This camera is horrible at focusing and is pathetic in low light. Included Memory Card Capacity. Video Cameras by Joshua Goldman Nov 28, I also liked the way this camera looks — “professional look”. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The “Night Alive” feature seems somewhat useless, but I was able to find some interesting uses for it.

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All the buttons work as they should and very easy to use.

Discussion dv080 can be closed at any time at our discretion. Moving on to operation over the IEEE bus FireWirehere is where the full video capabilities of the camcorder are possible. The JVC GR-DVU is a lot of camera for a modest amount of money, but, as sv800 reviewers have pointed out, it suffers in poor lighting conditions as do many other camcorders.

Before getting this camera I’ve done an extensive research and tryed differnt digital camcorders.

What good is x zoom if all you get are indistinct blocks of pixels? There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot.

Contrary to another review on this jvv, I don’t believe there is any inherent limitation in the JVC implementation that limits it to working with particular interfaces. Yes, it increases overall light sensitivity by absorbing more rays from outside the usual visible spectrum, but the video looks green!


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A Closer Look A very smooth and quiet motor controls the This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. However, I’ve since tried to copy over video using the USB port and it doesn’t work.

It is loaded with innovative features, most of which are quite useful, at a very competitive price. Otherwise you can’t transfer it to your computer. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature.

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jc So, even if the camera had worked and the battery was bad JVC would not cover a replacement battery. Please enter your comment! The four-way mode selector puts the camera into Manual mode, then you use the scroll wheel to bring your subject into focus.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. I, for one, hate the fake, green tint infraRed-based that Sony and some other manufacturers incorporate into their night mode.

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Most others have also criticized the still image capability of this, and all camcorders, stating that they are far inferior to digital cameras.

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For retrieving video or using as a webcam over USB, the Pixela drivers must be installed, and they present a separate Video Capture and Audio Capture device. For example, we shot the same sunny outdoor scene with the JVC DV and a Canon S10 2 megapixel digital still camera and the S10 was clearly superior. I am fairly happy with this camera.

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So Dv80 called JVC, and they told me I had to have it serviced let me remind you people that this camera was only 2 days old out of the box and then they told me that the camera’s battery was not covered. Without going into details, I would say the camcorder has met my expectations for shooting without a video jcc, although I don’t doubt that some camcorders may do better in low light.

An unusually good little consumer camera. The camera has to be removed from the tripod to eject the tape. In this segment, we Skip to main content. Its built very good.