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JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Camcorder Review

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Product Tour

Product Tour Summary
{{article.attachments['JVC_GZ-HM340_Vanity120.jpg']}} • The camcorder does not have a built-in cover for its lens, but comes with a removable lens cover. • The sensor on the GZ-HM340 is smaller than what was featured on last year's JVC GZ-HM200. • The 20x optical zoom lens is a good amount of magnification for an HD camcorder.
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**Lens & Imaging System**


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The lens has a 20x optical zoom.

 

The GZ-HM340 has a very small CMOS sensor for an HD camcorder, which is why we consider it an entry-level model. The sensor is quite a bit smaller than JVC's mid-range camcorders from last  year (like the GZ-HM200 or the GZ-HD300), while the lens has the same 20x optical zoom. One difference with the lens on the GZ-HM340, however, is the fact that it does not have a built-in cover (a removable lens cover does ship with the camcorder).

Lens   Sensor
Filter Diameter N/A   Type CMOS
Focal Range 3 - 60mm   Size 1/5.8-inch
Focal Range (35mm equiv.) 46.4 - 928mm   Pixel Count (Gross) 1.37 megapixels
Aperture f/1.8 - f/3.5   Pixel Count (Effective) 1.09 megapixels (video) 1.09 megapixels (still)
Lab Tested Wide Angle* 45.5°

**Front**


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**Right**


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**Back**


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**Left**


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**Top**


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**Bottom**


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**In the Box**


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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. Samsung HMX-H106 Comparison
  13. JVC GZ-HM200 Comparison
  14. Panasonic HDC-TM10 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings
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