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JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and battery are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good reviews. The memory and viewfinder get critical views.

portability, price, image quality, battery, size

usability, zoom, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery. The price also gets good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. There are some negative comments about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVL310U MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeJVC GRDVL310U MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DVL310U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC's GR-DVL310U retails for $899.95, but is available on the market now for around $500. It is a strong camcorder that gives good-quality video and good sound without costing a fortune, but it doesn't come with a whole lot of extras.

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: net (



easy to use

head tape broke down after 6 months

Oct, 2003

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Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Nikunj Mehta (

Value for Money


Lightweight, sturdy

Lack of replaceable MMC

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: (



good prices

did not have a lot of info for items

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: David Rooney (



good camera for the price, takes very clear and crisp video lightweight and picture stabilizer goo

Terrible directions and product support. Software is confusing. Get a digital camera for still pi

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: go_uf_gators (

Used to be a nice camera, but now it error "EO4".


I agree with the other reviews that this is a nice entry-level miniDV camera. The light is handy, though it drains the battery REALLY quickly. The battery life isn't bad, but the batteries don't last long. That is, once you've recharged them a couple ...

Great picture, good price, nice light included and comfortable form factor.

Battery life, small screen, B&W viewfinder, goofy still shot, and, oh yeah, IT DOESN'T WORK!

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: jack32691 (

Very nice camcorder for the non-professional


Being in the position of a non-professional user, I can say this is a very nice model. The camcorder is light, small and comes at an attractive price. It has a 10x optical zoom, which I felt is more than sufficient for shooting family videos. Actually,...

True colors, lightweight, good manual, DV movie quality

Nothing essential for the non-professional

May, 2004

Consumer review by: tonycap (

Good value camera.


This camera give you dvd quality and cd sound without hurting your pocket. I've owned this camera for just over a year now and I never had any mechanical problems with it. Ive found the factory battery to last for about an hour which isnt bad in...

Good camera for price.

still camera doesnt record on a memory chip.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: skankboy (

Doesn't do the MiniDV format justice..


I bought the DVL310U to shoot a behind-the-scenes documentary to go along with the independent film I produced. I knew I wanted a miniDV, and it had to be small, and cherried out, but most importantly it had to be cheap. Unfortunately the DVL310U is so...

Small, fair price, decent picture quality,built-in keylight.

Terrible audio, battery life, accessories difficult to find, no external mic input

Jan, 2002

Product Specifications

The GR-DVL310U combines outstanding performance with a sleek, compact design. The GR-DVL310U 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), built-in Auto Light, high resolution 2.5" Amorphous Silicon LCD Color Monitor, 400X 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. Serial cable and CD ROM software for Windows are also included.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
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

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD