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JVC GZ-HD500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of JVC GZ-HD500. 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 are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability and image quality.

price, usability, portability, battery, size

image quality, reliability

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the image quality.

price, portability, battery, usability

image quality

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-HD500SEK Everio HDD 80GB Camcorder with 20 x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GZ-HD500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JVC GZ-HD500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

price, usability, image quality, portability, size

battery, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2017

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

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VG114
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VG114
Number of batteries supported:1

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:POR, CHI (TR), IND, JPN, KOR, ENG, ESP, FRE
Self-timer:10,2
Self-timer delay:10,2

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Color of product:Silver

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

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):123000

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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.37

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.83 - 36.5
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.83 - 36.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 2.36
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:60mm
Maximum aperture number:3.5
Min Focal Length:3mm
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:20
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

Other Features

Audio Output:Y
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Digital Photo Navigator (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser (Win)
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1440 x 1080, 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:80

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVC, MPEG4, H.264
Video formats supported:AVC,MPEG4,H.264
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.33
Height:2.48
Weight:9.35
Width:2.09

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual