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JVC Everio GZ-MS130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS130. 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. People really like the memory and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size. There are some less positive comments about the color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, memory


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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS130 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price and memory. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the size.

portability, usability, image quality, memory, price


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio MS130 16GB Dual Flash Camcorder (Blue)JVC Everio MS130 16GB Dual Flash Camcorder (Blue)JVC Everio MS130 16GB Dual Flash Camcorder (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

JVC Everio GZ-MS130 review: JVC Everio GZ-MS130


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.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

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!

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Majuro15 (



Great camera overall. The picture feature is not great, but that's not what we bought it for. Great picture and sound pick up. Light on it is awesome! Remote is key for tri-pod filming. Software is lacking and useless. Do yourself a favor and just...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: gthutch (

OK camera, lousy interface


Overall I am very unhappy with this because of file imcompatibility with almost all video software except included software that is not very good.

camera is easy to use & small and has OK video quality

file format is imcompatible with nearly all generally accepted video format and included JVC software is next to impossible to use. Video files must be converted with included lousy software and cannot be exported directly from camera to computer to be...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very happy with it


I had been researching models by the more well-known brands like Sony, Canon, Samsung, but after seeing and trying this model in the department store, seeing the quality of the video, the interface, and high quality feel, I just went and bought it...

video quality is pretty good. Took pretty decent video in low light. 16GB Flash memory is the only way to go. HD-based cameras are heavier, cost more, use more battery, and worst of all are more delicate. interface is pretty good. The overall feel of...

none so far

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Big Rich (

As soon as I touched it, I knew it was the one!


I was shopping for a camcorder and after reading up on all of the current models out that were in my price range I headed out to get my hands on some and do some comparisons myself. I had handled cameras that were up to $600 but as soon as I handled...

Very compact size, lightweight, looks nice, solidly built, has built in storage and SD card slot for even more storage, touch screen interface w/o having to worry about getting smudges and fingerprints all over the crystal clear LCD display, so easy to...

None yet

May, 2009

Consumer review by: mrsamylynn (

Small and Simple! Easy to use and Convenient!


The night before Christmas Eve our camera died. With four kids anxiously awaiting the morning to open their gifts I rushed to the only store that was open and found that most of the cameras and camcorders were out of stock. I'd never owned a camcorder,...

Small, Easy to use, Touch controls, Internal Memory, Zoom, Great Battery life

Nothing, nothing at all

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: gtirunagari (

JVC Everio GZ-MG130U review


I bought the GZ-MG130 online, from Pixmania, for a very good price, and I was pleased with the purchasing process - everything transferred smoothly, and it arrived on time (if not slightly late). I opened the camcorder, and everything was intact an...

Records high-quality video to built-in 30GB hard disk drive


Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: adjie_streetballers (

JVC Everio GZ-MS130


Cameras with features as follows: - JVC EVERIO GZ-MS130 features the memory capacity that is large enough built-in 16GB flash memory. - SDHC / SD memory card slot. - 35X optical zoom lens KONICA MINOLTA and width 2.7 inch 16: 9 LCD. - Has Buttons:...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: jefrifm (

JVC EVERIO GZ-MS130" is a powerful


With features as follows: - JVC EVERIO GZ-MS130 features the memory capacity that is large enough built-in 16GB flash memory. - SDHC / SD memory card slot. - 35X optical zoom lens KONICA MINOLTA and width 2.7 inch 16: 9 LCD. - Has Buttons: Upload,...

Memory capacity that is large

But only black color option

Mar, 2009

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


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


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


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


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