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5.9 out of 10

JVC GZ-MS100

JVC GZ-MS100 The JVC GZ-MS100 is a digital camcorder that Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

It was okay, actually.

HJones, Amazon
19 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera about five years ago, before the whole "HD" craze. Here's the good and the bad: THE GOOD: - This thing had AWESOME zoom--don't worry about that. - It was super easy to share and upload videos on your computer. - Playback on TVs was great and not problematic. THE BAD: - As previously stated, don't be expecting HD; you'll get good 480p. - The touch interface is glitchy and doesn't recognize sometimes when you use it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Convenient and cheap, but indoor shots orange-shifted

shameless libertarian, Amazon
8 November 2009
  • Summary: Pros: Very convenient-- Flip open the viewfinder, open the shutter, and you're ready to record in no more than a couple seconds. I've found that most of the things I tend to record are short and happen on the spur of the moment. Having a camcorder that's ready that fast means that I'm much more likely to use it.
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Overall 6
6.0

One Caveat

Matthew R. Hartman "Zencyclist", Amazon
2 August 2009
  • Summary: One caveat of note for the JVC Everio GZ-MS100 (and this may very well apply to other JVC models) the video files the camera produces are .mod files. These files are not read by XP Windows Movie Maker (JVC says VISTA has no problem with them, not confirmed by me) Also the software included is not for video editing and probably useless to anyone half way computer savvy. End result: without buying more software (maybe $70) you can't string together video clips, edit, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the money, but with a gotcha

S. E. Hunt, Amazon
2 August 2009
  • Summary: This is a good, inexpensive video/snap camera, but 1) The quality is YouTube and computer video only. It's not HD and doesn't look good on your TV. That being said, it's a third the price of one that does. Just be aware. 2) You need to let the camera know BEFORE you shoot a video that it is for upload use. There's an upload button and you press it twice. The manual says that, but it's easy to miss.
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Overall 6
6.0

camcorder everio

common people, Amazon
21 July 2009
  • Summary: it's good for the price. The photos have very low definition(don't buy this if you want a camcorder and photo camera all in one) but the video is ok, The format of the video files is rare but it can easily be converted to avi for editing/recording. the advantage is that it doesn't have mobile parts(disks, cassettes) and that you don't need cassettes.
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Overall 6
6.0

JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Camcorder

Zencyclist, Rate it all!
3 December 2008
  • Summary: One caveat of note for the JVC Everio GZ-MS100 (and this may very well apply to other JVC models) the video files the camera produces are .mod files. These files are not read by XP Windows Movie Maker (JVC says VISTA has no problem with them, not confirmed by me) Also the software included is not for video editing and probably useless to anyone half way computer savvy. End result: without buying more software (maybe $70) you can't string together video clips, edit, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not very good

Joshua M. Schmidt, Amazon
28 June 2008
  • Summary: After weeks of looking at all the camcorders out there (minidv, disk drive, memory card) I chose this one. Sure, it was easy to use but! the picture quality was something else. If you leave it in auto, it's hard pressed to give a good quality video. If you use it in manual mode sure it's better but not by much. It was too time consuming and cumbersome to adjust everything manually in order to get a good video.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 6
6.0

Decent Camera, Good For Online Directors

Natonstan, Ciao
6 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The JVC GZ-MS100 Camera is a very good Camera in the Video department, but lacking when it comes to taking still images. At first glance the Camera looks stylish and slick, with the wrist strap attached holding the camera is easy and feels great. The slim design means you can easilly hold the camera whilst recording or carrying.
  • Pros: Good Video Recording Quality, Stylish design and Menu
  • Cons: Still image quality is poor, Menu hard to navigate for some people
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

fantastic digital camera

emmarytra..., Ciao
3 February 2009
  • Excerpt: As my experience,this fantastic digital camera delivers excellent performance in a compact package. Regarding the picture quality, the camera does a decent job. It provides me with photos saturated with color and detail in light of the high-quality CMOS sensor. The ability of shooting videos is one of the better reasons to get this unit. Beside, there is support for sound recording.
  • Pros: cheap . easy use
  • Cons: heavy
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

JVC Everio GZ-MS100

anakha6, Ciao
2 February 2009
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased this camcorder for my upcoming holiday to the Lake District. Said holiday is looking to be a very bad choice if this weather continues. Maybe I should have forgotten about the whole adventure holiday in Britain thing and gone somewhere warm. Oh well, guess I've made my bed...anyway, on to the camcorder. Look and design The camcorder is reasonably good looking, nothing strikes you as wow about it, but nothing makes you go 'yuck' either.
  • Pros: Cheap, reasonable video quality, easy to use
  • Cons: Far too youtube orientated .
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