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JVC GZ-MC500
3.7 out of 10

JVC GZ-MC500

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Reviews and Problems with JVC GZ-MC500

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad video file format

s bernard, Amazon
13 December 2005
  • Summary: I have since figured out how to convert the files to mpg. through the supplied program. however this is a tedious task. to convert the files into a more useable format before using them in another program. I am very aggravated by this.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does Not Work With a MAC-

M. C. Horn, Amazon
13 December 2005
  • Summary: THIS is an amazing camera- BUT- It does not work with a mac.. you can get the files to the desktop, but the sound is separate.. trying to splice the sound back to the video is next to impossible. (and I'm a mac geek..
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Quality Photos

gamer, Amazon
13 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 4
4.0

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

F. Beltrame, Amazon
12 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 4
4.0

I'm not very impressed

L. Bos, Amazon
15 November 2005
  • Summary: I was looking for a camcorder to replace my old Panasonic PV-L757 (VHS-C) camcorder but was overwhelmed by the number of available choices. Also, the Olympus D450Z still camera that I bought in 1999 is more than a little dated so upgrading to a better camera was important.
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Overall 4
4.0

Multimedia Quality, Not for TV!

L. Young, Amazon
14 November 2005
  • Summary: I'm disappointed in the QUALITY. However, once I realized that the quality is great at 320x240 (vids/pics), I decided to keep it. PROS: 1. Re-sizing = improved quality. Great for web/multimedia. 2. The camcorder size and design can't be beat...yet. 3. The discreet factor.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Morten Lindstrom, Cnet.co.uk
12 November 2006
  • Summary: I bought it partly because of the size, but also because of the promised 5-megapixel still-picture resolution. This is just a BIG lie! The true picture size is about 1-megapixel! So pictures larger than stamp-size are a problem.
  • Pros: Size, storage, video quality
  • Cons: Really BAD picture quality, battery
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Karen Smith, Cnet.co.uk
9 July 2006
  • Summary: You need to be very comfortable with computers to buy this machine. It's all very well taking the video but its very frustrating not being able to handle the software. I don't think the still picture quality is very good.
  • Pros: Tiny machine, all on a hard drive
  • Cons: Found the computer software very difficult to operate, it took a year to burn my first DVD and that was only after I called in a computer expert to help me
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Jack of 2 trades, master of neither

Steve, Pricerunner
7 June 2006
  • Summary: More of a gimmick than a solution to the question "shall we take the digicam or the camcorder?". My 5mp Olympus c5500 digital camera trounces the Evario for stills, and my Panasonic camcorder outperforms it for video despite it's 4 years of developmental lag. I expected better from JVC.
  • Pros: Use as either a digital camera or camcorder. It's really easy to switch between the two, and to review results.
  • Cons: Very average video quality and poor side of average photos. Bright light washes out the image easily, and slightly poor light leaves things grainy and the thing struggles to focus. Battery life is lamentable, and if you want to take it on holiday you'll either have to buy another hard drive or st...
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Video quality 8
8.0

Jvc GZ-MC500... Raccomandabile agli incopetenti!

Alphey, Ciao
12 August 2012
  • Summary: Caratteristiche non dichiarate: Apertura wide dell'obbiettivo, e quindi delle riprese, tutt'altro che da semi-professionali. In condizioni di luminosità bassa la telecamera scurisce drasticamente le immagini, quindi inadatta per riprese notturne o concerti durante fasi di poca illuminazione.
  • Pros: Piccola, accattivante design, buona qualità immagini in piena luce .
  • Cons: Critica funzionalità, componentistica delicata, cardiopalmo per improvvisi malfunzionamenti !
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