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Digital Media CameraGZ-MG30

Don't tape it. Don't worry about reloading discs either, because the palm sized GZ-MG30 records over 30 hours of video on its high-capacity 30 GB hard disk drive. So when you are on the go, vacationing or at a family event, pack your lightweight Everio and go. There are four recording modes that allow you to record the way you want. The ULTRA mode will record over 7 hours of almost DVD movie quality. The FINE mode will record at DVD camcorder quality for 10.5 hours. Either way, the high quality MPEG-2 recordings are the same format used as a DVD. There will be no quality loss when burning to DVD. Plus, no cassettes or discs to lose. Every Everio Hybrid Camera is designed to simplify your life.The built-in hard disk drive allows you to easily delete unwanted scenes and rearrange your footage even on the go. This Everio's multi-connectivity allows you to get connected and share all your memories. Your own portable video scrapbook- from JVC. Long recording time and easy to use features in a palm sized hard disk drive solution.

Features

  • Over 10 Hours of Recording with 30 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive (FINE mode)at DVD Quality
  • Over 7 Hours of Recording with 30 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive (ULTRA mode)at DVD Movie Quality
  • Over 14 Hours of Recording with 30 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive (Norm mode)at TV Quality
  • Up to 37 Hours of Recording with 30 GB Internal Hard Disk Drive (ECO mode)
  • High-Quality MPEG-2 Video Recording (up to 720 x 480/60i in ULTRA mode with Dolby Digital Audio (MOD file)
  • 3D-NR (noise reduction)
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Technical Specifications

GZ-MG30

SYSTEM
Format
SD-VIDEO Entertainment Video Profile: Video: MPEG-2-PS / Audio: Dolby Digital, Still: JPEG (PictBridge, DPOF compatible)
Storage Media
1.8" Hard Disk Drive (Embedded), SD Memory Card
Internal Hard Disk Drive Capacity
30GB
CAMERA
CCD
1/6″
No. of CCD/CMOS Pixels
680,000
Effective Pixels for Capture
Moving images
340,000-pixel
Still images
340,000-pixel
Effective Pixels for Record
Moving images
(720x480) 4:2:0
Still images
Up to 640x480
Lens
Zoom Ratio Optical
25x
Zoom Ratio Digital (max.)
800x
Focal Length (mm)
2.2 - 55.0
F Stop
F1.8 - F3.2
Filter Diameter (mm)
27.0
Shutter Speeds
Video: 1/2 - 1/4000, Still: 1/2 - 1/500
Exposure Settings
Video: -6 - +6, Still: -2EV - +2EV
ISO Settings
100, 200
Full Range AF/Manual Focus
Yes
Full-Auto/Manual White Balance
Yes
RECORDER
MPEG-2 Video Recording
Yes
JPEG Still Shooting
Yes
3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR)
Yes
Video Recording Modes
ULTRA FINE (8.5Mbps)/FINE (5.5Mbps)/NORM (4.2Mbps)/ECO (1.5Mbps) [1]
Still Image Sizes
640x480
Video Recording Time (max.)
7hr 10min (ULTRA FINE) / 37hr 30min (ECO)
No. of Still Images (max.)
9999
INTERFACES
SD Memory Card Slot
Yes
USB 2.0/1.1
Yes
USB Mass Storage Class
Yes
DC In
Yes
AV Out
Yes
S-Video Connector Out
Yes
LCD/SCREEN
Color LCD Monitor
2.5″ 112,000-pixel
FUNCTIONS
User-Friendly Graphical User Interface
Yes
Thumbnail Picture
Yes
Play List Editing
Yes
Power-Linked Operation
Yes
Playback Special Effects
Yes
Self-Timer
Yes (2sec/10sec)
PictBridge/DPOF
Yes
Auto Illumi. Light
Yes
Data Battery
Yes
Program AE
Modes
Sepia / Black and White / Twilight / Classic Film / Strobe / Snow / Spotlight
Multi-Language On-Screen
Yes
INFO Button
Yes
Recording Special Effects
Yes
GENERAL
Approx. Weight
0.71lbs (320g) [5] / 0.84lbs (380g) [6]
Dimensions (WxHxL)
2.64" x 2.76" x 4.29" (67 x 70 x 109mm)
Power Consumption
Approx. 4.5W
Power Source
(Battery) 7.2V / (AC adapter) 11V
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
USB Cable
Yes
Software
Digital Photo Navigator (Win)
Yes
PowerProducer (Win)
Yes
PowerDirector Express (Win)
Yes
PowerDVD (Win)
Yes
Capty MPEG Edit EX (Mac)
Yes
AV Cable
Yes
Remote Control
Yes
AC Adapter
Yes
Battery Pack
Yes


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Footnotes:
[1] Free app available for Android phones/tablets, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
[2] Only valid with Wi-Fi direct (direct monitoring).
[3] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[4] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For 60P mode, Class 6 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[5] In Standard Definition mode.
[6] When image stabilization set to OFF
[7] 12x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[8] 35mm equivalent focal length is achieved when image stabilization is set to OFF and Dynamic Zoom is set to ON.
[9] Footage recorded in the UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use a recommended HDD/BD Burner or the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage.
[10] Footage recorded in the AVCHD Progressive and UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use a recommended HDD/BD Burner or the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[11] When using a 64GB SDXC card (not provided)
[12] without battery / including battery
[13] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[14] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For 50P mode, Class 6 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[15] When image stabilisation set to OFF
[16] 12x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[17] 35mm equivalent focal length is achieved when image stabilisation is set to OFF and Dynamic Zoom is set to ON.
[18] When using a 64GB SDXC card (not provided) and internal flash memory
[19] 48x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON in HD Mode
[20] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, Class 6 or higher is recommended. For THR mode, Class 6 or higher is required. (Class 10 is recommended). SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[21] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Compatible with UHS SD cards, but UHS Speed Class is not supported. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer
[22] 18x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[23] Footage recorded in the THR, TSR, and UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[24] Night & Portrait mode for still shooting only.
[25] Use of Eye-Fi card may be illegal and prohibited in countries and regions where it has not been approved by competent authorities. Please contact Eye-Fi support for the details of approved countries and regions.
[26] To record video, SD/SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[27] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, Class 6 or higher is recommended. For THR mode, Class 6 or higher is required. (Class 10 is recommended). SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[28] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Compatible with UHS SD cards, but UHS Speed Class is not supported. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer
[29] 18x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[30] To record video, SD/SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[31] Footage recorded in the UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[32] When using two 64GB SDXC cards (not provided)
[33] 13x when Enhanced Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[34] 13x when Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[35] To record video, SD/SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[36] When using two 32GB SDHC cards (not provided)
[37] without battery / with included battery
[38] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided)
[39] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal flash memory
[40] 15x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[41] 15x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[42] The value of 35mm film equivalent is for Still mode.
[43] To record video, SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[44] All modes are for still shooting only.
[45] To record video, an SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 16GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[46] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal 32GB memory
[47] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal 16GB memory
Accessory

GZ-MG30

Product Support

GZ-MG30

Manual
Instruction Manual
English
7.36 MB
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Supplementary Material
English
99.46 KB
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Software Guide
English
3.46 MB
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Notice: Data Battery Compatibility
English
1.28 KB
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