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JVC GZ-MC500
3.8 out of 10

JVC GZ-MC500

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent, even if you have a Mac!

L. Pena "Pro", Amazon
23 August 2006
  • Summary: I make a living producing videos with Mac's. I own this camera and I love it but there is one truth: the camera is not supported by JVC for Mac's... but that does not matter since you can still have a great experience. It is actually simpler to use with a Mac than with a PC!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not going to buy one, and neither should you!!!

Alphadog, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: Why aren't negative ratings available? All I have to hear is that the file extensions and audio/video formats are not compatible with most video editing software and I balk. I've been waiting for years for these companies to come up with something like this and they continue to make it complicated...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy an Everio if you have a Mac and even on a PC it is bad

Big Tiger, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: I have a Mac and this product doesn't work at all with it. The customer support explained to me first that the software for the Mac was on the disk. After I called again they told me that I had to buy a product called Capty that you cannot test like any other usual product of this kind.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cool gadget, don't expect much more....

F. Beltrame, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: 1-Not the greatest in low light. 2-Terrible Still camera (grainy / bad quality... a sub $200 camera can do much better) 4-Not the best software (can't do wide format) 5-No Firewire 6-No Remote 7-A MiniDV camera can do better Pro: 1-Small (tiny) 2-Cool toy 3-Easy to use
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Overall 2
2.0

JVC Does Not Stand Behind Their Products - JVC Lemoncorder

A German Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: I agree with the many other users who have experienced the "Condensation, Operation Paused" defect on their JVC GR-xxxx. Despite numerous others reporting this problem, JVC says its not a recognized problem. I would disagree - it is a recognized problem, but its your problem, not theirs.
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Overall 2
2.0

records interlaced video

gadgetmaster, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: Video interlacing is dead. Hard to believe Japan is still churning out interlaced recording devices when all displays are now progressive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Quality Photos

gamer, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: I will start off saying I am not A pro when it comes to cameras. I have read all kinds of info and posts on this camera trying to get a good photo out of it. This camera can take perfect high quality full of detail pictures if you use tele macro setting and are extremely close to what your taking a...
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Overall 10
10

Great Camcorder - But!!!

Gadget Guy, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: I first purchased a their GZ-MC200 unit. A very similar unit but without the improvements found on the MC500. Once I was satisfied that I wasn't buying a misteak (these models are discontinued) I went ahead and purchased the 500, their top of the line version.
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Overall 10
10

JVC GZMC500U Camcorder

Michael J. Vandeberg, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: Several days of recording sporting activities has left me with a very positive reaction to this camcorder. Clip quality is very good. Clarity, color, anti-shake seem to be excellent. Operating controls are a little cramped and the multifunctions based on context for buttons required some learning.
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Overall 10
10

.mod file is an mpeg2 file, works under Linux/Linspire

D. Fox, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: The .mod files produced by this camera can be viewed unmodified using a regular mpeg2 player such as mplayer. The wide mode does show up squeezed into a 4:3 aspect ratio, I haven't worked on that issue yet. Very pleased.
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