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JVC GR DVM96

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and color. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and features.

usability, portability, image quality, color, size

battery, value for money, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVM96 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR DVM96

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of JVC GR DVM96 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, color

features, reliability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRDVM96U MiniDV Compact Digital Camcorder w/2.5 " LCD, MPEG4 Movie Mode & 8MB SD Card

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Not a reliable unit Battery life stinks

 

Easy to use

Broke after 3 weeks of use. Thats 3 times at soccer games. Battery life is 30 min. if your lucky buy the larger Battery

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Below Average

 

Small size, long record time for it's size. Good zoom (10x). Still images stored in JPG, video clips are MPEG4 and held on memory card

Image quality is very bad on a bright day. Backlight compensation is poor. 1M pixel stills are grainy. Difucult to hold. Microphone is too quiet

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A great camcorder, great value.

 

Light, functional, rich in features, 1.0 Megapixel res is awesome, silent, built-in mic, IEEE 139...what can you get for less than $500

Videos shot with the use of SD card are poor in quality and require .asf plug-in to listen to audio when played on Windows Media Player. Pictures are mediocre in quality even at 1280x1024 dpi

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Doesn't Live up

 

Bad image stabilization. Low light shooting is terrible!!! (3fps!) Resolution is not as high as they claim either.

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Just a toy

 

This is little more than a toy. Video quality is good although I've used lower priced camcorders that give better results. MPG4 quality is poor. The audio is good but too many frames are dropped while recording video in MPG4 or transfering video to...

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Great photo op

 

I have been waiting for a Mini DV with quality features that I could afford for years. JVC has put together a feature packed item the size of a small paper back book. The image quality is outstanding indoors and out. The sound is surprisingly good...

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Good things come in small packages!

 

Great digital still resolution and very good digital video tape resolution. Lens is 10X optical in digital still mode (camera is not great for action shots)Night shot is okay but don't expect military spec night vision capability. Camera takes...

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EXELLENT TOY

 

SMALL SIZE FITS IN MY PACKET, AWESOME PICTUR5E OUTDOORS, PERFORM WELL INDOORS, DIGITAL PICTURES LOOK GOOD IN MY IN COMPUTER AND TV, LOTS OF FEATURES WHAT ELSE CAN I ASK FOR $750 I JUST LOVE IT

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JVC GR-DVM96U MiniDV Cybercam

 

The camera has consistently displayed a "use cleaning casette" message since it's first use. Two trips to JVC factory service have not helped and now JVC wants to charge us labor to open it up and find the problem. JVC refused to replace or return the...

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JVC GR-DVM96U MiniDV Cybercam

 

It took me about 1 hour (!!!) to figure out how to hold this thing. The ergonomics are unacceptable. Either one finger is on the microphone or on the autofocus. 2.The battery life is about 1/2hour, I bought an additional battery (1 1/2hours) for $100...

Small Format - That's it

Battery life, Low light video Quality

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Product Specifications

New vertical style, the GR-DVM96 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 1/3.8-inch 1.02-megapixel CCD and super high-band processor. The GR-DVM96 also features a built-in digital still camera that captures digital stills and stores them on the provided MMC card for output in either SXGA (1280x960), XGA (1024 x 768) or VGA (640x480). The GR-DVM96 is also equipped with a web camera function, MPEG-4 video e-mail clips and MP3 sound effects. Additional features such as NightAlive for extreme low-light shooting, built-in flash, combined with a slimmer, sophisticated design that lets you take it with you just about anywhere - the GR-DVM96 offers the best balance of quality, mobility and creativity.
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