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JVC GR-D93

JVC GR-D93
alaScore 71

104 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of JVC GR-D93. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the zoom.

price, portability, image quality, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D93 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GR-D93

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC GR-D93 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the connectivity and price are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the zoom.

image quality, usability, portability, price, connectivity

zoom

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D93EK MiniDV Digital Camcorder [1.33Mp, 10x Optical]JVC GR-D93EK MiniDV Digital Camcorder [1.33Mp, 10x Optical]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-D93

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of JVC GR-D93 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and zoom are generally positive. The color and battery also get good views, but many are less positive about the design and usability. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

price, battery, color, zoom, portability

usability, design

36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRD93 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomJVC GRD93 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The JVC GR-D93 is the most expensive of the three GR-series camcorders at $699.99, but it's still a good deal for the level of performance and functionality it offers. The JVC GR-D33 and JVC GR-D72 share similar 1/6-inch 680K CCDs, but the D93 steps it...

700x digital zoom, - Low-light video performance, - CCD size

Mic input, and no headphone input, - No accessory shoe

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GR-D93 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

JVC introduced three new Compact Series camcorders at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. The flagship of the GR-D Compact Series is the GR-D93. JVC's GR-D93 is 20 percent smaller than last years Compact Series. The camcorder is a...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

JVC GR D93

 

JVC GRD93 is a MiniDV Digital Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

The JVC GR D93 1.33 Mega-pixel CCD camcorder boasts our new Just Very Convenient features 3-D NR to eliminate noise up to 30%, 2.5 inch Crystal-View LCD to reduce glare and reflections and a built-in auto " Illumi-Light" for 1/10th the power consumption.

Consumer review by: tamandtom (epinions.com)

A kick-around MiniDV videocamera

 

Easy controls, good zoom, snapshot feature

Lower megapixel, setting date to appear more complex than necessary

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: jacrs (epinions.com)

Avoid JVC camcorders!

 

I recently bought a JVC mini camcorder that broke after limited use. So I went to one of their factory authorized repair places only to find that JVC will not allow anyone to repair my model but themselves. (God only knows if your model falls into this...

Good size and video guality

When they brake unless under warranty, they are too expensive to fix

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Groversr01 (pricegrabber.com)

GRD-93US in Las Vegas

 

(Edited August 22nd by Groversr01) Footage is excellent.

Excellent daytime video. Nice controlls. Light weight. Comes with remote which you can zoom in on video AFTER you record it. Very impressive.

No mic input (as you've read everywhere). Too many models for sale, gets lost in the crowd.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: gailirs (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-D93US Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

After only using the product for about 5 times in the last 8 months, distorted lines appeared on the playback recordings.

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Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: monkey2003 (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-D93US Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

The digicam produces beautiful and crisp images in daylight condition and it also performs quite well at night times.

1.33-megapixel CCD, crisp image, and light weight

Optical zoom (10X)

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: wxiong1 (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-D93US Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

(Edited January 24th by wxiong1) I bought this camcorder from amazon.

Very good performance at night

the battery is not good, it can only hold 1 hour

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: re-searcher (epinions.com)

$250 less and Better than the Sony

 

I have spent over 2 weeks and MANY hours researching cameras. Just returned the Sony HC40 ($650 @ BestBuy) for the JVC. Low light performance was key for us and much of our shooting is indoors with our new baby. Sony's looked like it was B&W and very ...

VALUE!!! Low light performance, size, ease of use

Not paying for Sony name

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

Mega-pixel, Mega-convenient JVC Compact camcorder is designed for those who are searching for a fun, slimline and convenient camcorder. The GR-D93US 1.33 Mega-pixel CCD camcorder boasts new Just Very Convenient features 3-D NR to eliminate noise up to 30%, 2.5 inch Crystal-View LCD to reduce glare and reflections and a built-in auto " Illumi-Light" for 1/10th the power consumption. Plus, a color viewfinder, 1.33 Mega-Pixel CCD Super High Band Processor for 540 lines of horizontal resolution, Power-Linked Operation, Night Alive, and 700X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation. The GR-D93 can also take HG digital stills at 1600x1200/1280x960/1026 x 768 / 640 x 480. Convenience for digital stills is achieved by a SD/ MMC card slot

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):95min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.8in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D93/D93US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.8
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black fader
Digital Zoom:700
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