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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of JVC GR-D270. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and the durability and battery get negative comments.

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battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of JVC GR-D270 from 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 Opinions about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

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68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (




Oct, 2005

Expert review by : James Murray (

JVC GR-D270 First Impressions Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The GR-D270 is the middle camcorder of the three to be released within this line by JVC. It retails for US$449.95. Interestingly, this is one-hundred dollars less than the previous year's model, the JVC GR-D72. All of this camera's CCD specs are...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The JVC GR-D270 is the middle-of-the-road low-end JVC this year, and in our opinion the best value among cheaper JVCs this year. It features the same imager (CCD-Charge Coupled Device) as both of the other lower-end JVCs, the GR-D250 and GR-D295, and...

Dec, 2004

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JVC GR-D270 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom.

This newly styled JVC GR D270 Compact camcorder is designed for those who are searching for a fun, slimline and convenient camcorder.

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (




Oct, 2005

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I bought this camera a year ago. Took it to Colombia and it shot DECENT quality. Low light was absolutely horrible. But you get what you pay for. While the camera was working it was OK. Just used to film little stuff...not like I was making a movie or ...

Takes decent stills when FULL sunlight is available, Decent video, compact, price

Cheaply built, "safemode" error, low light HORRIBLE,

Apr, 2006

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no good, jvc=poor customer service


good features, easy to use.

stops working after 5 hours of recording.

Feb, 2006

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A Lightweight, in All the Wrong Ways


My faithful old Sony Hi8 camcorder bit the dust, so I decided to 'upgrade' to the digital MiniDV, happy that it weighed about half what the old camera did. Well, first off, don't assume (as I did, alas) that 'digital' is going to give you a better...

Lightweight, reasonably simple menus.

Bad colors in all light, awful image at night or indoors, truly abysmal still images.

Jan, 2006

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great cam


outstanding cam, good value,

most buyers should spend more time learning how to use it.

Jan, 2006

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Great camera


Good design, great video, fun to use, great audio performance

battery life, lens cap likes to fall off,

Jan, 2006

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