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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of JVC GZ-MC100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good opinions. The color and durability get less positive opinions, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, image quality, zoom

battery, durability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of JVC GZ-MC100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the image quality, while some have doubts about the color and reliability.

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Culler (

JVC GZ-MC100 First Impressions Camcorder Review - HDD


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

Sep, 2004

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Jvc Everio Gzmc100


The JVC Everio GZ-MC100 offers one of the highest resolution measurements available in flash camcorders. With more than 2.12 million-pixels, the JVC Everio GZ-MC100 provides astounding color saturation and overall resolution, while improving subtler...

With such hard-to-beat features within such a compact, portable size, the JVC Enverio GZ-MC100 just might set the high water mark in flash camcorders

Expert review by : Benjamin Russell (

JVC Everio GZ-MC100


The JVC Everio GZ-MC100 brings a bevy of features and options to a somewhat unique design. The image quality (both for still and moving images) wasn't...

Simple and flexible

Features may leave advanced users wanting, no microphone port

A decidedly functional camera, delivering a very solid performance across the board, although at times sacrificing performance for simplicity.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Nicole Manktelow (

JVC Everio GZ-MC100


Go tapeless? Go on, be daring! The JVC Everio camcorder offers video enthusiasts a taste of liberation.

Very compact for features provided ; Cleverly concealed compartments

Too easy for finger to get in the way of the large lens or over the tiny sensor

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

JVC Everio GZ-MC100


Small and compact size, easy access to physical controls, good in/out connectivity, convenience of MicroDrive recording, additional flash memory card capable (SD, MMC) good quality pictures and sound given the target market, good connectivity with...

1.8" LCD small and disappointing quality, zoom in/out is sluggish to respond, auto-exposure kicks in dramatically, mic picks up the slightest wind, momentary pause at clip end on playback is annoying, definition a bit on the low side even on highest...

Not for the serious user or those wishing to have greater control. As a point-'n-shoot handy dual-purpose cam it's ideal for many who want convenience over high quality. Well done to JVC for taking a lead in the tapeless camcorder revolution. Recommended.

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They finally got it RIGHT!!

Aug, 2005

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JVC Everio GZ-MC100


GZ-MC100 is the JVC company released 2 new 4G micro hard disk storage in a digital video camera, it changed the DV digital video camera with the use of traditional method of storage, while using the most popular micro-hard drive storage, be able to use...

With the most popular micro-hard drive storage. Excellent performance is a more convenient use of

Small standard battery capacity, working time is short, micro-hard drive power consumption, and pr

Feb, 2009

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Amazing handycam


JVC Everio two models, MC200 are used in rotation with the handle dynamic design, while the MC100 uses vertical design, like with the electric shaver is very similar. Colors in the airframe design, MC100 black phase with the use of silver metal...

Easy to used


Feb, 2009

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JVCFlash Memory Digital Camcorder is great


compact, good quality, easy to use,

software sucks, flash is below the lens, quality of still photos below average, expensive

Apr, 2005

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JVC GZ-MC100 Microdrive Digital Camcorder


I have had a Hi-8 camcorder that I bought almost a decade ago that I almost stopped using because of the fact that tapes (and finding scenes on them) are extremely unwieldy.

Very compact, no tape headaches, still camera has flash and is pretty competent, good quality video (for a memory card based camcorder)

Low light capability still not as good as traditional tape based camcorders

Feb, 2005

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 video and digital still 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. Stylishly compact. Casually active. The Everio for everyone who wants quality with the emphasis on mobility.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VM200U
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VM200U


Photo effects:Sepia

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media


Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:1.8

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3.6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:2.12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.2
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
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

Other Features

Flash memory:4000
I/O ports:A/V, S-Video, USB
Lens system:4.5 - 45
Media types supported:Microdrive
Power Requirements:AP-V14
Resolution:1600 x 1200


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/4000, 1/2 - 1/500

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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions