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JVC GR-D650

JVC GR-D650
alaScore 77

56 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and resolution. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the battery and image quality.

price, portability, usability, resolution, design

image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-D650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC GR-D650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

price, portability, resolution, durability, design

image quality

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D650 1.33 MP High-Band Digital Video CameraJVC GR-D650 1.33 MP High-Band Digital Video Camera

Expert review by:

JVC GR-D650

 

Relatively compact and weighing a little more than a pound, the JVC GR-D650 has a tall, thin design that fits comfortably in the hand and is compact enough to slip into a jacket pocket. The case is typical silver-and-gray plastic fare, with a solid...

Numerous manual settings; decent low-light video quality; built-in video light.

Small LCD screen; slow focus in low light; some visual artifacts.

The budget-priced JVC GR-D650 performs surprisingly well for its class, in both bright and low light.

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JVC GR-D650 Camcorder Review

 

The JVC GR-D650 isn't anything special when we looked into its quality. What sets this camcorder apart from the rest is the price you pay. This is a very inexpensive camcorder, and some of that can be seen in the GR-D650's design and performance. This...

Usually you get what you pay for, and you aren't paying much for the GR-D650. Fortunately you are getting more than what you pay for with this thing. It isn't the best camcorder on the market (actually far from it), but the price and quality are...

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JVC GR-D650 review

 

The budget-priced JVC GR-D650 performs surprisingly well for its class, in both bright and low light

Numerous manual settings ; Decent low-light video quality ; Built-in video light

Small LCD screen ; Slow focus in low light ; Some visual artefacts

This no-frills, easy-to-use MiniDV camcorder delivers solid video at a rock-bottom price. If you're looking for a good value on a tight budget, the JVC GR-D650 will do the job

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"Occasional Use"

 

This camcorder is a solid choice for parties, get-togethers and holidays. After recording several hours of activities and reviewing those activities on both the LCD and through the TV, this little dynamo has proven itself capable of capturing color and...

Color quality, Sound quality, Size, Ease of Use, Price

Six Tapes and one 3-hour battery add ~$100 to the purchase price

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JVC GR-D650

 

This camcorder is a solid choice for parties, get-togethers and holidays. After recording several hours of activities and reviewing those activities on both the LCD and through the TV, this little dynamo has proven itself capable of capturing color and...

Color quality, Sound quality, Size, Ease of Use, Price

Six Tapes and one 3-hour battery add ~$100 to the purchase price

Consumer review by:

"Highly recommended!!!"

 

This camera is made for those that just want to point and shoot decent quality video, and don't want to break the bank.

Surprising image quality for the price. Low light performance. Availability of higher capacity battery packs

Sometimes blue edge/aura around white objects. Audio sensitive to wind. Manual functions difficult to use. No accessory connections.

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"Great Camcorder - Average Stills"

 

When I lost my Kodak 2.0 MP. I decided to spend a little more money in a 2-function camcorder than 2 separate things; after all, I just needed them for my family remembers, nothing pro.

A lot of manual settings. Excelent Video quality

Indoor still pictures are very poor

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JVC GR-D650

 

This camera is made for those that just want to point and shoot decent quality video, and don't want to break the bank.

Surprising image quality for the price. Low light performance. Availability of higher capacity battery packs

Sometimes blue edge/aura around white objects. Audio sensitive to wind. Manual functions difficult to use. No accessory connections

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JVC GR-D650

 

When I lost my Kodak 2.0 MP. I decided to spend a little more money in a 2-function camcorder than 2 separate things; after all, I just needed them for my family remembers, nothing pro.

A lot of manual settings. Excelent Video quality

Indoor still pictures are very poor

Consumer review by:

Occasional use

 

Color quality, Sound quality, Size, Ease of Use, Price

Six Tapes and one 3-hour battery add ~$100 to the purchase price

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Product Specifications

The GR-D650 is a MiniDV camcorder, which offers advancements in performance and handling. The GR-D650 Series are easier to use than ever thanks to a new Auto button - just press the button to switch between manual and automatic operation. This model also features a new on-screen menu system that sorts menu layers by category, making operation easier. PRODUCT FEATURES: 15x optical /700X digital hyper zoom; 1/5-inch 1.3 Megapixel CCD; Digital Still Capture (1280 x 960); Super High-Band Processor with 540 lines of resolution; Megabrid Engine; Low Light Plus (F1.2 lens and 3D Noise Reduction); Built-in 1.3X tele-conversion lens.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707/JVC BN-VF707U

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in/4.5in
Height:3.8in
Weight:14.8oz
Width:2.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D650/D650EX/D650US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2-2.8
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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