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JVC Everio GZ-MC200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MC200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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JVC Everio GZ-MC200 reviewed by Personal Tech Pipeline

 

It's hard not to like the JVC Everio. Between its size, its ability to handle both stills and videos and its 4GB of onboard storage, it would seem the perfect camera for the consumer on the go (the well-heeled consumer, that is; if there's one rub,...

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JVC Everio GZ-MC200

 

If you have the means, JVC's groundbreaking Everio should satisfy your inner Spielberg.

Thumbnail index for easy playback/deletion Compact, stylish design• Rotating grip

Slow startup Poor results in low light• Expensive

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JVC GZ-MC200 First Impressions Camcorder Review - HDD

 

In September 2004, JVC announced the GZ-MC200 and GZ-MC100 as its new Everio line. Both camcorders stand as a relative breakthrough in recording media for consumer video, and shine the proverbial flashlight into the future of convenience and...

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JVC Everio GZ-MC200: An Hour of DVD with No Cassette!

 

The Everio GZ-MC200 is the first camcorder capable of recording an hour of MPEG-2 video to a Microdrive. And this little technological marvel also takes 2 megapixel still photos!

The Everio GZ-MC200 corrects the shortcomings of earlier memory-card camcorders from Panasonic and Sanyo, which had poor image quality and low recording capacity. With its ability to record one full hour of DVD-quality video, the Everio is an...

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Everio GZ-MC200 Digital Camcorder

 

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Great Camcorder, But Has Major Flaws

 

Background: I have owned and operated this camera for about five years now. I have been around the country using this camera. I also made some great dvds of my college years. I am not a photographer. In fact, most of the time, I don't adjust any of the...

Excellent video and sound. Fits in my pocket

Battery life is less than an hour. Must use abysmal JVC software. Software is not available for macs

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Great Camcorder, But Has Major Flaws

 

Background: I have owned and operated this camera for about five years now. I have been around the country using this camera. I also made some great dvds of my college years. I am not a photographer. In fact, most of the time, I don't adjust any of the...

Excellent video and sound. Fits in my pocket

Battery life is less than an hour. Must use abysmal JVC software. Software is not available for macs

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JVC GZ-MC200

 

Background: I have owned and operated this camera for about five years now. I have been around the country using this camera. I also made some great dvds of my college years. I am not a photographer. In fact, most of the time, I don't adjust any of the...

Excellent video and sound. Fits in my pocket

Battery life is less than an hour. Must use abysmal JVC software. Software is not available for macs

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Brilliant, Thank you JVC !!!

 

Finally, exactly what I've been waiting for. 1 hour of decent quality video in my pocket. No more moving parts. This is why things break and wear out. Tapes are a nightmare,... YOU find the spot you want on a one hour tape, you're in for 5 mins at least

Read all the reviews, loads have a problem with the low light capabilities. Hell, guys, most peoples "eyes" don't function good with low light.... Either buy a bigger light bulb or purchase a video camera light for $25. HOW can anyone have difficulties wi

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This is a fun camcorder!!!

 

No more tapes to mess with. This is one convenient camera/camcorder. It's small enough to take with you almost anywhere and simple to use. I do all my transferring onto my laptop via the usb cord provided. The software is easy to use when viewing the

In low light situations the image gets muddy. For larger hands it might be too small to use. Do to poor eyesight, I have to hold the camera away a bit in order to see the display. I sure wish the unit came with a battery charger. You can only charge t

Product Specifications

JVC's cutting edge digital media camera is a totally new way to shoot and enjoy digital video. The Everio records 60 minutes of MiniDV quality MPEG-2 video or over 5,500 1600x1200 UXGA high resolution stills on the included high capacity 4GB Microdrive card. Thanks to its 2.12M CCD imager, Super Hi-Rez Lens and JVC's exclusive Megabrid engine you're getting the latest technology for superior performance. Make digital-to-digital transfers using the USB 2.0 interface for quick downloading to a PC. Print directly from the USB to any PictBridge compatible printer. The rotating grip of the MC200 let's you comfortably transition shooting angles from the palm of your hand.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VM200U

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Microdrive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.7in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.7lbs
Width:2.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MC200/GZ-MC200U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Microdrive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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