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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of JVC GR-DF450. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are mixed opinions on the image quality and reliability. There are some less positive opinions about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DF450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of JVC GR-DF450 from The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The zoom and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and there are some critical opinions about the image quality and size.

usability, price, zoom, portability, design

durability, size, image quality

16% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDF450U MiniDV Camcorder w/ 15x Optical ZoomJVC GRDF450U MiniDV Camcorder w/ 15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

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The JVC GR-DF450 will forever be in the shadow of its bigger brother, the JVC GR-DF550. The GR-DF450 has a lot to offer; unfortunately, so does the GR-DF550 - the Marsha Brady of JVC Ultra Compact camcorders. For only $20 more, the GR-DF550 offers a...

Manual Controls, -Ports, -Portability

Low Light, -Menu System

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Nick Hyacinthe (

JVC GR-DF450 Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


Compact camcorders are often gimmick devices intended to tap into the impulsive shopper's need for something cool. However, the JVC GR-DF series seems to dispel that theory by providing a wealth of features and ports into a relatively small machine....

Aug, 2005

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Size DOES matter


My old camcorder was a Sony 8mm that I got about 10 years ago. It was small for its time, but I really wanted to get something that was much smaller now that I have 2 kids and all their junk to carry around with me!

Size!, Excellent video

motor noise in audio, low res for stills

Jul, 2000

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Neat toy...but not the highest quality parts


Don't get me wrong. I like my little GR-DV3. I even got it on an online auction for about (60%)of the list price. It takes good video and I'm happy with the quality of every tape I've taken with it. I just think JVC could have gone the extra mile and...

small, easy to use

not the highest quality

Jun, 2000

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Small is beautiful


This "fit in your pocket" size of this camera plus its hard case and automatic lens cover helps it be present at the right moments. I also use it as a still camera getting pictures very appropriate for use on the web. Unlike still-only digital...

size, sturdyness, digital quality

still picture resolution is mainly suitable for web

Jun, 2000

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Small Wonder


Having spent months researching websites and haunting camera counters at local department stores, I was finally forced to make a decision on a camcorder by the arrival of our first child. The price range was $500 or so, and DV was a must. I finally...

size, quality of video, ease of basic use

cost (esp options), handheld use tricky

Dec, 1999

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Lightweight Fun!


There are some afternoons, when the reports are done and there's not much pressing, I turn to the online auctions for a little fun!

Lightweight, compact, fun! Digital Quality!

I wish I got one with the color lcd screen. But that would have been like $500 more!

Dec, 1999

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JVC GR-DV3U digital camcoder


The GR-DV3 is, to the best of my knowledge, the lightest camcorder ever manufactured. It weighs in at 470 grams, including

compact and high quality

some functions require complex menus

Nov, 1999