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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of JVC GR-D870. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability. The image quality also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some critical views about the memory.

usability, image quality, portability


On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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Slowing MiniDV camcorder market. The JVC GR-D850 and GR-D870 feature 35x optical zooms, 2.7ââ'¬Â³ widescreen LCDs, and 680k, 1/6ââ'¬Â³ CCDs. The JVC GR-D870 features Dual Recording Capability, allowing still pictures to be captured to the SD card...



Mar, 2009

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Specifications JVC GR-D870


I review the specification. because the JVC GR-D870's great to use for day-to-day record you happy. and also for the film is still a beginner, JVC GR-D870 is very well used. because the image is very common for Foreign once. Specifications SYSTEM...

Vary good


Mar, 2009

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I Love My Cam Corder


I can honestly say that without any hesitation. My Cam Corder serves me well. In video mode, it offers great tracking and clear picture. Its always very fun to record, and you can review immedietly. However, the 'corder does not come with neccessary...

Durable, High Quality

Not Easy to Use, Lacks Upload Componet

Feb, 2009

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This would happen to be one of the more easier to use camcorders that I have had. When compared to similar on the market this is a very well priced unit with all the functions that are buit in. Simple to use, simple to set up, oh so simple This new...

sound capture and audio dubbing

Cassettes with built-in memory chip for indexing video

Dec, 2008

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The JVC GR-D870 is a MiniDV camcorder with a 35x Konica Minolta optical zoom lens. It is designed for sports enthusiasts and others who are looking for the MiniDV format and other advanced capabilities. The JVC GR-D870 miniDV camcorder is a high band...

Widely supported by video-editing and -effects software

MiniDV camcorders can't play analog 8mm or Hi8 cassettes

Dec, 2008

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Slowing MiniDV camcorder market. The JVC GR-D850 and GR-D870 feature 35x optical zooms, 2.7″ widescreen LCDs, and 680k, 1/6″ CCDs. The JVC GR-D870 features Dual Recording Capability, allowing still pictures to be captured to the SD card without...

Easy to use

Bad shape

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The GR-D870 comes with a 2.7" 16:9 Widescreen clear LCD monitor that gives you a more realistic visual due to the extended field of vision, that is common in today's flat panel displays. The Clear LCD feature reduces reflections and glare to maintain a clear, visible and bright viewing during outside recording. Zoom right into the action with this powerful 35x optical zoom. The image is magnified optically to eliminate jagged edges. Images can be further enlarged up to 800x when combined with the digital zoom. Or boost light sensitivity for a bright picture even in environments with minimal illumination, always giving you full color, without any distance limitations with the NightAlive feature that also works in both still and video modes. This camcorder also has 3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR) that automatically provides a more accurate noise reduction. The video noise is reduced by 30% in low light for a 2dB improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio. End result, you get a brighter picture with less noise, even in low light. Enjoy saving onto SD memory cards (optional) to easily transfer to PC. The latest feature is JVC's exclusive Live Slow feature that makes it possible to record slow motion images and play them back with real-time sound. Live Slow is ideal for playing back and enjoying hard to see moments because the speed is one quarter of normal playback speed. Uses Mini DV tapes 2.7 Wide Clear LCD monitor 16 - 9 Wide Screen Mode 680 x 340 Digital Still Size SD Memory Card Slot Stick Control Live Slow Dual Recording Capabilities - Allows you to record stills and videos both at the same time Data Button - By simply touching this button, remaining battery and recording time can be easily viewed, even when the power is turned off Auto Button - Allows you to conveniently and quickly switch between Auto and manual mode with a simple push NightAlive Web-Camera Function via IEEE 1394