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Jvc-gr-d230.1196252
4.3 out of 10

JVC GR-D230

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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT VIDEO CAMERA

gutz6224, Ebay
2 June 2009
  • Summary: Got it used on ebay and once I fixed it got it to take some amazing video. This is a consumer camcorder that clearly can measure up to prosumer or even better. For me it was definately a good investment and would recommend to others wanting a camera that shoots great video.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this camcorder

A. Aiad, Amazon
13 April 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder in 12/04 and I had to take it for service 4 times already. The screen was too dark and when I record, it show in slow motion. The worse camcorder I ever bought bought not to mention the service I received. I take it for service, 2 weeks later I pick it up only to find out I still have the same problem Don't waste your money.
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Overall 6
6.0

Motor noise record in tape

calman, Amazon
31 March 2005
  • Summary: The picture quality of this camcorder is good, nice body, The motor noise record in tape, I tried evry things, finally I give up, have to return it. The motor noise made me don't want to watch the play back.
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Overall 8
8.0

How to make the Date & Time showed when transfer onto PC?

Visionner "Ho", Amazon
3 January 2005
  • Summary: Basically, It's a median quality product for a very reasonable price. Mine is working without any huge noise. Just one thing though, does any one know how to make the Date & Time shown when transfer onto PC? I need help. With analog A/V output to VCR, there's no problem. But when I use either USB or i-Link to transfer the Pictures or Mini DV Video onto the PC, the the Date & Time can never be displayed in my Video Edit Program or the DVD I made, and I don't really...
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Overall 10
10

No motor noise here!

K. Metschan, Amazon
29 December 2004
  • Summary: I note two reviewers said they heard motor noise on recordings and the other 16 reviewers didn't, with a few specifically noting they did not. I have to say I have had this camcorder for two months, recorded about eight hours of video with a varietyof level of sound frm school plays, to ball games, to kids parties to quiete time, played and/or edited all that video, across a wide range of equipment from my computer to a ratehr high end hometheater and heard not one bit...
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Overall 4
4.0

Motor noise is, in fact, excessive

Travis Bird, Amazon
20 December 2004
  • Summary: I read the reviews and decided to take the plunge anyway. This was a mistake and I ended up returning the camera because of the loud motor mechanism that resulted in a constant train sound in the background of my video. This is my first review on Amazon but I felt compelled to express my disdain about the audio quality of this product.
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Overall 10
10

The best for anyone want used it for anything

Daniel Stevens, Amazon
15 December 2004
  • Summary: I just got my on 12/14/04 I order on 12/8/04 and it was fast when they ship my and when I open toe box it look way cool But I am kind new with it and I go have my parent help me out how do it b/c this is my very first MiniDV Digital Camcorder It the best then a Sony DVD one if you own a Sony DVD one that to bad b/c I glad I dont have to pay more on a Sony one so if own it will you wish you can have this cool JVC MiniDV Digital Camcorder it the best then any other brand...
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Overall 10
10

A nice miniDV

J. Tse, Amazon
14 December 2004
  • Summary: Still wait for the shipment but $275.00 is not a bad deal for camcorder.
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Overall 10
10

DVD Camcorder Style

Jolly Roger "Bucky", Amazon
12 December 2004
  • Summary: I've read some reviews stating that this unit looks like a DVD unit. Maybe these reviewers haven't seen a DVD unit. DVD units mostly are round on the side where you load the DVD media, not on the side where the LCD screen is. Anyway, I cannot think that any reasonable person would accuse a user of this unit of trying to be a DVD pretender, and anyone that would think this is a clown. This is a good looking unit with great spec, especially for the price.
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Overall 6
6.0

Need DV Firewire to capture tape video to MPEG

F. XIONG, Amazon
10 December 2004
  • Summary: Just thought some Camcorder novice like me might find this useful-- Even though I installed USB Video Streaming Driver and ImageMixer 1.7 I still could not capture the video from tape to a computer file (no sound). In their manual page 39 they said using USB cable can "Transfer still/moving images recorded on a tape to a PC" -- what good is a moving image without sound? I called JVC and they told me I need to spend $40 to buy a DV firewire from Pinnacle.
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