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JVC GR-D250 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of JVC GR-D250 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas the memory and battery get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, image quality, reliability

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D250 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of JVC GR-D250 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D250 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D250 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The 2005 entry level camcorder for the JVC GR-D200 series, the GR-D250, is 30 percent smaller than last year's models, the GR-D33.  JVC's approach for this current GR-D series seems to be an emphasis on style, accentuated by functionality.  This...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: James Murray (

JVC GR-D250 First Impressions Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The JVC GR-D250 fits into JVC's low price market, with an MSRP of US$429.95 and likely to retail for around $350, a remarkably low price when many of the potential features are considered. We got a chance to look at it at the JVC booth at the 2005...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: (



JVC GR-D250 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom.

The Clear-View LCD monitor of the Canon GRD250 suppresses diffusion of internal light to deliver a brighter image and also reduce reflection and glare from external light so that images are always clearly visible even when shooting outdoors in...

Consumer review by: Roy (

Bought for a friend

May, 2005

Consumer review by: sayerjay (

Good Camera, HORRIBLE Support


Good, compact camera with many features. Works GREAT with Apple's iMovie via FireWire

Customer Service STINKS! Will probably never buy a JVC product because of previous experience.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: frankf160 (

GREAT Camera!!


Upgraded to this from a very small, low quality Mustek and I'm loving every shot I take with this JVC. AMAZING entry level camera for anyone looking to get into film production or even just family events. I personally use it for extreme sports videos, ...

DV in/out, LCD, Perfect size, 25x optical, Inexpensive

The zoom control takes a little getting used to, but that's it

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: sura100 (

GR-D250 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


overall i think this is a great video camera for the price(I paid a little over 200$ for it).

small, light, optical zoom

the night mode doesnt work as well as i was expecting

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: oq (

Excellent Deal


Keep in mind that this is an entry-level camcorder.

Low Price, High Quality

Entry Level

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: rivermom (

Nice entry-level Digital Camcorder


Good entry level digital camcorder.

CHEAP, easy to use

Poor sound quality

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: jzh2005 (

good entry level camcorder


As an entry level camcorder in $200 price range, this is a good camcorder to have.

low price, 25X optical zoom.

Poor video quality in low light.

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

GRD250 MINI DV camcorder is equipped with a 25x optical zoom and JVC's Low Light Plus, which combines the company's 3D noise reduction with an F1.2 Super Bright lens to deliver superior low-light performance. Flicker is eliminated and color reproduction is improved. Data Battery function gives users a one-touch view in the LCD or viewfinder of remaining battery and recording time. This camcorder series features a new design that makes it easy to take along and easy to use. The unique design combines a compact camera body with a handgrip that is ideally sized to be comfortable and secure to hold. One-touch convenience of the new Data Battery function displays battery power and calculates remaining recording time with the power on or off to prevent users from running out of power during mid-shooting. Also, to make shooting easier, JVC's Clear-View LCD monitor suppresses diffusion of internal light to deliver a brighter, clearer image, and also reduces reflection and glare from external light so that images are always clearly visible even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. For superior image quality, GRD250 camcorder features a Super High-Band Processor that restores the high-band components of the luminance signal to ensure a crisp, clear picture.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

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 Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Cinema / Classic Film / Gain-up / Mirror / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD