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JVC Cybercam GR-DVM70U DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of JVC Cybercam GR-DVM70U DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

size, portability, usability, image quality, zoom

reliability, battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Cybercam GR-DVM70U DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of JVC Cybercam GR-DVM70U DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and portability also get good comments. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability.

size, portability, usability, price, design

image quality, reliability, connectivity

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DVM70U Digital Cybercam Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeJVC GR-DVM70U Digital Cybercam Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Larry Lemm (

JVC GR-DVM70u Mini DV Camcorder


JVC GR-DVM70u Mini DV Camcorder

Oct, 1999

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High quality,feature laden,takes wideangle telephoto lens,

Small battery,short life, poor software package, need firewi

Mar, 2003

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JVC Cyber Cam


The camera is compact with great picture quality

The software for download to a PC does not work

May, 2002

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CD Rom accessory


love all the features and all-in-one capability

insecure grip/operation combination

Jan, 2007

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Movies in my pocket


If you?ve read any other reviews I?ve written, you?ll know that if a product does it's job to good effect, I?ll recommend it. Whether it's a mini-disc recorder that gives me Dylan on playback after I put Dylan in on record, or a car that makes driving...

Very compact, stylish and produces excellent video

motor noise during recording, short battery life.

Oct, 2001

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Compact Digital Beauty


When we purchased this camera it was among the top of the line for MiniDV camcorders. It features 1CCD Chip, which allows for crisp quality. The 200x Zoom is effective and crisp. The LCD Screen is also vibrant and clear. The compact size of the camera...

Lightweight, MiniDV, i-link, Remote, Picture Quality, Digital Cam


Mar, 2001

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A capable camera when it works


I bought this camera in late December 1999. Video image and stereo sound quality is excellent; easy interface with TV and VCR; nice features like being able to import and export still images to Photoshop; IrDA software works well for beaming images to ...

Great video image quality, small form factor

Average still image quality, high repair costs, uses hard-to-find mini-DV tapes

Mar, 2001

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Great things come in small packages


The JVC gr-dvm70u is a very interesting camcorder. I purchased this because I was interested in getting a new digital camera, but all the digital cameras on the market right now do not have a good zoom and battery life at a reasonable price.

small, video quality, zoom, flash

pc software

Jan, 2001

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PC integration is poor


I bought this in October 1999 because I wanted a camcorder (for a party) that could also do digital stills. As my needs grew, however, I discovered the limitations of this device, especially in the area of integration with my PC. In this day and age...

Good quality moving pictures, small size

PC software poor quality, 640x480 for stills is not competitive any more

Jan, 2001

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Nice little gadget for non-technophiles too!


When our daughter was born, we took out our ancient (circa 1992) Sony Camcorder and realized how out-of-date we were when the machine would record for 30 seconds at a time and then stop on its own. But we wanted something to help keep our precious...

Easy to use, easy to handle

Oct, 2000

Product Specifications

If you are looking for an ultracompact, feature-filled camcorder, JVC GR-DVM70 digital Cybercam will take you to new levels of vacation and home video making. The ultra-compact GR-DVM70 adds the Dual Cam feature with a removable 4MB memory card for storing digital still pictures separate from the tape. A built-in flash improves the quality of your digital stills. A digital still picture output is provided, which allows this camcorder to function as a digital still camera. The serial cable and CD ROM software for Windows are also included to allow easy downloading of still pictures to your computer. A docking base is included for easy connection to an A/V system or computer. This JVC Digital Cybercam also offers the highest level of picture and sound quality. A 680,000-pixel CCD delivers outstanding resolution. The 180,000-pixel 2.5" 270-degree rotating LCD color monitor screen allows the camera to be operated from any angle, for maximum comfort. The 200x zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. You can change zoom speed by finger pressure with numeric zoom ratio readout in viewfinder/monitor. A built-in flash improves the picture in nighttime situations. Playback zoom lets you move in for a closer look after you have made the recording. Digital special effects and scene transitions are available to enhance the recording. Through the J-Terminal you can easily integrate your JVC VCR or camcorder with PC and multimedia peripherals to create a computer-controlled video playback and image capture system. A multi-brand remote control allows you to control the Cybercam as well as many brands of video recorders. Random assemble editing provides an eight scene memory for favorite scenes as well as the ability to add special effects while editing them to a video recorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):65min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display/LCD projector

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Slow shutter

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic gray/Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo/Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD