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JVC GR DZ7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the connectivity and design. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the control panel and usability. Views are divided on the reliability.

portability, image quality, design, connectivity

price, usability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DZ7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GR DZ7

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of JVC GR DZ7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GR-DZ7EK 2 Mega Pixel MiniDV Camcorder [2.1Mp, 10x, 2.5" LCD]

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR DZ7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC GR DZ7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRD-Z7U 2MP MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

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JVC GR-DZ7 Digital Camcorder

 

The GR-DZ7 has a simple, ergonomic design that makes it a pleasure to hold, and a 1/3.6-inch CCD sensor offering 1,230,000 pixels of resolution.

Great low-light video capture Sharp still images• Comfortable design

Shaky images with zoom Difficult-to-use navigation pad

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JVC GR-DZ7U

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

Sharp-looking video and 1.9-megapixel effective still-image capture with built-in auto flash. USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) connectivity.

No hot shoe or headlight. Busy menu structure and membrane control panel are cumbersome.

At just under $1,000, the JVC GR-DZ7U is a compact, comfortable-to-hold digital camcorder that takes very sharp videos and decent still images (with adjustable flash). But its menus and controls can be difficult to navigate.

Product Specifications

The JVC GR-DZ7 Mini DV camcorder features chic, jewel-like styling in a size that will handily fit into a purse. Inside its compact dimensions it is equipped with a two mega-pixel CCD image sensor for high quality video and digital stills. As the demand for high-speed data transfer continues to grow, PC connectivity is becoming increasingly more important. To ensure widespread PC connectivity for this new camcorder at a time when PC makers are opting for USB versus an IEEE 1394 interface, GR-DZ7 comes with a USB port, which supports USB Video Class. So DV signal data can be transferred to PC via the commonly used USB 2.0 High-Speed port, with no need to worry about the IEEE1394 (I-Link) terminal. In order to fully utilize the two mega-pixel CCD's picture performance, the GR-DZ7 uses JVC's Megabrid engine that separately processes video and still signals, providing optimal processing for each. This results in high sensitivity and a high signal-to-noise ratio for moving pictures as well as clear, high resolution still images. This new engine works in conjunction with JVC's proven Super High-Band Processor that restores the high-band components of the luminance signal to ensure a crisp, clear picture. This new camcorder also features a Super Hi-Rez lens specifically matched for two mega-pixel CCD performance. The newly developed nine-group 11-element structured optics, which includes a glass-molded aspherical lens, offers high-precision 10X optical zoom and 300X digital zoom for true picture quality. The camcorder also offers JVC's 3D noise reduction, proven picture improvement technology used in VCRs that's now available in JVC camcorders. This circuitry reduces video noise by up to 30 percent, especially when shooting in low light. The GR-DZ7 adheres to JVC's commitment to provide a "one box solution" by including with software for burning a copy of recorded MiniDV footage to a DVD via a computer. Also featured is an auto flash that makes it easier and more convenient to take still images in low light or nighttime situations. Choose from either AUTO, On or Off in either standard or red-eye reduction mode. To make shooting easy in a wide range of situations, the 2.5-inch Clear LCD monitor suppresses diffusion of internal light to deliver a brighter, clearer image, and also reduces reflection and glare from external light so images are clearly visible even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:4in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.4in

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:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DZ7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.23Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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