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alaScore 72

26 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of JVC GR-D73E. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D73E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : D-Photo (

JVC GR-D73 Digital Video Review – 001


JVC GR-D73 is not a common brand in New Zealand shops, but there's no doubting its pedigree. A few years ago it would have been surprising to see another manufacturer on the shelves beside Sony and Panasonic. However, the introduction of brands like...

If the higher price of the JVC is putting you off, or you already own a good digital stills camera, it may be worth looking at the D73's little brother the D53, which I am guessing will offer the same performance minus the SD card.

Feb, 2009

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I bought this camera - found out that there was a known fault which they fixed. I have filled over 5 years only approx 6 tapes. Now i cant get any of the film onto the computer. Cant record anything using the opening side view it all has to be held up...

view finder broken with very little usage and has definately been carefull looked after.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

Design Fault GR-D73AG


Ease of use

Repeated Image Faults. Condensation delays

Jan, 2007

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. PRODUCT FEATURES: 16x Optical Zoom; 3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR); 2.5" Clear LCD Monitor; Auto Illumi. Light (Auto Illumination Light); 520 Lines of Resolution with Super High-Band Processor; USB PC Link: Video CD Creation, Email Video Clips (MPEG-4 Streaming and MPEG-1 Video Capture), Web-Camera, Digital Still Capture, HG Digital Stills with 2 selectable Image Size Settings (1024x768x640x480-pixel); Color Viewfinder; DV Input/Output; Digital Color NightScope; Analogue Input; 1/6-inch 800, 000 pixel CCD; Picture Stabilizer.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-V408

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Photo effects:Sepia
Playback zoom (max):44

Camera Flash

Type: None

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:Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:Europe
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:700
Focal length range (f-f):2.7 - 43.2
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:43.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:16
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:8
Focus:Manual, Automatic
I/O ports:DV-In/OutIEEE 1394), S-video In/Out, AV-In/Out, USB, SDMC
Lens system:Zoom
Resolution:1024 x 768


Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/120, 1/250-1/4000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.8