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JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The usability and portability also get good comments, but the battery and viewfinder get negative views. There are some mixed views about the memory.

price, portability, usability, size, zoom

image quality, durability, viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and size. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the durability. There are some critical opinions about the image quality.

price, portability, usability, size, zoom

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRD72 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/16x Optical ZoomJVC GRD72 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/16x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

JVC GR-D72US

 

GR-D72 looks great on paper, but it proved frustrating to use.

This attractive camcorder comes with lots of features for a low price, but quirky controls make it awkward to use.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The JVC GR-D72 rides the middle ground of JVC's GR-D line. It includes the same imager that its stripped-down sibling, the GR-D33, contains, but with added ports and digital features. Although both of these camcorders perform well for their price tags,...

Excellent Low Light and Video Performance, -Decent Still Specs, -Good ports, Analog-to-Digital Passthrough compatible, -Jog dial

Mediocre Manual Shutter Speed/Exposure, -Few Audio Options, -Low optical zoom (16x)

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GR-D72 First Impressions Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

Three new Compact Series JVCs were introduced at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The middle of the road of the GR-D Compact Series is the GR-D72. JVC's GR-D72 is 20 percent smaller than last years Compact Series. The...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

JVC GR D72

 

JVC GRD72 is a MiniDV Digital Camcorder with a 16x Optical Zoom.

a color viewfinder, 680,000-Pixel CCD Super High Band Processor for 520 lines of horizontal resolution, Power-Linked Operation, Night Alive, and 700X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation. The GR-D72 can also take HG digital stills at 1026 x 768...

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Not A Great Value For Your Dollar

 
Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Great entry level MiniDV camcorder.

 

Small size, lots of feature for price.

Controls can be hard to reach, weak built in light

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

JVC GR-D72 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Consumer review by: MasonsMommy (epinions.com)

Worthless (BUT NOT ANYMORE)

 

I initially purchased this product 1 1/2 years ago to record my then 4 and 6 year olds. I chose the JVC GR-D72U because of the multitasking it could perform - if only marginally. I liked that it could record but also had a still shot feature that was ...

Still shot on SD card, night shot, auto light

None so far. Just received it back from JVC per a recall.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: MasonsMommy (epinions.com)

Worthless (BUT NOT ANYMORE)

 

Still shot on SD card, night shot, auto light

None so far. Just received it back from JVC per a recall.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: asldkf (pricegrabber.com)

Do not buy this camera

 

This camera should have never been released.

Small size

Absolutely, unacceptably unbelievably bad resolution. Oh, and it's really bad when indoors or at night. Do not waste your money. Look elsewhere.

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

This newly styled JVC Compact camcorder is designed for those who are searching for a fun, slimline and convenient camcorder. The GR-D72US boasts JVC's new Just Very Convenient features 3-D NR to eliminate noise up to 30%, 2.5 inch Crystal-View LCD to reduce glare and reflections and a built-in auto " Illumi-Light" for 1/10th the power consumption. Plus, a color viewfinder, 680, 000-Pixel CCD Super High Band Processor for 520 lines of horizontal resolution, Power-Linked Operation, Night Alive, and 700X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation. The GR-D72 can also take HG digital stills at 1026 x 768 / 640 x 480. Convenience for digital stills is achieved by a SD/ MMC card slot.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D72US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:43.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD