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JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
alaScore 71

36 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, battery, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, portability, usability, battery, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DVL510U Digital CamcorderJVC GR-DVL510U Digital Camcorder

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JVC GR-DVL510U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

JVC's GR-DVL510U is another in JVC's line of sleek, lightweight camcorders. It weighs only 1.3 pounds and measures 3.82in. x 3.27in. x 7.41in. It retails at $999.95 but is available on the market for around $550. The DVL510U is an improvement on the...

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Affordable, but not worth the money ...

 

This camera may be what you are looking for if you occasionally shoot video of your kids, pets, or o ...

User friendly interface, detailed manual, affordable price, durable.

Poor on-line support, no on-line driver database, Windows XP doesn't always support this camera.

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Affordable, but not worth the money ...

 

User friendly interface, detailed manual, affordable price, durable.

Poor on-line support, no on-line driver database, Windows XP doesn't always support this camera.

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JVC GR-DVL510U

 

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Superbuy!!

 

Inexpensive,Great Feature's for price, Lightweight.Easy to use

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Superbuy!!

 

I just recently purchased this camera, and I was really surprised at how easy it is to use, all the functions are very easy to learn. I purchased a new returned unit at Best Buy for 399.00 and bought a four year service agreement for 99.00 so I...

Inexpensive,Great Feature's for price, Lightweight.Easy to use

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VERY GOOD OVERALL YOU CAN SPEND MORE BUT I DON'T T ...

 

VERY GOOD OVERALL YOU CAN SPEND MORE BUT I DON'T THINK YOU WILL GET A BETTER PICTURE,AND 400 ZOOM IS PLENTY SINCE YOU CAN'T USE IT ALL ANYWAY.HAS ALL THE FEATURES YOU COULD WANT.

PRICE WAS RIGHT $100 S LESS THAN OTHER MODELS,SEEMS TO BE VERY WELL MADE,VIDEO IS EXCELENT

STILL PICTURES ONLY GOOD FOR COMPUTER DISPLAY OR SMALL PRINTS,400 ZOOM AS WITH OTHER CAMERAS IS NOT REALLY USABLE

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Great...

 

I love it. It is all that I ever wanted in a video camera, other than a microphone jack. I bought it because I really enjoy being able to produce good video, and this is almost impossible without being able to use your computer with your camera. I had ...

great quality, easy to use, works well, good value, lightweight

Bad still pictures, no external microphone jack, short optical zoom

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JVC GR-DVL510U Mini DV Camcorder w/SD/MM Card Slot

 

VERY GOOD OVERALL YOU CAN SPEND MORE BUT I DON'T THINK YOU WILL GET A BETTER PICTURE,AND 400 ZOOM IS PLENTY SINCE YOU CAN'T USE IT ALL ANYWAY.HAS ALL THE FEATURES YOU COULD WANT.

PRICE WAS RIGHT $100 S LESS THAN OTHER MODELS,SEEMS TO BE VERY WELL MADE,VIDEO IS EXCELENT

STILL PICTURES ONLY GOOD FOR COMPUTER DISPLAY OR SMALL PRINTS,400 ZOOM AS WITH OTHER CAMERAS IS NOT REALLY USABLE

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JVC Digital Video Camera (GR-DVL510U)

 

Why did I buy this JVC Camcorder? Well, because of all the great reviews I read. The first review that got my attention on JVC Digital Video Cameras was from TechTV (on the DVL505 model). With all the positive remarks about the JVC Digital Video...

Excellent quality video/sound, added bonus of a digital still camera

Nothing really, yet...

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Product Specifications

JVC GR-DVL510 Mini DV digital Cybercam with high-band processor combines outstanding performance with a sleek, compact design. GR-DVL510 ensures maximum user-friendliness utilizing Night Alive for full-color shooting in extreme low light conditions, built-in auto light, high resolution 2.5" amorphous silicon LCD color monitor, 400x digital zoom with spline interpolation, picture stabilizer, and long-time recording capability. The versatile multimedia interfacing includes SD/ MultiMedia Card compatibility, USB high speed interface, DV input/output, S-Video and A/V output terminals. GR-DVL510 is packed with features. A picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shake. The 400x zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. Variable speed digital hyper zoom provides fast zooming with awesome magnification. You can change zoom speed by finger pressure with numeric zoom ratio readout in viewfinder/monitor. By simply turning to Auto mode or Pro mode you can access the creative functions, including special effects and scene transitions. i.Link high-speed digital video and data interface allows connecting to various components and peripherals.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.8in/7.4in
Height:3.3in/7.4in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:3.3in/3.8in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Slow shutter

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DVL510/DVL510U
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic gray/Silver

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 / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wide / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo/Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Negative / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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