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JVC GZ-MS230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 878 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and image quality are generally positive. The portability and value for money also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the features and build quality. There are some mixed opinions about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MS230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MS230

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of JVC GZ-MS230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC Everio GZ-MS230 Camcorder

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MS230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MS230 Camcorder (Red)JVC GZ-MS230 Camcorder (Blue)

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Awful camera!!

 

This camera is priced this way for a reason, it's no good. I'm glad that the other reviewers have enjoyed their cameras, but I was very disappointed in it. The video is very grainy and lags terribly. The still camera isn't any better. Save your hard...

Haven't found one. It's light, so you can carry back to the store without straining

The picture quality. The audio quality. The battery life. The memory capacity. No light (flash)

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Totally fun for our whole family!

 

We received this camera as a gift about two months ago and genuinely enjoy it. It's easy to take along in the car or on walks, to the beach, anywhere. It's hard to explain just how lightweight it is, because it really is light. All three colors are...

Lightweight, not cheap but not expensive, SD card!, easy access to our computer to add pictures and movie clips to our files

Not a very long battery life. No flash

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Great little camcorder. Especially the price.

 

As mentioned. This is a great little camera for the money. $249.00 at video only, and they were out of stock so they threw in a free case! Sure it's a little shy on memory, but you can pick up an 8g memory card and double the memory ... Expand full review

Lightweight, easy operation, fairly good video quality. Price

Scroll bar a little hard to use, and software is a waste of time installing. Battery life

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Awful camera!!

 

This camera is priced this way for a reason, it's no good. I'm glad that the other reviewers have enjoyed their cameras, but I was very disappointed in it. The video is very grainy and lags terribly. The still camera isn't any better. Save your hard...

Haven't found one. It's light, so you can carry back to the store without straining

The picture quality. The audio quality. The battery life. The memory capacity. No light (flash)

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Great little camcorder. Especially the price.

 

As mentioned. This is a great little camera for the money. $249.00 at video only, and they were out of stock so they threw in a free case! Sure it's a little shy on memory, but you can pick up an 8g memory card and double the memory for about $25.00....

Lightweight, easy operation, fairly good video quality. Price

Scroll bar a little hard to use, and software is a waste of time installing. Battery life

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We like it

 

Nice camcorder for the price. It's nice to finally get away from tapes and video capture cards.

Enough on-board storage for what we what to do with it. Small, easy to navigate and carry. Very easy to transfer to DVD

If there's a fade control on it, we have yet to find it

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JVC GZMS230RUS Red 8GB Video Camera

 

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Meets most needs for casual user

 

Meets all of my needs and then some. Do comparison shopping before purchasing to get the best price.

Compact and easy to carry, Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom

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Meets most needs for casual user

 

Compact and easy to carry, Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom

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Light, compact camcorder ”

 

All in all, I'm pleased with this little JVC camcorder.  Then again, it was given to me as a gift, so what's not to like about that?  It's small, lightweight, and compact -- enough so that it easily fits in the same carrying bag as my digital camera,...

Product Specifications

The Everio GZ-MS230BUS is an elegant and compact memory Everio with dual memory of internal Flash Memory/SD card featuring advanced image stabilizer, "Super LoLux" for for brighter shooting in low light, 45x dynamic zoom and unique shooting functions.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VG107U

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.4in
Weight:7.1oz
Width:2in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS230AUS/GZ-MS230BUS/GZ-MS230RUS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.3
Max Focal Length:85.8mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:39
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.55Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 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 Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

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