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alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of JVC GR-DX77E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the memory and control panel. There are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, connectivity, reliability, control panel, 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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of JVC GR-DX77E from 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 Views about the design and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The zoom and reliability get negative comments.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

connectivity, reliability, zoom

38% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Glenn Menin (



The JVC GR-DZ7U's solid video and still images would make it a good choice. But we expect a camera at this price to be easier to navigate.

Sharp-looking video and 1.9-megapixel effective still-image capture with built-in auto flash. USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) connectivity.

No hot shoe or headlight. Busy menu structure and membrane control panel are cumbersome.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Glenn Menin (



The JVC GR-DX307U offers an ergonomically pleasing compact design, a large LCD, and easy and flexible operation, but only decent video quality.

Compact design. Large (3-inch) LCD. LED headlight for low-light illumination. Easy to use. Flexible zoom control.

No accessory shoe. Subpar still-image capture quality. No manual-focus ring.

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Oct, 2004

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Expert review by : Glenn Menin (



The GR-D33US is clunky to operate, but you might consider it for its good video quality and LED headlight, especially considering the price.

Good video, especially for the price. LED headlight for low-light illumination. 16x optical zoom.

Cumbersome controls. No hot shoe. Still images are bitmaps grabbed from video, not JPEGs, and they look dreadful.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (



The JVC GR-D200US is a compact, easy-to-use camcorder that shoots good video under normal conditions and takes up to 1,600-by-1,200 still images with a flash attachment.

On our studio tests, the GR-D200US was one of our better performers, producing remarkably clear videos with good skin tones, though other camcorders produced more accurate colors and better details. It was also one of the few camcorders free of color...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Edvarcl Heng (



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 (

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 (

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 (



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

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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 (



Excellent value, compact unit. Last of the DV's.

1hr recording takes 1hr downloading (MiniDV)

May, 2008

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


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

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


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor