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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of JVC GR-D70. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and size are also appreciated, but the reliability and battery get critical opinions.

usability, size, price, portability, image quality

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JVC GR-D70 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery and usability.

size, portability, price, zoom, image quality

reliability, usability, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GR-D70 Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 16xOptical DV-in/out]

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of JVC GR-D70 from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery


30% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRD70 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 16x Optical Zoom and SD/MMC Card Slot

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

JVC GR-D70 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The MiniDV JVC GR-D70 retails for $500, however at that price tag the camcorder doesn't perform as it shood. Combining poor quality video and low light performance, with bad handling and other weak features make the GR-D70 a hard camcorder to recomend...

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: gccradioscience (

"Great Camera after its Fixed."


Good HD Quality Picture and also it has stere... 

Good HD Quality Picture for NTSC

Condesation Error Appears Too Much

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: bigalealex2002 (

"i need your help"


hello sir,i am using a jvc 700x digital video... 

i need your advise

i need a charger

May, 2007

Consumer review by: erusael (

"Abysmal camera"


Horrible camera. This broke just after one ye... 

Nice 16x zoom. Easy to use. Relatively compact

Battery stopped holding a charge. Error messages prevent camera from working

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: creoledoc (

"broke down a little after 1 yr."


I heard that it was a bad buy, but @ the time... 

price, but you don't even get what you pay for

Support from India!!! If you can read, you can read the same thing on the internet. They don't know anything more than that

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: stopshere (

"This camera is a piece of junk."


The first worked 1 month. Returned it for ano... 

Is handy to use with good quality when it does work

Battery goes out; company won't stand behind product

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: gccengineering (

Good camera, only when it does not have the condensation problem


This camera was found by my girlfriend in the dumpster cause someone got tired of the condensation problem. I love the camera, but when you really need to use it such as for a storm chase movie, or birthday party. By the time you get the camera ...

small high definition camera

continuous condensation error

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Nev Blackburn (



A brilliant bargain, with bags of features, that enables anyone to just pick up the camcorder and get straight into recording digital video. Easy to use with loads of options.

Size - perfect size for a camcorder in my opinion, not too large to be cumbersome, but not too small to be fiddly ; Feel & Quality - superb overall, although quite plasticky looking on one side. The zoom and menu buttons are perfectly placed, and the...

Lack of a proper night mode - the camera does have night scope function, but it's nothing compared to Sony's nightshot which uses infra-red. Can always use a video light though ; Memory card cover - small annoyance (which goes to show there's not much...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: nautique (



small, fairly simple to operate. nice scene transition choices

does not work-tape jamming (very common with jvc's)

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: nautique (



DO NOT BUY THIS CAMCORDER! I had mine for 50 days-shot video sparingly of my 2yr. olds birthday and then 20 days later for my 4 year olds birthday. Had only recorded about 1 and 1/4 mini tapes in it. Anyway, wanted to play it back for the first time 2 ...

small, fairly simple to operate. nice scene transition choices

does not work-tape jamming (very common with jvc's)

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry into the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1/6-inch 680, 000-Pixel CCD; 520 Lines of Resolution with Super High-Band Processor; HG Digital Stills with 2 Selectable Image Sizes (1024x768/640x480-pixel); 2.5" Amorphous-Silicon LCD Color Monitor; NightAlive for full-spectrum low-light shooting; USB High-Speed Interface; 700x Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation; 16x Optical Zoom; DV Input/Output (i.LINK, IEEE1394 compliant); Analog Input; Snapshot Mode; Multi Media Card Slot; High Quality Image & Sound; Mini DV Format with PCM Stereo Sound; Digital Picture Stabilizer; Digital Effects and Scene Transitions; Playback Digital Zoom; Power-Linked Operation; S-Video and A/V Output Terminals; LP Mode for 120 min. on single cassette; Provided Software Package (Digital Photo Navigator/Mr. Photo3/ImageFolio); Provided Remote Control RM-V718U.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:43.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe/Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD