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JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Camcorder Review

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Introduction

As far as mid-range HD camcorders go, the JVC GZ-HM200 ($579 MSRP) is a solid product. The sister-model to the GZ-HD300, the HM200 includes dual SD/SDHC memory card slots and offers a fairly straightforward shooting experience. The camcorder has some handling issues—marred by cheap construction and a flimsy hand strap—but, overall, it's a good mid-range model from JVC.

Update: The Everio GZ-HM200 was ultimately selected as our 2009 Mid-Range Camcorder of the Year. To see why we selected it and read about our other 2009 awards, check out the 2009 CamcorderInfo.com Select Awards.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the JVC GZ-HM200, take a look at these other camcorders.

JVC GZ-HM400
$999.00 MSRP
6.7
Panasonic HDC-SD20
$379.00 MSRP
5.5
Canon Vixia HF20
$249.99 MSRP
6.2

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. JVC GZ-HM400 Comparison
  13. Canon HF20 Comparison
  14. Panasonic HDC-SD20 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings