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alaScore 73

24 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of JVC GR-D 50. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size.

price, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-D 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of JVC GR-D 50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price. The design also gets good feedback.

usability, design, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D50 Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 16xOptical DV-in/out]JVC GR-D50 Digital Camcorder [Mini-DV 16xOptical DV-in/out]

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Ordinary Consumer (

JVC GR-50aa scam by JVC


Costly camera. Repaired during warranty then failed again. It seems we were all JVC test subjects who paid for the privilege of being scammed by JVC. When a manufacturers experiment fails it is they who should bear the cost not the consumer. JVC used...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: TRIGWELL (



Worst investment of my life.less than 20 hours recording for $1000.00.according to dealer it was assessed at 80 hours recording time, but i only have 4 tapes and none are full. Will not touch JVC again.will look at Sony,Panasonic or canon.

O.k. when it was working.

Big problems after about 8 hours recording.this model is a known lemon.failed again less than one hour recording after heads replaced (blue screen of death)

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry into the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: MiniDV Camcorder; 800, 000 Pixel CCD; 16x Optical, 700x Digital Zoom; 520 Lines of Resolution with Super High-Band Processor; 2.5 Amorphous Silicon LCD Color Monitor; Digital Still Capture; Email Video Clip; Web-Camera Function; Digital Color NightScope; Video CD Creator; USB PC Link; Analog Input, DV Output / Input (i.Link).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

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:Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:43.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Classic Film / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor