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We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 157 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Jun 29, 2003. We have compared these reviews to 369322 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GR-DVP 7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC GR-DVP 7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and durability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the price and size.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, color

size, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DVP7 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder [DV-in/out]JVC GR-DVP7 Mini-DV Digital Camcorder [DV-in/out]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GR-DVP 7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of JVC GR-DVP 7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVP7U Digital Camcorder w/ 1.02 Megapixel CCD, MPEG4 Video, and 8MB SD/ MMCJVC GRDVP7U Digital Camcorder w/ 1.02 Megapixel CCD, MPEG4 Video, and 8MB SD/ MMC

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (


Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DV2000U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC's GR-DV2000U is the newest and flashiest of JVC's upscale line of sleek, lightweight camcorders. It weighs only 1.54 pounds and measures 2.66 in. x 3.75 in. x 5.47 in. It retails at $2199.95. The DVM2000U is JVC's most feature-packed offering. Some...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Patrick Lang (



Attractive Modern Design, Megapixel stills, Memory card/mobile data device

Lack of external mike jack, Fingers can end up in shot, on lens

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Larry Lemm (

JVC GR-DVL9800 Mini DV Camcorder


Like its predecessor, the 9800 offers a number of manual controls to keep the intermediate videographer happy without breaking the bank

Tape loads from bottom ; Cramped controls

Jul, 2000

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JVC GRD200 MiniDV 1.33 Megapixel Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

The GRD200 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The camera itself measures 2.5 by 3.75 by 4.8 inches and weighs 17 ounces. This package includes the GRD200 camcorder, battery pack, AC adapter, remote control, shoulder strap, USB and A/V...

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Not impressed...


I purchased this camcorder after "researching" as best I could various brands (Sony, JVC, Canon, etc) and formats (DVD, MiniDV, Hi8, Digital8, etc.). I settled on this because according to JVC's website the features/specs were pretty much equal to a ...

Price, pass through from analog to digital

Quality, cheap plastic housing, still images unusable, not reliable after normal use

May, 2005

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Good Family Camera


I bought this camcorder/camera last November. It is my first digital camera. It took some getting used to, but I have grown to love it. With three small children, I take a LOT of pictures and I like the fact that I can quickly and easily switch over to...

Small, uncomplicated, good quality, versatile

video stills are lowest quality

Jul, 2004

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Unusable, even after $200 repair


The camera has only worked properly for a few (less than 15) hours of the time we've owned it. After just a bit of normal use, it started to insert significant "digital noise" into the recording, the viewfinder blanks out entirely, it won't focus .... ...

Nice size, weight

Riddled with digital noise / pixel distortion problems, rendering camera unusable

May, 2004

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This one is a keeper!


After several weeks of research and reading dozens of online reviews on several cams, I decided to get the JVC GR D200. I am very satisfied with my purchase. This cam delivers crystal clear video and audio. Even at low light, the video is better than...

Crystal clear video and audio. Quality of stills. So many features. Easy to use.

Can not connect external mic or video light, however I could live without them.

Apr, 2004

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Very Disappointing Quality


I bought this camera before my son was born and was quite pleased. Everything worked as advertised. By the time my son was 9 months old (notice it was just past the 3 month warranty period) I noticed a tiny purple dot appear in the middle of my videos ...

3.5" screen, top loading tape (for tripod use), good quality images (when it works)

Product quality issues.Lousy warranty

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

Born to shoot - a new breed of digital video camera. Based on a straightforward idea - that a better camera produces a better picture. Optically and digitally ready to perform - if serious performance is what you want, the GR-DV2000 is the answer that catapults you to a higher level of videography and photography. Totally focused on quality this high-band DV model is improved thanks to a 680,000 pixel Progressive Scan CCD, a high-band video processor, and the unique JVC Progressive Color Filter. By using this technology, JVC is able to achieve Progressive 1000 super resolution - an astounding 520 lines horizontal by 480 lines vertical resolution. This technology also offers a digital still picture quality that exceeds the capabilities of traditional DV videotape. JVC has added the Dual Cam feature with a removable SD memory card/ MultiMediaCard compatibility (16MB MMC card included), which can be used to store your highest-resolution still pictures. A digital still picture output is provided, and both the USB cable and CD ROM software for Windows are included to allow easy downloading of still pictures to your computer. DV in/out provides for easy computer connection for more advanced applications. Geared towards shooting the GR-DV2000 boasts a slim shooting-oriented in-line design, a real-touch manual focus ring, power-linked operation (as soon as you pull out the viewfinder or open the LCD monitor, the camera automatically powers up), an Info-Shoe for various accessories (auto light, video flash and stereo zoom mic), a lens hood, and an endurance shooting. An analog input allows for older video sources to be copied to the Mini DV format. This makes it possible to create an archived copy or lets you download the video to a computer for additional editing. The GR-DV2000 has the best view in the house with a 3.5" LCD view screen, and a color viewfinder. The 300X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. Playback zoom lets you move in for a closer look after you have made the recording. Add to this a wide selection of Pro Style digital effects and scene transitions - most of which can be applied during playback, without affecting the original recording; Progressive Super Wide to shoot a wider image; dual shooting mode to shoot motion video and a still picture at the same time uninterrupted. And a multi-brand remote control allows you to control the cybercam as well as many brands of video recorders. Random assemble editing provides an eight-scene memory for favorite scenes as well as the ability to add special effects while editing them to a video recorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):55min/70min/75min/80min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/None/Pop-up flash


Color of product:Metallic

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.5

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/2in/3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm/6.4cm/8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Folding/Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Slow shutter / Twilight mode/Night mode / Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Night mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Night mode / Slow shutter / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Twilight mode/Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB/4MB/8MB


Country Kits:North America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:1.33

Lens System

Image Stabilizer: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:37mm/38mm/50mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm/3.8mm/5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver/Metallic silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix/630Kpix/690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/1Mpix/680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"/1/3.8"/1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/6.7 mm ( 1/3.8 ) / 6.7 mm ( 1/3.8" )/8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camcorder media type:Memory card, Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD
Disc types supported:CD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG4

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Dissolve / Door wipe / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wide / Slide wipe / Square wipe / Vertical wipe / White fader/Black fader/Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200/300/700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe/Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe/Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight/Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe / Video Echo/Black & White / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Wipe/Classic Film / Mirror / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white/Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD