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Jvc-everio-gz-mg555.134935
5.5 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

Great camera with a few drawbacks

Camera buying guy, B&H Photo
12 August 2008
  • Summary: This camera is great in a lot of ways. The mode dial on top is awesome for a quick way to try a few settings to see what works best for a shot. The image stabilization is terrible though, and working with .mod files has been a little bit of a pain. The quality is nice though, and you just CAN'T beat this for the price.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
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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

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

Excellent with light

hugo, B&H Photo
22 July 2008
  • Summary: It has a great video quality but only with enough light, if you are thinking about using it at interiors or night, forget about the little integrated led and buy an external lamp.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
  • Cons: It do not works at zero l, Poor Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice compact unit

VideoNewbie, B&H Photo
8 July 2008
  • Summary: Used on vacation to take stills and video. Switching between modes fast and easy. A lot of features ( keep reading the manual and practice) Had some auto-focusing issues when taking video - should have used manual focus.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

good video and versatility

Marko Polo, B&H Photo
18 June 2008
  • Summary: It has been 14 years since I bought my first camcorder - a Sony (which I like, but is not working as well as it used to). I have been interested in the hard-disk format, but leary about the moving parts/fragility. I discovered JVC has a safety mechanism to protect the drive in case of an accidental drop. I am going abroad, and like not having to take any extra media (tapes or dvds). I also like being able to 'dump' to the p.c., and create customized dvds.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Versatile
  • Cons: Complicated To Operate
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Overall 8
8.0

its awesome

Roque Jr., Beach Audio
16 May 2008
  • Summary: a good camera for the price. almost 200 bucks cheaper then any other online outlet!
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value
  • Cons: stinky
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cam, touchy auto-focus

Chris, B&H Photo
12 April 2008
  • Summary: Does everything it's supposed to. I love it! Only drawback is the auto-focus takes a while sometimes. That's a bit unpredictable.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
  • Cons: Unreliable autofocus
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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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