There is slightly more ghosting of moving images or pans in the CBR and SP modes, especially with high-contrast subjects. CNET may get a commission from these offers. The camera is designed to give users a maximum amount of manual control without being overly intimidating. The files are easily read into a computer I use Vista and imported directly into the editor software. Camcorder Effective Resolution Photo Mode.

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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. When you are panning from a subject with an average amount of contrast, focused at infinity, to evrrio similar one a few feet away, focus will lock onto its new target in less than a second. I like this product so much we would consider reselling it to our customers.

JVC GZ-HD7U High-Definition Hard Disk Camcorder Review

Low contrast subjects take longer. The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 is a hard-drive based high definition camcorder with a variety of unique features destined to wet the palette of gz-nd7u and enthusiasts alike. It also has a Fujinon optical zoom lens for professional-level optics and brightness. I’ve made a score of high-resolution Continue to next page 01 The camera itself is fine but it has become obsolete.


Backlight compensation, auto power save, accessories hot shoe. Use the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive. This is a very versitile camera for the price.

The overall video performance, however, is only average, and the lack of serious audio capabilities probably makes it better suited to the hobbyist who needs long recording times. For UXP mode, Class 6 or higher is recommended.

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It is nice to be able to make a scene one second or for hours. The camera capacity of 5 hrs at full HD resolution 7 hrs at SD is great for a few events. Canon EOS R review: The Good Nice manual features; attractive design; high-quality audio; low-noise, low-light video. Show More Show Less.

These HD cameras and photo equipment are the first in the world to provide full DH recording capabilities.

Manual, auto AE Modes: There is a manual and automatic mode, which both work well.

What’sthe old phrase for an unexpected bargain? The camera increases the video’s overall bandwidth to 30 Mbps, which results in less compression and higher image quality. Visit manufacturer site for details.

Unfortunately, while that may have gz-hdd7u true for a standard-definition world, it doesn’t seem to carry over to high-def–at least, not in the case of the JVC Everio GZ-HD7. I docked it a point in the design ratings, though, because several important shooting controls–gain control, wind filter, white balance–are buried in the menu system, and because you’re forced to use the LCD too often.


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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. For THR mode, Class 6 or higher is required. It can take the HD7 as much as two seconds before it starts to adjust exposure when going from a bright to dark scene, and the transition is marked by discrete steps that look choppy. The ring has the smooth and positive feel of a professional high-end camcorder. The function button governs key manual settings, such as white balance, zebra levels, color bars and more.

I use these cameras for weddings and such. Colorwise, the whites are true on Auto White Balance, and flesh tones are just a bit warmer than natural, creating a beautiful effect for shooting people that eliminates the need for pancake make-up. I think I might buy a second.