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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
JVC has good camcorder reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Quite small display diagonal

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JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Video cameras manufactured by JVC are some of the better video cameras according to average reviews from experts and users.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-MS230 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x. The JVC GZ-MS230 has a fairly big optical zoom (39 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 510x. With a digital zoom of 800 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-MS230 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the JVC GZ-MS230 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The average display diagonal of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.5", and the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11".

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 230 grams, the JVC GZ-MS230 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The GZ-MS230 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

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Has an Audio Output

The GZ-MS230 has an audio output. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have an audio output.

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Features Twilight

The GZ-MS230 features twilight. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also feature twilight.

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Has an Spotlight

The JVC GZ-MS230 has an spotlight, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Auto Focus

The GZ-MS230 features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature auto focus.

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Features Manual Focus

The GZ-MS230 features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature manual focus.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DC-In Jack

The GZ-MS230 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GZ-MS230 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Storage

Very Small Flash Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the GZ-MS230 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have flash memory of between 8GB and 130GB, and the average flash memory is 53GB.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the GZ-MS230 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Product Identifiers

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

JVC GZ-MS230 Review Sources

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