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JVC GZ-MS230
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JVC GZ-MS230 Camcorder

1/6 230g CCD 39x Sep 2014
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Elegant and compact memory camcorder with dual memory of 8GB internal Flash Memory/SD card featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer, "Super LoLux" for brighter shooting in low light, 45x dynamic zoom... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Video cameras manufactured by JVC generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-MS230 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-MS230 do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The GZ-MS230 has one of the bigger optical zooms (39 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 1x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Video cameras that have been around for more than two years have digital zooms of between 2x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 380x. At 800 times zoom factor, the GZ-MS230 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The JVC GZ-MS230 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most camcorders of this type and age support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-MS230 the best memory card type is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The GZ-MS230 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-MS230 do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-MS230 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-MS230 also have a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The GZ-MS230 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-MS230. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

Across all the camcorders that have been available for more than two years the typical power consumption range from 1.5W to 19W, and the average typical power consumption is 5.8W. The GZ-MS230 has one of the lower typical power consumption (only 1.5 Watts) amongst camcorders of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/6" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. $.

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Not Full HD

The JVC GZ-MS230 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-MS230 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-MS230, the JVC GZ-MS230 does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-MS230, the GZ-MS230 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-MS230 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-MS230 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-MS230 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the JVC GZ-MS230 is not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The maximum fash memory capacities of camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 53GB. With a maximum fash memory capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the JVC GZ-MS230 has one of the smaller maximum fash memory capacities amongst video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-MS230

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Weight

At 230 grams, the GZ-MS230 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-MS230.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the GZ-MS230 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Interface
Aperture Range

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzms230, jvc gzms230k, jvc gzms230b
Barcodes 00046838041631, 00046838042218, 00046838042225
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