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JVC GR-DVL915 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GR-DVL915 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. The zoom and battery get negative opinions.

price, image quality, portability, usability, reliability

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVL915 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of JVC GR-DVL915 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the portability and durability.

price, image quality, usability, reliability

durability, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DVL915U Digital CamcorderJVC GR-DVL915U Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DVL915U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC's GR-DVL915U is another in JVC's line of sleek, lightweight camcorders. It weighs only 1.35 pounds and measures 3.82in. x 3.27in. x 7.41in. It retails at $1199.95 but is available on the market for around $750 - $800. The DVL915U is an improvement...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: bcinaz4good (

JVC the DV camcorder best!


Just before I traded up to the JVC GR-DVL915 I owned the model GR-DVL520. This camcorder was much higher in quality for a few bucks more...It has better quality video (especially in low light). JVC has always been my choice in camcorders, the last one...

"Fits like a glove", good manual features, I like the attached light for night filming.

Bottom load tape a hassel with tripod use, battery life too short (recommend spare)

May, 2003

Consumer review by: Brad (


Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: gtokar (

Nice camcorder for ~$700 (in August 2001)


I just bought it 2 months ago but already took it for trip to Italy.

not expensive, light-weight, number of features, analog-in, DV interface, build-in still camera

low-capacity battery, still camera resolution is low (but enough for TV), sometimes confusing features

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

JVC GR-DVL915U Digital Camcorder / Still Camera With USB


Picture quality, large LCD, features, USB, inputs, price

Better than 10x optical zoom would be an improvement

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: jlandis44 (

Great Camcorder!


I spent 3 weeks researching which camcorder to buy. I immediately decided upon MiniDV due to picture quality and future availability. The remaining time was spent deciding which one to get. After much review and comparison, I decided upon the JVC...

Quality of video, features

Too many features sometimes!

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

Enjoy both worlds - high-resolution digital video and convenient digital still photography in a single camera. JVC's digital DualCam lets you shoot either way, anytime, anywhere, even in low light. Count on JVC for a winning performance. GR-DVL915 combines outstanding performance with a sleek, compact design. It boasts maximum user-friendliness with Night Alive (for full color shooting in extreme low light conditions), built-in Auto Light, Picture Stabilizer, and long-time record capability. The camera features high-resolution 3.5" amorphous silicon LCD color monitor, high-resolution color viewfinder, and 400x super digital zoom with spline interpolation. GR-DVL915 enables versatile multimedia interfacing by using SD/MultiMedia Card compatibility, analog input, USB terminal, DV input/ output, S-Video and A/V terminals.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:16MB


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


Color:Metallic silver/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 / Random / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/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 / Negative / Sepia / Strobe / Video Echo/Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Negative / Strobe/Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe / Video Echo
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD