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JVC GZ-E200BEU Camcorder

1/5 190g CMOS 40x Jan 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Good quality lens
Poor expert reviews
Poor product quality

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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.


Design

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.


Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Video camera expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk scored this video camera 60 out of 100. This means that experts really don't rate this camcorder very highly.

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of video cameras to determine an average rating for each camcorder brand. On average camcorders manufactured by JVC have good reviews from experts and users.


Price

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.


Power

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”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-E200BEU supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the JVC GZ-VX700BUS, the Sony HDR-TD20VE, and the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was January 2012 when this camcorder was released.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-E200BEU has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the HDR-TD20VE, or the HDR-AS30 both from Sony or the JVC GZ-VX700BUS which all of have better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-E200BEU has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst camcorders of this age. The optical zooms of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 1x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-E200BEU has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 200x (digital) video cameras currently available including the JVC GZ-VX700BUS which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the GZ-E200BEU has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-E200BEU has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think because of its better review score, the JVC GZ-VX700BUS is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the HDR-TD20VE (3.5" and higher rated), or the PMW-200 (£2,999) (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The GZ-E200BEU has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 470,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GZ-E200BEU has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 190 grams, the GZ-E200BEU is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder. The lightest camcorder of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 65g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg.

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Other Features

Has an Audio Output

The GZ-E200BEU has an audio output. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an audio output.

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Features Auto Focus

The GZ-E200BEU features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also feature auto focus.

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Features Manual Focus

The JVC GZ-E200BEU features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also feature manual focus.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The JVC GZ-E200BEU has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The JVC GZ-E200BEU supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-E200BEU has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-E200BEU has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 46.16 hours, the GZ-E200BEU has a pretty standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the JVC GZ-E200BEU is 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 (which is also supported by this JVC camcorder). In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1440 x 1080.

This video camera's still image resolution (1920 x 1080) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc 15megapixel, jvc gze200rus, jvcgze200beu, jvc 1080p, gze200bus, gze200aus
Barcodes 00046838064111, 00046838064128, 00046838064135, 03610170779599, 04894128077558, 04975769399169

JVC GZ-E200BEU Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GZ-E200BEU review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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