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JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. 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. People are impressed by the size and battery. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and viewfinder get critical comments.

portability, price, image quality, battery, size

usability, zoom, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JVC GR-DVL310 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. Many are less positive about the usability.

portability, price, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

JVC GR-DVL310U Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC's GR-DVL310U retails for $899.95, but is available on the market now for around $500. It is a strong camcorder that gives good-quality video and good sound without costing a fortune, but it doesn't come with a whole lot of extras.

Dec, 2001

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Used to be a nice camera, but now it error "EO4".


I agree with the other reviews that this is a nice entry-level miniDV camera. The light is handy, though it drains the battery REALLY quickly. The battery life isn't bad, but the batteries don't last long. That is, once you've recharged them a couple ...

Great picture, good price, nice light included and comfortable form factor.

Battery life, small screen, B&W viewfinder, goofy still shot, and, oh yeah, IT DOESN'T WORK!

Jan, 2005

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Very nice camcorder for the non-professional


Being in the position of a non-professional user, I can say this is a very nice model. The camcorder is light, small and comes at an attractive price. It has a 10x optical zoom, which I felt is more than sufficient for shooting family videos. Actually,...

True colors, lightweight, good manual, DV movie quality

Nothing essential for the non-professional

May, 2004

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Good value camera.


This camera give you dvd quality and cd sound without hurting your pocket. I've owned this camera for just over a year now and I never had any mechanical problems with it. Ive found the factory battery to last for about an hour which isnt bad in...

Good camera for price.

still camera doesnt record on a memory chip.

Feb, 2003

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Doesn't do the MiniDV format justice..


I bought the DVL310U to shoot a behind-the-scenes documentary to go along with the independent film I produced. I knew I wanted a miniDV, and it had to be small, and cherried out, but most importantly it had to be cheap. Unfortunately the DVL310U is so...

Small, fair price, decent picture quality,built-in keylight.

Terrible audio, battery life, accessories difficult to find, no external mic input

Jan, 2002

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JVC GRDVL310U Superb Digital Video at Affordable Pricing


Compact size, Cost, Features, ease of use, great picture

Limited optical zoom, no external microphone jack

Dec, 2001

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I like it.


My wife and I needed a good camcorder, and we really like this one. It is easy to use, it is small, and very clear. It comes with software so you can make pictures out of the video, plus you can take snapshots while you are filming. It has a lot of...

Very Small, easy to use.

The zoom isn't that good.

Sep, 2001

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A Darned Good Camera


I have always wanted a camcorder, and this one is my first. I spent quite a bit of time in the store comparing prices and options, and chose the JVC GR-DVL310U because it was the biggest bang for the buck.

Easy to use, lightweight, inexpensive, good picture, good color

4-, 6-, and 8-hour batteries are very difficult to find

Jul, 2001

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JVC GR-DVL310U MiniDV Digital Camcorder - Zoom-Zoom-Zoom. Where Is My Optical Zoom?


Compact and lightweight, good picture and sound, low price, features, remote

Only 10x optical zoom, no USB connection

Jun, 2001

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Overall a fantastic buy !!


I basically researched all dv cameras in this price range (street price of $600). Panasonic 51 and 101, the canon zr20 and samsung..In other words all the entry level dv cameras for all major brands. Style wise the canon was the "coolest", panasonic...

Best camera for the price

I wish it had USB instead of a serial port. (nit picking)

Jun, 2001

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