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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of JVC GR-D240E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and design. The size and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the battery and durability. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, zoom

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D240E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JVC GR-D240E from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the durability.

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D240EK MiniDV Camcorder [25x, 2.5"LCD]JVC GR-D240EK MiniDV Camcorder [25x, 2.5"LCD]

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Reasonably good camera


I have had this JVC GR D240EK camera for around a year so it is quite out of date now however this is a good camera for anyone who...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

JVC Videcameras are appalling


Before you buy a JVC GR D240EK videocamera, please surf the web to learn about design faults inherant in almost all JVC videocamer...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: CrisisWolf (

JVC GR-D240: Quality comes without a price


I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Cheap, Good Quality, Easy to use

Short Battery Life

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: CrisisWolf (

JVC GR-D240 : Quality comes without a price


I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



The JVC GR D240EK is a wonderful digital camcorder which can plug into the computer or just transfer straight to the computer wit...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

a little gem of a camcorder


photo shop facility.As I work for as...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Fantastic Budget Camera


Was a bit unsure about ordering this JVC GR-D240EK digital camcorder at first as the price was so low! A digital camcorder for jus...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: (

excellent cam


Very pleased so far with this JVC GR-D240EK camcorder. The zoom is astonishing, 25 optical and then on to about 50x usable digital...

Product Specifications

The GR-D240 compact MiniDV video camera offers innovative features, covering everyone's shooting needs, from beginners to the experienced users. With the GR-D cameras JVC introduces a 25x optical zoom and 800x digital zoom. These precision lenses offer new possibilities to users. Images can be enlarged up to 25 times without encountering jagged edges or other undesirable noise in the image. The picture can further be enlarged up to 800 times when the digital zoom is employed. These zoom lenses demonstrate JVC's commitment to push existing technology to new levels. The GR-D240 is provided with the Data Battery and Power-Linked Operation functions. The user can check the remaining battery and recording time by simply touching a button, even with the power turned off. It is useful to check these before shooting to prevent the battery from dying during a shoot. With the popular and convenient Power-Linked Operation, the camera automatically turns on when the LCD monitor is opened or the viewfinder is pulled out so users can start shooting immediately, and automatically turns off when the LCD is closed or viewfinder is pushed back in to save battery drain. JVC's Super High-Band Processor expands the camera signal's frequency range to raise horizontal resolution to 520 lines or more, thereby taking full advantage of the DV format's original high resolution. JVC's 3D NR (3-Dimension Noise Reduction) compares field A to field A, and field B to field B across two frames so that the scanning lines are identical and noise can be reduced more accurately. As a result, the signal-to-noise ratio is improved by 2 dB and noise is reduced by about 30%. So, flicker is eliminated and color reproduction is improved, enhancing overall picture quality. In addition, the Digital Color NightScope and Auto Illumi. Light (Auto Illumination Light) functions have the ability to shoot in extremely low light situations. Digital Color NightScope boosts picture brightness using slow-shutter and digital signal processing, with full color reproduction and no distance limitation like infrared-based systems. The Auto Illumi. Light brightens up the subject, providing a brilliant full-color picture using energy-efficient LEDs to reduce battery drain. Since this light automatically turns off in bright environments, battery power won't be needlessly wasted. The GR-D camcorders feature a 2.5" Clear LCD Monitor which provides bright and vivid images with reduced surface reflection and glare when shooting outdoors, so users enjoy shooting under the sun without the washed out image common with conventional LCDs. It's also possible to view through the viewfinder and LCD monitor simultaneously, especially convenient in situations where you want to share the view with other people. The GR-D240 provides customers looking for their first video camera, or people wishing to replace their old analogue camcorder, many convincing reasons to choose JVC MiniDV. The high fundamental image quality as well as unique features and various interfaces make a great base for image capture and editing on a personal computer, and are sure to be a favorite with the digital generation.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Webcam capability: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

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:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Focus:F1.8 - 3.2
Horizontal resolution:520
Lens system:n/a

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor