Belt
  • AC Adapter
  • BN-VG108 Battery Pack
  • Everio MediaBrowser 3 Bundled Software
  • User's Manual
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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    JVC GZ-HM30 Specs

    Sensor 1/5.8" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 40x
    Dynamic (Optical): 70x
    Digital: 200x
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Recording Time SD GB
    LS: 13 hours; SEW/SE [4]: 47 hours, 40 minutes
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.0 x 2.2 x 4.7" / 50.8 x 55.9 x 119.4 mm
    Weight 0.48 lb / 217.72 g

    JVC GZ-HM30 Reviews

    GZ-HM30 HD Everio Camcorder (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best HD for the price We got this small HD for baby video and for skiing, kayaking, and hiking trips. Best feature so far is the time-lapse, which is too cool. Quality, color, and image stabilization are all good; you can, however, sort of hear the zoom, and the low light quality is so-so. Price, as said, is excellent. Downers are the screen interface. The buttons are small and at a 90-degree angle from the screen, so it's difficult to look at the screen and nagivate using the buttons. Also, the on-screen delete is difficult to navigate. It seems that it's easy to delete everything or nothing, but less apparent how to delete the clip you just viewed.
    Date published: 2012-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recording options The quality is comparable to many other camcorders on the market. However the HM30 allows you to set the camera to record at different frames sizes such as 640x480, 853x480, and 1280x720. Almost all camcorders sensors are native 720p and up scale the image to 1080i or p. This takes more memory, processing power to edit and transcode with no real improvement in quality. You can always upscale later. Its a very nice feature to be able to select your frame size as sometimes all you want to do is burn a DVD.
    Date published: 2011-09-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive time lapse camera I bought this camera for one reason: time lapse recording and I am very happy with it. I was considering a $3,000 camera. So easy to use compared to other time lapse systems using still cameras and other software and computers. Right out of the box I shot some great video of clouds passing over a forest. I can't wait to do more.
    Date published: 2011-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good results for such a small camera Camera is used for home and family projects. Movies are clear. Battery dries fast, must buy an additional one, such as BN-VG121 or BN-VG138 for long movie shots.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little camcorder Have used this to film sons lacrosse games. Easy to use and setup. For the price and what I intended to use it for I am very pleased. Sound is not that great and for my middle age eyes the screen in bright light is hard to see. Included software makes it simple to convert files and burn to DVD.
    Date published: 2011-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I purchased this camcorder for filming my family occasions and my baby daughter. for me the output is great, sharp HD quality picture. The x40 zoom is great although it's hard to keep hand steady at this zoom. the only drawback is the ergonomics, for myself (mature male with average hand) it's hard to press the record button and use the zoom button, because of the small dimensions of the device.
    Date published: 2011-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from its wonderfull. I would buy it again i used it several times at parties and at home. Its zoom is wonderfull.
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little camcorder I use this camera at work. I put it on a post and zoom into a tiny object. hook it up to a large TV monitor to observe the targets. I also use the timelaspe to observe the changes overnight. The image quality is terrific. I save company money from purchasing other expensive camera. Now that it works great for a low cost, everyone wants one! You can have 4 different outputs to fit your existing TV, computer, VCR, etc.
    Date published: 2011-08-30
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