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alaScore 73

18 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of JVC GRPD1EK Mini DV Cam. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality also gets good opinions, whereas the size and battery get critical opinions.

usability, image quality, price

design, viewfinder, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GRPD1EK Mini DV Cam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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JVC GR-PD1 review and test from Computer Video Magazine


The world's first prosumer camcorder aimed at High-Resolution widescreen holds two surprises - it's single chip and it's from JVC. Oh, and it records to MiniDV tape!

The PD1 is a curious device, and a very bold move from JVC. Anyone not intending to shoot in widescreen will find budget three-CCD models, such as Sony's TRV950, much better value for money. However, the High-Resolution footage is of considerably...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: JVC GR-PD1 DV/MPEG2 Camcorder


Great images in all modes from a single CCD camcorder, easy access to manual controls, good handling and ergonomics, rotating hand grip / tape compartment a great design touch

No manual audio control is a downer, as is the position and design of the viewfinder which, even when used fully extended, isn't that comfortable to use due to the large battery position.

Good overall design, controls are generally accessible, progressive scan, MPEG-2 recording, rotating hand-grip, manual zoom, manual focus, image quality in video and stills modes, AV and DV connectivity, variable shutter and aperture modes. Let down by...

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Widescreen Perfect


Initially, I bought this because Peter Jackson inadvertently made it popular. But since then, I have come to love it and treasure it. I have in my heart the great features that it gives me as I try my take into new heights of "seriousness" my hobby in...

Professional grade

the price

Apr, 2007

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THE GOOD: Small and light yet a very powerful video camera. THE BAD: Could have been great if it was 3ccd, but the 1ccd is also quite good. OVERALL: I use the JVC GRPD1 is a great lightweight camera. I use this as a second camera next to my Sony FX1....

Oct, 2006