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JVC Everio GZ-HD5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HD5. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the color and viewfinder, while there are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, design, reliability

battery, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HD5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HD5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HD5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality. The design also gets good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

design, image quality

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC Everio GZ-HD5 3CCD 60GB Hard Disk Drive High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5

 

MicroSD slot for additional storage capacity ; 60GB hard drive

Difficult to transfer video to Mac ; Mediocre video image quality ; Short battery life

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: JVC Everio GZ-HD5 HD camcorder

 

JVC's Everio GZ-HD5 is a digital camcorder that uses three charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to record high-definition video to its built-in 60GB hard drive. The quality of the video captured on the GZ-HD5 was decent (though we've seen better), and the...

Light and compact, the barrel-shaped GZ-HD5 fit comfortably in the palm of my hand, with the record, zoom and, snapshot controls within easy reach for one-handed filming. The camcorder lacks a viewfinder, which would have been helpful for shooting in...

Aug, 2008
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Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5 review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD5 is a digital camcorder that uses three charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to record high-definition video to its built-in 60GB hard drive.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (technews.in)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5 and EVerio GZ-HD6 HD

 

JVC always do the right things in terms of experience and add-ons, but they don't always get the price right. This week they have decided to rolls out a few more high definition digital cameras the Everio GZ-HD5 and the GZ-HD6. Both these are available...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith, (techworld.com)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5 review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD5 is a digital camcorder that uses three charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to record high-definition video to its built-in 60GB hard drive.

Despite its compact size and 3-CCD capture capability, JVC's Everio GZ-HD5 offers mediocre video and still quality.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HD5 review

 

JVC's latest camcorder combines 3-CCD technology, hard drive storage and high definition video recording. Discover what we think of this high-tech camcorder.

60GB hard drive; microSD slot for additional storage capacity

Difficult to transfer video to Mac; mediocre video image quality; short battery life

Despite its compact size and 3-CCD capture capability, JVC’s Everio GZ-HD5 offers mediocre video and still quality. Couple that with difficult file transfer and editing problems and it's hard to recommend this camcorder over other, more compatible...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: scooty809 (epinions.com)

No High Def is better than poor High Def

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD5 features three low resolution 1/5" sensors (3CCD) each with 570 pixels. Though these sensors may have worked well on JVC's GENESSA HD display, they do not work well for the Everio HD Camcorder. The MPEG 2-TS ...

Lightweight, easy to use, solid software,variety of inputs, multiple resolutions

Optical image stabilization terrible.  ; Colors are not realistic

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: scooty809 (shopping.com)

No High Def is better than poor High Def

 

The JVC Everio GZ-HD5 features three low resolution 1/5" sensors (3CCD) each with 570 pixels.  Though these sensors may have worked well on JVC's GENESSA HD display, they do not work well for the Everio HD Camcorder.  The MPEG 2-TS compression and...

Lightweight, easy to use, solid software,variety of inputs, multiple resolutions

Optical image stabilization terrible.  Colors are not realistic

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: magicwan (cameraworld.com)

i would buy this product again and again

 

i loved it

"Durable","Great Sound","Comfortable to Operate","Simple Controls","Great Picture Quality","Versatile","Great Features"

"Bulky"

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: intyre (pricegrabber.com)

Great Product Samsung!!

 

I must say I've been very pleased with this camcorder. This is the fourth camcorder we have purchased over the years & it's by far the best! We got a great deal on it...We paid $198 the day after thanksgiving, but I've seen them as high as $300. The...

small, lightweight, great picture & focus

none

Apr, 2008
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Product Specifications

This ultra compact Full HD 1920x1080 HDD camcorder offering ultimate image quality with FUJINON HD lens and superior color reproduction with 3CCD and HDMI(TM) (V.1.3 with x.v.Color(TM)), complete with 60GB HDD and 1080/60P output.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:2.9in
Weight:16.9oz
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-HD5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-1.9
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:530Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:570Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder