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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and usability. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder and color, and some have doubts about the durability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of JVC GR-D90 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and portability. The size and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and reliability.

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46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRD90 MiniDV Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 16x Optical Zoom, 8MB, and MMCJVC GRD90 MiniDV Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 16x Optical Zoom, 8MB, and MMC

May, 2017

Consumer review by: wantitall (

Almost excellent

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: brett (

an average camera for an average consumer


inexpensive for a digi camera, and good out side picture

inside filming a little to dark

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Kangel18 (

Don´t buy this product



Breaks easily, no night vision

Apr, 2004

Product Specifications

This newly styled JVC camcorder is designed for those who are searching for a fun and slimline camcorder while maintaining a full feature package within. The GR-DV90US boasts a 680, 000-Pixel CCD Super High Band Processor for 520 lines of horizontal resolution. The GR-D90US adds a removable memory card slot for both MMC and SD cards (8 MB MMC card provided). Now, digital still images can be recorded on a memory card at a resolution up to 1024 x 768. The maximum user friendliness is achieved with Power-Linked Operation (always ready to record), Night Alive (for low-light recording), High Resolution 3.5" Amorphous Silicon LCD Color Monitor, 700X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation, Digital Picture Stabilizer and Long Time Recording Capability.

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:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor: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
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


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD