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JVC GR D396

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of JVC GR D396. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and zoom. The price and battery are also appreciated. Many are critical about the portability.

usability, battery, price, zoom, size

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D396 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR D396

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of JVC GR D396 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality, whereas some have doubts about the portability and usability.

image quality

usability, portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D396 MiniDV CamcorderJVC GR-D396 MiniDV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

GR-D396 Minidv Camcorder

 

The old saying "You get what you pay for" certainly applies to the JVC GR-D396. It's the least-expensive camcorder we looked at ($380 as of 5/2/06), and the video it captured was distinctly lackluster. In addition, while the camcorder delivered good...

Despite the enticingly low price of the JVC GR-D396, many users will find its lack of advanced controls limiting, and its poor video quality will put off all but the most budget-minded shooters

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

JVC GR-D396US

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Long optical zoom ; Low cost, comes with two batteries ; Good battery life

Low-quality still images ; Tape must be loaded from the bottom ; Low-quality video ; No optical image stabilization

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (macworld.com)

JVC GR-D396US MiniDV camcorder

 

The JVC GR-D396US is one of the least-expensive camcorders available. However, many users will find that its lack of advanced control is limiting, and its poor video quality will put off all but the most budget-minded shooters.

Low cost, comes with two batteries; good battery life; long optical zoom

Low-quality video; low-quality still images; tape must be loaded from the bottom; no optical image stabilization

The GR-D396US's main problem is its video quality. It scored poorly in our tests, in both normal and low-light conditions: video colors lacked bite, and fine details got lost in haze. The low-light video was particularly unappealing; it looked almost...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: madaria (epinions.com)

Mixed Thoughts

 

I bought this camera after reading many reviews on similar models. The main problem listed on other reviews were the size of the battery and the low-light shooting. Here is a list of my impressions over the last 2 weeks with the camera : * I wish ...

RemoteZoom2 batteries

Low-light capabilitiesAuto feature to restricting

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: deryie106 (pricegrabber.com)

Good product

 

This product provides most commonly desired features for everyday use.

Good video quality, 32x zoom, small size, easy to use, remote control, widescreen and multi-language modes.

The lens cap falls off the lens easily. It gets tied to the device, so you won't lose it.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: deryie106 (pricegrabber.com)

Good product

 

This product provides most commonly desired features for everyday use. I have used it in vacations and parties, and I love it! It is small in size and easy to carry. Pictures can be saved on both tape and memory card. Remote control makes it easier to...

Good video quality, 32x zoom, small size, easy to use, remote control, widescreen and multi-language modes

The lens cap falls off the lens easily. It gets tied to the device, so you won't lose it

Jul, 2006