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JVC GR-D870 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom

by JVC
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  • Extended field of vision with a 2.7-inch, 16:9 widescreen LCD monitor
  • Check exact time left for recording with this 115-minute data battery
  • Images can be enlarged up to 800X with this powerful Konica Minolta 35x optical zoom
  • More accurate noise reduction with the 3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR) feature
  • Includes Night Alive for improved low-light recording
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Product Description

Product Description

JVC GR-D870 Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder Life's precious moments can be captured forever with the JVC GR-D870 Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder! A 16:9 widescreen format brings energy to the 2.7" wide color LCD monitor for realistic visual detail and wide field of vision. The camcorder is ready and waiting to shoot the action with a 35x optical zoom. Images can be further enlarged with an impressive 800x digital zoom. The stick control makes navigating through functions a breeze. Let those great times live on forever when you capture them on the JVC Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder! About MiniDV MiniDV refers to the small digital video tapes used by many modern camcorders. MiniDVs are known for their small size as well as their practicality. First launched in 1995, digital video has become a standard for at home and semi-professional video production. MiniDV cassettes typically hold between 80 and 120 minutes depending on the recording mode. Specifications Image sensor: 1/6" 680K-pixel CCD 2.7" wide color LCD monitor 16:9 widescreen mode Konica Minolta lens F-stop: f2.0 ? f4.1 27mm filter diameter 35x optical zoom 800x digital zoom 680 x 480 pixel digital still images Recording format: MiniDV Memory card slot for SD/MMC Dual recording capabilities 3-dimension noise reduction (3D NR) Stick control Live Slow DV input/output NightAlive auto-illumination light Power-linked operation Data button/ auto button AUTO button Auto illumination button Auto LCD backlight control Seven display languages 115 minute data battery Connections Firewire in Firewire out AV out USB mini out Includes Battery pack (BN-VF808) AC adapter Shoulder strap USB cable AV cable Digital Photo Navigation Software Dimensions: 3.06"H x 4.63"D x 2.81"W Weight without battery: 0.93 lbs. Warranty: One year parts and 90 days labor

From the Manufacturer

The compact design of the new JVC GR-D870 camcorder belies a rich set of powerful features, such as a Konica Minolta lens with 35x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD monitor with automatic backlight control for easy viewing, even on a bright, sunny day. For low-light shooting there is also the built-in Auto Illumi-Light LED.

The GR-D870 provides a new level of versatility with Dual Recording and Live Slow features. With Dual Recording, users do not have to choose between shooting still images or video: still pictures can be taken while shooting video. Meanwhile, Live Slow -- a feature unique to JVC -- combines slow-motion video with live audio, a feature that is perfect for sports and other fast-moving action.

The GR-D870 also comes with an array of features to enhance ease-of-use and ensure top quality footage. The Stick Control on the LCD makes navigating menus and settings a one-finger operation, while the Data Battery lets the user know how much recording time remains. Other standard features include Multi-Language On-Screen to switch the on-screen display language, a dedicated Auto Button to instantly switch between auto and manual modes, and Power-Linked Operation, which switches the camcorder on as soon as the LCD monitor is opened.

JVC GR-D870 Highlights

115-minute data battery This new slim and powerful long-life data battery allows you to shoot precious moments with peace of mind. By simply touching the DATA button, remaining battery and recording time can be easily viewed, even when the power is turned off. This allows you to check the remaining power for the battery and recording time before shooting, so you can prevent the battery from running out during shooting.

Auto button The Auto button allows you to conveniently and quickly switch between Auto and Manual modes with a simple push.

3D Noise Reduction 3D NR automatically provides a more accurate noise reduction. This is based on twice the visual information than conventional field-based types. The video noise is reduced by 30 percent in low light for a 2dB improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio. End result, you get a bright picture with less noise, even in low light.

  • Super high-band processor
  • Web-camera Function via IEEE 1394
  • NightAlive
  • Digital effects and scene transitions
Multi-language on-screen settings The user can choose the language for menu settings and camera operations, allowing you to operate the camera in your native tongue.

NightAlive Boosts light sensitivity for a bright picture even in environments with minimal illumination, always giving you full color, without any distance limitations. NightAlive works in both still and video modes.

35x optical zoom with 800x digital zoom Zoom right into the action with this powerful 35x optical zoom. The image is magnified optically to eliminate jagged edges. Images can be further enlarged up to 800x when combined with the digital zoom.

Stick control on LCD Conveniently access a multitude of functions with the 4-way one-finger control on the LCD door. Simply press the four "compass points" on the circular control to navigate menu items and manual feature settings during recording and playback.

2.7-inch widescreen Clear LCD monitor The 16:9 wide screen format is common to today's flat-panel displays. JVC digital video cameras are equipped with 2.7-inch 16:9 LCD monitors. Our wide mode will maintain a high picture quality, plus give you a more realistic visual due to the extended field of vision. The Clear LCD feature reduces reflections and glare to maintain a clear, visible and bright viewing during outside recording.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.6 x 3 inches ; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00127WS5A
  • Item model number: GR-D870US
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,152 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2007

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Upadhyaya on January 29, 2009
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Excellent features: slow motion, 16:9 widescreen, instant battery level status, instant display of tape time remaining, 35X Optical zoom is much more than one could actually use plus 800x digital which you'll never use, takes still pictures while you record on SD card, auto light feature, lots of functions like white balance, auto image stabilization, you can take cool video like sepia, 8MM type, etc;

I've only used it for home video like b-day's, family dinners, baby showers, etc. It's given me excellent video, looks great on my HD tv.. thought it's not HD video but good enough.. plus i'm not sure if i wanna see my family in HD that close up!

Of course it doesn't look so good in low light, but that's expected of any camcorder in this price range.. BTW did I mention the battery will outlast the 60 min tape!

All in all.. I would recommend this over any Canon or Sony MiniDV Standard Definition camcorders! Hands down it is the best bang for you buck!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Czerwionka on March 23, 2008
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This would happen to be one of the more easier to use camcorders that I have had. When compared to similar on the market this is a very well priced unit with all the functions that are buit in. Simple to use, simple to set up, oh so simple! (And about time!)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LS on July 18, 2009
I bought this camcorder, but returned it because it doesn't have a viewfinder! And I found there WERE situations where I felt I really needed the viewfinder (to save battery power or taking video in a darkened room of a program where I didn't want to disturb people behind me with the glow of the LED screen, etc.), and since this wouldn't even turn on without opening the LED screen, I decided to return it. On the plus side, I liked how it takes still pictures while you are videoing without interrupting your video! Love that feature...oh well....
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Perry on July 12, 2008
i had an inferior model of a jvc camcorder and it was stolen. i got this one off amazon to replace it, as it was less money than what i originally paid for my previous cam about a year or more before.
well, i used it like twice and then out of nowhere it starts giving me an error message every time i put a tape in and popping them back out with the dv cassette's tape mangled and tore up one.
i did some quick searching online about the problem and it turns out its a fairly common problem with this model and similar types. and the only way to fix it is actual hands on repair/part replacement.
so i got a sony instead.
stay away from this one.
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