JVC Cybercam GR-DVP3 Camcorder - Metallic gray

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  • JVC GR-DVP3U Digital Camcorder - Good things come in miniscule packages...

    Nov 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely compact size. Solid construction. State of the Art imagery.
    Cons: Expensive! Limited optical zoom capabilities.

    Summary: In the ever-growing world of Digital CamCorders (MiniDV), or should I say ever-shrinking?... two issues are constantly being tested. Image Quality and Camera size. Somehow, some way, JVC has tackled both of these issues with their JVC GR-DVP3U ... read more

  • Tape hangups.

    Jul 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size. Light weight. Multi-features. Ability to take snapshots.
    Cons: In repair shop twice in less than one year.

    Summary: For the second time I used the GR-DVP3 on a recent trip and at an inauspicious time the tape "bound" and I had to remove the JVC tape cassette. I have the tape but it's slightly twisted and I don't know how to salvage 45 minutes of a trip to visit ... read more

  • Awesome Little DV Camera With Some Reliability Issues

    Jul 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, lightweight, excellent DV quality, convenient firewire connection
    Cons: Short battery life, image stabilization, reliability, service

    Summary: I purchased the DVP3U at Sear's in May 2001. Size was essential since I was planning to use it to take South America househunting footage for the kids prior to moving there on expat assignment. Although I was originally in a holding pattern for the Sony ... read more

  • Awesome Pocket Camcorder

    May 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Pocket Size, Look, plenty of option and Pocket size again
    Cons: Fragile, poor digital pictures

    Summary: I started doing some home work on the internet and magazines comparing small camcorders. 2 models were the finalists, the Sony 9PE and this JVC DVP3. And the winner is... JVC. Why? Mainly because of the size, technology and looks. Both cameras are very ... read more

  • Good for new user

    Feb 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small in size with many function comparing with Canon & Sony.
    Cons: Can't use addition lens. Need more battery in hand

    Summary: Basically, it is a rather good DV cam. the most important factor I choose this DV is the size, extremely small which you can hold it in your palm. Be the smallest DV, it still gives you many functions like 520 line resolution (PAL version), MPEG4 ... read more

  • Simply Over-rated

    Feb 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, handy, sleek, good batt life.
    Cons: Picture noisy, poor color balance, poor contrast.

    Summary: Just bought this camera due to the good ratings. A total disappointment after my purchase! Picture quality totally sucks big time, with poor contrast (regardless of auto/manual), and over-saturation of the recorded color (despite having done a ... read more

  • GR-DVP3U is the best handheld camcorder

    Jan 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Picture, Versatility.
    Cons: Battery, Price, Digital Still Quality.

    Summary: I purchased the JVC GR-DVP3U from DBuys.com in early December 2001 for $889. I also purchased a 2-hour battery that is nice to have as a backup. After researching digital camcorders for 3 months I chose this one primarily for its size. If it fits in ... read more

  • Do your homework then pick JVC

    Dec 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size and image quality are excellent. Easy to use and sleek.
    Cons: Lens cover is a bit of overkill, menu somewhat complicated

    Summary: I have owned a few camcorders before this one and one mini-dv. I am very impressed with this camera although it is not without its flaws. I did extensive research before buying this camera. I carefully reviewed the Sony and Canon models that ... read more

  • JVC GR-DVP3U MiniDV Digital Camcorder - Small But Not Wimpy

    Dec 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks nice, features, picture quality, compact, 1024x768 still resolution
    Cons: It's almost too small

    Summary: The GR-DVP3 is a very compact MiniDV digital camcorder with 1024x768 still capability. Style If you like stylish gizmos, the DVP3 fits the bill. It is very compact and lightweight and looks stylish and high-tech. ... read more

  • Small size trumps shortcomings

    Nov 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, good image stabilization and very sharp video
    Cons: Poor still images, limited low light use,electronic glitches and awkward menu

    Summary: I spent the month of August researching digital video cameras and doing in store testing of the models I could find. My goal was to purchase a Mini DV camcorder to replace my analog Sony 8mm before a trip to Alaska in September. My wife wanted a camera ... read more

  • Perfect for the travelling amateur

    Nov 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, convenient
    Cons: Replacement parts expensive

    Summary: Best in its class. The quality of the video surpasses the expectations any amatuer film maker would have. I compared the video quality to other top and camcorders (even non-minature ones) and felt that this camcorder has the same or better quality ... read more

  • Awesome little package...

    Sep 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ultra portable. Easy to use. Good quality video & stills. Solid unit.
    Cons: High price. Cables everywhere. Need 3rd party HW/SW for video editing.

    Summary: I was nervous about spending this much money for a camera, but after all the research I agreed strongly with someone else who observed "If your camera is too big, you will leave it home and it won't get used." We took it to my niece's HS graduation, and ... read more

  • JVC DVP3U Puts the "Mini" in MiniDV

    Jul 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fits in jacket pocket and takes great video and good stills.
    Cons: No built-in flash. Sound quality fair. Controls not streamlined for all operations.

    Summary: Size can be everything. I regularly used a megapixel still camera and a camcorder, but more often than not left one or another home rather than lugging two bulky cameras around. Now I always have both at hand (in pocket), thanks to JVC's DVP3U. Despite ... read more

  • Don't leave home without it !!!!!!!!

    Jul 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very small,durable, excellent movie quality, easy to use, don't leave home without it.
    Cons: Still picture quality and Night alive mode is useless

    Summary: The GR-DVP3 employs a user friendly design that is equally suited to right- and left-handed users. Its proprietary "super high-band processor" technology achieves approximately 520 lines of horizontal resolution. The "GR-DVP3" also comes with an SD ... read more

  • A marvel of videography but a blunder of photography

    Jun 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent video, built in digital video and audio(MP3) effects. small size, good microphone.
    Cons: poor still pictures, no progressive scan, expensive accessories (Video flash, video light, battery etc)

    Summary: I was looking for a digital camcorder that took decent still pictures. I finally narrowed my choices down to the Sony PC110 and the JVC GR-DVP3U. Ultimately I went with the JVC because of its size, the audio and video effects (Both products have ... read more

  • What a camcorder should be

    Jun 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact size and ease of use
    Cons: Lens cover slide is a bit fragile

    Summary: How many times have you hesitated in using the current video camera you may own due to the size or hard to operate functions? In turn you loose out on the opportunity to catch those special moments in life that only occur when you least expect it. The ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Overall, a good digital cam/corder....

    Oct 26, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: Overall, a good digital cam/corder. Video images look fine on VHS/TV, but are very jaggy on PC, so M ... read more

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