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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GR D796. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR D796 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of JVC GR D796 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

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This summary is based on the products: JVC GRD796 MiniDV Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Extra Battery Included)JVC GRD796 MiniDV Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Extra Battery Included)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Chen (

GR-D796 Camcorder


The JVC GR-D796 ($330 as of May 11, 2007) is an inexpensive MiniDV camcorder that shoots fair-quality video and still images. Despite its simple design and a user-friendly interface, the GR-D796 offers some advanced features, including a wide-screen...

User-friendly controls Offers some advanced features

Mediocre video quality Joystick placement is slightly inconvenient

On the plus side, the GR-D796 had the best battery life of the five camcorders in its group. Its battery lasted for 2 hours, 16 minutes of recording in standard-play mode on a single charge. Another plus is that an extra battery comes bundled with the...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Brian Chen (

JVC GR-D796 camcorder


The GR-D796 is a humble point-and-shoot camcorder equipped with a few advanced features that make it appealing. However, the performance of this camcorder, in terms of its video and still-image quality, leaves much to be desired.

Long battery life; simple, attractive design; user-friendly controls; has some advanced features

Poor still-image shots; mediocre video quality; joystick placement is slightly inconvenient; no headphone or microphone jacks

Sleek and smooth, the GR-D796fits comfortably in your hand. The zoom tab is in a convenient location for your index finger. A small wheel allows you to choose between the record and playback modes with your thumb. The record button is in a peculiar...

May, 2007