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alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of JVC GZ-MS100. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-MS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and zoom. The price and portability also get good views.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GZ-MS100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of JVC GZ-MS100 from 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 Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

JVC Everio GZ-MS100


JVC has gone for flash memory in its Everio GZ-MS100 - another camcorder aimed at the YouTube generation. Updated with Video Review.

May, 2011

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The JVC GZ-MS100EX video camcorder features a Konica Minolta lens with a 35x optical zoom, a 6.8cm wide LCD screen, a auto focus mode and the one-touch Youtube button that allows users to directly upload their videos online. It also comes with an SD...

If you’re only shooting for YouTube, you might be better off with the budget Flip Mino, but this Everio offers so much more, including a tasty zoom, good low-light shooting and surprisingly sharp video. A solid state bargain. JVC GZ-MS100EX is tagged...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : ZAM KARIM (

A camcorder for YouTube


The compact and feature-packed Everio GZ-MS100 makes it easy to upload videos online.

Comfortable grip ; decent video quality ; uses SD card for storage, 35x optical zoom

Poor still image quality ; navigation buttons could be better

These issues aside, the camcorder was fun to use and the videos turned out good overall.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Megan Rogers (

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MS100 Camcorder


JVC's baby SD camcorder is aimed at those seeking to share their movies on YouTube rather than DVD. It's easy to use but its output is lacking - so what does that say about the expectations of your average YouTuber?

The Everio GZ-MS100 is intended for a particular market and should therefore always be considered in that context. JVC tells us that it's designed for the kind of user who wants to shoot from the hip (so to speak) and grab fun, impromptu, video clips...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : David Elrich (

JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Review


There are many other less expensive gadgets that let you post to YouTube but quality is pretty weak.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Everio GZ series (flash) review


JVC's Everio GZ-MS100 is a compact, budget SD-card-based camcorder capitalizing on the trend of one-touch upload of video to the Internet; the big YouTube sticker on back of the camcorder's LCD and the YouTube branding on the box are kind of a...

Average standard-definition video quality for its class; manual controls; small, comfortable design.

Tricky menu navigation; polarizing interface; meager user guide; and questionable YouTube-friendliness.

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 is an average budget SD-card-based camcorder that's more attractive for its small design and relatively average video quality than its unique interface and one-touch uploads to YouTube.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (

Review: JVC Everio GZ-MS100


“It's a YouTube camera … It's a camcorder made for uploading YouTube clips … We think this cam will be great for sending videos to...

35x optical zoom brings the action right to your doorstep. Superb video quality. Formula 1 start-up speed. Easy to use laser touch LCD

No optical image stabilization. Lack of Mac compatibility is inexcusable and utterly perplexing. Three hundred and fifty bones for a camera that’s made to record for YouTube? The Flip Mino does the same thing for about half the cost

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (

JVC Everio GZ-MS100 Camcorder Review


The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 ($349 MSRP) is the latest attempt by a camcorder manufacturer to hitch their wagon to the YouTube star. It's obvious that the future of video is online, as people across the generational and economic divide are accessing news,...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Misty Faucheux (

Everio GZ-MS100: Good for the Budget-Conscious


JVC Everio GZ-MS100 is very easy to use and is also lightweight. It boasts the ability to easily upload your videos to the Web. But, for consumers looking to make professional videos, this model does come with a few problems, including graininess when...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (



The Everio GZ-MS100 is JVC's attempt to cash in on the demand for affordable, easy-to-use camcorders directed toward online publishing (i.e., YouTube). Unfortunately, the MS100 is going through a bit of an identity crisis. The overall video performance...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Compact Everio S memory camcorder makes sharing simple. This elegant, slim, lightweight camcorder boasts a Konica Minolta lens, 35x optical zoom, laser touch operation and sharing videos over the Internet is now easier than ever with the one-button uploading to YouTube, the leading video sharing site. It looks strikingly similar to the popular stylish Everio G series hybrid cameras, but is smaller due to recording directly to a SD card. Everio S also has all the convenience Everio is famous for.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808U

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG