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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of JVC GR HD1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

image quality, usability, durability, design, reliability

price, zoom, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR HD1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JVC GR HD1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRH-D1 High Definition MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomJVC GRH-D1 High Definition MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (

Image quality



Great resolution; comfortable design; solid construction; supports up- and down-conversion for a variety of display options.

Low-resolution viewfinder; lacks professional controls usually available for the price; mediocre color and latitude; few editing options; limited zoom range.

As the only single-chip consumer high-def camcorder, the JVC GR-HD1 is the ultimate for amateur videographers with HDTVs. But pros should look for an HD camera with more advanced features.

May, 2003

Expert review by : Newbie (

Expert Review


The JVC GR-HD1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder has a 10x Optical/200x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 3.5" LCD Screen and more. Features: records MPEG2 video to MiniDV tape and is equipped with an optical 10x zoom lens and built-in optical image stabilizer....

Great manual controls, durable, affordable

Low light could be better

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : D. Eric Franks (

Mini DV and HD Camcorder Review JVC GR-HD1


JVC, inventor of the ubiquitous VHS format, has done it again, offering an innovative high-definition consumer camcorder that is the first of its kind. High-definition enthusiasts seeking a unique accessory for their HDTVs will love it. If you own an...

HD, progressive scan ; Very easy to use

Limited editing options ; Quality depends on TV used

The HD out part is more complex. It was clear from our examination of the video that we captured some lovely footage, we just couldn't appreciate it without an HDTV that could display the image at 1280x720. If you own an HDTV and would like to shoot...

Jul, 2003