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A full-frame mirrorless camera with a catch. This camcorder is horrible and useless in low light situations. JVC, like most DV manufacturers, relies on supplied Microsoft drivers for operation over the bus.

However, until recently, you would have had to make some serious sacrifices to get both good video and stills out of the same camera. It is possible to download still images from the memory card overbut it’s much more convenient to use the USB disk mode for still image operations. The four-way jfc selector puts the camera into Manual mode, then you use the scroll wheel to bring your subject into focus.

To put the camera back into standby mode, just close the LCD or push the viewfinder back in. Right now, I can’t imagine ever zooming that far jvd I’m looking at the moon or distant landscapes. I thought I had charged it wrong and luckly dv80 a second battery, once again the same issue.


You will be able to use cards db800 MB, but can’t preview the photos or the amount of space left because the camera doesn’t fully support that card size and above. I’ve seen mixed reports on the supplied battery, which is a mA-hr lithium, with some claiming the battery is useless after a few charging cycles. See All Buying Options. Additional Features DV input.

JVC GR-DV800 – camcorder – Mini DV

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Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Sound and picture quality is perfect also. During quiet sections the automatic gain circuitry picks up a small amount of tape transport noise, but still less than many other cameras in this price category.

All the buttons work as they should and very easy to use. Not that there’s anything wrong ddv800 the Hero 6!

Jvc GR-DV Manuals

If you dv80 your hand gently use a tripod for low light! I installed the included USB software on my XP system and hooked the cables up and I was able to e-mail out a picture in about 2 minutes, start to finish including cable installation.

A slight fisheye effect is noticeable at the very edge of the frame, especially if you have long horizontal or vertical lines in the shot. Whether that’s from the lens itself or sv800 because things weren’t intended to be viewed at x their normal size, I don’t know.


Smart Home by Ry Crist Jul 17, Lens System Optical Zoom. I always get yellow “splotches” wherever there is white, in both jv and still mode except in daylightrendering most pictures somewhat worthless. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In still camera mode Vjc modewith a memory card installed, and when connected to a computer via USB, the JVC requires no custom drivers.

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JVC GR-DV800 Camcorder User Manual

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. It’s silver with blue trimmings and has that old-school elongated look versus the vertically built sv800 coming out of late.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The only one that might have some users reaching for the manual is the Navi Store button, which makes getting around on tape or finding stills easier.

That limitation appears to db800 in the Windows XP drivers, and isn’t particularly specific to given camcorders, as documented in many places on the web, including my thread elsewhere.