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alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of JVC GR-D270. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are less positive about the durability and battery.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of JVC GR-D270 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and size. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and battery.

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68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D270 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D270 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: James Murray (

JVC GR-D270 First Impressions Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The GR-D270 is the middle camcorder of the three to be released within this line by JVC. It retails for US$449.95. Interestingly, this is one-hundred dollars less than the previous year's model, the JVC GR-D72. All of this camera's CCD specs are...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The JVC GR-D270 is the middle-of-the-road low-end JVC this year, and in our opinion the best value among cheaper JVCs this year. It features the same imager (CCD-Charge Coupled Device) as both of the other lower-end JVCs, the GR-D250 and GR-D295, and...

Dec, 2004

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JVC GR-D270 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom.

This newly styled JVC GR D270 Compact camcorder is designed for those who are searching for a fun, slimline and convenient camcorder.

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Poor quality...JVC did not think this through at all


The Memory Card for stills and the 25X zoom

chargers, durability, doesn't work with Piccacle

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: FrankSG (

Great Camera

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: ranmas2004 (



I bought this camera a year ago. Took it to Colombia and it shot DECENT quality. Low light was absolutely horrible. But you get what you pay for. While the camera was working it was OK. Just used to film little stuff...not like I was making a movie or ...

Takes decent stills when FULL sunlight is available, Decent video, compact, price

Cheaply built, "safemode" error, low light HORRIBLE,

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: cb509 (

no good, jvc=poor customer service


good features, easy to use.

stops working after 5 hours of recording.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: ulsterscot (

A Lightweight, in All the Wrong Ways


My faithful old Sony Hi8 camcorder bit the dust, so I decided to 'upgrade' to the digital MiniDV, happy that it weighed about half what the old camera did. Well, first off, don't assume (as I did, alas) that 'digital' is going to give you a better...

Lightweight, reasonably simple menus.

Bad colors in all light, awful image at night or indoors, truly abysmal still images.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: willhse (

great cam


outstanding cam, good value,

most buyers should spend more time learning how to use it.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: chris1973 (

Great camera


Good design, great video, fun to use, great audio performance

battery life, lens cap likes to fall off,

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Be creative, have some fun. The GR-D270 puts you in the director's chair. Its powerful 25x optical zoom lens gets tight close-ups of your subject and the 2.5 inch Clear LCD monitor, reduces glare and reflections so you'll always see your subject, even outdoors. The D270 has an SD/MMC card slot for recording high quality digital still images. Another advantage is a new Data Battery. With a press of a button view five levels of remaining battery and record time on the Clear LCD monitor. In addition, the trim high capacity 700 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery delivers up to 1.5 hours recording. Live Slow captures the critical moment in slow motion, when recording or even when playing back. Other conveniences include Power-Linked Operation, Night Alive, 800X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation and Digital Picture Stabilizer round out a comprehensive feature package making the D270 a great value.

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

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

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
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinema / Classic Film / Gain-up / Mirror / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD