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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of JVC GR-D239. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and zoom are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the memory and control panel.

price, portability, usability, zoom, size

battery, image quality, control panel, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D239 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E: A great prosumer HD Camcorder


A high end HD camcorder that provides stunning quality HD to a 60gb HDD so it is easy to transfer all the captured videos to a pc. The camcorder is in a glossy black casing covered with all the buttons you might expect on a camcorder, zoom, record,...

Quality, HDD rather than tape, zoom

cost, fiddly touch screen

Jan, 2008

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Canon XL2: Go PRO for less


The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130: Good pics & inexpensive


For the detailed spec on this camera, read Flossy's opinion below. All the relevant points are covered. I bought this camera because I wanted the cheapest digital camera with reasonable picture quality I could find - and at around £390 (if you hunt...

Video picture quality, Good optical zoom, Good battery life

Rotten stills performance, Forget the digital zoom, Slightly bulky

Nov, 2001

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When we finally had enough money to buy a camcorder I was totally confused with the different makes and models on the market. It seemed that you could spend as little or as much as you wanted and the technology on them all, seemed to be very different...

excellent clear pictures, good features, excellent price

no memory card

Sep, 2001

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV120: I AM the next Tarrantino.


This is my first camcorder and I am very pleased with it. I got it v cheap from an online shop at £440. All the functions, features and quality that you would expect from Sony come with this camera including a 2.5" LCD screen, nightvision and cheesy...

Good quality. Cheap (for a digital camcorder)


Mar, 2001

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JVC GR-DVL9500: Great easy to use digital camcorder


This camcorder is great! Very easy to handle, fits nicely in the hand and is light. Packed full of features it performs well in all conditions. Complete with remote control and 200x digital zoom, 40x optical zoom even the smallest speck on the horizion...

Powerful feature, compact and lightweight

LCD Panel hungry for battery power. Buttons a little small

Sep, 2000

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:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

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:Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.7
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 3.2
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
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

Other features

Lens system:n/a

Ports & interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:DV

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.2