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JVC GZ-MS100

JVC GZ-MS100
alaScore 83

185 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of JVC GZ-MS100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MS100EK Slim SD Flash Memory Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom) with easy upload to YouTubeJVC GZ-MS100EK Slim SD Flash Memory Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom) with easy upload to YouTube

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Flash Memory Camcorder w/35x Optical Zoom (Red)JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Flash Memory Camcorder w/35x Optical Zoom (Red)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Mika (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

Its great for the price I paid. I am happy with it. Most of the latest software programs support the .mod file format now.

Inexpensive ; Value for money ; Video footage looks great ; Easy You tube upload ( I uploaded clips to family overseas with ease)

Average stills

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: groucho (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

This is a nice little camcorder for the price. It's light, well balanced and easy to use in a point-and-shoot kind of way. Unfortunately mine died after about 3 weeks so it went back to the shop from whence it came. It has now been replaced by a...

Very good low light performance. Nice and light to hold. Sharp picture in good lighting. Good battery life. Very good zoom. Ability to fit filters - I had a polarising filter on mine and it was great for beach shots, outdoors on sunny days etc

Poorly implemented .MOD file system - file (scene) naming makes it tricky for editing and can cause some headaches for 3rd party editing packages. Getting the recorded footage off the camera, in to my editing softwares (I have several) and then on to a...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Ovvienile (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

What a great little unit, fantastic battery life, i'm getting around 2 hours on the standard battery. Nice zoom and still compact enough to take with me everywhere. I've played around with the youtube function and it's pretty cool, I think i'll use it...

Good battery life ; Compact ; Simple to use ; good zoom

havn't found any yet

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Beef (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

I was amazed with the product and the features it had despite being on a budget. The thing I loved most about this camcorder is that it's easy to use. The image quality is excellent too. The only SD card camcorder that allows you to connect up longer...

Easy to use ; Good Image quality ; Great on price ; You'll love the You tube upload, again easy

Haven't found any yet

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Neil (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

As a first time owner of a camcorder, I found this unit great. contrary to other things I have read, it is not a flimsy unit. The hand controls work well although the record button is a bit too close to the base of the thumb and could probably be...

Small. Nice clear screen. Value for money

The 800x zoom is joke but it zooms very well to about 200. The uploading interface

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: amat (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

this is a very very good budget camcoder good job jvc

very nice and quality video for budget camcoder ; cool design

i cannot find yet for this camcoder because the price it good n the quality ; for budget camcoder

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Torsten (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

Simply perfect for this price!

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Ted (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

I agree witrh Zzzed. I even got a 2nd battery and carry bag for similar money. At least JVC has the sense not to supply outdated memory card capacities given the speed at which these things drop in price. I bought a 16GB SDHC card, and I'm ready to go....

35x Zoom, excellent optics, great touch panel with glowing blue touch confirmation... the mates love it

I realised I can also buy a black version after I bought my silver one

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: ZZZZed (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

Well I've recently bought one of these, and it's brilliant. I looked at Panasonic's toy cam with a laughable 4GB card supplied at Canon's overpriced stuff. For the Canon price I can buy a hard disk camcorder

Great zoom, great price, as good as more expensive standard def models and great youtube software if you're in to that

None that I can find yet...OMG at $419, it's a no brainer

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Super Penguin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

There are 2 ways to look at this camera, as either a cheapie or a good camera. As a cheapie it has good 'bang for buck' and while there a re a few things that could be better, we have to remember, we get what we pay for. As a good camera it's basic and...

Price, zoom, image stabiliser, it's able to take still shots, light and compact

Microphone is close to useless if you are not directly in front and close to it, basic software

Nov, 2008
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Self-timer:10

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.1cm
Height:6.8cm
Weight:225g
Width:5.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000 / 112000 x 112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1260
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 77
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP Home Edition (SP2), Windows XP Professional (SP2), \nWindows Vista Home Basic, \nWindows Vista Home Premium
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium M, 1.4 GHz
Minimum RAM:256
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.3
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator\nCyberLink PowerCinema(TM) NE

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SDHC

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 6.8
Height :11.1 / 6.8
Weight:225 / 270
Width:5.4