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JVC Everio GZ-MG505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and viewfinder get less positive comments. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, design, price, image quality

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the color and portability. The image quality and battery also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, battery, image quality, portability, color

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505EK HDD Camcorder

 

If you don't want to carry a bag full of DV tapes with you, try this hard disk based camcorder from JVC.

Like the MC500EK, the MG50EK is based on a trio of 1/4.5in CCDs, each with 1.3-megapixels of resolution. You don't need that many pixels to shoot video, but JVC gangs them together and adds a bit of interpolation using its Megabrid Engine to make...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505 review

 

JVC's Everio series has taken camcorders into the 21st century, but is this latest 3CCD model a straight shooter?

3CCD has yet to prove it’s worth the premium. If you want a hard-disker, go for one of the cheaper Everio models

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

JVC's Everio series has taken camcorders into the 21st century, but is this latest 3CCD model a straight shooter?

3CCD has yet to prove it's worth the premium. If you want a hard-disker, go for one of the cheaper Everio models

Jan, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Camcorder: JVC Everio G GZ-MG505

 

The JVC Everio G GZ-MG505 Digital Media Camera is the flagship member of the JVC Everio family. The GZ-MG505 records DVD-quality video or thousands of photo-quality stills to a 30 GB hard disk. JVC combines this with 3-CCD/5- megapixel performance.The...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Karl Foster (macworld.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505EK

 

To HD or not HD? Macworld answers the question.

Aug, 2007

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

SimplyDV Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG505 HDD camcorder

 

Great handling, good picture quality under controlled situations, excellent clip management and control of video and stills. Everio anti-G power-off a very useful tool, too.

Image quality slightly lacking in darker corners, with resolution failing somewhat on distant landscape detail. Lack of manual focus ring, lack of direct-to-DVD connectivity with Apple Macs

As HDD technology goes, this 3CCD model is a great convenience for the newbie, and 7 hours recording at max quality is a major plus point. A great all-rounder for someone wishing to avoid tape.

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

JVC's GZ-MG505 hard drive based camcorder offers the buyer solid performance. With triple CCD technology, a 30GB hard drive, five megapixel still imag...

Good quality video, Easy to use, Small

Poor quality still images, Short battery life, No viewfinder

A great little camcorder only let down by poor quality still images and below par battery life.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

Generally satisfying video and still-photo quality; light and compact design; appropriate and usable manual controls.

No eye-level viewfinder; requires a pass through the manual to understand operation; no internal lens cover; renders reds poorly; video looks washed out on computer.

A well-designed hard-disk-based camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 produces video and stills that look great on TV. But its price might make you hit Pause.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

Generally satisfying video and still-photo quality; light and compact design; appropriate and usable manual controls.

No eye-level viewfinder; requires a pass through the manual to understand operation; no internal lens cover; renders reds poorly; video looks washed out on computer.

A well-designed hard-disk-based camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 produces video and stills that look great on TV. But its price might make you hit Pause.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Camcorder Reviews: JVC GZ-MG505 Camcorder

Great feature set overall, with manual controls rivaling Panasonic, -Joystick controller works well, and screen-side placement surprisingly convenient, -Very good video quality, and versatility, -Huge 60GB HDD, -Good video performance and excellent...

With HD camcorders only a few hundred dollars more, value is questionable for this SD model, -Battery life is shorter than competing models

Oct, 2006

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