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JVC GR-D33 MiniDV camcorder

25 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Much like the Panasonic DVD-S35 DVD player that I reviewed here last year, the GR-D33 is really a very basic model. There are a number of features that it lacks – accessory hot shoe, memory card for digital still photography, remote control, USB interface – but the very reasonable price and solid...
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PC Magazine
5 September 2005
  • Conclusion: The GR-D33US is clunky to operate, but you might consider it for its good video quality and LED headlight, especially considering the price. Forget about using it for stills, though.
  • Pros: Good video, especially for the price. LED headlight for low-light illumination. 16x optical zoom.
  • Cons: Cumbersome controls. No hot shoe. Still images are bitmaps grabbed from video, not JPEGs, and they look dreadful.
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Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
24 September 2004
  • Excerpt: With an MSRP of $350.00, JVC's GR-D33, the first in the company’s GR line, includes a 1/6th inch 680k CCD, zoom power to 16x, built in LED, and a 2.5 inch LCD. But these specifications aren’t what’s going to sell the camcorder, or even what’s important.
  • Pros: - Low light performance, - S-Video port
  • Cons: - Ease of use, - Ports, - No analog to digital passthrough, - Mediocre manual control, - No card media, - Only 16x optical zoom
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