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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of JVC GR DVX 400. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The price and design also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the battery.

usability, design, price, zoom, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVX 400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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JVC GR-DVX400EG (PAL) MiniDV Digital Camcorder


It is great stereo system for personal use in a little room or in a garage because it's not powerfull enough for a bigger sizesGood looking and doing its job perfectlyPros:- nice design - easy to use - light - usb/ipod/laptop hook up - good...

Sep, 2011

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JVC GR-DVX400EG (PAL) MiniDV Digital Camcorder


This is a must have for families on a budget looking for a good but inexpensive camcorder.Best bang for your buckPros:20x zoom, 2 SDHC slots, 1080 video, 4.5 hrs extended battery, time-lapse, steady shotCons:night shot could be better (that's...

Jul, 2011

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JVC GR-DVX400EG (PAL) MiniDV Digital Camcorder


Although the camera lacks the features a profesional seeks, it meets all the basic credentials of an individual just looking to have a decent recording for a relatively low price.Excellent Beginner's CamcorderPros:Compact, excellent memory storage,...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

JVC, a leading innovator in digital video, is boosting their MiniDV video camcorder lineup with the introduction of the new vertical type model. The GR-DVX400 features a sleek and stylish design, for easier carrying and removal from briefcases and handbags, without snagging. For those who prefer a simpler yet high-value package, there's GR-DVX400. Featuring a Super High-Band Processor to deliver 520 lines of horizontal resolution, it offers high performance and comes with a selective set of must-have features including bundled image processing software. High-performance and versatility packed in a stylish body, JVC gives users a compact and lightweight way to enjoy the quality and creativity of digital video. Today's consumers are looking for high performance, high value both today and in the future, and design that appeals to their sense of style. JVC's new vertical-design MiniDV camera is a perfect match for this demand. Incorporating advanced digital functions and exceptional quality in a flat and compact design, the GR-DVX400 is well on the way to becoming a favorite for people who want their digital video in style.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):65min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
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:Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe


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