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Overall 7

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

30 November 2006
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Generally satisfying video and still-photo quality; light and compact design; appropriate and usable manual controls.
  • Cons: 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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

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
  • Excerpt: Could this HDD camcorder be the one to solve the substandard video problem? This is what we hoped to discover as we anxiously opened the carton and prepped the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 for a hands-on test.
  • 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

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
15 December 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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