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JVC GR-D230E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D230E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-D230E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of JVC GR-D230E 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.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRD230 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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JVC GR-D230 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

With an MSRP of US $799.95, the JVC GR-D230 is equipped with 10x optical zoom and 500x digital zoom with a 1/4" CCD and a 2.5-inch diagonally measured LCD screen. This camcorder performs decently in low light situations, especially considering its...

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JVC GR D230

 

JVC GRD230 is a MiniDV digital camcorder and comes with a 10x optical zoom.

Ultra-compact MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 1.33-megapixel CCD

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JVC GR-D230

 

At first glance the JVC GR-D230 looks very much like one of the DVD-R/RW cameras. But it's the stylish design and disc like LCD screen that leads you astray and it is in fact another of the Mini DV tape cameras with the cassette cleverly concealed.

As well as USB it also has DV (IEEE 1394), S-Video and AV outputs allowing you to not just copy your footage to PC for burning to DVD, but to video and DVD recorders through your television. While compact the GR-D230 at 550 grams was equal heaviest...

Product Specifications

JVC's Ultra-Compact Series Mini DV camcorders feature a fun, stylish design unique to JVC. The initial model in this series features JVC's DV Navigation, which displays thumbnails for each recorded scene to make it quick and easy to find specific material. Also featured is a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, 10X optical/500X digital zoom, USB connectivity, Video CD creation, e-mail video clips capability, NightAlive and includes an SD card.

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:4.3in
Height:3.8in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D230US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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