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JVC Everio GZ-MS120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the memory and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MS120S Flash Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot & Konica Minolta Lens With 35x Optical Zoom - SilverJVC GZ-MS120A Flash Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot & Konica Minolta Lens With 35x Optical Zoom - BlueJVC GZ-MS120A Flash Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot & Konica Minolta Lens With 35x Optical Zoom - Blue

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS120 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.

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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 Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio GZ-MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder (Blue)

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120 ( Blue)

 

Keeping standard-definition minicamcorders competitive against cheaper pocket video cams capable of 720p HD video has basically come down to two features: storage and optical zoom. The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 packs the same 35x optical zoom as 2008's MS100...

Good video quality for its class; manual controls; small, comfortable design.

No inputs; questionable YouTube friendliness; no optical image stabilization; thin grip strap.

The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-definition camcorder.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120 with dual memory card slots

 

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a sub t mind the big size, get this unit. It is not capable of recording HD videos but is an excellent option if you are looking for SD recording for putting clips on websites like YouTube. The bundled user-friendly software...

Compact, good video for entry level camcorder class, manual controls

Grip strap is too thin, the camcorder is not YouTube friendly, lacks optical image stablitizer

We would recommend the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 to people who are fond of Flip-style mini camcorders and don't mind the big size. We thought the two card slot was more of a gimmick than innovation and other than that the MS120 is a typical of a standard SD...

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120 Camcorder (red) Review, Prices

 

It is really difficult to eliminate the image of the cheaper video cams from the minds of the people but honestly speaking, this device has everything that can erase the impressions of those cams from your mind. The prime drawback of such pocket cams...

The quality of the video is quite good and also the designs are simply comfortable and suitable for any of the designers. Manual controls are fairly nice making sure that the user can never stuck in using the device

The user can't make any inputs in the device and also the ability to connect the You Tube is not compatible which makes the functioning worthless. The optical stabilization of the device is not good looking. The problem of grip is always an issue with...

There are different aspects of the JVC Everio that are considerable but seeing the overall view, this is the stuff that makes a sense and we recommend buying the camcorder.

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JVC GZ-MS120

 

Though high definition camcorders may be on everyone's wish list, they remain very expensive. The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is one of the latest group of excellent, compact, standard definition camcorders that will give perfectly adequate results for a very...

With .80MP (megapixel) resolution, this camcorder will have a sharper image

This camcorder lacks optical image stabilization

The JVC GZ-MS120 is a good choice for anyone who desires stunning video and bonus features.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

James checks out the dual memory JVC Everio GZ-MS120 - the company's latest 'YouTube ready' camcorder.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120 review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a decent standard-definition camcorder. It's comfortable to use, looks good, offers better-than-expected shooting options, and shoots satisfying video

Good video quality for its class ; Manual controls ; Small, comfortable design

No inputs ; No optical image stabilisation ; Thin grip strap

You also get a few recording effects, including 'classic film', which skips frames to give video that old-movie look, and 'strobe', which makes recordings look like a series of consecutive snapshots. Other options include a handful of scene modes and...

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JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Two SD card slots allow for up to 64GB of storage, but otherwise the MS120 is a nice, albeit run-of-the-mill, flash-memory-based standard-def camcorder.

Good video quality for its class ; Manual controls ; Small, comfortable design

No inputs ; Questionable YouTube friendliness ; No optical image stabilisation ; Thin grip strap

Yes, the dual-SDHC card slot is a gimmick, but hey, it works and it allows you to grow your storage larger than other manufacturers' camcorders. Other than that, the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a fairly typical standard-def camcorder.

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"ok camera but wanted more for the money"

 

the video is good and i love the zoom but the durability of the screen cable needs to be addressed as that seems too flimsey

this camera is good for basic video shooting the zoom is awsome and focus works well video file size is ok avg 1 second=1.1 MB

the screen connector ribbon got pulled loose and it seems its a frequent issue with this model of camera after about only 5 months

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Great little hand- held!

 

Very good for the money. Great for taking home videos and take on trips to film on the beach or at sporting events. Its small enough to fit into a pocket, yet big enough to push the buttons and see the screen. The on screen buttons took a few tries to...

Fits well in the hand, point and shoot. Not many details to fuse with. Good sound and video quality

I can't seem to figure out how to use slot B as video too. I have it to automatically switch to the next card when I need it but sometimes I just wanted an event on another card, which required me to take out card A and switch them

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"Great little hand- held!"

 

Very good for the money. Great for taking home videos and take on trips to film on the beach or at sporting events. Its small enough to fit into a pocket, yet big enough to push the buttons and see the screen. The on screen buttons took a few tries to...

Fits well in the hand, point and shoot. Not many details to fuse with. Good sound and video quality.

I can't seem to figure out how to use slot B as video too. I have it to automatically switch to the next card when I need it but sometimes I just wanted an event on another card, which required me to take out card A and switch them.

Product Specifications

Compact Everio S makes sharing simple. This elegant, slim, lightweight camera boasts a Konica Minolta Lens, 35x optical zoom, Laser Touch operation and sharing videos over the Internet is now easier than ever with the one-button uploading to YouTube, the leading video sharing site. Everio S also has all the convenience Everio is famous for.

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

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/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.6in
Weight:8.5oz
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS120A/GZ-MS120AU/GZ-MS120AUS/GZ-MS120B/GZ-MS120BU/GZ-MS120BUS/GZ-MS120RU/GZ-MS120RUS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Garnet red/Onyx black/Topaz blue

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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