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JVC GZ-E200
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JVC GZ-E200 Camcorder

1/5.8 190g CMOS 40x Jan 2012
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Get creative with this compact Full HD memory camcorder with an SDXC card slot and featuring a Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance. 3.0" "Frameless" Touch Panel LCD... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed the JVC GZ-E200 concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said four years ago “The JVC Everio GZ-E200 has a 40x optical zoom” in their review. Also four years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Excellent zoom” in their review however despite that they only gave this camcorder a score of 60 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One JVC GZ-E200 reviewer who reviewed the JVC GZ-E200 thought it was cheap. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “If you're looking for a low-cost HD camcorder with awesome zoom” in their JVC GZ-E200 review however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One JVC GZ-E200 owner who reviewed the JVC GZ-E200 concluded that it had a good battery life. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-E200 “You could bring battery life up to par with a”.

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras built by JVC are some of the better video cameras according to average reviews from users and experts.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The GZ-E200 has a fairly big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-E200. The average optical zoom of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 23x.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V270EB[plb_2962226_price] (50x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-E200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the PXW-FS7K[pl_2963110_price], and the PMW-300[pl_2132091_price] both from Sony or the ION Air Pro Lite ActION[plb_2962206_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years which do not have an image stabiliser, the GZ-E200 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the TW-X500[pl_2962221_price], or the TW-H100[pl_2962205_price] both from Thinkware or the Polaroid iD1880[plb_2962197_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-E200 which are not Full HD, the JVC GZ-E200 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PXW-FS7K[pl_2963110_price], or the PMW-150[pl_2251125_price] both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD[plb_2962208_price].

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-E200 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This JVC video camera also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder is MicroSDXC.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-E200, the JVC GZ-E200 has a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the PXW-FS7K[pl_2963110_price], and the PMW-150[pl_2251125_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270EB[plb_2962226_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-E200 is more than most video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-E200. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

The JVC GZ-E200 has a fairly low minimum aperture (only 1.8) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-E200. The average minimum aperture of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-E200 is 2.3, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 4.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-E200 is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This JVC camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this spec and age. The cable included "AV" is also found on this camcorder.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

With a typical power consumption of only 2.2 Watts, the GZ-E200 has one of the lower typical power consumption amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-E200 have typical power consumption of between 1.5W and 19W.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GZ-E200 the heights range from 26mm to 690mm, and the average height is 110mm. At only 55 millimeters, the JVC GZ-E200 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-E200.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk scored this video camera 60 out of 100. Video camera experts aren't convinced by this JVC video camera.

Poor Product Quality

Two JVC GZ-E200 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was not good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “Disappointing image quality, short battery life” in their review of the JVC GZ-E200. Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Disappointing video and still-shot quality” in their review of the JVC GZ-E200.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-E200 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-E200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the PMWEX3[pl_1584436_price], the HXR-NX30[pl_1584491_price], or the PMW100[pl_1584492_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-E200 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the The Game ActION[pl_2962224_price] both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera[plb_2962211_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-E200 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-E200 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode which you might also want to consider including the F-500G[pl_2962220_price], or the F-500[pl_2962207_price] both from HP or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The GZ-E200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-E200 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price], or the HDR-PJ420[pl_1583936_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-E200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when JVC released the GZ-E200.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the GZ-E200 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-E200.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price], or the JVC GZ-VX700[plb_1309900_price].

If this JVC camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HDR-TD20VE[pl_1505099_price] (3.5"), or the PMW-200[pl_1558790_price] (3.5") both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD[plb_2962208_price] (3.00000162") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-E200 has a fairly typical digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-E200.

There are a number of other 200x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-VX700[plb_1309900_price].

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ270[pl_2109591_price] (320x), the HDR-PJ420[pl_1583936_price] (350x), or the HDR-PJ540[pl_2109592_price] (350x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 190 grams, the GZ-E200 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E200.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 46.16 hours, the GZ-E200 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-E200 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/5.8". That's 4% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/6".

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
The Windows Operating System
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
19 June 2012

If you're looking for a low-cost HD camcorder with awesome zoom, it's hard to beat JVC's Everio GZ-E200. But disappointing image quality, short battery life, and cumbersome navigation all limit...

Very low price
Excellent zoom
Disappointing video and still-shot quality
Very short battery life
No internal memory
Clunky menu navigation
Price when rated

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gze200, jvc 15, 15mega, gze200r, gze200b, jvc 15m, gze200a, 15megap, gze200bu, jvc 15me, gze200au, 15megapi, gze200be, jvc 1080, gze200ru, 15megapix, gze200beu, jvc 1080p, gze200rus, gze200bus, jvc 15meg, gze200aus, jvc gze200, jvc 15mega
Barcodes 00046838064111, 00046838064128, 00046838064135, 03610170779599, 04975769399169

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