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JVC Everio GZ-MS120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS120. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability and durability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and size. The zoom and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, zoom, size, battery

durability, viewfinder, memory

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-MS120S Flash Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot & Konica Minolta Lens With 35x Optical Zoom - SilverJVC GZ-MS120S Flash Memory Camcorder With Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot & Konica Minolta Lens With 35x Optical Zoom - Silver

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the reliability and size are mixed, and there are some critical comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

viewfinder

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder (Black)JVC Everio MS120 Dual Flash Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

James checks out the dual memory JVC Everio GZ-MS120 - the company's latest 'YouTube ready' camcorder.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 review: JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Keeping standard-definition minicamcorders competitive against cheaper pocket video cams capable of 720p HD video has basically come down to two features: storage and optical zoom. The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 packs the same 35x optical zoom as 2008's MS100...

Good video quality for its class; manual controls; small, comfortable design.

No inputs; questionable YouTube friendliness; no optical image stabilization; thin grip strap.

The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-definition camcorder.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Two SD card slots allow for up to 64GB of storage, but otherwise the MS120 is a nice, albeit run-of-the-mill, flash-memory-based standard-def camcorder.

Good video quality for its class ; Manual controls ; Small, comfortable design

No inputs ; Questionable YouTube friendliness ; No optical image stabilisation ; Thin grip strap

Yes, the dual-SDHC card slot is a gimmick, but hey, it works and it allows you to grow your storage larger than other manufacturers' camcorders. Other than that, the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a fairly typical standard-def camcorder.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 with dual memory card slots

 

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a sub t mind the big size, get this unit. It is not capable of recording HD videos but is an excellent option if you are looking for SD recording for putting clips on websites like YouTube. The bundled user-friendly software...

Compact, good video for entry level camcorder class, manual controls

Grip strap is too thin, the camcorder is not YouTube friendly, lacks optical image stablitizer

We would recommend the JVC Everio GZ-MS120 to people who are fond of Flip-style mini camcorders and don't mind the big size. We thought the two card slot was more of a gimmick than innovation and other than that the MS120 is a typical of a standard SD...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 Camcorder (red) Review, Prices

 

It is really difficult to eliminate the image of the cheaper video cams from the minds of the people but honestly speaking, this device has everything that can erase the impressions of those cams from your mind. The prime drawback of such pocket cams...

The quality of the video is quite good and also the designs are simply comfortable and suitable for any of the designers. Manual controls are fairly nice making sure that the user can never stuck in using the device

The user can't make any inputs in the device and also the ability to connect the You Tube is not compatible which makes the functioning worthless. The optical stabilization of the device is not good looking. The problem of grip is always an issue with...

There are different aspects of the JVC Everio that are considerable but seeing the overall view, this is the stuff that makes a sense and we recommend buying the camcorder.

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

JVC GZ-MS120

 

Though high definition camcorders may be on everyone's wish list, they remain very expensive. The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is one of the latest group of excellent, compact, standard definition camcorders that will give perfectly adequate results for a very...

With .80MP (megapixel) resolution, this camcorder will have a sharper image

This camcorder lacks optical image stabilization

The JVC GZ-MS120 is a good choice for anyone who desires stunning video and bonus features.

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Light weight in use.Reasonable in price. Good overall performance. Great softwear.

None so far as only used a couple of times.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: brian (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Great camcorder good quality pictures , light weight good battery life

none so far

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

Picture quality excellent . Very good zoom. Nice and light to use

Slight click on the sound when zooming

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MS120

 

So easy to use, took excellent films without having to 'practise'/get used to the camera first!

side grip/hand strap on side fiddly but don't use it anyway.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

This ultra-slim and compact memory camcorder comes with dual SD/SDHC card slot, Konica Minolta lens, 35x optical zoom, laser touch operation, and convenient "One Touch" buttons for easy sharing and carrying.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U
Video recording time:80

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, Silver / Grey, Silver / Pink / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:6.5cm
Weight:240g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Spotlight / Portrait mode / Night mode / Sports mode / Twilight mode / Snow

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-MS120AEK/GZ-MS120AEZ/GZ-MS120BEZ/GZ-MS120SEK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1260
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 77
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Diamond silver/Onyx black/Sapphire blue

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 1/6"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )/4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:AV

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser (Win)

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :6.5
Weight:290
Width:5.45