Excerpt: The GR-D350 is JVC’s foot into the entry-level market ($300 MSRP). It is in this class of camcorders that the manufacturers can often show their core strengths - Sony’s ease of use, Panasonic’s manual controls, etc. JVC came to bat with great video quality in bright light with no frills. It’s not the best all-around camcorder, but it’s worth considering. Read on for more details.
Pros: -Budget price with 32x optical zoom, -Some manual controls for the user looking to control, -Auto Gain Control will help with terrible low light, -Extendable electronic color viewfinder
Cons: -2.5 inch LCD screen, -Struggles in low light situations, -Still images are recorded to MiniDV tape, -No microphone input, -Bottom loading tape compartment