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JVC GR-X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of JVC GR-X5. 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. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

battery, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of JVC GR-X5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the color and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GR-X5US 5MP 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomJVC GR-X5US 5MP 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Wolf (cnet.com.au)

JVC GR-X5

 

A distinctive, very compact three-chip MiniDV camcorder that also shoots high-res stills.

Solid blend of video and still capabilities ; Generally sensible controls ; Full complement of standard connections

Mediocre viewfinder, battery life, and low-light performance ; Automatic features a bit sluggish ; No progressive video ; Limited manual controls

Because of the high pixel count of its three CCDs, the GR-X5's video is equally good in 4:3 and 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratios. This will be an increasingly significant asset as 16:9 televisions continue to proliferate. Unfortunately, to fit so many...

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707U

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3cm
Height:8.9cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:8.8cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:X5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Focal length range (f-f):4.5 - 45
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Other features

Flash memory:32
Focus:AF/Manual
I/O ports:DV In/Out\nMic Terminal
Lens system:Newly-developed High Precision
Media types supported:SD
Resolution:2560 x 1920

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/4000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:300
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Height :11.5
Weight:560
Width:6.2