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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of JVC GR-DVF10. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and reliability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and size.

usability, reliability, price, image quality, zoom

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVF10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of JVC GR-DVF10 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The price and reliability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the size.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DVF10 Digital CamcorderJVC GR-DVF10 Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DVF10 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The JVC GR-DVF10 uses the MiniDV format which is known to put out great pictures. It retails for $1,199.95. It has all the features of MiniDV like digital audio and 500 lines of resolution.

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: ambischo (

Mixed feelings about this 1998 digital camcorder


Although I bought this camera from eBay and did well on the purchase price, I was frustrated to find ...

Clarity of picture, sound, and movie-making features. Great price. LCD display is excellent.

Connection to a PC seems impossible.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: rob3ri (

Excellent if you don't need firewire


This is an excellent camcorder if you don't need firewire. Features abound and what it lacks in extremely low light capability it makes up for with very slow shutter speeds of 1/4 and 1/10 (tripod a must!). Like most camcorders, it's power hungry. A...

Macro, excellent night photography with street lamps and 1/4 shutter speed.

Not firewire capable, analog output.

Jul, 2001

Consumer review by: Gambit624 (

Good Camera For home


After having this camera for a month and putting it through some tough and rugged testing, this camera is one tough cookie. The zoom (160x digital) is good, the fade\wipe selections are easy, although pushing the rear knob in can become annoying at...

Good Zoom, easily accessible output ports for VCR recording

No Firewire support for computer hookup, Battery life

Feb, 2001

Consumer review by: vilano6 (

Well worth the money


My husband and I started looking for a video camera cause I am not good at keeping up with pictures of our four children and the years were passing away so we started checking them out. Went to best buy and they had several floor models. None compared...

Overall wonderful


May, 2000

Consumer review by: ryansridge (



I bought this camera in a rush a few days before going on vacation. I knew that mini dv was the best camcorder medium and that JVC was a good brand name. The instruction manual is easy to follow and the camcorder is simple enough to use. It has very...

audio/video quality

no ieee1394 (firewire)

Sep, 1999

Product Specifications

The GR-DVF10 camcorder is just what you need! One of the model's standout features is its 16x optical zoom - that's a record in the DV camcorder world! Other nice pluses are the 2.5-inch swiveling LCD and built-in speaker, both of which allow convenient playback in the field. The GR-DVF10 also has a built-in light with an auto-on function for shooting in dim conditions. The GR-DVF10's serial-snapshot mode emulates the motor drive found on professional 35mm cameras, enabling you to take multiple shots in rapid succession. If you're using a VCR to copy your raw footage into some sort of order, the remote control included with the GR-DVF10 gives you access to some automatic editing functions to help streamline the process.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:62.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:160
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT