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JVC GR D295

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and zoom. The value for money and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D295 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR D295

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of JVC GR D295 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, zoom, value for money, portability, battery

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D295U Hi-Band MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D295U Hi-Band MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom

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JVC GR-D295

 

The JVC GR-D295 has a traditional horizontal MiniDV camcorder form factor, with a gray-and-silver plastic case that's solid but pedestrian in design. Weighing in at 1.1 pounds with a battery and a tape loaded, it's reasonably easy to carry along in a...

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-D295 First Impressions Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

The JVC GR-D295 is the highest in price of the three being released at CES within the new Compact model line, and still manages to retail just under US $400 at US$399.95. This camera features a rather standard 1/6th inch 680K CCD, and is equipped with...

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JVC GR D295U

 

JVC GR-D295U Hi-Band MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom.

An exciting new feature available on select models is JVC's exclusive Live Slow feature that for the first time makes it possible to record slow motion images and play them back with real-time sound. In addition, footage shot at normal speed can be...

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"Greaty for Beginners Outside"

 

In all I can live with this camcorder until I get a new one. I hate shooting inside of a room unless it is very well lit. Manual focus is somewhat easy to use, and the manual exposure mode is not effective at all. Now it does take fabulous shots when...

Shoots good while in brightly lighted areas and very nice zoom.

TERRIBLE in night/low-light areas, dual LED lights on front do absolutely nothing to fix that either, and so-so battery life, no place for extarnal mic or light

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JVC GR-D295

 

In all I can live with this camcorder until I get a new one. I hate shooting inside of a room unless it is very well lit. Manual focus is somewhat easy to use, and the manual exposure mode is not effective at all. Now it does take fabulous shots when...

Shoots good while in brightly lighted areas and very nice zoom

TERRIBLE in night/low-light areas, dual LED lights on front do absolutely nothing to fix that either, and so-so battery life, no place for extarnal mic or light

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GREAT DEAL FOR THE PRICE!

 

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SADLY DISAPPOINTED

 

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Excellent camera

 

This camera is great for the price and was really easy to use. Putting the video on my PC was also easy.

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JVC GRD295US

 

This camcorder has been a workhorse for me and my family for several months now.

size

no auto lens

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Pretty good so far...

 

I like the portability of the camera.

It's small and lightweight -- It's pretty intuitive for using the basic features (e.g. recording and playing back tapes, and snapping pics). -- 25x optical zoom -- Comes with 2 1 hour batteries

"low quality" pictures? - Advanced features not too intuitive - Lousy lens cover - I didn't see anywhere that the camera would come with 2 batteries

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Product Specifications

Preserving memories, whether its baby's first steps or that dream vacation, the GR-D295 makes it easy. 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, especially outdoors. The D295 has an SD/MMC card slot for recording digital still images. New Data Battery, let's you know the status of battery operating time. 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. In the D295are included two data batteries, so you'll enjoy up to 3 hours of record. Live Slow captures the critical moment in slow motion, when recording or even when playing back. Other conveniences include a Multi-Function Remote Control, Power-Linked Operation, Night Alive, 800X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation and Digital Picture Stabilizer round out a comprehensive feature package making the D295 a great value.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:3.7in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D295/D295US
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 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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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