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JVC GR-DV3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of JVC GR-DV3000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and zoom.

size, usability, portability, design, image quality

zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DV3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GR-DV3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC GR-DV3000 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and size. The battery and durability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, durability, battery, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-DV 3000 Digital CamcorderJVC GR-DV 3000 Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DV3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC GR-DV3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the usability.

size, image quality, portability

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDV3000U MiniDV Digital Cybercam with 3.5" LCD, 16 MB SD Memory Card & High Res Color ViewfinderJVC GRDV3000U MiniDV Digital Cybercam with 3.5" LCD, 16 MB SD Memory Card & High Res Color Viewfinder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dick Ridington (cnet.com)

JVC GR-DV3000 review: JVC GR-DV3000

 

Large, clear LCD; affordable for its class; megapixel still-image capture; manual focus ring.

Image-quality flaws; controls can be difficult to operate; no optical image stabilization.

Still at the top of JVC's MiniDV line after all this time, the DV3000 has some flaws but deserves a look from budget buyers.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: kidcamo522 (epinions.com)

Not a bad camera....but

 

Great looks, low light capability, sd card reader & quality video

No external mic, poor auto focus and customer service

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: javi-aero (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DV3000U

 
Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (pcphotoreview.com)

Review: JVC GR-DV3000U

 
Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: brandonf (epinions.com)

Good Camera but Room for improvement.

 

First of all this was the first camcorder I have ever bought. I was in the market for a upper level camcorder similar to a GL1 or GL2 but for less money. I believe that this camcorder fell a little too short. We used this camera and a GL1 to tape my ...

Compact, Balanced, Large LCD Screen

Small Controls, Bottom Loading, Jackbox, Humidity Sensitivity

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: reiddg (epinions.com)

Too sensitive for me

 

Overall, I am unhappy with the camera. The image does not approximate what the eye sees. Bright area ...

Light weight. Clear Images. Many effects built in. Still image mode.

Works poorly with high contrast. Very sensitive to humidity.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: cameramann (epinions.com)

The Skinny...

 

I have not owned many digital video camcorders in my life, but this is the most outstanding of anyth ...

Great in low light environments. Very large LCD screen. Good color pick-up.

Small viewfinder.

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: docoman (epinions.com)

The GR DV-3000 provides portabilty, sharp images & great sound

 

In my collection of pro cameras used for documentaries the GR DV3000 had to be the smartest move ive ...

The GR DV 3000 provides portabilty, sharp images & great sound.Great semi-pro cam

Bottom tape feed, hunting of focus in low light situations.

Jun, 2003

Product Specifications

JVC, one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of audio-visual consumer electronics and multimedia, is introducing the GR-DV3000 high-band digital video camera. The GR-DV3000 features a new high-caliber F1.2 aspherical bright lens, coupled with a large Megapixel CCD, creating a semi-professional digital video camera with supreme moving picture quality, especially in low light conditions. Together with the super high-band processor, the GR-DV3000 produces superior quality videos with high resolution. The GR-DV3000 also shows amazing versatility with its range of digital features such as an MPEG-4 email video clip facility, web camera function that allows the user to communicate moving images over the Internet either as email attachments or as a live video stream, NightScope function, multiple interfaces and a DV index navigation that allows you random access to your recordings via a thumbnail index store on the memory card.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.4cm
Height:9cm
Weight:0.7kg
Width:7.6cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DV3000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:300
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor