Visit our Business Solutions website >>


We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 11 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 62/100 and users rate it 69/100. The average review date is Dec 12, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

See all JVC Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 4 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (10)

Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GR-DF420E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC GR-DF420E from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on There are some negative views about the usability.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DF420EK MiniDV Camcorder/Compact design [15x Optical, 2.5"LCD]JVC GR-DF420EK MiniDV Camcorder/Compact design [15x Optical, 2.5"LCD]

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: JVC GR-DF420 DV Camcorder


Ergonomic, sturdy design and layout ; excellent image quality and good functionality in auto and manual ; top-loading tape transport

Fiddly menu selection and playback controls ; non-tilting viewfinder ; widescreen mode doubtful ; lack of headphone output

Good all-round performance at a competitive price that beginners and upgraders will consider great value for money. Recommended.

Product Specifications


Playback zoom:3
Playback zoom (max):3


Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter size:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 1.54
Optical Zoom:15

Other Features

I/O ports:DV Output \nS-Video Output \nAV Output \nMic Input
Lens system:F1.2 Super Bright
Minimum system requirements:USB


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/4000

Weight & Dimensions