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alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of JVC GZ-HM650. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, price, battery, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the battery. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder.

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM650b 8GB Full HD Memory Camera BlkJVC GZ-HM650b 8GB Full HD Memory Camera Blk

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Morris (

JVC Everio GZ-HM650BEK


Is the Everio GZ-HM650BEK another capable budget camcorder from JVC?

Good low light performance ; Reasonable price ; 8GB flash memory built in

Limited manual controls ; Manual lens cover ; Digital image stabiliser

Footage is recorded to the 8GB of onboard flash memory or a removable SD card. The slot supports SDXC, so cards up to 64GB can be used. Considering that the internal memory on its own is enough for less than 45 minutes of footage at the top UXP quality...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

JVC Everio GZ-HM650 First Look


The JVC Everio GZ-HM650 is a Full HD 1920 x 1,080 pixel camcorder features 8GB of internal memory, plus a slot for supplementary SD, SDHC or SDXC card. The former allows for six-and-a-half hours of footage in UXP mode, or 9,999 photos. Footage is...

Pros: Good value compared with similarly featured competitors; large 8GB internal memory and optional SD card slot; lightweight and portable; bright lensCons: Low noise of the zoom and operational adjustments picked up when filming; lens cover has to...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

JVC Everio GZ-HM650 review


Providing the option of a large internal memory or removable SD card, the HM650 has all bases covered and is very portable

Good value compared with similarly featured competitors; large 8GB internal memory and optional SD card slot; lightweight and portable; bright lens

Low noise of the zoom and operational adjustments picked up when filming; lens cover has to be manually opened; small touch-screen icons

Aimed at a family audience, the JVC features common digital camera gizmos such as subject-recognising intelligent auto mode (with its own button), face recognition and smile-shot modes, while time lapse recording and the ability to add an animation...

Jul, 2011

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JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Digital Camcorder


The JVC Everio GZ-HM650's high 40x optical zoom and powerful image stabilization make it a great choice for distance recordings. Our consumer testers liked the easily accessible ports, ergonomic design, and automatic power on, and it's plenty compact...

Consumer review by: Gerry (



Light weight and compact size. Full HD video and still pix = really good photos. Built in memory means that even if you forget or mislay the SD card you can still film. SDXC compatibility mean high volume cards can be used. Easy to use touch screen and...

No HDMI cable supplied so cannot link to HDTV without additional purchase (the suppliers of the camera didn't stock them!) Strap location means the Record button can be tricky to use for those with larger hands, although this is not really a big issue...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):9999
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VG114
Battery voltage:3.6
Video recording time:53 / 6.5


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), ENG, ESP, FRE, JPN, KOR, POR


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Number of CCDs:1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3 / 3.32

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.4 - 1656 / 42 - 1680
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 116
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:40


Bluetooth: No

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6.3
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.4
Spotlight: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 3
Cables included:AV, USB
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2400 x 1344
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2400 x 1344


Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDXC / SDXC
Flash memory:8
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:EP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 11.9 / 5.05
Height :5.5
Width:11.1 / 5.05 / 5.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual