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Monday Madness: Win a JVC Everio GZ-EX250 (valued at $400)

The clichés are true:  we are blinking and our children are growing up before our eyes.

As a busy mom to three little girls, it is sometimes hard to stop and take account of all of our blessings.  Lunches need packed, hair needs combed, school work needs corrected.  If we aren’t careful, we will miss so much of the wonder and beauty of the childhood years.

My favorite way to chronicle our lives is with video.  I make an (almost) yearly video recap of our family, and watching (and re-watching) these DVDs has already been the most wonderful nostalgic look at their past.

Instead of lugging around my giant tape camcorder, I recently had the chance to review a JVC Everio GZ-EX250 camcorder.  I have been so impressed with the quality workmanship and amazing features of this camera!    


Photos by: JVC USA


  • Lightweight & Compact
  • 40x ZOOM!!  We are talking up-close-faces at school and sporting events zoom!
  • Easy off and on
  • Built in WiFi (send clips to smart phone for social media, or email directly over WiFi)
  • Image Stabilizer helped subdue shaky mom hands
  • Included video editing software
  • Archive Quality, Full HD footage (and great quality still shots too!)
  • Low light performanceexcellent quality even for those birthday candle moments!
  • Touch Panel View Finder
  • 16GB built in memory (Memory card slots for additional storage)
  • Smile meter (tells you if your kids are smiling fully; you can also program to take pic automatically when smile is at the peak!)
  • Zoom microphone (amazing!) that picks up sound from where the camera is focused, even if far away!!



  • Battery life not quite as long as I would hope for
  • User interface a bit tricky to navigate; the incredible list of features are not incredibly easy to find with just a quick look.


Overall, I loved using this camera!! If you aren’t already impressed, you should also know that in addition to capturing your home video footage with quality and ease, the built in WiFi allows you to use your camera for home monitoring (or baby monitoring) via your cell phone or computer!  Check out the video below if you are curious about these great features:


Read my full review | Visit JVC Website

The Steal: Win a JVC Everio GZ-EX250 Camcorder valued at $399!

Details: One lucky winner will receive one (1) JVC Everio GZ-EX250 HD Camcorder.


In an effort to make it easier to enter, we are now using Rafflecopter. Simply click on the link below and follow the directions. The more you do, the more entries you will receive!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules and guidelines:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Residents only

Deadline to enter: Sunday, May 14, 2012 at 11:59PM PST

What is Monday Madness?

Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal.  It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.

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22 Responses to Monday Madness: Win a JVC Everio GZ-EX250 (valued at $400)

  1. Christina COlon April 30, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I entered the last video camera giveaway, but didn’t win. maybe this time!

  2. Carol Buchman April 30, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I tweeted using the tweet button on the rafflecopter & noticed the tweet says:


    I entered to win a QuickSmart Backpack Stroller via @trekaroo

    instead of a JVC Everio GZ-EX250 Camcorder
    Instead of a new one saying that I entered

  3. doubleadventure April 30, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Thank you Carol for bringing this to my attention. I have fixed the issue. Your tweet will count either way. 🙂

  4. Tara April 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    I need a new camera so bad!!! I would love to win this!!

  5. Aracely May 1, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    You always have the best giveaways! Love em!

  6. Caryn B May 2, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Fantastic! Just entered and will tweet it out now! : )

  7. Justin M May 3, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    I’m going to be a Dad in 6 weeks – a camera will be perfect!!!

  8. Artemis D. May 3, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I could reallllllyyyyyy use a camcorder! The recording on my digital camera isn’t good enough!

  9. DARLA KIDDER May 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Facebook and Trekaroo user name Darla Kidder.

  10. Susan Smith May 4, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Trekaroo user name susan1215

  11. Alma Bosek May 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    This would be nice to use on my next adventure.

  12. Nan L. May 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Thanks for the offer! Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. Jill May 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    My user name is Jill L

  14. Michelle Fosnaugh May 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    signed up! Username fozzy33

  15. Blair May 12, 2012 at 10:37 am #


  16. danielle b May 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    joined trekaroo as ferriz

  17. john mains May 13, 2012 at 2:06 am #


  18. Robin May 13, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    My user name is rtrexel

  19. Carol May 13, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Great contest thank you!

  20. Eileen May 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I would love to win a JVC camcorder.

  21. Kim May 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    my trekaroo user name is crankyyanky1

  22. virginia December 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    love to win the JVC camcorder

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