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JVC GR-SXM930 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of JVC GR-SXM930 S-VHS-C Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and color. The viewfinder and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom, and many are negative about the image quality.

portability, usability, viewfinder, color, price

image quality

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Dec, 2003

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Compact, but No Substitute for Full-Size SVHS


Compact, 3" LCD, color viewfinder, good digital stills, SVHS, SVHS-EP, VHS.

Ergonomically clumsy, no a/v-in jacks, no external mike jack, poorly written manual.

Nov, 2001

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JVC does everything it claims but not very well.


The JVC camcorder is very easy to use and does everthing it says it will, but not very well. The batery live is extremely poor at about 1 hour. the digital zoom sucks claiming 400x but going very grainy by 100x and nearly useless at 200x-250x. the...

easy to use

too many to list

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (

Excellent SVHSC Camcorder


This camera does everything I expected and more. The video quality is great, especially when you use S-VHSC tapes. With an inexpensive adapter, the tapes will play in any standard VHS VCR. (Your VCR needs S-VHS quasi playback if you want to view the...

Light weight, tapes play in VCR, on-board digital photos, color view finder

Relatively low resolution digital photos

Jul, 2001

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JVC GR-SXM930U is the best value per $ for a S-VHS-C flip-display camcorder!


I just placed an order for a new camcorder this weekend and wanted to share with you my experience leading to my happy decision to buy the JVC GR-SXM930U.

3" display, Digital Camera, S-VHS-C, 88 effects, stabilizer, 400x zoom, sub 1 Lux light sensitivity.

It's spirit is digital, but its tape is not :)

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

The JVC GR-SXM930 Dual Cam is JVC's VHS-C DualCam camcorder, featuring a built-in digital still camera function. A serial cable and CD-ROM software for Windows are also included to allow easy downloading of still pictures to your computer. Fine Still gives you perfect freeze frames every time. It's even possible to zoom in on the picture during playback, or to add a variety of special effects. This camcorder has a large 3.0" LCD view screen for easy operation and allows the camera to be operated from any angle, for maximum comfort. A high-resolution color viewfinder for increased viewing pleasure. A remote control is provided for all key camcorder features as well as additional editing functions such as audio dub and insert editing. The GR-SXM930 also has 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 picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shake. The 400X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. A new feature "Night Alive" boosts light sensitivity for a bright picture even in environments with minimal illumination. Night Alive gives you full color, whether your subject is close by or far away. Turn it on, and wake up the colors without awakening your subject. There is also a built-in light improves the picture in nighttime situations. Endurance Shooting allows up to 2 hours recording time with the provided battery pack.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):80min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


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



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

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Slide wipe / Window wipe
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:S-VHS C / S-VHS ET / VHS-C
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Classic Film / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Stretch / Strobe / Video Echo
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD