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JVC GR DA30US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of JVC GR DA30US. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative reviews about the durability and battery.

price, usability, portability, image quality, size

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DA30US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR DA30US

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of JVC GR DA30US from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, image quality, portability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DA30US MiniDV Camcorder with 30x Optical ZoomJVC GR-DA30US MiniDV Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (technews.in)

JVC GR-DA30US

 

The JVC GR-DA30US has just been launched and that too for a great price i must add. The JVC GR-DA30US will cost you only $200 and it starts shipping around october/november. This camcorder will be available on Amazon.com then. But if you are too...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

So far, So good

 

Refurbished, but worked right out of the box. Using it for playback only right now while I transfer all of my tapes to hard drive

None so far

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: cleswampfox (shopping.com)

Awful product, plus horrible customer service/warranty service

 

I purchased the camera October of 2009 for $140 and it lasted me 10 before becoming unusable. Several buttons on the camera completely stopped working, including the Record button.

Cost of camera ($140) seemed reasonable

video quality, durablity customer service, warranty service

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ferzan1972 (shopping.com)

I used this model and is't a very nice camera

 

I used this model and I have been pleasure.This is a good camera.I recorded my family and also my little daughter.It's very useful for daily using.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Good Value

Short Battery Life

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: sassey1111 (shopping.com)

GOOD CAMERA FOR THE PRICE

 

I wanted a movie camera with a decent zoom and at a decent price. I tried another more expensive brand however ended up takng it back because of how poor the quality was when shooting indoors. This JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder isn't the greatest in...

Good Value, Easy to Use, Compact

Short Battery Life, Bad in Low Light

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: jlm60093 (shopping.com)

Great handheld camera!

 

I went from having one of those big, bulky cameras that you never wanted to bring to this and it is great! I can easily stick it in the bag and wrap it around my arm.

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Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: jennifercrow (shopping.com)

A nice camera for home use

 

This camera is perfect for home use. It is not professional quality, but it has worked out just fine for our home movies. The battery doesn't last quite as long as I would like, and the storage is a bit small, but otherwise I have no complaints,...

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

None submitted

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: faichick (shopping.com)

JVC GR-DA30

 

I'd wanted a camcorder for a while, years in fact. However as a non-necessity that would cost at least d wanted a camcorder for a while, years in fact. However as a non-necessity that would cost at least $300 and likely more, a camcorder just never...

Small, lightweight, easy to use, inexpensive

Exposed LCD viewer, short battery life

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: chadrob30 (shopping.com)

Nice, economical camera...

 

I bought this after having a horrible experience with a JVC Everio HDD camera. The mini DV tapes are way better to work with than the HDD. This camera is light, easy to use, and does everything I need it to do. The guy who rated this camera as a one...

Light, inexpensive, easy to use, great battery life

Volume/focus and record buttons are two close together for us fat fingered folks

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: bradshawcl (shopping.com)

JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder- nice price, but.....

 

I've been meaning to review my JVC GR-DA30 Mini DV Camcorder for quite some time now. I've had it about 4 months now, and I paid $199.99 for it at Best Buy, but when shopping around for prices on this particular camcorder, I found it was priced the...

nice price, size

stupid joystick-like menu button hard to deal with

Jan, 2008
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):1.9
Battery Type:BN-VF808
Charging source:AC
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.1

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Maximum resolution per CCD:680000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 69
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum aperture number:4.1
Minimum aperture number:2
Optical Zoom:30

Other features

Display Type:LCD
I/O ports:AV Out, DV In/Out

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV
Shoulder strap: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
HDMI: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.00025 - 0.017
Camera shutter type:Electronic

Storage

Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7
Height :7.7
Weight:385
Width:7.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual