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JVC GR-DX77E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of JVC GR-DX77E. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability. The memory and reliability get critical views.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, zoom, connectivity, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DX77E 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-DX77E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of JVC GR-DX77E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the zoom and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

connectivity, reliability, zoom

38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomJVC GRDX77 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Edvarcl Heng (cnet.com.au)

JVC GR-DX77

 

Enjoying pride of place as one of the smallest JVC camcorders this season, the DX-77 is a great little device to flip out of our coat pockets for those moments when we go out and paint the town red.

Small form factor ; Built-in video light ; IEEE1394 port

No accessory shoe slot ; Bottom tape loading ; Awkward LCD screen

Jan, 2004

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The celebrity line of camcorders from JVC flaunts the manufacturer's dominance in overall picture quality, and the JVC GR-D77 is a prime example. The one-pound compact camcorder is designed for demanding consumers who want excellent manual and...

700x digital zoom, - Low-light video performance, - Spot exposure control

Mic input, with no headphone input, - No accessory shoe, - Manual control

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GR-DX77 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders

 

Introduced at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, was JVC's totally new line of matchbook, otherwise known as vertical style camcorders. Named the Celebrity Series because of use by both paparazzi and stars, and the commercial tie-in, the...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Staff Writers (pcauthority.com.au)

JVC GR-DX77

 

Selecting a winner from the 11 cameras in the lab was not an easy task. While there was a $1300 variation between the cheapest and the dearest, the difference in quality and features was not as obvious. For example the Samsung D701i, which was the...

The eventual winner -- the JVC GR-DX77 -- was selected on a combination of factors including price, ease of use, features and quality. Some of the telling factors it had in its favour, apart from price, were the quality of the LCD, its size and its...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

JVC GR DX77

 

JVC GRDX77 is a MiniDV Digital Camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

Low-Profile MiniDV digital camcorder and still camera with 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD

Consumer review by: aordonio (cnet.com.au)

JVC GR-DX77

 

I encountered the dame zoom issue with my unit. The camera zooms to full capacity.

Small, compact, and light, firewire cable for fast upload to computer

Zoom issue that could never be repaired; has been serviced 4 times

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Luvmy6boys (shopping.com)

Great !

 

This is a great recorder for the price , has nice picture , pretty good sound quality , but could stand a longer battery life.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

Weak Zoom, Short Battery Life

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

Avoid JVC video cameras like the plague. I wish we had of seen info like this before we bought it.

There are better brands out there

I have a GR-D350AA and the words "Unit in safe mode, remove battery" comes up over and over. This appears to affect many JVC models. Beware this brand. A lot of info on the web about it, even a court case in America against JVC over this issue.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Viktoria (productreview.com.au)

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Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

Bought it brand new. When a blank tape is placed in it, it says "Unit in safeguard mode". It will not work.

Dec, 2006
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Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

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: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4cm
Height:9.3cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:5.2cm

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 / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DX77
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2
Max Focal Length:31.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
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 / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor