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JVC GZ-MS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews of JVC GZ-MS100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-MS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The durability and price also get good feedback.

portability, price, durability, usability, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MS100EK Slim SD Flash Memory Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom) with easy upload to YouTubeJVC GZ-MS100EK Slim SD Flash Memory Camcorder With Konica Minolta Lens (35x Optical Zoom) with easy upload to YouTubeHigh Capacity - Rechargeable Battery for JVC EVERIO GZ-MS100 Camcorder - Capacity : 1500mAH - AAA Products - 12 Month Warranty

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-MS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The price and usability also get good reviews.

portability, usability, price, image quality, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Flash Memory Camcorder w/35x Optical Zoom (Red)JVC Everio GZ-MS100U 35x Optical/800x Digital Zoom SDHC Camcorder w/2.7" LCD & Laser Touch Operation (Silver)

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100 ( red)

 

JVC's Everio GZ-MS100 is a compact, budget SD-card-based camcorder capitalizing on the trend of one-touch upload of video to the Internet; the big YouTube sticker on back of the camcorder's LCD and the YouTube branding on the box are kind of a...

Average standard-definition video quality for its class; manual controls; small, comfortable design.

Tricky menu navigation; polarizing interface; meager user guide; and questionable YouTube-friendliness.

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 is an average budget SD-card-based camcorder that's more attractive for its small design and relatively average video quality than its unique interface and one-touch uploads to YouTube.

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Jazzed Up JVC Camcorder Hits a Few Sour Notes

 

It's a YouTube camera ... It's a camcorder made for uploading YouTube clips ... We think this cam will be great for sending videos to sites like YouTube.

35x optical zoom brings the action right to your doorstep. Superb video quality. Formula 1 start-up speed. Easy to use laser touch LCD

No optical image stabilization. Lack of Mac compatibility is inexcusable and utterly perplexing. Three hundred and fifty bones for a camera that's made to record for YouTube? The Flip Mino does the same thing for about half the cost

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JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Review

 

Admit it. You visit YouTube to watch talking cats, quickie news and video game items, music videos as well as ogling people around the world generally making fools of themselves. I do it too but haven't Broadcast Myself—until getting the new JVC Everio...

Lightweight; decent video quality; 35X optical zoom

Hardly a "One-Touch" upload to YouTube; feels flimsy; low-quality stills

There are many other less expensive gadgets that let you post to YouTube but quality is pretty weak.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100 Camcorder Review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 ($349 MSRP) is the latest attempt by a camcorder manufacturer to hitch their wagon to the YouTube star. It's obvious that the future of video is online, as people across the generational and economic divide are accessing news,...

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Everio GZ-MS100: Good for the Budget-Conscious

 

JVC Everio GZ-MS100 is very easy to use and is also lightweight. It boasts the ability to easily upload your videos to the Web. But, for consumers looking to make professional videos, this model does come with a few problems, including graininess when...

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JVC GZ-MS100

 

The Everio GZ-MS100 is JVC's attempt to cash in on the demand for affordable, easy-to-use camcorders directed toward online publishing (i.e., YouTube). Unfortunately, the MS100 is going through a bit of an identity crisis. The overall video performance...

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100 Camcorder Review

 

The Everio GZ-MS100 is JVC's attempt to cash in on the demand for affordable, easy-to-use camcorders directed toward online publishing (i.e., YouTube). Unfortunately, the MS100 is going through a bit of an identity crisis. The overall video performance...

So what does the MS100 have that these micro camcorders are missing? Aside from better-looking video, you get a lot more options. While Flip users are stuck with little more than an on/off button, the MS100 lets you brighten or darken the image, adjust...

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JVC GZ-MS100

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 ($349 MSRP) is the latest attempt by a camcorder manufacturer to hitch their wagon to the YouTube star. It\'s obvious that the future of video is online, as people across the generational and economic divide are accessing news,...

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100

 

JVC has gone for flash memory in its Everio GZ-MS100 - another camcorder aimed at the YouTube generation. Updated with Video Review.

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100 review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 is an average budget SD-card-based camcorder that's more attractive for its small design and relatively average video quality than its unique interface and one-touch uploads to YouTube

Manual controls ; Small, comfortable design

Tricky menu navigation ; Polarising interface ; Meagre user guide ; And questionable YouTube-friendliness

Colours are pleasing, with acceptable white balance in natural light. Indoors is another story, as the overall results are not all that enjoyable and there's no option to change to incandescent or fluorescent presets. There is a manual white balance...

Product Specifications

Compact Everio S memory camcorder makes sharing simple. This elegant, slim, lightweight camcorder 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. It looks strikingly similar to the popular stylish Everio G series hybrid cameras, but is smaller due to recording directly to a SD card. 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-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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.7in
Weight:7.9oz
Width:2.1in

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel/0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size: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/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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