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JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the image quality.

design, portability, price, usability

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of JVC GR-SX850 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the image quality.

portability, usability

image quality

31% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 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