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JVC Everio GZ-MG730 7.2MP 30 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Includes Everio Dock)

by JVC
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  • Built-in 30 GB hard drive with 10x optical zoom
  • Stable image shooting with built-in digital image stabilizer
  • Can shoot high-resolution digital stills up to 3072 x 1728
  • Vivid colors with a 7-megapixel CCD with primary color filter
  • Can store up to 37.5 hours of video
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Product Description

Product Description

With the GZ-MG730 Everio Hard Drive Camcorder you can record all the stuff that makes life more fun. Everio has been redesigned to offer more satisfaction in a smaller, lighter body. It's the world's smallest and lightest hard disk camcorder, so you can shoot actively without fatigue, and travel with lots of space left over when you pack your bags. The Everio models have been equipped with a high-performance lens developed by camera specialist, KONICA MINOLTA. It captures clear and bright images. Everio is equipped with an industry-leading 35x optical zoom for incredible magnification with full optical quality. Digital zoom takes you up to 800x. Internal high-capacity HDD allows extremely long recording times. With the 30GB model, you can store up to 37 hours of video. To safeguard Hard Disk Drive from shocks and vibrations, the Everio has a Floating Suspension System that effectively dampens vibrations through polymer shock absorbers. You can choose the picture quality from four modes, from high-quality video equivalent to DVD Movie to small-sized clip ideal for uploading to the Web. In addition to a built-in hard disk drive, Everio also has a slot for microSD Card so you can store videos and stills on this commonly available memory card (optional). 1/2 - 1/4000 Video Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1000 Still Shutter Speed 112K pixel, 2.7-inch LCD monitor 30GB 1.3 hard drive microSD Memory Card Slot Video Format - MPEG-2-PS Audio Format - Dolby Digital Still Format - JPEG Interfaces on Camera - USB2.0, AV In/Out, DC in Interfaces on Dock - AV In/Out, S-Video In/Out, USB2.0, DV Out (IEEE1394), DC In Built-in Lens Cover Image Stabilizer Auto illumination light Auto Power ON/OFF - Close the LCD to turn the power off and Open turns the camera on in about 1 second Auto LCD Backlight Control for comfortable viewing whether indoors or outdoors PictBridge compatible Approximate Unit Dimensions

From the Manufacturer

JVC’s new Everio GZ-MG730 hard disk camcorder features a new, super-slim design that makes it one of the world’s smallest hard drive camcorders on the market. The new Everio line also offers new functions that make operation simpler and more intuitive. The 30GB GZ-MG730 features a high-performance camera section with a 1/2.5-inch, 7.38-megapixel CCD with Primary Color Filter. It also offers a more rounded design that shows off the F3.5 Konica Minolta lens. With the ability to shoot high-resolution digital stills up to 3072 x 1728 (16:9 mode) or 3072 x 2304 (4:3 mode) in size, the GZ-MG730 is an ideal dual-use camera. Serious enthusiasts will enjoy the additional pro-style shooting features, including Auto Flash, Program AE dial with Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure Bracketing, Backlight and Spotlight compensation, Natural and Vivid color settings, and Histogram Display.

JVC Everio GZ-MG730 Highlights

7-megapixel CCD with Primary Color Filter Two modes are selectable, offering more Natural or more Vivid colors. Choose what's best according to the subject matter, your taste or preference. Works for both video and stills.

Program AE dial Lets you easily select from Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Spotlight, Snow, Sports, Portrait, Twilight and Auto/Manual modes.

Outdoor/Indoor modes Outdoor mode pops in a neutral density filter for shooting in extra bright conditions like the beach or skiing.

Advanced photo functions Various functions to support your photographic talent.

Aperture Priority/Shutter Priority mode The Aperture Priority mode controls the depth of field while the Shutter Priority mode lets you select the shutter speed according to the subject.

Auto Exposure Bracketing Automatically shoots 3 shots with sequential exposures when you press the shutter.

Histogram display Graphically shows exposure distribution within an image you've shot.

Auto Flash Shines automatically if ambient light is low for brilliant still shots.

Super slim, lightweight design Everio has been redesigned to offer more satisfaction in a smaller, lighter body. It's one of the world's smallest and lightest hard disk camcorders, so you can shoot actively without fatigue, and travel with lots of space left over when you pack your bags.

Konica Minolta lens All Everio models have been equipped with a high-performance lens developed by camera specialist, Konica Minolta. It captures clear and bright images.

Gigabred Engine 6 digital noise reduction systems improve the S/N ratio by about 30 percent (3dB) over previous models, while the integrated MPEG-2 encoder helps reduce block noise and mosquito noise. It's assurance that all of those Gigabytes of video and photos you shoot will offer the best picture quality available for each recording mode.

Up to 37.5 hours recording Internal high-capacity HDD allows extremely long recording times. With the 30GB model, you can store up to 37.5 hours of video. You can choose the picture quality from four modes, from high-quality video equivalent to DVD Movie to small-sized clip ideal for uploading to the Web.

HDD/microSD hybrid design In addition to a built-in hard disk drive, Everio also has a slot for microSD Card so you can store videos and stills on this commonly available memory card (not supplied). Now copy video and stills from the built-in HDD to the microSD card. Sharing is even easier.

Laser touch operation The scroll bar and buttons are touch-sensitive so you just glide your finger up or down the bar to choose menu items while its cool blue light follows your movements. You don't touch the LCD screen itself, so it won't get dirty or smudged. No fingerprints.

Auto LCD backlight control Automatically adjusts brightness of the LCD backlight for comfortable viewing whether indoors or outdoors.

Auto power on/off With Everio, you don't have to use the power switch each time you operate because the power is linked to the LCD's opening and closing. Just open the LCD and the camera turns on. Close the LCD to turn the power off and avoid wasting battery power. Operation has never been easier!

Quick restart In combination with Auto Power ON, you're ready to shoot in about 1 second when the LCD is re-opened. Never miss a crucial moment.

Auto Illumi. Light Turns on automatically so you can shoot brilliant images even in low light situations.

Image stabilizer Built-in digital image stabilizer effectively compensates for "camera-shake", enabling stable image shooting.

Built-in lens cover Slide it shut to protect the lens when the camera's not in use. It's integrated, so there's no risk of losing it like a separate lens cap.

Data battery Allows you to check the remaining battery power by percent and remaining recording time in minutes. Optional larger capacity batteries are available for purchase.
This product includes patented and other proprietary technology and will operate only with JVC Data Battery.

Remote control Provided remote control to operate Everio from a distance for playback, DVD burning, etc., just like a DVD deck.

HDD protection and stability To safeguard the hard disk drive from shocks and vibrations, the Everio has a Floating Suspension System that effectively dampens vibrations through polymer shock absorbers. Also incorporated is a Gravity Sensor System that automatically senses sudden acceleration such as in a free fall situation, and turns off the power to defend the hard disk so that a head crash can be avoided even when the unit is dropped.
*Note: Operation of hard disk drive protection is not guaranteed against all cases of chock or accident.

DV output The DV out terminal (Firewire, i.LINK, IEEE1394) on the Everio Dock enables easy dubbing to an external DVD/HDD recorder, and also allows digital-to-digital dubbing of Everio footage to a computer for advanced non-linear editing using third party software.

Simple A/V connection Just hook-up to a TV using the provided AV cable and enjoy Everio's DVD-quality picture on a large-screen TV. Or connect directly to a VCR or DVD recorder for easy copying of Everio movie clips to a VHS tape or DVD disc.

Easy sorting with event icons To make it easier to manage and search for the video clip you want to see, you can assign the appropriate category icon to it while you shoot or afterwards. It also helps when you just want to watch footage based on a certain theme, like Vacation, Birthday, Sports, etc., or when you want to burn just those scenes to a DVD.

One-touch DVD burning With a Share Station DVD burner or with your PC, you can burn a full-sized DVD-Video disc at the touch of a button. Just press the Direct DVD button, and the DVD burning process starts automatically. It's smart so you can even use it to automatically transfer only newly-recorded data to the burner, just the scenes you manually select, or pre-select using the Playlist.

Playlist function Playlist function lets you easily select the scenes you want in the order you want internally at the camera. Convenient for playback or for archiving to DVD.

Pre-installed picture titles When viewing or burning a DVD, you can insert a Picture Title pre-installed in the camera. With a wide selection of professionally designed title images, you can easily transform your footage into a professional looking video -- without a PC!

One-touch data backup to PC Data archiving has never been easier. Just press the DIRECT BACK UP button, and data that has not yet been backed up can be transferred to a PC automatically.

Creative, convenient software included

  • PowerCinema NE: Makes it easy and simple to browse scenes in the camera, and enables the Direct DVD/Direct Backup function.
  • PowerProducer 3 NE: Offers easy authoring of video clips in any order you choose to DVD, even right from a USB-connected camera, so you can share your original DVDs with anybody who owns a DVD player.
  • PowerDirector 5 NE Express: Offers feature-rich, non-linear editing so you can flex your creative muscle with titles, effects, and even mix stills with videos. Also converts to a variety of file formats including DV-AVI, Windows-AVI, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, Windows Media Video and RealVideo.
    *Note: Third-party software available for Macintosh
  • Digital Photo Navigator: For organizing still images, easy image re-sizing, Web file (HTML) creation and slideshows, as well as movie file (.AVI) creation.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 4.7 x 2.7 inches ; 13.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0012804QE
  • Item model number: GZ-MG335HUS
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,098 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By hijinx on May 19, 2008
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I really like this camera. It is compact, shoots nice stills and has good sound qualities. The interface is intuitive and I was tweking settings right out of the box with little or no reference to the manual. It is perfect for quick family videos and fits in a small camera bag, making it easy to transport. The problem is when you shoot long videos and want to edit them down. I have found that for my purposes the .MOD format this camera produces is old and has to be converted to .avi or .wmv for the sort of editing I want to do. That means a very long conversion process through the supplied software, which I did not find particularly usable or helpful. The autofocus also has issues indoors in medium lighting and the image stabilization is not the best out there. If you want a happy cam to grab shots of the family and friends, then this is a really good buy. Otherwise, spend the extra and go for a unit that has more flexibility with its video outputs. I started out loving this camera , but every day I find something else I dislike about it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By S. Negami on December 5, 2008
I got his camera for $600, and it was a great purchase. First, the camera is very compact which makes it easy to carry around. Even with its size, it has a 30GB storage and a 10x opitical zoom. I like the f/1.8 Konica Minolta lens, which focuses very quickly and takes some great-looking still photos. The 7-megapixel sensor also helps with its recording. Videos are recorded in MPEG format so it is very esay to transfer onto your computer for editing; no conversion necessary. Colors were very pleasing and white balance was also good. Definitely worth purchasing
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By Ken on December 9, 2013
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Product refuses to operate at low temperatures. Memory interface is clunky and inefective at times to access via screen. I just dl the whole drive to my comp hd to make it easier.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zhijie Liu on September 12, 2009
I love this product. 7M pixel in such low price and it performs very well!
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