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JVC Everio GZ-MS215

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MS215. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the memory and price. The portability and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the durability and battery.

usability, portability, price, memory

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MS215 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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a great investment


Bought this to use at daughters wedding in Florida as the cost of professional service was prohibitive We have clear footage of the groom and guests before the wedding, the bridal party arriving and the ceremony and reception following. It took very...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Reliable lightweight Camcorder


Purchased this camcorder 1.5 years ago to capture our baby's special moments. It is a compact camcorder that can take video and has photo ability also. It has duel memory card slots for extended recording and the screen can be flipped numerous ways....

Easy usability, relatively inexpensive, easy to upload videos/pics to PC.

Not as "sturdy" as other camcorders

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (



I believe the JVC Everio GZ-MS215 is a good camera. Although the battery included is bad, and lasts just on the better side of 30 minutes, the camera is good. It has 4 video quality settings, including a fake HD mode. The camera has 45x dynamic zoom,...

Excellent video quality, good software, Video quality setting with same bitrate as HD video, DUAL SD/HC memory card slot

Poor battery included, manual lens cover, saves in .MOD format

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:BN-VG107
Video recording time:15


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:123000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:832x624, 640x480, 640x360 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800 / 900
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38 - 1482
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 85.8
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Optical Zoom:39 / 45


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8 -F4.3
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:45 x
Focal Length (35mm equiv):38-1482 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.2-85.8 mm
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:39 x
White Balance:Auto, Manual


Dimensions (HxWxD):62x52x110 mm
Weight:200 g

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Konica Minolta
Manual Focus:No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.5
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / AV

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser (Win) / Digital Photo Navigator (Windows)\nMediaBrowser de Pixela Everio (Windows)

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Miscellaneous:Laser Touch Operation


Sensor Size:1/6 in
Sensor Type:CCD

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SDHC
Disc types supported: No
External Memory Type:Secure Digital
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:230


HD Recording: No
Recording Format:SD/SDHC

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.2
Weight:230 / 290