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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of JVC GR DVM80U. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and durability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVM80U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of JVC GR DVM80U from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the design and color are overall positive. The size and durability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and image quality. Opinions are divided on the portability.

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This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVM80U MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeJVC GRDVM80U MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

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Review: JVC GR-DVM80U

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

The GR-DVM80 is a Mini DV camcorder from the middle of JVC's digital line, and when they say mini, they mean mini. This camcorder is really no larger than an average coffee mug, but it packs quite a punch into its compact package. Besides being able to shoot video, this camcorder also shoots digital still images. The progressive-scan, 0.25-inch, 680, 000-pixel CCD will give you clearer still pictures than the interlaced-scan CCDs used on most camcorders. The camcorder stores still images on tape; it doesn't work with flash memory cards like SmartMedia or Memory Stick. JVC has given you choices as far as monitoring your subjects, in that the GR-DVM80 features both a 2.5-inch color LCD screen, and a more traditional, 113k-pixel color viewfinder. The camcorder is also equipped with a 10x optical zoom range and 200x digital zoom functions. This camcorder also offers an IEEE-1394 interface that lets you transfer your videos digitally to your computer for editing. Playback zoom function, special effects and included PC software top off the package.

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 display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic 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

Analog Video Format:NTSC
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
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD