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Overall 8

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Easy Camcorder
30 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Quick Camcorder Reviews: JVC GZ-MG505 Camcorder
  • Pros: -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 still performance, -Audio jacks for mic and phones
  • Cons: -With HD camcorders only a few hundred dollars more, value is questionable for this SD model, -Battery life is shorter than competing models
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Overall 8

JVC GZ-MG505 Review

20 July 2006
  • Conclusion: There’s no question JVC had definitely made some progress with its hard-disc drive camcorders . By using three CCDs, annoying digital noise is greatly eliminated. The camcorder focuses quickly, is nicely designed other than a floppy lens cap but pure video quality leaves something to be desired.
  • Pros: Three 1.33MP CCDs; 30GB storage, Massive storage (7 hours of MPEG2 video), Much less video noise than earlier Everios, Fast focusing and response, Nice ergonomics
  • Cons: Expensive; colors have no "pop", Colors don’t have pop, Color accuracy off target
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Overall 7

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Good Gear Guide.au
26 November 2006
  • Summary: A great little camcorder only let down by poor quality still images and below par battery life.
  • Pros: Good quality video, Easy to use, Small
  • Cons: Poor quality still images, Short battery life, No viewfinder
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Overall 8

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

5 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Assez bien conçu, l’Everio GZ-MG505 permet de filmer assez simplement directement sur son disque dur de 30 Go. En plus, la qualité des vidéos produites demeure plus que correcte.
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