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JVC GR-DV 500 E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of JVC GR-DV 500 E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the image quality. The battery and reliability get negative comments.

portability, usability, price, durability, size

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DV 500 E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DV 500 E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of JVC GR-DV 500 E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the image quality, while there are some negative opinions about the battery and reliability.

portability, price, usability, durability, size

reliability, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDV500 MiniDV 1.33 MP Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC CardJVC GRDV500 MiniDV 1.33 MP Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC Card

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Polite (shopzilla.com)

loose your CD with drivers JVC will charge you $30 IT'S SUCK

 
Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Tom (shopzilla.com)

Excellent quality digital video from a well built camera

 

Excellent lens, decent still shots, top quality

bigger than the smallest available

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: Skater_Filmer (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DV500US

 
Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: askman (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DVL500U

 
Apr, 2001

Consumer review by: danielw (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GR DV 500 : A consumer format in a professional camera

 

In the GYDV500E Pal Mini DV Camera JVC has recognized the potential of mini DV as a format. Realizing that if good enough lenses and mics are attached to a camera that shoots in Mini DV you have a high-end industrial camera or a low end broadcast...

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: danielw (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GR-DV500: A consumer format in a professional camera

 

In the GYDV500E Pal Mini DV Camera JVC has recognized the potential of mini DV as a format. Realizing that if good enough lenses and mics are attached to a camera that shoots in Mini DV you have a high-end industrial camera or a low end broadcast...

Professional features for a lot less money

Not as small and light as some Mini DV cameras

Oct, 2000

Product Specifications

The sleek, compact GR-DVL500U improves your view with a 3" LCD View Screen and a color viewfinder. It also features a digital still picture output which allows this camcorder to also function as a digital still camera. A serial cable and CD ROM software for Windows are also included to allow easy downloading of still pictures to your computer. DV In/Out provides for easy computer connection for more advanced applications. This JVC Digital Cybercam also has the highest level of picture and sound quality. A 680, 000 pixel CCD delivers outstanding resolution. A built-in light improves the picture in night time situations. The 250X zoom makes sure you don't miss any of the action. Playback zoom lets you move in for a closer look after you have made the recording. Digital special effects and scene transitions are available to enhance the recording. A multi-brand remote control allows you to control the cybercam as well as many brands of video recorders. Random Assemble Editing provides an eight scene memory for favorite scenes as well as the ability to add special effects while editing them to a video recorder.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.3in/6.9in/7.3in
Height:3.6in/3.8in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:3.1in/3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/3in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Slow shutter / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DV500/DV500US/DVL500U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm/38mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm/3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/680Kpix
Interpolated Resolution:1.9Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black & white fader / Black fader / Dissolve / Door wipe / Mosaic fader / Random / Scroll wide / Slide wipe / Square wipe / Vertical wipe / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:250/300
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Negative / Sepia / Strobe/Black & White / Classic Film / Sepia / Video Echo/Black & White / Slow Shutter / Strobe / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD