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JVC GR DVM90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the color and reliability.

portability, size, image quality, usability, design

value for money, battery, build quality, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVM90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Trash

 

Neat toy at first

Reliability factor=0

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Got the same E04 "Unit in Safeguard Mode" error

 

When working properly, it is a fantastic camera.

Not reliable, do not even think in buying it.

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do not buy this !it will break the day after warranty expires

 

Great quality of pics initially, nice size

High price, and useless after the first year.

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don't buy this product- see link

 

nice size, affordable

equipment flawed with all sorts of system errors.

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Total piece of crap; and shyster "repair" center!

 

DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA IN ANY CONDITION UNLESS YOU WANT THE MOST ABUSE AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAN DISH OUT! Quick synopsis: 6 months worth of decent performance (for $2450.00 CDN. it better be! Purchased in 2001, hence the ludicrous price. Always well ...

It hasn't exploded... yet

It would take a book to list them all ; E-04 sums it up

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this canera is a piece of junk

 

cheap

this is a faulty camera, it has too many faults to list here.

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Very bad camcorder-do not buy

 

Looks good, size,

E04 error message haunts you every time u turn it on

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Totally unreliable device. Do not buy one of these cameras.

 

Nice features and easy to use.

Completely unreliable, useless device. Not worth 10 cents.

Consumer review by:

Suffers "Reattach Battery / E04 / Safeguard Mode" problem

 

Good price.

Broke down after warranty ran out, like many other JVC cameras.

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The little camera that could

 

I first got this camera around four years ago when i was 14 years old for around $1200 as my christm ...

Size, Weight, Features, Quality, Button Placement

Price (at the time), Takes time to learn all features, Likes to be clean

Product Specifications

Based on Progressive 1000 Super Resolution technology, the GR-DVM90 not only records stunning high-quality digital video and still images, it features a compact, vertical design that assures maximum mobility. Take along this pocket-sized powerhouse with you wherever you go and you'll be ready to capture high-quality DV footage anytime, anywhere. With email-ready video clip capability and insertable digital sound effects (MP3), this camera is a portable, powerful multimedia production center that fits in the palm of your hand. With the GR-DVM90, you'll get pictures boasting an astonishing 520 lines of horizontal resolution by 480 lines of vertical resolution in Progressive mode (520 horizontal by 420 vertical in normal video mode). It's all made possible by an array of advanced picture-improvement technologies C including a progressive scan CCD, progressive color filter and high-band processor C that work together to maximize the DV format's superb image quality and deliver an outstanding resolution.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.8in
Height:4.9in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DVM90
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

Miscellaneous

Color: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
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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