Summary: Bought this Camera system to record my baby girl growing up......used it very little and already its broken. Will not record feel as though JVC really took me on this one. Get a real camera this is just a cheap toy.
Summary: Shoots good videos, but the 5 MP still photos leave much to be desired. Confirms the addage that cannot have one product do it all. Have been using this for about 3 years and overall satisfied.
Summary: I really love this camcorder. Great video quality, easy-to-use menu, and all kinds of functions which are similar to a professional camcorder. Since I have to buy an extra battery so that I can make full use of its 30G hard disk, I find it's hard to hold it still for longer than 3 min with the extra battery. So far this is the only problem I have with this camcorder.
Buy if you LIKE blurry, out of focus pics - horrible!!!!
T. Wyles, Amazon
27 March 2008
Summary: I can't believe I spent so much $$ on such a P.O.C!! Takes one in focus picture out of 50. Oh, and the video part - well, there is NO flash for the video, so if you want to take videos indoors or in low light you are S.O.L! Don't waste your $$ like I did - you WILL be sorry. But don't say I didn't warn you!!
Summary: I bought this video camera in August, I got jumped by three guys wanting the video camera and I wouldn't let go of it the side of the camera got ripped off lost the HDD card some how all while these guys are hitting me. So I contact JVC bring it to there repair place and they didn't charge me for the Estament which is 50 dollars Thank you JVC. So they check out the camera and give me the total of what it will cost to repair 773.51 including labor of course.
Summary: I bought this camcorder from Fry's for $1080*** including tax as a new year gift for my parents. I tried it right after I received the package and I just love it. Everything is great except the battery included in the package can last only 30 min which is too short for a camcorder with 30G memory. So I bought a data battery from JVC ($126), and then the camcorder became perfect. I made the choice between Sony SR100 and JVC505.
Summary: I bought both cameras to compare the video and stills. Not suprisingly, the 505 was has better video quality, but not a lot. For those that expect the best (right now) get the 505. The MG37 is good too and they share the same chasis. I took video with both cameras. The same settings and the same basic views, the same orange candle or couch. The 505 seems less grainy and the color is truer.
Camcorder excellant product, included software BAD
E. Arnett, Amazon
18 January 2007
Summary: This JVC camcorder is excellent, nice to be able to record to a hard drive vs. tape, Can record 7-14 hours before having to transfer to a computer. The camcorder itself deserves a rating of 5 stars, included software 0 stars. But JVC support is lacking. I have spoke to them 4 times, The first one after asking for a supervisor hung up on me, The others that I spoke with had VERY limited knowledge of this unit.
Summary: A fantastic piece of equipment! The 3 CCD sensor, small size, remote mike input all add up to a very high end home-style camcorder. The low light capabilities of this are fantastic as well and the 5MP still camera, although a bit slow to focus at times, provides crisp, clear pictures.
Summary: The 3CCD of MG505 does its work. The color is great and video quality is terrific even in low light. The size of camcorder is very handy and compact. I strongly recommend for the additional battery. I believe that the hard disc camcorder will be the standard soon. No more hassle with DV tape or small CD-R or CD-RW. Each shot of video is recorded into one file and it is ready to be played with your computer. Tip : The video format actually is already MPEG2 (DVD).