JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Camcorder Review

Performs solidly, but lacks most manual controls and design leaves something to be desired.

$499.00 MSRP


The GZ-HM340 from JVC is a new entry-level HD camcorder that performs like a solid mid-range model. Its performance is on par with that of last year's GZ-HM200 from JVC, but it lacks most manual controls and its design leaves something to be desired.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. JVC GZ-HM200 Comparison
  19. Panasonic HDC-TM10 Comparison
  20. Samsung HMX-H106 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery