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JVC GR-SXM260 VHS Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of JVC GR-SXM260 VHS Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the battery.

portability, price, size, image quality, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-SXM260 VHS Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of JVC GR-SXM260 VHS Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and zoom are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GRSXM260US Compact S-VHS Camcorder with 16x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Wonderful Grandma Gift


Easy to use and lightweight.

Battery life not long enough.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: UndrgrndTw2 (

The Beginners Camcorder

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: dgallihugh77 (

Quick review of JVC GR SXM260


very good for the price it is high quality and reliable product and i would recamend this product 2 any one that needs a cheap but quality recorder

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: rskonn (

JVC GR-SXM260US S-VHS-C Camcorder


I had a similar one that recently broke that I purchase 7 years ago. I appreciate the new size and swivel view. Also because I use for my children (who get shy at times) the zoom comes in handy.

Small Compact, Great Zoom, Price!!!!

Storage of video, however the price, size and zoom make up for it.

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

The GR-SXM260 is a new compact stylish design. This newly designed SVHS-C model features a 2.5" LCD and built-in auotlight. The JVC GR-SXM260U boasts three recording modes: It uses Super VHS recording to deliver up to 60% better resolution than JVC's 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 2.5" LCD view screen allows the camera to be operated from any angle, for maximum comfort. The picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shake. The 700X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. A built-in light improves the picture in night time situations. 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
Run Time (Up To):90min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

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:Fog filter effect / Hi-speed shutter / ND effect / Sports mode / Twilight mode


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:62.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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 fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:S-VHS C / VHS-C
Special Effects:Negative / Sepia


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT