JVC Everio GZ-HM320 Camcorder (Black) comparison

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JVC Everio GZ-EX250

JVC Everio GZ-EX250
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Price $399 at 1 store $289 at 1 store $379 at 1 store $339 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date February 21, 2010 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013 February 10, 2012 February 21, 2010
The Bottom Line The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list. The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.5
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.9-4.0
F/1.8
F/1.8-3.5
Flash type None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom 20 x
30 x
26 x
40 x
20 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 200 x
350 x
320 x
200 x
200 x
Weight 7.6 oz
8.8 oz
6.3 oz
8.3 oz
7.6 oz
Image stabilizer Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Electronic Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
Electronic
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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