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alaScore 72

10 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of JVC GR D820EK. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, image quality, zoom, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D820EK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of JVC GR D820EK from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

usability, image quality

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-D820 MiniDV Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom)JVC GR-D820 MiniDV Camcorder (35x Optical Zoom)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: alistairgd (

JVC GR-D820EK: Great budget Camera with some quality features.


When my Sony MiniDV camcorder suddenly gave up the ghost I needed a replacement quickly. Although I have a personal preference for Sony products, the price of this JVC MiniDV camcorder couldn't be ignored, so I bought it and have been using it quite...

Top quality LCD screen, great zoom, great price


Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Compact and easy to hold DVC with ultra-powerful 35x optical zoom and user-friendly features such as auto LCD backlight control and power-linked operation.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm
Optical Zoom:35
Optical Zoom:35
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
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

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8