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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of JVC GR-DX97. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the memory and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The durability and zoom get less positive opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

price, portability, usability, design, memory

size, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DX97 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GR-DX97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of JVC GR-DX97 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and usability. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. The size and durability get negative opinions.

price, portability, usability, design

zoom, durability, size

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (



Three-inch LCD

No shoe ; Worst still quality ; Automatic exposure problems

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


At exactly one pound, the JVC GR-DX97 sells for a suggested $699.95 or a not-so-suggested street price of about $400. This camcorder comes with the basics: a 1/6-inch 680K CCD, a 12x optical zoom and a 700x digital zoom. What makes the JVC GR-DX97...

700x digital zoom, - Low light, video performance, - Spot exposure control

Mic input, with no headphone input, - No accessory shoe, - Manual control

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Mark Bassett (

JVC GR-DX97 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC MiniDV Camcorders


JVC introduced a totally new line of matchbook or vertical style camcorders at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Dubbed the Celebrity Series in a nod to paparazzi and star usage (wait for the commercials), the official model names...

Mar, 2004

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JVC GRDX97 is a MiniDV Digital Camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

Low-Profile MiniDV digital camcorder and still camera with 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD

Consumer review (

Not bad for the money


I bought this product about 8 months ago to replace an old GR DVM-90 I had (also from JVC). My old camera performed very well (until I started getting strange error messages), which was why I chose another compact DV camcorder from JVC. I was really ...

compact, good battery life, reasonable low light performance and quality video

Video quality could be better. Lacking firewire cord needed to transfer video to computer

Jan, 2006

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Adoiv this camcorder!


I recently bought a JVC mini camcorder that broke after limited use. So I went to one of their factory authorized repair places only to find that JVC will not allow anyone to repair my model but themselves. (God only knows if your model falls into this...

Nice size and good video quality

Less features than the competition, and repairs are too expensive

Jan, 2006

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Great DV terrible PC support (USB model)


I received this camcorder as a birthday gift and I was really exited. The device is very compact, has pretty good quality (both build and picture) supports stills on SD card and video. The part I was the most happy about was the posibility to transfer ...

Compactease of useFirewire works well.Stills to sd memory card

Terrible PC support (USB version)Image quality could be better

Mar, 2005