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JVC GR-DVM55 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of JVC GR-DVM55 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and reliability are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the size and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, reliability, price

memory, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVM55 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of JVC GR-DVM55 DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price and reliability. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, reliability, price

memory, size

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVM55U MiniDV Digital CamcorderJVC GRDVM55U MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DVM55U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC's GR-DVM55U is a key member of JVC's more upscale line of sleek, lightweight camcorders. It weighs only 1.04 pounds and measures 3.82 in. x4.73 in. x 2.08 in. It retails at $1199.95. The DVM55UU is well loaded with features, some of which may be...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: Jim T (

Good buy on a 3 disc DVD changer


Plays MP3 files and recognizes CD-R discs as well.


Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: (

VCR jvc


Ease of use


Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Bob (


Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Compact, versatile, and computer-savvy, the GR-DVM55U has been designed to make it easier than ever to connect to your PC and create instant multimedia productions. Its exclusive digital features and extended connectivity will turn your PC into an advanced editing suite, and the Internet into your personal creative distribution network. And, of course, picture quality is assured from the moment of shooting thanks to the high-resolution CCD and Super High-Band Processor. NightAlive for extreme low-light shooting allows you to capture clear, full color images at night with minimum illumination and without the loss of color associated with other night shooting systems. The convenient serial terminal is compatible with just about any PC and allows you to use the provided JLIP software for computer-controlled still image capture and linear video editing. These features combined with a slimmer, more compact, sophisticated flat-surface design that lets you take it with you just about anywhere. GR-DVM55U offers the best balance of quality, mobility and creativity, making it ideal for mobile video enjoyment today and in the future.

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


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 gray

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 / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:CRT