Of course like any person who spends 300 bucks on something you expect it to perform admirably, while knowing full well that there are more expensive models out there. This little dv camera does quite the job. Starting from the packing all the way down to the technical features. In a world were you get less and less jvc seems to have done pretty well. Instructions for the camera come in 3 languages, all of the peripherals; lens cap, multi-voltage power plug, rca cables, and straps are actually well designed and usable. The camera itself is quite user friendly, and intuitive. After opening and sorting the contents i had the camera up and recording in less than 5 minutes. Very fast rewind and fast forward. Clear display that you can turn and flip in almost every direction4. Great zoom features and very good recording quality. I was smart enough to pick up a two pack at the same time. If you have big hands it may be a little hard to manipulate. Although i didn’t buy a tripod, it looks as if you can’t eject the tape while the camera is attached.
Works great, arrived as described.
JVC GR-D250 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Compact MiniDV digital camcorder with 25x optical zoom/800x digital zoom
- 680K pixel CCD with 340K effective pixels for video
- Captures digital stills to tape
- NightAlive function for shooting in low-light conditions
- Data Battery function that displays battery power and calculates remaining recording time
This is just like my camera, except i used it so much it doesn’t record well any more. I was glad to find the same camera so i can transfer videos now that our youngest is graduating from high school. Thanks for the camera i had a lot of accessories for this camera already from my old one and have the means to transfer videos. That should be my next project.
I didn’t have the money to get a hard drive one, i got this one refurbished and it has worked well for 2 years now, and is still going strong.
Great single sensor mini dv camcorder. Has the same sensor and image quality as more expensive models. Great first buy for families who are starting in video. Doesn’t have leds for night shots, although in most case it isn’t a major inconvenience. Intuitive enough for beginners. The model up has it, although it costs a little extra. That’s the major draw back form me. Cannot confirm it’ll be reliable over time.
JVC GR-D250 MiniDV Camcorder w/25x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer) : I bought this camcorder for $300 which is a good price because this camera gave me tons of features and a clear picture. Great for shooting family videos or amature movies like i make myself. Over all im very happy with this camcorder. Yes i edited my review earlier there was a humming noise, but it turned out to be my fan.
High resolution video and still imagesjvc hits the mark on state-of-the-art technology with the gr-d290u digital video camera. Jam packed with hi-tech features, this lightweight minidv camera puts a world of entertainment right in the palm of your hands. With 25x optical and 800x digital zoom you can get closer to the action than ever before. 5 inch lcd color viewfinder makes it easy to see your captured video and images. This camera is 3 cameras in 1 allowing you to take still pictures and video as well as funtioning as a web cam for online chat. The gr-d290u provides high quality still images and video with 400,000 pixels of resolution. The digital image stabiliser allows you to take high quality still images up to 1024 x 768 pixels. Connect the camera to your pc using the included usb cable and download your videos and still images for editing. Use the digial input/ouputs for connecting the camera to other digital equipment or use the analog a/v outputs and included a/v cable to connect the camera to your analog devices such as a vcr.
Tried it indoor and outdoor. And dual voltage charger is a added advantage too. Works great and a good starter camcorder.