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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. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GR-X5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of JVC GR-X5 from 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 Comments about the color and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the usability.

portability, image quality, price, color


89% of the reviews on 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (



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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight



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


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.5