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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GR-DF420E. 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. Reviews about the image quality and design are overall positive. The durability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and usability.

price, durability, design, image quality

usability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DF420E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC GR-DF420E from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Many are critical about the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DF420EK MiniDV Camcorder/Compact design [15x Optical, 2.5"LCD]JVC GR-DF420EK MiniDV Camcorder/Compact design [15x Optical, 2.5"LCD]

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: JVC GR-DF420 DV Camcorder


Ergonomic, sturdy design and layout ; excellent image quality and good functionality in auto and manual ; top-loading tape transport

Fiddly menu selection and playback controls ; non-tilting viewfinder ; widescreen mode doubtful ; lack of headphone output

Good all-round performance at a competitive price that beginners and upgraders will consider great value for money. Recommended.

Product Specifications


Playback zoom:3
Playback zoom (max):3


Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter size:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 1.54
Optical Zoom:15

Other Features

I/O ports:DV Output \nS-Video Output \nAV Output \nMic Input
Lens system:F1.2 Super Bright
Minimum system requirements:USB


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/4000

Weight & Dimensions