JVC GR-DVL300U Digital Camcorder – Great resolution and priceneeds better sound

This is an excellent camcorder. I bought it used and absolutely love it. It works very well, with great picture & sound. I had no problems transferring images to my pc. It is a small camcorder, easy to use, at a great price.

I have this camera from the year 2000 and work perfecly. Here are the specifications for the JVC GR-DVL300U Digital Camcorder:

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  • High-resolution MiniDV digital format
  • 2.5-inch swivel color LCD monitor
  • Also functions as digital still camera
  • 10x optical, 250x digital zoom
  • Includes special effects and scene transitions

This camera is a good one but the programs that is included with it should have been burned to dust. There are alot of problems importing files to the p. 0 premere you have to get diffrent drivers to make the fire wire compatible. If you use the camera for fun its great, but dont count on making hollywood productions.

This camcorder / digital still camera has everything i need to create & save precious memories to my computer. It is both easy to use, and works great.

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  • Nice!!
  • Great camera for the price
  • Great resolution and priceneeds better sound

A digital camera and a camcorder in one. With handy editing and recording features.

. I’ve had no problems importing still images or video to my pc, though the still image quality is nowhere near that of a true digital still camera. The lcd screen is a bit small, but again its just fine for the price. Also, don’t believe everything you read about the mic. I tested it and it picked up whispering at ~1 meter and normal conversation at ~5 meters. It even has a feature to reduce wind noise on windy days. Very nice touches make this a good camera. The users’ manuals are very detailed yet very easy to follow. The power cord stretches over 3 meters and the battery seems to last a while as well and only takes 90 minutes for its first charge. Does not come with any tape, though, so be sure to order some too.

I just bought one of these, and it is so much fun, this is also my first time buying a cacorder, and i think that it was, for the price, the best buy. There were other products like this, but more expensive. It is easy to use, and the lcd screen makes recording easy.

I bought this camera and loved almost everything about it. The biggest problem is the fact that there is no external mic input jack and no headphone jack. The quality of sound you get from the onboard mic on almost any camcorder is not very good at best. And you should never underestimate the effect good sound has on the quality of your video projects. If you plan to do anything needing good on location sound you will want to find a model with the ext. Mic jack and use either a shotgun mic or some lavalier mics. I would say buy a camera that gives you this option because down the road you may need/want it. It would stink to [buy a camera and then find out that it didn’t do everything you needed it to do. I took the camera back an bought a better one that had all of the connections i wanted. (the panasonic pv-dv400, it’s a little more expensive but very much worth it to have the sound quality, not to metion the 18x optical zoom. ]

Picture quality is good but the image stabilization is very bad. I purchased this camera a week ago and decided to return it and get canon optura pi, since optura pi has the optical stabilizer.

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JVC GR-DVL300U Digital Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4.6 of 5 stars, based on 14 reviews