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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of JVC GR DA30US. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the durability and battery.

price, usability, portability, image quality, size

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DA30US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of JVC GR DA30US from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the size and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good views.

price, usability, image quality, portability, size

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DA30US MiniDV Camcorder with 30x Optical ZoomJVC GR-DA30US MiniDV Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (



The JVC GR-DA30US has just been launched and that too for a great price i must add. The JVC GR-DA30US will cost you only $200 and it starts shipping around october/november. This camcorder will be available on then. But if you are too...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

So far, So good


Refurbished, but worked right out of the box. Using it for playback only right now while I transfer all of my tapes to hard drive

None so far

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: cleswampfox (

Awful product, plus horrible customer service/warranty service


I purchased the camera October of 2009 for $140 and it lasted me 10 before becoming unusable. Several buttons on the camera completely stopped working, including the Record button.

Cost of camera ($140) seemed reasonable

video quality, durablity customer service, warranty service

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ferzan1972 (

I used this model and is't a very nice camera


I used this model and I have been pleasure.This is a good camera.I recorded my family and also my little daughter.It's very useful for daily using.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Good Value

Short Battery Life

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: sassey1111 (



I wanted a movie camera with a decent zoom and at a decent price. I tried another more expensive brand however ended up takng it back because of how poor the quality was when shooting indoors. This JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder isn't the greatest in...

Good Value, Easy to Use, Compact

Short Battery Life, Bad in Low Light

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: jlm60093 (

Great handheld camera!


I went from having one of those big, bulky cameras that you never wanted to bring to this and it is great! I can easily stick it in the bag and wrap it around my arm.

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Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: jennifercrow (

A nice camera for home use


This camera is perfect for home use. It is not professional quality, but it has worked out just fine for our home movies. The battery doesn't last quite as long as I would like, and the storage is a bit small, but otherwise I have no complaints,...

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

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Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: faichick (



I'd wanted a camcorder for a while, years in fact. However as a non-necessity that would cost at least d wanted a camcorder for a while, years in fact. However as a non-necessity that would cost at least $300 and likely more, a camcorder just never...

Small, lightweight, easy to use, inexpensive

Exposed LCD viewer, short battery life

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: chadrob30 (

Nice, economical camera...


I bought this after having a horrible experience with a JVC Everio HDD camera. The mini DV tapes are way better to work with than the HDD. This camera is light, easy to use, and does everything I need it to do. The guy who rated this camera as a one...

Light, inexpensive, easy to use, great battery life

Volume/focus and record buttons are two close together for us fat fingered folks

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: bradshawcl (

JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder- nice price, but.....


I've been meaning to review my JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder for quite some time now. I've had it about 4 months now, and I paid $199.99 for it at Best Buy, but when shopping around for prices on this particular camcorder, I found it was priced the...

nice price, size

stupid joystick-like menu button hard to deal with

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

The JVC GR-DA30US is a high-band digital video camera. It features easy-to-use, new compact style DVC with 2.4" vertical sliding LCD monitor on the rear end and powerful 30x Optical Zoom.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Sliding
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.1
Max Focal Length:69mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:30
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
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Type: None