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JVC GR D395US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of JVC GR D395US. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The battery and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the features and reliability. Views are divided on the viewfinder.

price, usability, battery, image quality, portability

reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D395US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR D395US

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of JVC GR D395US from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability. The resolution is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the features.

price, resolution, usability

features

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D395 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D395 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical Zoom

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Quick Camcorder Reviews : JVC GR-D395

Better manual controls than the majority of entry level camcorders, with the notable exception of Panasonics, - Good battery life, - 32 x optical zoom

Video performance is unexceptional, - Poor handling and design (battery interferes with viewfinder...), - Feels cheaply made

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JVC GR-D395 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

The GR-D395 ($370 MSRP) is the second from the top in a line of four very similar JVC camcorders, all starting with the prefix "GR-D39…." Each has a few features that one-up the model prior. This camcorder's prime feature is a very large 3-hour...

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JVC GR-D395

 

At 3000 lux, the D395 produced a relatively pale image. This seemed to be a result of strong greens and very low reds. The reds are particularly bad, and give colors that are supposed to be "pure red" a pinkish hue. On the plus side, the picture does...

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Great camcorder!

 

After reading reviews & comparing specs for weeks, I bought this over the Canon ZR500. Still aprehensive over the purchase based upon all the glowing reviews on the ZR500, I wasn't sure I made the right choice. Now I know I did. The features is what...

Features for the Price

low light performance

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You Get What You Pay For...

 

This camcorder is an OK buy if you need an inexpensive camcorder to capture the occasional soccer game or recital or a cell phone-quality still onto the SD card, but definitely *not* something you want to use for cherished memories, as the quality of...

Long Battery Life, AutoLight, Manual Image Control

Mediocre Quality Recording, Low Quality Screen, Poor Control Layout

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Great camcorder!

 

After reading reviews & comparing specs for weeks, I bought this over the Canon ZR500. Still aprehensive over the purchase based upon all the glowing reviews on the ZR500, I wasn't sure I made the right choice. Now I know I did. The features is what...

Features for the Price

low light performance

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Good camcorder

 

although the batt. has 3hrs working time, it is big and a little ugly...

32X optical zoom. 3hrs battery. easy operation.auto button

Cannot use USB to transfer movie-at least I did not figure out how to do that. No mic input

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Good Choice - for Sure

 

I bought this camcorder about 10 days beck. Before buying this one, I looked for the plus and minus of almost all the models relative to this category and then finally settled with this owing to the following parameters: 32X zoom, Good clarity,...

Good Day light clarity, Excellent optical Zoom

Most of the controls to be done by opening the LCD monitor. However major controls are comfortably placed

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GR-D395 mini DV

 

Good one for this price. Compared to Elura100 the features are almost the same. Better in night shots with light. The access to the menu and play/forward buttons are inside, we have to use both hands in operating the camera some times. during day light...

Battery life,easy menus and settings, large auto and manual button

acess to USB and DV port, No wirewire with the pack,

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Good Choice - for Sure

 

I bought this camcorder about 10 days beck.

Good Day light clarity, Excellent optical Zoom

Most of the controls to be done by opening the LCD monitor. However major controls are comfortably placed

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Product Specifications

This JVC MiniDV camcorder offers advancements in performance and handling. It is distinguished by several new features, including 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-VF714

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:Night mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D395US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
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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