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4.9 out of 10 based on 16 reviews

JVC GR-D650

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    3.9 3.9 from 2 reviewers
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    5.8 5.8 from 4 reviewers
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    5.2 5.2 from 2 reviewers
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    4.5 4.5 from 2 reviewers
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There are many reasons that the JVC GR-D650 has become so popular, but none more than the budget price. If you are looking for a low priced camcorder that performs well against the competition, you will want to consider what the GR-D650 has to offer. Although you will not get the quality and features of a higher priced model, the GR-D650 can definitely hold its own.

The GR-D650 is JVC’s high end d-series model. Perhaps the biggest benefit of the GR-D650 is its lowlight video quality. This model outpe…

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There are many reasons that the JVC GR-D650 has become so popular, but none more than the budget price. If you are looking for a low priced camcorder that performs well against the competition, you will want to consider what the GR-D650 has to offer. Although you will not get the quality and features of a higher priced model, the GR-D650 can definitely hold its own.

The GR-D650 is JVC’s high end d-series model. Perhaps the biggest benefit of the GR-D650 is its lowlight video quality. This model outperforms some of the more expensive competition when it comes to the quality of video when lighting is less than desirable.

Many people who are thinking about buying the GR-D650 compare it to other JVC’s; mainly from the Everio line. The video quality of this MiniDV has no problem outperforming the highest end Everio’s when it comes to video quality and low light performance. This is all thanks to a 1.3 megapixel CCD and a 15x lens.

When it comes to handling the GR-D650, it once again excels. Weighing in at a little more than a pound, this model is easy to handle for extended periods of time. When you combine the low weight with a thin design it is easy to see why so many travelers buy the GR-D650.

The biggest drawback of the GR-D650 is the relatively small LCD screen. At 2.5 inches when you shoot in 16:9 mode you will have to deal with a black strip at the bottom of the screen that can be quite bothersome.

When it comes down to it the JVC GR-D650 is a good budget choice if you are looking for basic functionality. When added to a small design and high quality video in both low and bright light, this is one model that you should consider.

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