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Jvc-gr-d93.51852
3.9 out of 10

JVC GR-D93

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Older Model Mini DV

Zak, Amazon
12 March 2007
  • Summary: This Mini DV is a great low priced camcorder. I got it refurbished for under $150. The still photo feature has a much higher resolution than even some of the newer camcorders in the same category (1600x1200 instead of 640k). It handles well and the 10x optical zoom, though vastly inferior for todays standards, is more than adequate for our purposes. The battery lasts pretty good, but doesn't give much of a warning before it loses power completely.
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Overall 4
4.0

GRD93 Just Quit Working

Thor, Amazon
4 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought the JVC GRD93 Dec 21, 2004. After a day of charging the battery, I opened the camera and replaced the tape in it with a new one and headed off to the soccer match. When I got there it would not come on. I returned home, tried another battery, plugged it back into the charger and nothing. No power, tape will not eject. Similar to problem reported elsewhere by others. Pretty pathetic to have a $500 camera not even last two years.
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Overall 2
2.0

Model GR-D30U

A. Ochs, Amazon
26 September 2006
  • Summary: I've owned a model GR-D30U for less than two years. Yesterday the camcorder just quit powering on. The DC will not work, the battery will not charge. It simply will not turn on at all. Worse, I have a tape in there that I cannot remove without a hammer. The store I bought it from wants $100 just for "diagnosis." Just another case of expensive disposable electronics. My choice next time will not be JVC, a brand I used to trust.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy A JVC

Edonski "edski", Amazon
14 December 2005
  • Summary: I purchased a GR-D70 2 years ago. Last week it quit for no reason at all. I've probably used it 10 times. It looks like brand new, well taken care of, never dropped or abused. Since I paid over $400 for it, and it's had such little use, I thought JVC would stand behind their product. WRONG! Their recommendation is to have you ship it to a service center, pay an unreal amount for repair, and hope it lasts another 2 years.
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Overall 2
2.0

JVC WILL RIP YOU OFF

Highland Hoof, Amazon
1 December 2005
  • Summary: JVC recognise on their web site they have manufactured defective GR-D30U Digital Video cameras..mine is one of them..I sent it back for repair when my camera kept telling me to "remove the lens cap"..when their repair center received it they called me wanting $250.00 to repair it. I sent a letter to the president of JVC. Still no satisfaction. DONT EVER BUY A JVC PRODUCT.
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Overall 10
10

Don't blame JVC on Lens Cap failure

RetroMetro "RetroMetro", Amazon
31 October 2005
  • Summary: My cam was repaired under warranty by JVC and I have had no problems with the cam until this "lens cap" problem. See their web site JVC.com under service and support for customer notifications that they have a warranty repair for certain models affected by bad CCD's. I have found that there are blogs and threads that explain the CCD failures in the JVC cam's and other brands are actually Sony CCD's.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken Already !!!!!!!!!

W.Ballou1 "Media Maniac", Amazon
18 September 2005
  • Summary: I bought a brand new JVC (model GR-D70U) mini DV digital video camera less than 2 years ago. I have used it about 25 times and now it's broken. Every time I turn it on to record it says "Lens Cap" as in remove lens cap. It still plays previously recorded tapes but I can't record anything because the screen is black. This is my first JVC camcorder and my LAST. I am presently looking to buy another camcorder as I am missing my baby's first steps among other things.
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Overall 2
2.0

Total product failure within 9 months

G. Traub, Amazon
23 June 2005
  • Summary: I purchased this product less than nine months ago and probably only used it about six times. When I went to use it the last (and final time) the playback of the recording was distorted and broken up with lines. I used a cleaning cassette as recommended in the manual but it did not help. The JVC Authorized Service Provider diagnosed a defective main PC board which will run me $150 of labor to repair. The part is still under warranty.
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Overall 8
8.0

CAMERA SPECIALIST: BABY YOUR CAMERA, IT WILL BABY YOU

Jeffrey R. Klein "Mr. Knowledgeable", Amazon
3 June 2005
  • Summary: I bought this for $250, so called "open box" on ebay. I did alot of research. This camera is for a project for my masters degree in psychology. If this camera were sitting in my class, I would give it a B-. One indepentdant website recommends the grd-33 as "the best under $400". This model which is the top of this line, has a larger CCD or Charge Capture Device than the "33".
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Overall 2
2.0

I wish I could give JVC camcorder 0 star

H. Ding, Amazon
13 April 2005
  • Summary: I bought MiniDV JVC camcorder, only 13 months(Just over the warrantee time), used two tapes, it locked up with msg "LEN CAP" and need to change len. I will never buy JVC products.
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