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JVC GZ-MS230

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JVC GZ-MS230

JVC GZ-MS230
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A good spec but 3 year old 39x optical zoom, 0.48MP camcorder
39x 0.48MP 1" 230g Sep 2014
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JVC GZ-MS230 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the JVC GZ-MS230 number 515 across all camcorders.
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Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Advanced image stabilizer
USB2.0 high-speed transfer
Data battery
Auto illumi. light
Auto LCD backlight control
Laser touch operation with sub-trigger and zoom function
One touch export
One touch upload to youtube (hd compatible)
Auto REC
Time-Lapse REC
Super lolux
Has an image stabilizer
HD gigabrid premium II engine
Konica minolta lens
Software provided (for windows )
Memory card slot for sdhc/sd
45x dynamic zoom / 800x digital zoom
8GB built-in flash memory
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 and unique shooting functions - 1/6-inch 800k pixel CCD
Pixela everio mediabrowser for windows provided
Smaller than average optical sensor size
Smaller than average total megapixels

JVC GZ-MS230 Video Reviews

JVC GZ-MS230 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the GZ-MS230 of only 0.48MP is smaller than 99% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The GZ-MS230's optical zoom of 39x is bigger than 86% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x.

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Average Weight

The GZ-MS230's weight of 230g is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 40% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-MS230 of only 0.167" is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 98% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-MS230 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the GZ-MS230 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Night Mode

The GZ-MS230 has a night mode, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a night mode.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the JVC GZ-MS230 of 800x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 79% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Features Manual Focus

The JVC GZ-MS230 features manual focus, unlike 88% of video cameras which do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GZ-MS230 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Features Auto Focus

The JVC GZ-MS230 features auto focus, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature auto focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

jvc gzms230k, jvc gzms230b

Barcodes:

00046838042218, 00046838042225

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