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JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the image quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also appreciated. Many are critical about the image quality.

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This summary is based on the product: JVC GR-SX850U Palm Size Compact Super VHS Camcorder

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: sam-pro (

A Super S-VHS Performer!...VHS-C Ain't Dead Yet!


Walk into your favorite camera store these days and browse through the too numerous to mention seemingly endless supply of Digital wonders that sport small physicality but yet big beautiful performance! Well...the first-rate camcorder for review ...

Plays in your VCR ! Big performance! Inexpensive tapes! Maxell adapter is superb!

Dial Zoom can become faulty!! Preset general titles. No custom made capability.

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

The JVC GR-SX850U has three recording modes: It uses Super VHS recording to deliver up to 60% better resolution than standard models for better quality home movies. For quality and economy, the Super VHS ET mode lets you take those high-resolution videos using any VHS-C tape. For compatibility with any VHS video recorder, standard VHS is also available. A picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shake. The 300X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. Endurance Shooting allows up to two hours recording time with the provided battery pack. When you are done recording, the tapes play back and can be shared in any VHS video recorder using the provided VHS-C Playpak.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:62.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic gray

Optical Sensor

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 / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:300
Media Type:S-VHS C / S-VHS ET / VHS-C
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Twilight


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD