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alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of JVC GR-DX77E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the memory and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

zoom, battery, connectivity, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DX77E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of JVC GR-DX77E from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but the zoom and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

connectivity, reliability, zoom

38% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The celebrity line of camcorders from JVC flaunts the manufacturer's dominance in overall picture quality, and the JVC GR-D77 is a prime example. The one-pound compact camcorder is designed for demanding consumers who want excellent manual and...

700x digital zoom, - Low-light video performance, - Spot exposure control

Mic input, with no headphone input, - No accessory shoe, - Manual control

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (

JVC GR-DX77 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


Introduced at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, was JVC's totally new line of matchbook, otherwise known as vertical style camcorders. Named the Celebrity Series because of use by both paparazzi and stars, and the commercial tie-in, the...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: (



JVC GRDX77 is a MiniDV Digital Camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

Low-Profile MiniDV digital camcorder and still camera with 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD

Expert review by: Edvarcl Heng (



Enjoying pride of place as one of the smallest JVC camcorders this season, the DX-77 is a great little device to flip out of our coat pockets for those moments when we go out and paint the town red.

Small form factor ; Built-in video light ; IEEE1394 port

No accessory shoe slot ; Bottom tape loading ; Awkward LCD screen

Jan, 2004

Expert review by: Staff Writers (



Selecting a winner from the 11 cameras in the lab was not an easy task. While there was a $1300 variation between the cheapest and the dearest, the difference in quality and features was not as obvious. For example the Samsung D701i, which was the...

The eventual winner -- the JVC GR-DX77 -- was selected on a combination of factors including price, ease of use, features and quality. Some of the telling factors it had in its favour, apart from price, were the quality of the LCD, its size and its...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: Luvmy6boys (

Great !


This is a great recorder for the price , has nice picture , pretty good sound quality , but could stand a longer battery life.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

Weak Zoom, Short Battery Life

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: bgpradeep (

JVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


I found the camcorder very compact and was actually surprised to see the size. The viewfinder is too good with the clarity of the picture and also the ease of operating the camcorder. I did not had any difficulty in getting to know how to use the...

Too Compact and easy to use, actually i did not use the manual when i started to use first. The battery has long life once charged which is an essential feature of any electronic gadget.

It might take time to know how to hold the camcorder in a correct position because of its compactness. Also you should also wait for the cassette and the memory card.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Review: JVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: lx_uml (

JVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


Just got this camera, it works fine. it is said that the nightshot is not good. but I didnot try yet. So far so good.

very small and portable, great quality with nice price

donot find yet.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Review: JVC Handycam GR-DX77 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

The Celebrity Series is a new generation of JVC pocket-size camcorders featuring chic, jewel-like styling in a size that will handily fit into a purse or pocket. The GR-DX77US camcorder features a new super bright all-glass aspherical f1.2 lens - 2.3 times the brightness of an f1.8 lens - all in a design compact enough to allow these models to be nearly 15 percent smaller than the models they replace. Other features include USB connectivity, Video CD creation, e-mail video clips, HG digital stills with two image size settings (1024 x 768/640 x 480 pixels), NightAlive, DVD Navigation, analog input, and a SD/MMC card slot.

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2
Max Focal Length:31.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
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/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD