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GR-D850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of GR-D850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality. The battery also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, battery, image quality


On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Consumer review by: jon027 (

JVC camcorder


If you do make sure your computer has a IEEE-1394 port It will make down louds alot easyer

easy to work. just point and shoot

don't spen your money on vedio connecters for easy down louds to computer

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Arpit (

Not Durable!


had a decent picture quality and battery life for one day... next day it was all over, the camcorder went off. Purchasing this from dell ensured prompt return of money. Thanks Dell!

not durable, bad quality

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Ticatwo (

Just the basics


Unless you are committed to digital cassettes, and the clarity of the video - prices on hard drive recorders are falling rapidly. IMHO the ease of transferring hard drive files far outweighs any advantages of MiniDV.

Got it for affordable home use only. Video quality is ok. Does everything JVC says it is supposed to do. Once familiar with the LCD joystick, controls are intuitive. Get the larger battery and a tripod and tape away.

If buying again, I would go with its more robust brother, the 870, with many more features and accessories for only a few dollars more. This recorder is bare of frills to keep the price down. Don't get me wrong, it works. Just remember, if you have an...

Jul, 2008