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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of JVC GR DVM 50. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery, and there are mixed comments on the viewfinder and zoom.

size, portability, usability, image quality, design

price, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVM 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Piece of Junk


We have a GR-DVM50U (same thing, just the previous model)and it's a piece of junk. We've had it in t ...

Take it anywhere, compact, good picture quality and features

Piece of junk. Nonexistent customer service.

Feb, 2006

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Piece of Junk


Take it anywhere, compact, good picture quality and features

Piece of junk.Nonexistent customer service.

Feb, 2006

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This camcorder was very expensive 1st of all and doesnt even live up to the price. It failed on me in the middle of 2 vacations which I really wanted videotaped but to no avail due to the failure of this horrible machine. Took it to JVC service center...

Small and convenient.

Refer to the aforementioned paragraph.

Oct, 2003

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A sound digital camcorder


This camcorder is the first one I have ever used. For me the features it holds are a little overwhelming. There are just so many to use and pick from. The first thing that impressed me was the sound and video quality. It is absolutely amazing. The...

DualCam, 3" Screen, tons of features and specials effects, control buttons all in one place.

Viewfinder is very small

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (

Must Buy!!! No Questions.


Compact, Light, Nice Casing, Well-built

Short Battery Life, Long Distance Zoom is average, Costs as much as your right arm.

Apr, 2001

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The Prince that turned into a frog


This camcorder started out as my favorite purchase ever. It was wonderful - it did everything I wanted it to. But then it all turned ugly.

Tiny, lots of features

Quality bad, repair techs don't fix problems, expensive

Mar, 2001

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Its depend on the price....


This a very good DV-camcorder and very small, Once upon a time it was the flag ship of JVC, now its going to retirement for the new model with higher CCD resolution and Digital still camera possibilities (with embedded MMC card for the pictures). But...

Very small ,High quality.

Some noise, jumpy on focus.

Mar, 2001

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Great while it lasts, but...!


I bot this because my wife and I lead tour groups all over the world and I always provide them with a video of the trip. Digital makes for better reproduction and editing. This camera was a real smash in China where crowds followed me around to watch...

compact, good effects

breaks and JVC won't repair

Dec, 2000

Consumer review (

Great buy


This product stands out as one of the best of JVC's cybercam range - for a home/holiday camcorder it excels. It includes a huge range of features which is topped off by a basic editing base station combined with easy to use ergonomics and small size....

Size Performance/Price Features Looks

Motor Whine

Nov, 2000

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so cool....


This little thing is so cool. My boyfriend and I had one of these for a while, we got it from a friend. We took it with us to our prom and had a great time with it. When we first got it we took it every where with us, even if it was just to Wal-Mart...

Great camera


Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

Battery-Biz is a leading manufacturer and distributor of batteries, adapters and chargers and the industry's source for Hi-Capacity(TM) brand power products. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are made using the finest components available and carry a one year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are guaranteed to meet or exceed original specifications. Fits JVC GR-DVM50 (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM50 (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM50U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM50U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM55U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM55U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM70 (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM70 (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM70U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM70U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM75 (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM75 (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM75U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM75U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM80U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM80U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM90 (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM90 (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVM90U (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVM90U (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVX10EG, GR-DVX4 (DARK GREY COLOR), GR-DVX4 (SILVER COLOR), GR-DVX44, GR-DVX44EG, GR-DVX7, GR-DVX77, GR-DVX8, GR-DVX88EG, GR-DVX9, GR-DVX9EG