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JVC GR HD1

JVC GR HD1
alaScore 73

14 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GR HD1. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR HD1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR HD1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of JVC GR HD1 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. People are impressed by the usability. The image quality is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

image quality, usability

price

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRH-D1 High Definition MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Newbie (newbie.org)

Expert Review

 

The JVC GR-HD1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder has a 10x Optical/200x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 3.5" LCD Screen and more. Features: records MPEG2 video to MiniDV tape and is equipped with an optical 10x zoom lens and built-in optical image stabilizer....

Great manual controls, durable, affordable

Low light could be better

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Mini DV and HD Camcorder Review JVC GR-HD1

 

JVC, inventor of the ubiquitous VHS format, has done it again, offering an innovative high-definition consumer camcorder that is the first of its kind. High-definition enthusiasts seeking a unique accessory for their HDTVs will love it. If you own an...

HD, progressive scan ; Very easy to use

Limited editing options ; Quality depends on TV used

The HD out part is more complex. It was clear from our examination of the video that we captured some lovely footage, we just couldn't appreciate it without an HDTV that could display the image at 1280x720. If you own an HDTV and would like to shoot...

Jul, 2003
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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Jvc Grh-d1

 

Look and feel like a pro with the Jvc Grh-d1 high definition MiniDV camcorder. This HD camcorder looks high end without the high price tag. It produces excellent quality video, natively records in widescreen aspect ratio and allows for both auto and...

This is a great camcorder for amateur videographers just cutting their teeth or those that want just a little more manual control than the compact HD camcorders offer

Consumer review by: thomas_trog (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-HD1 HD Digital Camcorder

 

I have been reading comments on the web and it seems many people can't figure out how to install the software.

True 16:9 ratio and not matted or squeezed. Big improvement in the home video camera market. Composite output.

If you dont have the right lighting its a bit "Noisy" in the lux department. Apature adjustments usually help. It's only a single charge coupling device and not a 3CCD. For the money I wish it did.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: tomv41 (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-HD1 HD Digital Camcorder

 

NO RESEARCH BEFORE INTRODUCING THIS CAMERA TO THE MAKET.

Display screen,video capture option-HD,SD,DV

NOT COMPATIBLE WITH CURRENT VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE. WILL NOT WORK WITH PREMIERE. MUST CAPTURE IN DV MODE ONLY TO WORK WITH PREMIERE. ANY DV CAMERA UNDER $400 WILL DO THAT, THE HD1 IS $3,500.

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

No image can tell a story in all its grand presence, minute detail sheer reality like digital High Definition. High Definition transports you into big new world of uncompromising quality - where textures and colors come to life with startling and dynamic realism and the subtlest of nuances. You can see the forest, and the trees, see the leaves, feel them move. That's power. The power of imaging. The unprecedented power of HD. Now, JVC lets you capture Hi-Def images yourself. With the solid, compact, ergonomically balanced, enormously easy-to-use GR-HD1, you can go where no Consumer or HD camera has gone before. And at a fraction of the cost of current HD cameras with a signature look different from anything else. Then, with a multitude of avenues for creating, editing, enjoying and sharing your images, you can easily distribute your works to a worldwide audience by HD or regular DVD. HD quality, built to go places. With the GR-HD1 HD CyberCam from JVC, you too can join the world of HD and make digital movies on a level only accessible to cinematographers and broadcasters until now.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:2.9lbs
Width:4.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:HD1/HD1US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-1.9
Max Focal Length:52mm
Min Focal Length:5.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:840Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.18Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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