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JVC GRDVL725U Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of JVC GRDVL725U Mini DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the battery.

portability, design, usability, price, zoom


On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GRDVL725U Mini DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The usability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery.

portability, design, usability, price, zoom


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVL725U MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and 8MB SD CardJVC GRDVL725U MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and 8MB SD Card

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JVC Digital Video 725u


Great Stills, Good Video

no Mic Input plug

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

The GR-DVL725 combines outstanding performance adding a 1/3.8" 1.02-megapixel CCD and a super high-band processor for 530 horizontal lines of resolution in a sleek, compact design. The GR-DVL725 also ensures maximum user-friendliness utilizing Night Alive (for full-color shooting in extreme low light conditions), built-in auto light, high-resolution 2.5" amorphous silicon LCD color monitor, 700X Super Digital Zoom with Spline Interpolation, HG digital stills (1280x960/1024 x 768/640x480), picture stabilizer and long-time recording capability. The versatile multimedia interfacing includes SD/ MultiMedia card-compatible, USB high-speed interface, DV input/output, S-Video and A/V output terminals.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):70min

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 (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:Canada / United States/North America
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:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.7 mm ( 1/3.8 ) / 6.7 mm ( 1/3.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
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/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD