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JVC GR-SXM38US Compact Super VHS Camcorder

JVC GR-SXM38US Compact Super VHS Camcorder
alaAverage 4.6

7 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of JVC GR-SXM38US Compact Super VHS Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and memory. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, memory, price

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC GR-SXM38US Compact Super VHS Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


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Aug, 2018

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Easy to use but outdated


This camera is easy to use and the functions are very intuitive for the begining camcorder user. Its features are a bit outdated and it lacks in comparison to the newer camcorders offered by JVC

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Compact

None submitted

Apr, 2010

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great little camera ”


i like the litle movies this camera takes and would say it is easy to use

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

awsome i make short films my friends


graet for making movies

Great Features, Simple Controls, Versatile

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

it is kinda big but who ...


it is kinda big but who cares it had fun features that the kids would love the kids can make movies or you can just record something that you would like to keep in memory and also the tapes are cheap

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The GR-SXM38 features a compact stylish design. The 25x's optical zoom, 2.5" LCD and built-in auto-light make this SVHS-C camcorder really stand out. The JVC GR-SXM37U boasts three recording modes. It uses Super VHS recording to deliver up to 60% better resolution than the 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 1000X digital zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. A built-in light improves the picture in nighttime situations. 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



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

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
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Fog filter effect / Hi-speed shutter / ND effect / Sports mode / Sunset / Surf & snow / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

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:1000
Media Type:S-VHS C/S-VHS C / VHS-C
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Mosaic / Negative / Red / Sepia / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD