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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of JVC GR-DVL120U. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are generally positive. The reliability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability. There are some negative comments about the memory and design.

price, image quality, reliability, portability, size

design, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVL120U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of JVC GR-DVL120U from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and portability. The reliability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The memory and design get less positive comments. Comments are divided on the usability.

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design, memory

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVL120U MiniDV Digital CyberCam Video Camera with 2.5" LCD & B/W ViewfinderJVC GRDVL120U MiniDV Digital CyberCam Video Camera with 2.5" LCD & B/W Viewfinder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (



The GR-DVL120U is one of the cheapest digital camcorders you can buy.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

JVC GR-DVL120U Camcorder Review - PCWorld

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: dandick (

JVC GR-DVL120U Great camcorder for a low price


Good price, great quality videos, great zoom

No external microphone, feels a little plastic-like,

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: Francisco Guerrero (

Excelente compra


Barata, excelente calidad, modo Manual bastante configurable

ninguna queja ;)

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Mike Root (



Great picture quality

Cassette loading mechanism is crap. Won't play or record.

May, 2003

Consumer review by: chris (



Cheap, High Quality Image

WATCH OUT, class-action lawsuit oending. Faulty camcorder

May, 2003

Consumer review by: (

The Best For Making Short Films Or Sport Videos


The camcorder is best with sound quality & good picture.

Low quality snapshot, & needs more cables than comes with.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: CoolDude (

Excellent Camcorder


Pure Digital at a very very LOW price.


Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Nestor Parra (

La maquina perfecta


Es una maquina perfecta por su precio,


Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: cranberryuplink (


Jun, 2002

Product Specifications

The GR-DVL220U combines outstanding performance with a sleek, compact design. It boasts a 680, 000-pixel CCD super high-band processor for 520 lines of horizontal resolution. The maximum user friendliness is achieved with Night Alive (for low-light recording), high-resolution 2.5" amorphous silicon LCD color monitor, 700X super digital zoom with spline interpolation, picture stabilizer and long time recording capability. It also features a digital still picture output, which allows this camcorder to also function as a digital still camera.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Twilight mode


Country Kits:Canada / United States/North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.8
Max Focal Length:38mm/62.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm/3.9mm
Optical Zoom:10/16
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

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