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JVC GR-D290

JVC GR-D290
alaScore 76

50 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, battery, portability, image quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GR-D290

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of JVC GR-D290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, image quality, portability, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GR-D290EK MiniDV Camcorder with DV in/out & SD card [25x Optical Zoom, 2.5"LCD]

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-D290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC GR-D290 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GR-D290 Mini DV Digital Camcorder - 800x Digital Zoom & 25x Optical Zoom

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JVC GR-D290

 

JVC's GR-D290 handheld digital camcorder packs a wide range of quality features into a highly affordable product.

25X optical zoom, great versatility

Low quality still images, lacks advanced manual features

The GR-D290's ease of use and adequate performance in a wide range of situations recommend it to beginners.

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JVC GR-D290 review

 

A budget camcorder that offers a lot of zoom for the money, the JVC GR-D295 is worth consideration if you shoot mainly in brightly lit situations

Compact ; Inexpensive ; Numerous manual settings ; Two batteries included

Poor low-light performance ; Terrible stills ; Awkward menu controls

The JVC GR-D290's CCD's resolution is actually slightly lower than the 1,024x768-pixel maximum still-image resolution, so pictures are interpolated to the larger size. Photo quality is extremely poor, with shots lacking detail and with noise and...

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JVC GR-D290

 

The JVC GR-D295 offers a lot of zoom for the money and is worth consideration if you shoot mainly in brightly lit situations.

Compact ; Inexpensive ; Numerous manual settings ; Two batteries included

Poor low-light performance ; Terrible stills ; Awkward menu controls

The JVC GR-D290's CCD's resolution is actually slightly lower than the 1,024x768-pixel maximum still-image resolution, so pictures are interpolated to the larger size. Photo quality is extremely poor, with shots lacking detail and with noise and...

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SimplyDV Review: JVC GR-D290 DV Camcorder

 

Sturdy build quality, good manual control, 25x optical zoom, choice of widescreen modes, good zoom control, respectable images in low light conditions

Bottom-loading tape mechanism, 500x digital zoom is useless.

A well-featured camcorder for beginners and upgraders that offers great all-round performance at a competitive price. Recommended.

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superb jvc gr-d290e

 

very easy to handle,sharp picture's, low consume of batteries, only draw back is the quality of photos and night pictures with low light but even so day light pictures are great.

pawer zoom ,good image

photos quality

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Very pleased with my GR-D290

 

Replaced another JVC mini DV camcorder with this one. The other one was more expensive and more complicated with tiny buttons and things that anyone over 30 would have difficulty seeing no less someone with fingers larger than a child's could operate. ...

Easy to manipulate, hold, and good quality video.

Hand strap really leaves something to be desired. MUCH too small. Lens cover useless!

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An excellent digital camcorder with lots of features for the price.

 

The JVC GR-D290 is an excellent mini dv camcorder. Its boasts lots of features at an affordable price. It comes with a handy remote control. The camcorder has a USB port for transferring the digital stills and a DV (firewire) port for transferring ...

Bursting with features.Easy transfer of video to PC.Supports pass-through.

Tape loads from bottom. Inconvenience for tripod users.

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JVC GR-D290 Review

 

MiniDV camcorder with 25x optical zoom

Compact ; inexpensive ; numerous manual settings ; two batteries included

Poor low-light performance ; terrible stills ; awkward menu controls

A budget camcorder that offers a lot of zoom for the money, the JVC GR-D295 is worth consideration if you shoot mainly in brightly lit situations

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JVC GR-D290

 

The main review stated it has no analogue video input so you cannot convert your old analogue videos. Not strictly true as I converted all my analogue videos by connecting the GR-D290 to my VCR. I was then able to digitise them and put them onto mini...

I like eveything about this camera

Lens cap won't stay, but that is a minor detail

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JVC GR-D290

 

Beware!! At this point, I'm afraid of JVC products.

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Product Specifications

JVC introduces the Live Slow technology with the GR-D290. This technology allows, for the first time ever, the user to record slow motion images and play them back with real-time sound. Live Slow is extremely useful for playing back precious or hard-to-see moments as the speed is slowed down to a quarter of normal playing speed. This effect is achieved by the camera recording the picture at 1/4 the normal speed, and thus showing with great clarity a slow motion effect. Slow motion images are recorded with sound on a DVC tape and played back in real time, thus allowing one to view greater detail in the image. In addition, even footage shot at normal speed can be played back with the slow motion effect. In this way precious moments become all the more enjoyable.

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

General Features

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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3
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