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JVC GZ-E100
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JVC GZ-E100 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 185g CMOS Mar 2013
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Full HD Memory Camcorder with 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, powerful Optical 40x Zoom, Advanced Image Stabiliser and Intelligent AUTO for solid results... More
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8 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

JVC has good average ratings for its small total megapixels camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-E100 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-E100 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] (50x and higher rated).

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GZ-E100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-E100.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

Small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-E100 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 480g. With a weight of only 185 grams, the GZ-E100 is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price] (210g), or the HDR-PJ320E[pl_1582785_price] (210g) both from Sony.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

The JVC GZ-E100 supports a better memory card type than most small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it support an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-E100.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-E100 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_2114213_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-E100 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-E100 do have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Most camcorders of this age and spec are not Full HD. The JVC GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-E100 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-E100 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The GZ-E100 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-E100 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-E100 do not have a night mode. The JVC GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-E100 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price], or the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the GZ-E100 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D then you might want to look at the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-E100 are not waterproof. The GZ-E100 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-E100

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this JVC camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The GZ-E100 has a pretty average digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Other 200x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Vixia HF G20[pl_1564217_price], or the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If this JVC camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] (350x), or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (350x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gze100, gze100s, gze100se, jvc 1080, gze100seu, jvc 1080p, jvc gze100, jvc gze100r, jvc gze100b, jvc gze100a, jvc gze100au, jvc gze100ru, jvc gze100bu, jvc gze100rus, jvc gze100bus, jvc gze100aus, jvc gze100rusm
Barcodes 00046838049637, 00046838049644, 00046838049651, 04975769397738

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