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JVC GZ-RY980H
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JVC GZ-RY980H
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Brand Rating
Good Brand
96
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
17 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and total megapixels 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with an astoundingly light 58g weight and a good price. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.
Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.9MP)
Lighter than average (58g)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
4.5h
VIDEO
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With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the JVC GZ-RY980H number 1 in shoulder camcorders, number 14 in 4K camcorders and number 15 in water resistant camcorders.

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Kagoo Score
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Brand Rating
97
Features
75
Value for Money
89
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

JVC is a good camcorder brand.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Big total megapixels
Lighter than average
Large optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Big total megapixels
Lighter than average
Large optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life
3680x2760 still image resolution
Supports HDMI
Waterproof
Has an interchangeable lens
Has a face detection
Full HD
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Has a built-in microphone
Has a wind filter
Supports remote operation
Supports bluetooth
Features Wi-Fi
Fast maximum frame rate
Has a self-timer
Tripod mountable
Long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a continuous shooting mode
High effective megapixels (image)
Has a handheld remote control
Has a shoe mounting point
Has a wireless connection
Has a microphone in
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
ok optical zoom
ok display diagonal
ok digital zoom
ok video recording time
Does not have a built-in flash
Long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Tiny internal storage capacity
Very low maximum aperture number
Does not support PictBridge
Big Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the JVC GZRY980HEU of 18.9MP is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Lighter Than Average
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The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The GZRY980HEU's weight of only 58g is in the lightest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

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ok Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the GZRY980HEU of 10x is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 38% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Large Optical Sensor Size

The GZRY980HEU's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than 77% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZRY980HEU has an image stabilizer, as do 61% of camcorders.

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Long Maximum Battery Life
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Camcorders have maximum battery life of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.9h. The GZRY980HEU's maximum battery life of 5h is longer than 85% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3680x2760 Still Image Resolution
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The highest still image resolution supported by the GZRY980HEU is 3680x2760. That's 69% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3264 x 1840. This JVC camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 1440x1080, 640x480 and 1920x1080. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 640 x 360 and the best is 6784 x 3816. §.

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Supports HDMI
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The GZRY980HEU supports HDMI. 64% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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The JVC GZRY980HEU's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 60% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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ok Digital Zoom

The GZRY980HEU's digital zoom of 200x is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 58% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Waterproof

The JVC GZRY980HEU is waterproof. 88% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens
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The JVC GZRY980HEU has an interchangeable lens, unlike 94% of video cameras which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Face Detection
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The GZRY980HEU has a face detection, which is unusual. 74% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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ok Video Recording Time
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The JVC GZRY980HEU's video recording time of 4.5h is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 36% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD
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The GZRY980HEU is Full HD, as are 60% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
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The GZRY980HEU supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The JVC GZRY980HEU has a built-in microphone, as do 52% of video cameras.

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Has a Wind Filter

The GZRY980HEU has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Supports Remote Operation
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The GZRY980HEU supports remote operation. 91% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Supports Bluetooth
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The GZRY980HEU supports bluetooth. 96% of camcorders do not support bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The GZRY980HEU does not have a built-in flash. 84% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Wi-Fi
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The GZRY980HEU features Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature Wi-Fi.

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Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Across all the camcorders the maximum frame rates range from 1fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 59fps. The GZRY980HEU's maximum frame rate of 120fps is in the fastest 8% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The JVC GZRY980HEU has a self-timer. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The JVC GZRY980HEU's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 40.5mm is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 88% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 35mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 500mm.

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Tripod Mountable

The GZRY980HEU is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 85% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the GZRY980HEU of 1,620mm is in the longest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 940mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

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Tiny Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of the GZRY980HEU of only 4GB is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the internal storage capacities range from 0.1GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 28GB.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The GZRY980HEU has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the GZRY980HEU of only 2.8 is lower than 75% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 4.9, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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High Effective Megapixels (Image)

The GZRY980HEU's effective megapixels (image) of 14MP is in the highest 11% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 6.1MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 26MP.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The GZRY980HEU has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GZRY980HEU does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The JVC GZRY980HEU has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The GZRY980HEU has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of video cameras do not have a wireless connection.

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Has a Microphone in

The GZRY980HEU has a microphone in, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the JVC GZ-RY980H, and ranked it:

High-End
This camcorder has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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JVC GZ-RY980H
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Price

The product has excellent features, is less than 18 months old and at £699.00 it is in the cheapest 44% of video cameras.

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Age

JVC GZ-RY980H Release Date

July 2018

When Are Most New JVC Video Cameras Released?

We couldn't see any prominent trend in the release dates for new JVC camcorders over the last 3 years.

March was the biggest month last year for new JVC video cameras, with two new JVC video cameras released that month. In June 2017, two new JVC camcorders were released making it the biggest month that year for new JVC video camera releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new JVC video camera releases was December, with four new JVC camcorders released that month.

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How Fast Do JVC Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, JVC video cameras drop in price by 5% on average.

A typical new JVC camcorder costs on average £1,045. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £48.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the JVC GZ-RY980H

QWhat is the optical zoom of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor.
QWhat is the weight of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58 grams camcorder.
QWhat is the total megapixels of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9 megapixels camcorder.
QWhat is the max video resolution of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
QWhat is the digital zoom of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have an image stabilizer?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H has an image stabilizer.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have an interchangeable lens?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H has an interchangeable lens.
QWhat is the image stabilizer type of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has an Electronic image stabilizer type.
QIs the JVC GZ-RY980H Full HD?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H is Full HD.
QWhat HD types does the JVC GZ-RY980H have?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H is a 4K and full HD camcorder.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H feature dual shot (video & photo)?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H features dual shot (video & photo).
QWhat is the optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has an optical sensor size of 1/2.3 inch.
QWhat is the sensor type of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a cmos sensor type.
QWhat compatible memory cards does the JVC GZ-RY980H support?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H supports an sd / sdhc / sdxc / sdio compatible memory cards.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have a face detection?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H has a face detection.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have a built-in flash?
ANo, the JVC GZ-RY980H does not have a built-in flash.
QWhat is the display diagonal of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a display diagonal of 3 inches.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have a built-in display?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H has a built-in display.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have a flip-out screen?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H is a camcorder with a flip-out screen.
QIs the JVC GZ-RY980H 3D?
ANo, the JVC GZ-RY980H is not 3D.
QWhat camcorder types does the JVC GZ-RY980H have?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H is a handheld and shoulder camcorder camcorder.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H support remote operation?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H supports remote operation.
QWhat available colours does the JVC GZ-RY980H have?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has black and brown and multicolour available colours.
QWhat is the still image resolution of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H have a built-in microphone?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H has a built-in microphone.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H support HDMI?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H supports HDMI.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H feature Wi-Fi?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H features Wi-Fi.
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H support Near Field Communication (NFC)?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H supports Near Field Communication (NFC).
QDoes the JVC GZ-RY980H support bluetooth?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H supports bluetooth.
QWhat is the maximum battery life of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a maximum battery life of 5 hours.
QWhat is the video recording time of the JVC GZ-RY980H?
AThe JVC GZ-RY980H has a video recording time of 4.5 hours.
QIs the JVC GZ-RY980H waterproof?
AYes, the JVC GZ-RY980H is waterproof.
Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the JVC GZ-RY980H. However we have checked the rating of all JVC camcorders and the average score is 85.1%.

JVC GZ-RY980H Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Image Stabilizer Type
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Video
Full HD
Maximum Frame Rate
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Pre-Record Function
Dual Shot (Video & Photo)
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (Image)
Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Optical Sensor Resolution
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Memory Slot
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
Light Exposure Correction
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-in Flash
External Flash Connector
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Flash Modes
Shutter
Shutter Speed (Video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-in Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (Numeric)
Display
Flip-Out Screen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
3D
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
Shooting Modes
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Camera Playback
Smartphone Remote Support
Remote Operation
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour
Housing Material
Shock Proof (Up To)
Waterproof (Up To)
Protection Features
International Protection (IP) Code
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Wind Filter
Built-in Speaker
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
Headphone Output
PictBridge
DC-in Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini USB Port
XLR in
USB Connectivity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Interface Type
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Recharge Time
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Lens Hood
Included Memory Card Size
Number of Batteries Included
Projector
Projector Brightness
Other Features
Waterproof
Wireless Connection
Compatible Operating Systems
Minimum System Requirements
Lens System
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Power Requirements
Screen Coverage
Advanced Anti-Shake Via Gyroscope
Lens Cap Included
Package Weight
Image Device (System)
Backlight
Audio Input
Recording Media
Recording Format
Rotating
Charging Time
Shock Proof
Battery Life
Recording Time
Display Type
Technical Details
Video Light
Model Number
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power Consumption
Shutter Speed
Focusing Distance
Lens Cover Included
Flash Exposure Compensation
Self-Timer
Number of Diaphragm Blades
USB Charging
Date Imprinting
Audio Output Channels
Power Supply Type
Full HD
Lens Type
Bit Rate

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

jvc gzry980hus104248kit, jvc gzry980husa, jvc gzry980hus3, jvc gzry980husb, jvc gzry980heu, jvc 10x

Barcodes

 00046838078293,  00192223063204,  00192223063211,  00609239287543,  00636983273140

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