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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of JVC GR-DX300. 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 durability and image quality are overall positive. The battery and price also get good comments. Many are critical about the viewfinder, and there are some mixed views about the usability.

portability, price, battery, image quality, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DX300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of JVC GR-DX300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The battery and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDX300 MiniDV Pocket Camcorder w/ 3" LCD & 1.33M CCDJVC GRDX300 MiniDV Pocket Camcorder w/ 3" LCD & 1.33M CCD

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (



It may be the smallest and most affordable camera in this roundup, but the JVC GR-DX300 ($999.95 list) produced the lowest-resolution still images and below-average video quality. This makes it suitable only for users who value price and convenience...

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: jr teh (


Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

Sometimes you have to test the limits. See just how far you can go. Feel what it's like to go a step beyond in a new mobile compact low-profile design. The GR-DX300 makes it easy to get a grip on quality and creativity. The 1.33 megapixel CCD for Superior Video (540 Lines of resolution) and Still Pictures (1600x1200), 110k-pixel 3.0" LCD, 500x digital zoom with Spline Interpolation, Power-Linked operation so you're ready to shoot, a powerful software package and much more. The GR-DX300 will allow you to explore the imagination.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):85min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

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

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
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


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD