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We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 38 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 55/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Dec 9, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of JVC GR D395US from 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

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This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D395 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical ZoomJVC GR-D395 MiniDV Camcorder w/32x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


Quick Camcorder Reviews : JVC GR-D395

Better manual controls than the majority of entry level camcorders, with the notable exception of Panasonics, - Good battery life, - 32 x optical zoom

Video performance is unexceptional, - Poor handling and design (battery interferes with viewfinder...), - Feels cheaply made

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (

JVC GR-D395 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


The GR-D395 ($370 MSRP) is the second from the top in a line of four very similar JVC camcorders, all starting with the prefix "GR-D39…." Each has a few features that one-up the model prior. This camcorder's prime feature is a very large 3-hour...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (



At 3000 lux, the D395 produced a relatively pale image. This seemed to be a result of strong greens and very low reds. The reds are particularly bad, and give colors that are supposed to be "pure red" a pinkish hue. On the plus side, the picture does...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Good camcorder


although the batt. has 3hrs working time, it is big and a little ugly...

32X optical zoom. 3hrs battery. easy button

Cannot use USB to transfer movie-at least I did not figure out how to do that. No mic input

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

This JVC MiniDV camcorder offers advancements in performance and handling. It is distinguished by several new features, including 32X optical zoom, 16:9 modes and a built-in tele-conversion lens. JVC's new MiniDV camcorder is easier to use than ever thanks to a new Auto button - just press the button to switch between manual and automatic operation. And the model features a new on-screen menu system that sorts menu layers by category, making operation easier. Also offered are already-popular JVC features, such as a data battery that displays time remaining with and without LCD use; live slow, which records in slow motion while retaining real-time audio; JVC's Auto Illumi-Light for illuminating dark scenes; Power-Linked operation that turns on the power and puts the camcorder in standby mode simply by opening the LCD; and the company's Clear LCD Monitor that delivers a bright, clear image by reducing reflection and glares, even in bright sunlight.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF714

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
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD