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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of JVC GR DVM50U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and durability are generally positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR DVM50U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC GR DVM50U from 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 People really like the design and durability. The size and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

The ultra-compact GR-DVM50U features a digital still picture output, which allows this camcorder to also function as a digital still camera. Still images are stored on the digital videotape. A serial cable and CD ROM software for Windows are also included to allow easy downloading of still pictures to your computer. DV In / Out provides for easy computer connection for more advanced applications. A docking base is included for easy connection to an A / V system or computer. This JVC Digital Cybercam also offers the highest level of picture and sound quality. A 680, 000 pixel CCD delivers outstanding resolution. The 180, 000 pixel 2.5" LCD view screen allows the camera to be operated from any angle, for maximum comfort. The 200X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. Playback zoom lets you move in for a closer look after you have made the recording. Digital special effects and scene transitions are available to enhance the recording. A multi-brand remote control allows you to control the cybercam as well as many brands of video recorders. Random Assemble Editing provides an eight scene memory for favorite scenes as well as the ability to add special effects while editing them to a video recorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Slow shutter


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Dissolve / Door wipe / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wide / Slide wipe / Square wipe / Vertical wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Monotone / Sepia / Strobe / Twilight


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD