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JVC Everio GZ-MS130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and usability are generally positive. The value for money and memory are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the design. The color and battery get negative opinions.

portability, memory, value for money, usability, image quality

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MS130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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JVC Everio GZ-MS130 (Black)

 

Keeping standard-def 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-MS130 packs the same 35x optical zoom as 2008's MS100 and...

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

No inputs; one-touch YouTube uploading requires bundled software; no optical image stabilization; thin grip strap.

The JVC Everio GZ-MS130 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-def camcorder.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS130- A Good Mini Camcorder For Stiff Budgets

 

There are cheaper hand video cams coming in the market and they are catching on fast on the sales of the minicamcorders, so the latter are thinking of new ways to keep a hold over the market. Optical zoom and storage are the two features where hand...

Good video quality, remote control included

Poor strap grip, nothing else

This is an entry level camcorder and if you want a recorder for Web that is easy to carry around then don't waste your time and get this one!

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"This camera is junk!"

 

I would not recommend this camcorder. I am amazed that others have rated it better. From the get-go, I should have sent it back. Not only is it a lousy camcorder. The manual is vague and customer service the pits. I have a JVC HDTV that is wonderful....

There are no "Pros!" There was nothing good about it. After about 3 months, it had to be sent back for repairs. . It would not take anything at night. Then just after the warrnaty expired, it quit altogether. It never had a decent video and when it

Small and allowed me to put in a 32 GB SDHC memory card. It would run for 10 hours if plugged in. Battery life was so-so.

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"Confusing but Overall pretty good camera."

 

Get it if your a fan of JVC.

Stylsh, Light Weight, Laser Touch Operation Scroll, Lots of features, Memory/SD Card Saving, Microphone is on front instead by where a person recording would put there hands by, Snapshot mode.

Battery Life drains even if in review which is really unrealiable, Youtube Uploader doesnt work, Often blurry when focusing on something, Battery sticks out on the end (ugly), less FPS when in dark.

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"So far so good!"

 

I broke my old camera, sad story. I bought this as a replacement. It is perfect for my fun-stuff type movies. It is editable with both my Windows Movie Maker and my Sony Vegas. I'm at the shallow end of my learning curve yet.

Still photos are not very sharp though not unpleasant. Has light-plasticy feel.

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.MOD video format?! Proprietary mistake

 

Buy another camera. Hopefully JVC learns from this mistake.

good video quality...but

Huge misstep by JVC making this record in .MOD format. The beauty of flash storage is quick upload to PC. But with .MOD, you have to then convert to a usable format in order to do any editing. Time-sync hole

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".MOD video format?! Proprietary mistake"

 

Buy another camera. Hopefully JVC learns from this mistake.

good video quality...but

Huge misstep by JVC making this record in .MOD format. The beauty of flash storage is quick upload to PC. But with .MOD, you have to then convert to a usable format in order to do any editing. Time-sync hole.

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".MOD video format?! Proprietary mistake"

 

Buy another camera. Hopefully JVC learns fro... 

good video quality...but

Huge misstep by JVC making this record in .MOD format. The beauty of flash storage is quick upload to PC. But with .MOD, you have to then convert to a usable format in order to do any editing. Time-sync hole

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JVC Everio GZ-MS130 (black)

 

I broke my old camera, sad story. I bought this as a replacement. It is perfect for my fun-stuff type movies. It is editable with both my Windows Movie Maker and my Sony Vegas. I'm at the shallow end of my learning curve yet

Still photos are not very sharp though not unpleasant. Has light-plasticy feel

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JVC Everio GZ-MS130 (black)

 

Get it if your a fan of JVC.

Stylsh, Light Weight, Laser Touch Operation Scroll, Lots of features, Memory/SD Card Saving, Microphone is on front instead by where a person recording would put there hands by, Snapshot mode

Battery Life drains even if in review which is really unrealiable, Youtube Uploader doesnt work, Often blurry when focusing on something, Battery sticks out on the end (ugly), less FPS when in dark

Product Specifications

The GZ-MS130 offers a single SD/SDHC card slot, offers continuous recording - during recording, when one storage medium fills up, recording automatically switches to the other.

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

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:8.6oz
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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS130B/GZ-MS130BU/GZ-MS130UA
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: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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