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JVC Everio GZ-MC500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MC500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MC500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MC500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MC500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the durability, and the viewfinder and battery get critical comments.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

battery, viewfinder

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by : James Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-MC500EK

 

Not only is this the smallest three-CCD camcorder we've ever seen, it's also a JVC Everio, so it doesn't record to DV tape. Like its MC200 predecessor (see April 05 issue), the GZ-MC500EK stores its video in Mpeg2 format on a Hitachi Microdrive...

The MC200 was a step in the right direction, but the JVC GZ-MC500EK really nails digital imaging convergence. A great camcorder and a good digicam, if hardly cheap, the MC500 sets the standard for pocket-friendly camcorders.

Aug, 2005

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

JVC 'Everio' GZ-MC500

 

The 'Everio' GZ-MC500 is another miniature marvel from JVC. It captures images, sound and stills not onto tape, but into a Micro drive hard-disk, which is cleverly located, alongside the battery, in the unit's adjustable-angle handgrip. That's just one of

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: JVC GZ-MC500 Digital Media Camera

 

Good images (video and stills) from 3CCDs, manual controls, good handling

LCD visibility difficult in bright sun, need o use bundled software for download to computer, expensive MicroDrive media

Surprising quality from 3CCDs, given HD media recording.

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Despite the 3CCD image sensor and 5 megapixel still images, the GZ-MC500 is more suited to the casual moviemaker than the serious video enthusiast.

Styling, quality 3CCD imaging sensor

Handling, 4GB hard drive on the small side, no AVI video format option

Jan, 2006

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MC500

 

Styling, quality 3CCD imaging sensor

Handling, 4GB hard drive on the small side, no AVI video format option

Despite the 3CCD image sensor and 5 megapixel still images, the GZ-MC500 is more suited to the casual moviemaker than the serious video enthusiast.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

JVC Everio GZ-MC500

Decent blend of video and still capabilities; generally sensible controls; easy searching and downloading; tiny size.

Mediocre battery life, viewfinder, and low-light performance; automatic features a bit sluggish; limited manual controls; no microphone jack.

This extremely compact, nicely designed camera should please technophiles who want both photo and video capabilities and can afford to splurge.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MC500

 

An extremely compact, nicely designed three-chip camera that records decent MPEG-2 video and stills.

Decent blend of video and still capabilities ; Generally sensible controls ; Easy searching and downloading ; Tiny size

Mediocre battery life, viewfinder, and low-light performance ; Automatic features a bit sluggish ; Limited manual controls ; No microphone jack

Due to its high pixel count, the GZ-MC500 produces wide-screen video that is every bit as sharp as its 4:3 video. Unfortunately, this high pixel count also results in inferior low-light performance. To get a reasonably bright image under less than...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The JVC GZ-MC500 stands at the forefront of a new generation of camcorders. Say good-bye to tapes – the flash memory camcorders have arrived in force. Well, almost. The new Everio digital media series from JVC offers a number of benefits over MiniDV,...

Still Performance, -Ease Of Use, -Portability

Manual Control, -Handling, -Closed Battery Port, -Audio

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

JVC GZ-MC500 First Impressions Camcorder Review - HDD

 

The new GZ-MC500 was just released by JVC and breaks some new ground being the smallest three CCD camcorder pretty much ever, and being the first, and only, three CCD camcorder to record to tapeless media, namely, a 4GB Microdrive. On top of this, the...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

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