JVC Everio HD Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

by Wootbot

Just Ignore Them, They’ll Slowly Go Away

Hey, Internet citizens. Grab a camera. We’re at the point where we just gotta make our own content.

We don’t want to point fingers here, but someone who rhymes with “Smallywood” keeps coming in and getting all up in our business. Like, ALLL up in our business. But you know what? There was a time when “Smallywood” wasn’t all that either. When they were just a couple people who were unemployed and had time to kill. And you know what started it all? Somebody decided to pick up a camera.

So maybe you should think about this JVC Everio HD Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom. Maybe, instead of writing that effect-heavy screenplay that will make you about twenty bucks after all the lawyers get their cut, you could make a small film about the human condition and save it via the SDXC slot. Sure, it probably WILL go unnoticed, but how many famous first films can you name? Everybody’s gotta start somewhere, after all.

In a few months, you’ll have mastered the 40x optical zoom and the proper way to light for the Konica Minolta HD Lens. You’ll be taking advantage of the Advanced Image Stabilizer and making the up-converted 1920x1080p output look great. You’ll have made some contacts and the copyleft types will be starting to notice you. Your name will be spoken about in hushed whispers behind closed doors. Maybe you’ll even be invited to present your short film in an art gallery.

Then you’ll have a resume AND a JVC Everio HD Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom! And you know what that means, right? It means the big boys are going to show up. They’ll offer you all kinds of cash to take the rights to your movies and guess what you’ll do? You’ll throw it back in their faces! Because who needs lots of money when there’s world changin’ to be done! Yes, sir, with a JVC Everio HD Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom you can focus on the art instead of that once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a famous industry insider.

Because let’s face it, as it stands now they’re about six months away from releasing “Lolcatz: The Motion Picture” anyway. You might as well get there first.

Authorized for SquareTrade Extended Warranty



Warranty: 90 Day JVC

Condition: Refurbished


  • Wherever you point the camcorder, it instantaneously analyzes faces, brightness, color and distance, to automatically select the best settings for the scene
  • 2.7” LCD, Konica Minolta HD Lens, 40x optical zoom, Advanced Image Stabilizer, up-convert for 1920x1080p output, and Intelligent AUTO for best picture quality, whatever the scene
  • SDXC card slot and high-quality HD video ideal for Web sharing on YouTube™ and Facebook
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) expands the effective area at wide angle to deliver powerful compensation for camera shake
  • Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1sec – 80sec) so you can watch movement that’s hours long in just a few seconds when played back
  • When a subject enters the camcorder’s detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement
  • Easy Archiving & Sharing with Everio MediaBrowser 3
  • The newly designed 2-Way Grip Belt works as a standard grip belt or a convenient wrist strap. You can choose which way to best match your shooting style or carrying preference

Additional Photos:

SDXC/SDHC/SD Card Slot: Single SDXC Card
Image Sensor: 1/5.8” 1.5MP CMOS
Zoom Ratios: Optical 40x
Dynamic 70x
Digital 200X
High Definition Recording: AVCHD Lite 1280x720
Standard Definition Recording: Yes
Video Recording Modes: AVCHD Lite (LS/LE)
Video Recording Time (max): 13hr (LS)
47hr 40min (SEW/SE)
1080/60P Output: Yes (upconverted)
HDMI® Terminal: Yes
LCD Size and Resolution: 2.7” 230K-pixel
Advanced Image Stabilizer: Yes
Time-Lapse REC: Yes
Auto REC: Yes
Intelligent AUTO: Yes
Face Recognition: Face Detection
Lens Cover: Manual
2-Way Grip Belt: Yes
Eye-Fi Card Ready for Wi-Fi Connection: Yes
Bundled PC Software: Everio MediaBrowser 3
Provided Battery: BN-VG108
Dimensions with Battery: 2.06” x 2.19” x 4.69” (51x55x119mm)
Weight with Battery: 0.48 lbs (215g)


In the box:

  • JVC GZ-HM30 Everio Camcorder (Choose: Blue, Black, Silver or Red)
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • 2-Way Grip Belt
  • Everio MediaBrowser 3 Bundled Software
  • User’s Manual
  • Warranty Card