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JVC GZ-HD500

JVC GZ-HD500
alaScore 81

108 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HD500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GZ-HD500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, battery, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HD500SEK Everio HDD 80GB Camcorder with 20 x Optical ZoomJVC GZ-HD500 Camcorder [Camera]

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder

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JVC Everio GZ-HD500 Camcorder (Black)

 

With some of the worst video quality I've seen in an HD camcorder of late, the best I can say about JVC's entry-level HD Everio camcorder models is that they're small and cheap. Though they're $60 to $100 less than HD competitors, they're defined by a...

Relatively intelligent autofocus system; compact

Poor video quality; no optical image stabilization

The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.

Product Specifications

The Everio GZ-HD500 is an elegant Full HD HDD/microSD Everio with 80GB HDD for up to 33 hours of AVCHD recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer and unique shooting.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VG114

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card / microSDHC Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.5in
Weight:9.3oz
Width:2.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight / Night mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.37Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.8 / 1/5.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.4 mm ( 1/5.8 ) / 4.4 mm ( 1/5.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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