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JVC Everio GZ-MG505

JVC Everio GZ-MG505
alaScore 83

173 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505. 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.

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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.

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

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-MG505 3-CCD 5MP 30GB Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomJVC Everio GZ-MG505 3-CCD 5MP 30GB Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2018

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: (pcauthority.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: lovingit (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

good camera

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: tiger14 (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Don't buy this camera..This camera ruined my Holiday. This is a useless camera.

30GB hard ; Compact design

Video qaulity not that great compared to the Sony/canon's model ; There is no Image Stabilization and when you film while walking, the video will make you sick when watch it on a gaint LCD ; Still Picture look really bad even though they say it's 5 MP...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Chris Hurley (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Using this camera for cutting video on in house marketing. Love the Camera !!

Size, ease of operation

Steady cam feature is poor, lens has a poor wide angle. We will need to up grade

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Marius (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Poor image quality for the 3 ccd, oversaturated reds and low light is kiling the camera

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: hks_racer (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Awesome video and size 10/10!

EVERYTHING

NOTHING

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: petert (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

I like the overall look at and feel, but I am not impressed with the batteries.

Light. Easy to use. High quality still photos. Quite good video

Batteries. I just bought the biggest battery (something like 4.5 hours) and its size in comparison to the camera is ridiculous, however, the battery supplied with the camera simply has too short a life (something like 45min max.)

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Electrik-kid (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

I love its perfect size and once you get used to it, it's the best, im 14 years old so if i can learn anyone can

Size and the buttons are all close together

NOTHING

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: gannugood (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

I have never used a Camcorder before. One of my criteria was high quality Video and minimum to no hassle in changing storage media. I was particularly interested in the Panasonic GS500 and the Everio GZ-MG505.

HDD, light weighted, easy to use, high quality video

Still camera – average quality, can use only JVC batteries

Nov, 2006
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Product Specifications

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF707/JVC BN-VF808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8cm/12.5cm
Height:7.3cm/7.4cm
Weight:420g/450g
Width:6.8cm/7.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in/Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Backlight / Night mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Portrait mode

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:D820/GZ-MG505/GZ-MG505EK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio/JVC GR

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4/F/1.8-4
Max Focal Length:32mm/77mm
Min Focal Length:2.2mm/3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10/35
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/5Mpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )/5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD/3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Additional accessories:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Focus:Manual
I/O ports:USB 2.0 (Up to 12x)
Lens system:f1.8 - f2.4
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):5.3
Recording speed:1.5 - 8.5Mbps

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:Video: 1/2 - 1/4000, Still: 1/2 - 1/500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Digital 8
Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:300/800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Media Type:Hard disc drive/Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5
Height :7.3
Weight:450
Width:7.4