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alaScore 76

17 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of JVC GR D860. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

price, portability, usability, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC GR D860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and battery are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GR-D860 Mini DV CamcorderGR-D860 Mini DV Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000 x 123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1260
Focal length range (f-f):2.2 - 77
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 Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
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

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:Y
Interface:USB 2.0
Noise Reduction: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/4000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Scroll wipe / Slide wipe / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 7.4
Height :11.8 / 6.8
Width:6.8 / 7.4