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alaScore 74

27 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analysed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The durability and image quality are also appreciated.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVL 150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JVC GR DVL 150 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and usability are on the whole positive. The durability and portability also get good views.

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This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDVL150 Digital Camcorder [DV Out]JVC GRDVL150 Digital Camcorder [DV Out]

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

An excellent introduction to the MiniDV, this camcorder combines high performance with ease of use. It offers superior picture resolution with Super High-Band Processor and JVC's unique Digital NightScope function for dark scene shooting. Adding special effects and scene transitions is easy during both recording and playback using the included multi-brand remote control. And if you're ready to explore the exciting world of multimedia, on-board ports are provided for direct connection with a PC. The Super High-Band Processor intelligently calculates and restores the high-band components of the luminance signal that would be lost in conventional processing. This ensures extremely high horizontal resolution of 520 lines. With enhanced low-light sensitivity, JVC's exclusive Digital NightScope function allows you to capture clear, bright images at night without loss of color associated with other night-shooting systems. Without relying on infrared rays as do similar systems, Digital NightScope uses the camera's normal optical system. As a result, the image you shoot is always in color, and there's no limit on shooting range. The GR-DVL150 is provided with a DV output terminal (i.LINK: IEEE 1394 compliant) for fast, lossless digital transfer to a computer, as well as for dubbing to another DV unit in native DV format. The GR-DVL150 is also equipped with a serial terminal for direct connection to PCs with serial ports (RS-232C), enabling you to take advantage of computer-controlled still image capture using the optional JLIP software without installing an additional board. In addition to the 10x optical zoom, this camera also features a powerful 300x digital zoom with spline interpolation to smooth contours that helps you pick out a face in the crowd. A digital image stabilizer, which helps to eliminate camera shake without affecting image quality, is handy when zooming in for a portrait. The GR-DVL150's 2.5" LCD monitor makes it easy to frame shots when shooting, and for reviewing footage after recording. A built-in Auto Light switches on automatically to illuminate scenes, allowing you to capture a natural range of colors even when the light is low.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


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:Night mode / Slow shutter / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Metallic silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:300
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Ghost / Negative / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight / Video Echo / Wipe/Black & White / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe / Video Echo


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor