JVC GRD33 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/16x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 16x optical zoom lens (700x digital zoom) and digital image stabilizer
- Crystal View rotating 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD, to reduce glare and reflections from the LCD screen
- Illumi-Light: Built-in Auto light using twin LED lights for 1/10th the power consumption
- BN-V408U 800 mAh Lithium-ion, high-capacity, rechargeable battery pack; camera has built-in battery charger
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Media Format Digital Video||Mini DV|
|Media Type||Mini DV|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||680,000 Pixels|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Shipping Weight||3.05 pounds|
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The video quality in low-light situations was suprisingly good, given what I had heard about most digital camcorders' abilities. The video quality in outdoor situations was even better. It's not up to spec with a Sony, but it's way cheaper, and it outdoes the more expensive Canon ZR. The GS9 was about the same in quality.
However, the camcorder didn't seem to handle combined bright/low-light situations all that well. While it had no problem filming dark regions (shaded/indoors) from a brightly lit area, when filming brightly-lit regions from indoors, the camcorder recorded white streaks that partially obscured whatever was being filmed. I had this problem with the ZR80 and the GS9, so it may just be an issue with low end camcorders in general.
The camcorder had no problem focusing when zooming below 20x magnification, though above 24x, it had noticeable difficulty focusing in low light. It couldn't focus at all above 40x in either bright or low light even with highly contrasting backgrounds and scenery. It shares this problem with the GRD73 and GRD93. The GS9 and ZR80 were noticeably better at focusing at these magnifications.
Though it offers the option to record photos as "stills", the quality wasn't very good. It was also difficult and time-consuming to retrieve these "stills" because the camcorder doesn't use a flash card to store them. I ended up sticking with my digital camera for taking pics; the low quality setting was better than the high quality setting on the camcorder.
I had no problems with audio.Read more ›
The picture quality of footage shot outside was outstanding and never looked digital. The low light capabilities are in fact impressive. Footage shot in my basement (less light than a "low light situation") was clear and wasn't too pixilated. There is a neat backlight feature that cancels out background light to record detail of the subject in the foreground. The motor noises from the camera and the zoom can be heard on tape only when recording in quiet situations, but this shouldn't be a problem under any normal circumstances. My Windows XP system saw the camera when I Firewire'd it to the computer. I captured footage in the native DV format, edited it, made a DVD to watch on TV, and was extremely impressed by the quality of the picture. This is a fantastic no-frills camera with great low light performance, and is a steal at the price.
Great quality, incredible value, easy to use.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything worked as promised. Very happy. Good purchase. Quick deliveryPublished 4 months ago by Tommy Parker
With an excellent price of only $250 you can't ask for more in such a great camera.Published on August 7, 2008 by Mesagrado
Not just this JVC camcorder, but all of them will have the "safeguard mode error" pop up and the unit will be rendered useless at that point. Just say NO to JVC.Published on November 3, 2007 by I. Hargitai
This camera is very small, and works great. It is easy to use, and great for travelling. I am not a technical person, but I don't mind using this camcorder.Published on January 8, 2007 by Texan
Excellent Proformer GREAT video in any filming condition. I got 1 hour 48 mins of battery power from this camera. and all these errors that everyone is talking about is fixible. Read morePublished on September 17, 2005 by Timothy Moretti
With the best lighting conditions the video is great any other forget it. The audio? What audio, voices have to be yelling to be picked up and be heard on playback. Read morePublished on January 21, 2005 by ESKI135