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JVC GR-D230E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of JVC GR-D230E. 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 are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. The battery and memory get less positive reviews.

portability, usability, image quality, price, design

memory, battery

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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-D230E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 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. People really like the design and price. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

portability, usability, image quality, price, design

memory

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

It has the look of a DVD camcorder, but don't let that fool you. The JVC GR-D230 is really a MiniDV camcorder made to fit comfortably in one hand. At a retail price of $799.95, the GR-D230 delivers an aesthetically appealing design, decent image...

CCD size, - Low light performance, - Still capability

No accessory shoe, - Mediocre handling

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

Jul, 2004

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

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

Expert review by: Staff Writers (pcauthority.com.au)

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...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: greggy56 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Having purchased it from Harvey & Norman for just over $1200.00, it has never given any problems and would without a doubt hold strong appeal to many novice camcorder users. Very good operating system as it allows immediate capturing upon opening LCD...

Easy to operate and experienced no problems capturing to Windows Media player or Roxio DVD suite.

For the money, and given number of options for a fairly tidy unit, the only thing I dislike about it is like many other camcorders, is the battery life. But hey, for general filming of special moments and events, no need to complain too much.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Energywise (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

Until I can capture and edit the video footage, it is really not of much use to me. I paid AUD60 for the JVC USB Driver disk. How can I get Windows to recognise it for capturing purposes? Email: wayzan@lizzy.com.au

It suits my purposes just fine. The video footage is excellent. I look forward to having a long filming relationship with it. Being able to film close up is a real bonus.

My PC (XP Home) refuses to recognise the camcorder and will not let me capture the footage, yet it will download stills from the memory card. Windows keeps saying an error occurred during installation. I tried the suggestions about 16-bit and 800x600,...

Apr, 2008

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

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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:4.3in
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

General Features

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

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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

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