Discount JVC GRD30 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5″ LCD and 16x Optical Zoom
- MiniDV camcorder with 16x optical zoom, 700x digital zoom, image stabilization
- 2.5-inch fold-out color LCD screen and color viewfinder
- Night and low-light shooting
- Special effects for recording and playback
- Connects to PCs and Macs via Firewire (IEEE1394)
The compact JVC GR-D30 is a stylish, go-anywhere digital video camcorder that incorporates all of JVC’s key camcorder technologies. This entry-level MiniDV camcorder is 50 percent smaller than models from 2002 (the GR-DVL120) and features a 16x optical zoom, picture stabilization, and JVC’s Night Alive feature.
Optics & Audio
The GR-D30 offers a 680,000 CCD with 520 lines of horizontal resolution. Combined with JVC’s super hi-band processor, you’ll be assured of capturing crisp, clear video. Equipped with a 16x optical zoom, the GR-D30 also features a 700x digital zoom that allows you to zoom in for incredible close-ups.
The GR-D30 also features PCM digital stereo sound in either 12-bit or 16-bit options. The 16-bit mode offers one set of stereo tracks and achieves the same quality as CD, while the 12-bit mode creates two sets of stereo tracks. Audio dub is possible when recorded in 12-bit mode.
- JVC’s Night Alive feature boosts light sensitivity for a bright picture, even in situations with minimal illumination.
- A 2.5-inch tilting LCD screen for high-angle overhead shooting, low-angle shots, or even self portraits.
- The Picture Stabilizer system corrects camera shake instantly, giving you smooth and stable pictures.
- Record still images onto the video cassette with a “shutter” sound effect in full frame or pin-up mode.
- The Power Linked Operation feature prepares the camera to record simply by opening the LCD or pulling out the viewfinder.
- The IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connections provides fast, loss-less digital transfer to a computer, or dubbing from or to another DV unit.
MiniDV is the preferred format for personal and broadcast-quality video, highly regarded for its high audio and image quality. With up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution and minimum color noise, MiniDV delivers a 20 percent clearer picture than analog camcorder formats. This is all delivered on a cassette that’s 1/12th the size of a standard VHS tape. A MiniDV tape offers digital recording time of 2 full hours–20 times the capacity of a CD.
This package includes the GR-D30 camcorder, AC adapter (AP-V13U), battery pack (BN-V408U), shoulder strap, AV cable (mini-3 RCA), and lens cap.