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JVC GYDV500U DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of JVC GYDV500U DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color. The image quality is also appreciated, but the size and portability get critical opinions.

design, image quality, color

durability, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GYDV500U DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: salem (

Well done, keep up all the proffesional works


It is a practical Video Cam with a 650 line resolution DV

It should be made upgradable to M-size tape

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: John K. (

Camera Problems.


DV format, many in/outputs.

Bulky, sound and video quality is worse than cheaper models.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: rarshowhost (

Stunning Image Quality


The JVC GY-DV5000 is the follow up to the highly regarded GY-DV500. I have used both cameras and can tell you that this new camera is a major upgrade over its predecessor. And that's an understatement. First of all (and most importantly) the DV5000's ...

Beautiful image, great sound circuitry, professional controls

Built-in mic is junk, only 2 XLR inputs, shoulderpad needs work.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: tonybeazley (

JVC GY-DV500 Mini DV


2 piece camera records color and detail very well

does not record in LP

May, 2004

Consumer review by: tonybeazley (

JVC GY-DV500 Mini DV


Very nice looking pro camera. First off its a 2 piece unit .Love it! With the Fuji lens attached it makes for a great pro DV camera package. I bought the JVC-X2BU in 1995 a SVHS 3 chip recorder w/16x Fuji lens great camera for $9k gave the exact same ...

2 piece camera records color and detail very well

does not record in LP

May, 2004