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JVC GR-DV800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of JVC GR-DV800. 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. Reviewers really like the price. The portability also gets good comments. There are some less positive comments about the durability and viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the size and design.

usability, portability, price

zoom, battery, reliability, viewfinder, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DV800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DV800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of JVC GR-DV800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and portability. Some have doubts about the durability and viewfinder, and views about the size and design are mixed.

usability, portability, price

zoom, battery, reliability, viewfinder, durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDV800 MiniDV 1.33MP Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC CardJVC GRDV800 MiniDV 1.33MP Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC Card

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

JVC GR-DV800US

 

The JVC GR-DV800US ($900 street) produced high-quality video and still images in most trials and costs $700 less than the top-performing Sony unit. The JVC model is the best choice here for the budget-conscious shopper. The camera is long and lean,...

Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Brian Peterson (videomaker.com)

JVC Mini DV Camcorder Review: JVC GR-DV800

 

Sure, you may already be capturing your child's soccer triumphs with a compact Hi8 or VHS video camcorder. You may also have a digital still camera for fun around the campfire. However, until recently, you would have had to make some serious sacrifices...

Megapixel stills ; Blank Search/Navi Store features ; Convenient power features

Bottom-loading tape mechanism ; Performance ; Tested Resolution: 425 lines ; Field of View: 36.5 degrees

A reasonably priced hybrid video and digital still camera in a comfortable package.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: Rob (shopzilla.com)

Returned after 30 days

 

Excellent outdoor video quality

Poor low light video quality.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: wlsva (ciao.com)

JVC GR DV800

 

JVC GR-DV800 has a very complete feature, similar in many products few and far between. These features include a resolution of 540 lines, 200-megapixel still photos shot capacity, 3.5 "LCD liquid crystal display and the analog signal to digital signal...

Very complete, 540-line resolution, 200-megapixel still photos shot capacity, 3.5 "LCD liquid crys

Lithium batteries do not have a strong ability to continue the

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: loneydessert (ciao.com)

JVC GR-DV800

 

JVC GR-DV800 Camera Type: Mini DV Photosensitive device pixels: 800,000 pixels class The number of photosensitive devices: single CCD Optical Zoom: 10 times NightShot function: Color Camera pixels: 1,000,000 JVC GR-DV800 listed in 2003, when the JVC...

Low noise.High-resolution CCD

Limited capacity pool of life.Low-light shooting performance

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: ruabn (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DV800US

 
Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

Sometimes you have to test the limits. See just how far you can go. Feel what it is like to go a step beyond. And experience a moment of a lifetime. The GR-DV800 makes it easy to get a grip on Quality and Creativity. The 1.33-Megapixel CCD for Superior Video (540 Lines of resolution) and Still Pictures (1600 x 1200), 123k-pixel 3.5" LCD, 300x digital zoom with Spline Interpolation, Power-Linked operation so your ready to shoot, a powerful software package and much more. The GR-DV800 will allow you to explore the imagination.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.3in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DV800US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
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 / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:300
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Video Echo
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD