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JVC GR-DF450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of JVC GR-DF450. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the color and price. The size and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. The durability and battery get negative comments.

usability, portability, size, price, color

image quality, zoom, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DF450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DF450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of JVC GR-DF450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are negative about the image quality and size.

usability, price, zoom, portability, design

durability, size, image quality

16% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDF450U MiniDV Camcorder w/ 15x Optical ZoomJVC GRDF450U MiniDV Camcorder w/ 15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The JVC GR-DF450 will forever be in the shadow of its bigger brother, the JVC GR-DF550. The GR-DF450 has a lot to offer; unfortunately, so does the GR-DF550 - the Marsha Brady of JVC Ultra Compact camcorders. For only $20 more, the GR-DF550 offers a...

Manual Controls, -Ports, -Portability

Low Light, -Menu System

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Nick Hyacinthe (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GR-DF450 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

Compact camcorders are often gimmick devices intended to tap into the impulsive shopper's need for something cool. However, the JVC GR-DF series seems to dispel that theory by providing a wealth of features and ports into a relatively small machine....

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

JVC GR-DF450 GRDF450

 

Consumer review by: stella (shopzilla.com)

worked great for 4mos. --- jvc won't stand behind product

 

compact. easy to use in auto mode.

wait time when powering up. stopped working at 4 months.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: crucky (pricegrabber.com)

Nice camera, but defective.

 

Just wanted to add my experience- my GRDF450 stopped working at about 9 months after almost no use. I called JVC, sent it in, and they fixed it for free. But will it just die again in another several months? I feel ripped off after hearing all the same...

small, digital image stabilization, many ports, stereo mic ins.

defects.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: nardo69 (pricegrabber.com)

This camcorder sucks!

 

I bought this camera about a year and a half ago. It worked great for my disney vacation. It sat for 6 months until I pulled it out for my daughters first ski lesson and then I got the infamous lens cap error. Sent it back because I purchased an...

None

Does not work!

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: crucky (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-DF450US MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

Just wanted to add my experience- my GRDF450 stopped working at about 9 months after almost no use. I called JVC, sent it in, and they fixed it for free. But will it just die again in another several months? I feel ripped off after hearing all the same...

small, digital image stabilization, many ports, stereo mic ins

defects

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: nardo69 (pricegrabber.com)

This camcorder sucks!

 

I bought this camera about a year and a half ago.

None

Does not work!

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: nardo69 (pricegrabber.com)

JVC GR-DF450US MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

I bought this camera about a year and a half ago. It worked great for my disney vacation. It sat for 6 months until I pulled it out for my daughters first ski lesson and then I got the infamous lens cap error. Sent it back because I purchased an...

None

Does not work

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: janir_2004 (pricegrabber.com)

GR-450US

 

I bought this camcorder based on the reviews, after 14 months I got the "Lens Cap" error.

lightweight,compact

lens cap error after 14 months of light usage

Oct, 2006