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JVC GR D796

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D796 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR D796

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of JVC GR D796 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRD796 MiniDV Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Extra Battery Included)JVC GRD796 MiniDV Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Extra Battery Included)

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GR-D796 Camcorder

 

The JVC GR-D796 ($330 as of May 11, 2007) is an inexpensive MiniDV camcorder that shoots fair-quality video and still images. Despite its simple design and a user-friendly interface, the GR-D796 offers some advanced features, including a wide-screen...

User-friendly controls Offers some advanced features

Mediocre video quality Joystick placement is slightly inconvenient

On the plus side, the GR-D796 had the best battery life of the five camcorders in its group. Its battery lasted for 2 hours, 16 minutes of recording in standard-play mode on a single charge. Another plus is that an extra battery comes bundled with the...

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JVC GR-D796 camcorder

 

The GR-D796 is a humble point-and-shoot camcorder equipped with a few advanced features that make it appealing. However, the performance of this camcorder, in terms of its video and still-image quality, leaves much to be desired.

Long battery life; simple, attractive design; user-friendly controls; has some advanced features

Poor still-image shots; mediocre video quality; joystick placement is slightly inconvenient; no headphone or microphone jacks

Sleek and smooth, the GR-D796fits comfortably in your hand. The zoom tab is in a convenient location for your index finger. A small wheel allows you to choose between the record and playback modes with your thumb. The record button is in a peculiar...

Product Specifications

JVC GR D796 is a versatile DVC with ultra-powerful 34x Optical Zoom, convenient Dual Recording Capability for shooting stills during video recording and spare battery provided for convenience.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D796
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-4.8
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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