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JVC GZ-E100
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JVC GZ-E100 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 185g Mar 2013
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Full HD Memory Camcorder with 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, powerful Optical 40x Zoom, Advanced Image Stabiliser and Intelligent AUTO for solid results... More
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13 Reasons For

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average JVC small sensor size camcorders have good ratings compared to other brands as do all video cameras manufactured by JVC.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 10x to 78x. The GZ-E100 has one of the bigger optical zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

If this small sensor size camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V550 (50x).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GZ-E100, the GZ-E100 has an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40 is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-E100 is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-E100.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40 is also worth considering.

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Very Light

Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of only 185 grams, the JVC GZ-E100 is one of the lighter camcorders of this spec and age amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ320 (210g).

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SDXC Memory Card

The GZ-E100 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-E100.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-E100 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-E100.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-TM900, or the Canon Vixia HF R40 ($399.00).

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Capture Mode

The GZ-E100 has a greater number of capture mode than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found capture mode is LP, but this capture mode is not found on this video camera. The capture modes UXP are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Small

Camcorders of this spec and age have heights of between 19mm and 920mm. The GZ-E100 is fairly small (only 55 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-E100.

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Small

When compared to other video cameras of this spec and age, the width of the GZ-E100 of only 50 millimeters is one of the smallest. The smallest camcorder that has been on the market for more than two years is 30mm wide, the biggest is 570mm, and the average width is 74mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-E100 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do have an image stabiliser.

Other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-E100 do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

Across all the camcorders that have been available for more than two years the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 22. The GZ-E100 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 1.8) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-E100 do not have a night mode. The GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Canon Legria HF M52 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-E100 are not 3D compatible. The GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon XF105 ($2,499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the JVC GZ-E100 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ320.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-E100, the GZ-E100 is not waterproof.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-E100

Released Over Three Years Ago

This small sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-E100 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-E100.

There are a number of alternative 200x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Vixia HF M40, the Legria HF G10, or the Vixia HF G20 ($799.99) all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HDC-TM900 (700x), or the Canon Legria HF R406 (1,060x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the GZ-E100 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56 (3") which is also higher rated.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
TV Out Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gze100, gze100s, gze100se, jvc 1080, gze100seu, jvc 1080p, jvc gze100, jvc gze100r, jvc gze100b, jvc gze100a, jvc gze100au, jvc gze100ru, jvc gze100bu, jvc gze100rus, jvc gze100bus, jvc gze100aus, jvc gze100rusm
Barcodes 00046838049637, 00046838049644, 00046838049651, 04894128077558, 04975769397738
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