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Jvc-everio-gz-mg555.134935
5.3 out of 10

JVC GZ-MG555

The JVC Everio GZMG555 5MP 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder featur Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

I like this Camcorder, It does very well.

Scott E. Doerr, Amazon
25 January 2011
  • Summary: This is a great product. It does not do well in a small space you need at least 15 feet distance to shoot your video. Aside from that minor inconvenience, it is a terrific product.
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Overall 8
8.0

w/ video editing solution this is a great camcorder

Bryce Gaunt, Amazon
26 July 2008
  • Summary: I have found this camcorder takes fantastic video as long as you set the indoor / outdoor button properly. Negatives I have read about and agree with: 1) It is a little slow to focus at times 2) Still pictures don't look good 3) Records in .MOD format so editing and playback of files stored on a computer can be extremely problematic. I agree the included software for this is not very sophisticated and not user friendly. I found it an unacceptable long term solution.
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Overall 8
8.0

JVC Everio GZMG555 Camcorder

BryceGaunt, Rate it all!
26 July 2008
  • Summary: I have found this camcorder takes fantastic video as long as you set the indoor / outdoor button properly. Negatives I have read about and agree with: 1) It is a little slow to focus at times 2) Still pictures don't look good 3) Records in .MOD format so editing and playback of files stored on a computer can be extremely problematic. I agree the included software for this is not very sophisticated and not user friendly. I found it an unacceptable long term solution.
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Overall 8
8.0

Video good, software is non-user friendlyand awkward.

CDC "bouncers", Amazon
26 March 2008
  • Summary: Video is not particularly bright when using indoors. Software is ridiculously confusing. Will not let you download and use your own burning software, must use theirs. Light weight and fairly easy to use. Handle/button placement does not allow easy use with right hand.
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Overall 8
8.0

Satisfied, thoroughly

Christina "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA", Amazon
24 March 2008
  • Summary: I can not say I haven't had anything other than a pleasurable experience with this camera. It takes not only great videos, but also great pictures. It picks up color so well. My digital camera has a higher resolution than this video camera, yet this video camera takes much better pictures. The only pit is learning on all the functions, and figuring them out. A little complicated, and I'm a tech nut. Thats why I gave it 4. Buy an extra battery (as goes with every camera).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camcorder, horrible stills, overall a very good unit

Digelectric, Amazon
22 February 2008
  • Summary: I'm overall very satisfied with this camera. It was a snap to setup and transfer video to my PC for the first time. My opinion is that video should be shot on the highest quality setting, which gives you at least 7hrs of shooting without needing additional SD storage. It's hard to imagine needing too much more than that in one sitting. One of the motivations for buying this camera was that it takes 5mp stills, which I think is awesome.
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Overall 8
8.0

By far, the best hard disk camcorder I have tried

Grandpa A "Grandpa A", Amazon
25 December 2007
  • Summary: After many failed previews, attempts, and returns of other brands, we are having a great experience with this camcorder. It is easy to use, and does the job others can't in low light. The night enhanced function is jumpy like all the others, but this camera takes good bright video without it. There are numerous helpful functions as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS CAMERA WORKS WITH A MAC AND IMOVIE, but the quality isn't great.

bob, Amazon
17 December 2007
  • Summary: You must purchase a cable, one end a 6 pin firewire, the other end must be a 4 pin firewire. The 4 pin plugs into your included docking station, the 6 pin plugs into your mac, imovie will detect your camera automatically and it will import all of your clips. BUT!!!! the quality that is imported is less that decent. It's very pixely and at times is blurry when the camera is sharp and smooth.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good camcorder, with minor inconveniences

DC Guy, Amazon
10 November 2007
  • Summary: After owning it for several months, I've found this JVC to be good quality for a non-pro like me. Very easy to use. It can hold so much, that I've never come close to filling the hard drive yet. Also takes good quality stills, on par with my digital camera, and has a nice interface for reviewing what's on the hard drive. I agree with some of the other reviewers that it doesn't take good video at night or in low light conditions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera

Mario "MVG", Amazon
29 May 2007
  • Summary: I have just recieved my GZMG555, My first impressions: Pros. - Very light. - Very Small. - Easy to use. (You don't even need to read de manual, very intuitive) - Excellent still photos. - Good video. - Flash and light in camera. Cons. - In dark places, blury video. - You need extra batteries. I recomend the 815 (lasts around 2.5 hrs., not to big), 808 (comes with camera, small but only lasts 1 hour), 823 (last more than 3.5 hrs., but it's to big).
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