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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

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Video cameras produced by JVC generally have good reviews.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-MS230 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-MS230 do not have an image stabiliser.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-MS230 the optical zooms range from 1x to 65x. At 39 times zoom factor, the GZ-MS230 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-MS230.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The GZ-MS230 has one of the bigger digital zooms (800 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-MS230 have digital zooms of between 2x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 390x.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The GZ-MS230 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This JVC video camera supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this age and spec support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all camcorders of this spec and age the memory card type ranges from MicroSDXC to SDXC.

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

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Has a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-MS230 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to 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 comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-MS230 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type 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 similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-MS230. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

The average typical power consumption of video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-MS230 is 5.8W, and the typical power consumption range from 1.5W to 19W. At only 1.5 Watts, the GZ-MS230 has a fairly low typical power consumption compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-MS230.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/6" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it. $.

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Not Full HD

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

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The GZ-MS230 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-MS230 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the GZ-MS230 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GZ-MS230 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The JVC GZ-MS230 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-MS230 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The GZ-MS230 has one of the smaller maximum fash memory capacities (only 8 gigabytes) amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum fash memory capacities of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-MS230 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 53GB.

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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 camcorder was released.

Average Weight

At 230 grams, the GZ-MS230 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-MS230.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the GZ-MS230 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Audio Output
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Twilight
Spotlight
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Sports

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Product Identifiers

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