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JVC GR-DV 500 E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of JVC GR-DV 500 E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but the battery and reliability get critical comments. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

portability, usability, price, durability, size

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GR-DV 500 E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC GR-DV 500 E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of JVC GR-DV 500 E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and durability are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The battery and reliability get negative opinions, while there are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

portability, price, usability, durability, size

reliability, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GRDV500 MiniDV 1.33 MP Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC CardJVC GRDV500 MiniDV 1.33 MP Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, and 8MB MMC Card

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: danielw (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GR DV 500 : A consumer format in a professional camera

 

In the GYDV500E Pal Mini DV Camera JVC has recognized the potential of mini DV as a format. Realizing that if good enough lenses and mics are attached to a camera that shoots in Mini DV you have a high-end industrial camera or a low end broadcast...

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: danielw (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GR-DV500: A consumer format in a professional camera

 

In the GYDV500E Pal Mini DV Camera JVC has recognized the potential of mini DV as a format. Realizing that if good enough lenses and mics are attached to a camera that shoots in Mini DV you have a high-end industrial camera or a low end broadcast...

Professional features for a lot less money

Not as small and light as some Mini DV cameras

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: Polite (shopzilla.com)

loose your CD with drivers JVC will charge you $30 IT'S SUCK

 
Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Tom (shopzilla.com)

Excellent quality digital video from a well built camera

 

Excellent lens, decent still shots, top quality

bigger than the smallest available

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: Skater_Filmer (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DV500US

 
Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: askman (pcphotoreview.com)

JVC GR-DVL500U

 
Apr, 2001

Product Specifications

Sometimes you have to test the limits. See just how far you can go. Feel what it's like to go a step beyond. And experience a moment of a lifetime. The GR-DV500 makes it easy to get a grip on Quality and Creativity. The 1.33 Megapixel CCD for Superior Video (540 Lines of resolution) and Still Pictures (1600 x 1200), 123k-pixel 2.5" LCD, 300x digital zoom with Spline Interpolation, Power-Linked operation so you're ready to shoot, a powerful software package and much more. The GR-DV500 will allow you to explore the imagination.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.6cm
Height:9.1cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:7.6cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DV500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC GR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:300
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Corner wipe / Door wipe / Scroll wipe / Shutter wipe / Slide wipe / White fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Classic Film / Mirror / Negative / Sepia / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor