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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 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 really like the design and price. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the memory.

portability, image quality, usability, price, design


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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of JVC GR-D230E from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory.

portability, usability, image quality, price, design


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

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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

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 (

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: (



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 (



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

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD