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JVC GR-D870 MiniDV Camcorder

B&H # JVGRD870 Mfr # GR-D870
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 1/6" CCD Image Sensor
  • Records to MiniDV
  • SD/MMC Card Slot
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • 35x Optical Zoom
  • USB 2.0
  • Dual Record Mode

JVC's GR-D870 MiniDV Camcorder, the step-up from the D850, provides for those who love the tape format along with giving you still image capture directly to SD/MMC cards (sold separately). If you want to capture stills while recording video you can utilize Panasonic's Dual Record mode for simultaneous video and still capture. Another defining feature of the 870, Live Slow, lets you record video in slow motion with real time audio.

Looking at the basic functions of the camera, the 870 has a 1/6" CCD image sensor, 2.7" wide LCD screen, and 35x optical zoom. An Auto Illumination light gives low-lit scenes more pop while the Data Battery lets you know how much time is left before needing to change batteries. The camera also features an Auto LCD Backlight, a Stick Control for one-finger management of menus and manual settings, and 3-Dimension Noise Reduction, among many other great features.

1/6" CCD Image Sensor
1/6" CCD image sensor in this camcorder captures stunning video and stills each and every time you shoot
Record to MiniDV
Record all of your favorite memories to the tried and true MiniDV format, known for its clarity and image quality
Digital Still Capture
Capture stills images directly to SD/MMC memory cards with the GR-D870. You can even record simultaneous video and still images with JVC's Dual Record mode
Dual Record Mode
Capture video and still simultaneously with the Dual Record Mode
Data Button/Auto Button
The Data Button lets you know how much life is left in your battery with just one touch while the Auto Button allows you to switch between manual and auto modes
35x Optical Zoom
The 35x optical zoom provides accurate and crisp close ups with no loss of image quality
Auto LCD Backlight Control
Even when you're shooting outside you can see the image on the LCD screen bright and clear. The Auto LCD Backlight Control adjusts the screen to your situation for an image that's easy to see, indoors and out
3-Dimension Noise Reduction
3-Dimension Noise Reduction compares scenes that are next to each other and as a result reduces image noise and improves color
2.7" Wide Clear LCD Display
The 2.7" Wide Clear LCD display gives you a 16:9 view of what you're recording for more accurate composing, equaling no surprises on play back
Live Slow
Use the Live Slow function to playback images in slow motion with real time sound for a professional and creative way to make a special moment stand out
SD/MMC Card Slot
Record still images to SD/MMC cards (sold separately) at 640 x 480
Stick Control
The Stick Control allows you to navigate the camera's menus and manual functions during playback and record with just one-finger
Auto Illumination Light
Use the Auto Illumination light in low-light situations when extra light is needed on your subject
Data Battery
The Data Battery prevents disaster by letting you check the remaining battery time with a touch of the Data Button. Never run out of battery power in the middle of a once in a lifetime moment again
Power Linked Operation
Power Linked Operation automatically turns the camera on when the LCD screen is opened and turns it off when the LCD is closed. This feature saves energy and reduces start-up time for a more efficient, responsive camcorder
Sensor 1/6"  
Lens 2.2 - 77 mm
f/1.8 - 4.0
Zoom : 35x
: 800x
Filter Size 30.5 mm
Recording Media   
Recording Time GB
SP: 80 minutes
LP: 120 minutes
Still Image Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Channels 2.0-Channel 1
Please Note:

PCM digital recording 32KHz 4 channel (12 bit), 48KHz 2 channel (16 bit)

Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Add-on Lens
Lux Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Light/Flash Light -
Flash -
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 
Outputs 1x 
System Requirements
Power Adapter 110-240, 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.9 x 4.6" / 68.0 x 74.0 x 118.0 mm
Weight .93 lb / 421.84 g
JVC GR-D870 MiniDV Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • BN-VF808U Battery Pack
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Digital Photo Navigator Software
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

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    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    JVC -  BN-VF815 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - 7.2V, 1460mAh
    • You Pay: $39.99

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Lowepro -  Edit 100 Camera Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $10.99

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Tiffen -  30.5mm UV Protector Filter
    • You Pay: $7.99

    Lenses & Adaptors

    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Century Precision Optics -  DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm)
    • You Pay: $114.95

    On-Camera Lights

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    Adjust the lighting for virtually any indoor and many outdoor applications.

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