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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of JVC GR-D650. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and durability. The portability and price also get good feedback. The reliability and battery get negative reviews, while there are some mixed views about the size.

usability, price, portability, durability, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of JVC GR-D650 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the zoom and durability are generally positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability and design.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D650 1.33 MP High-Band Digital Video CameraJVC GR-D650 1.33 MP High-Band Digital Video Camera

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (




Numerous manual settings; decent low-light video quality; built-in video light.

Small LCD screen; slow focus in low light; some visual artifacts.

The budget-priced JVC GR-D650 performs surprisingly well for its class, in both bright and low light.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

JVC GR-D650 Camcorder Review


The JVC GR-D650 isn't anything special when we looked into its quality. What sets this camcorder apart from the rest is the price you pay. This is a very inexpensive camcorder, and some of that can be seen in the GR-D650's design and performance. This...

Usually you get what you pay for, and you aren't paying much for the GR-D650. Fortunately you are getting more than what you pay for with this thing. It isn't the best camcorder on the market (actually far from it), but the price and quality are...

Mar, 2007

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Occasional use


Color quality, Sound quality, Size, Ease of Use, Price

Six Tapes and one 3-hour battery add ~$100 to the purchase price

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The JVC GR-D650US is a very efficient camcorder that provides a lot of quality for the price, from taping to SD stills. Great picture quality, even in low light situations, and easy capture to computer. The larger 1/5" 1.33 megapixel ccd provides...

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

The GR-D650 is a MiniDV camcorder, which offers advancements in performance and handling. The GR-D650 Series are easier to use than ever thanks to a new Auto button - just press the button to switch between manual and automatic operation. This model also features a new on-screen menu system that sorts menu layers by category, making operation easier. PRODUCT FEATURES: 15x optical /700X digital hyper zoom; 1/5-inch 1.3 Megapixel CCD; Digital Still Capture (1280 x 960); Super High-Band Processor with 540 lines of resolution; Megabrid Engine; Low Light Plus (F1.2 lens and 3D Noise Reduction); Built-in 1.3X tele-conversion lens.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707/JVC BN-VF707U

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:Night mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.2-2.8
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD