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JVC GYDV500U DV Camcorder

We have collected and analyzed 10 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Jul 2, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 201637 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 24, 2014.

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Well done, keep up all the proffesional works


It is a practical Video Cam with a 650 line resolution DV

It should be made upgradable to M-size tape

Consumer review by:

Camera Problems.


DV format, many in/outputs.

Bulky, sound and video quality is worse than cheaper models.

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Stunning Image Quality


The JVC GY-DV5000 is the follow up to the highly regarded GY-DV500. I have used both cameras and can tell you that this new camera is a major upgrade over its predecessor. And that's an understatement. First of all (and most importantly) the DV5000's ...

Beautiful image, great sound circuitry, professional controls

Built-in mic is junk, only 2 XLR inputs, shoulderpad needs work.


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JVC GY-DV500 Mini DV


Very nice looking pro camera. First off its a 2 piece unit .Love it! With the Fuji lens attached it makes for a great pro DV camera package. I bought the JVC-X2BU in 1995 a SVHS 3 chip recorder w/16x Fuji lens great camera for $9k gave the exact same ...

2 piece camera records color and detail very well

does not record in LP

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JVC GY-DV500 Mini DV


2 piece camera records color and detail very well

does not record in LP

Product Specifications

This JVC Mini camcorder is designed specifically for professional use, combining the convenience and cost-effectiveness of MiniDV with the professional performance and features you need. This compact camcorder offers up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital recording on a MiniDV cassette and incorporates three high-quality 1/2" CCDs to assure superior, high-resolution picture performance. Its 14-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) delivers performance found only in high-end cameras. Other pro-level features include a bayonet lens mount and Super Scene Finder (SSF), as well as IEEE 1394 (input and output) and RS-232C interfaces for easy integration in various professional NLE and post-production systems.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GY

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4
Optical Zoom:14
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Gray metallic

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):12.7 mm ( 1/2 ) / 12.7 mm ( 1/2" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:DV
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode