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JVC GR D370

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D370 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR D370

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of JVC GR D370 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D370 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D370 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical Zoom

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JVC GR-D370

 

At less than a pound and just 2.3 inches thick, the GR-D370's slim frame is small and light enough to carry in a handbag or backpack. Unfortunately, the small form factor means cramped and awkward controls for large hands, but the camcorder is a good...

This MiniDV camcorder is relatively inexpensive and offers a powerful 32X zoom in a fairly compact package.

Wide-screen video appears distorted on the display; viewfinder must be extended to be activated.

Despite its relatively low price and big optical zoom range, the JVC GR-D370 does little else to distinguish itself in budget class.

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JVC GR-D370 review

 

Despite its relatively low price and big optical zoom range, the JVC GR-D370 does little else to distinguish itself in budget class

This MiniDV camcorder is relatively inexpensive and offers a powerful 32x zoom in a fairly compact package

Widescreen video appears distorted on the display ; Viewfinder must be extended to be activated

At less than £250, the JVC GR-D370 faces a variety of competition from budget camcorders such as the Sony Handycam DCR-HC26 and the Canon MV930. We'd like to say it that rises above the fray to make it the value proposition it's supposed to be, but...

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JVC GR-D370

 

Despite its relatively low price and big optical zoom range, the JVC GR-D370 does little else to distinguish itself in budget class.

Relatively inexpensive ; Powerful 32X zoom in a fairly compact package

Wide-screen video appears distorted on the display ; Viewfinder must be extended to be activated

The JVC GR-D370US faces a variety of competition from budget camcorders of the same price such as the Sony Handycam DCR-HC26. We'd like to say it that rises above the fray to make it the value proposition it's supposed to be, but unfortunately, there's...

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Overall good cheap camera

 

Overall this is a good camera. However when you use it in 16:9 ratio the screen looks smooshed, however it looks great when played back on PC or TV. Some of its features are a bit hard to find or set. It has great video quality, and great optical ......

Great video quality, Fits hand easy, grat optical zoom

Smooshed screen in 16:9. A little hard to use some options

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"Not bad for a cheaper camcorder"

 

i love the ability to switch from mini tapes or memory card. the start/stop button is situated in a precarious position, and I didn't find the record/off/play switch easy to maneuver. the camcorder may not have as great a pic as high end cameras, but,...

easy to use, I got mine gently used, so I got a GREAT deal on it. It's great for just everyday use, taking vids of the grandkids and such.

the buttons are annoying sometimes

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Not bad for a cheaper camcorder

 

i love the ability to switch from mini tapes or memory card. the start/stop button is situated in a precarious position, and I didn't find the record/off/play switch easy to maneuver. the camcorder may not have as great a pic as high end cameras, but,...

easy to use, I got mine gently used, so I got a GREAT deal on it. It's great for just everyday use, taking vids of the grandkids and such

the buttons are annoying sometimes

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Not that bad for the price

 

I found the camera fairly easy to use. I haven't played with all it's features but I'm not a pro movie maker so I probably won't ever use all of the bells & whistles. I love the HUGE optical zoom! It would be nice if it ... Expand full review

lightweight, easy to see screen, smooth zoom

microphone is weak and no background noise blocker, no shot stabilizing

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JVC GR-D370

 

i love the ability to switch from mini tapes or memory card. the start/stop button is situated in a precarious position, and I didn't find the record/off/play switch easy to maneuver. the camcorder may not have as great a pic as high end cameras, but,...

easy to use, I got mine gently used, so I got a GREAT deal on it. It's great for just everyday use, taking vids of the grandkids and such

the buttons are annoying sometimes

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"Overall good cheap camera"

 

Overall this is a good camera. However when you use it in 16:9 ratio the screen looks smooshed, however it looks great when played back on PC or TV. Some of its features are a bit hard to find or set. It has great video quality, and great optical zoom....

Great video quality, Fits hand easy, grat optical zoom.

Smooshed screen in 16:9. A little hard to use some options.

Consumer review by:

Overall good cheap camera

 

Overall this is a good camera. However when you use it in 16:9 ratio the screen looks smooshed, however it looks great when played back on PC or TV. Some of its features are a bit hard to find or set. It has great video quality, and great optical zoom....

Great video quality, Fits hand easy, grat optical zoom

Smooshed screen in 16:9. A little hard to use some options

Product Specifications

This new JVC MiniDV camcorder offers advancements in performance and handling. The model is distinguished by several new features, including a 32x optical zoom, 16:9 modes and a built-in tele-conversion lens. JVC's new MiniDV camcorder is easier to use than ever thanks to a new Auto button - just press the button to switch between manual and automatic operation. And the model features a new on-screen menu system that sorts menu layers by category, making operation easier. Also offered are already-popular JVC features, such as a data battery that displays time remaining with and without LCD use; live slow, which records in slow motion while retaining real-time audio; JVC's Auto Illumi-Light for illuminating dark scenes; Power-Linked operation that turns on the power and puts the camcorder in standby mode simply by opening the LCD; and the company's Clear LCD Monitor that delivers a bright, clear image by reducing reflection and glares, even in bright sunlight.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707/JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:3.7in
Weight:14.1oz
Width:2.3in

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:Hi-speed shutter / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Night mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D370/D370E/D370US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2/F/2.0-4.5
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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