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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of JVC GR D820EK. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but views are divided on the battery.

portability, usability, image quality, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D820EK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GR D820EK from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and usability are generally positive, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

usability, image quality

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D820 MiniDV Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom)JVC GR-D820 MiniDV Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom)

Apr, 2018

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JVC GR-D820EK: Great budget Camera with some quality features.


When my Sony MiniDV camcorder suddenly gave up the ghost I needed a replacement quickly. Although I have a personal preference for Sony products, the price of this JVC MiniDV camcorder couldn't be ignored, so I bought it and have been using it quite...

Top quality LCD screen, great zoom, great price


Feb, 2009

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Lightweight, cheap, simple to use

time consuming to go from auto to manual

Aug, 2008

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cant seem to get a spare battery ?? any help

Jun, 2008

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excellent product overall for the price,

May, 2008

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It's to easy to use and light the battery last for quite some time.

Had diffcultly in getting the right firewall for my computer

Apr, 2008

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Simple to operate and upload to PC. DV tapes offer loads of memory. 35x optical zoom. Sturdy build quality


Apr, 2008

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black, Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:35

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Weight & Dimensions