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The JVC Everio GZ-HD500 is a camcorder with a middle price point set for release in February of 2010.

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Pros

great lens - made by Minolta, and compatible with telephoto and wide angle attachments

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easy to use - features point-and-shoot operation for good results every time

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great optical zoom - lots of magnification

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includes useful software - allows the average user to easily make DVDs

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produces great video in well lit rooms and outside scenarios

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expandable storage via SD Cards - not limited to the 80GB of internal storage

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Cons

the snapshot and zoom buttons are in an awkward position

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produces mediocre video in dimly lit rooms

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mediocre battery life

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doesn't include a light or a remote control

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The JVC Everio GZ-HD500 is a camcorder with a middle price point set for release in February of 2010. The device uses a built-in hard drive for up to 80 GB of storage space which translates to between 7 and 33 hours worth of video recording time depending on the quality setting of the video capture. Files are then transferred to a computer, or any other compatible display device, via a USB connection. Being a high definition camcorder, the Everio GZ-HD500 offers more recording options than standard definition capture device and is capable of much higher quality resolutions resulting in sharper, clearer video. Additionally, the camcorder utilizes a CMOS Sensor in order to still function in environments with little light, an Image Stabilizer for steadier, smoother video quality, and a Face Detection System for automatic focus and optimization when certain people are in front of the camcorder.

Specifications and Features
  • dimensions: TBA
  • battery life: TBA
  • High Definition video capture
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer
  • Face Detection
  • 1.37 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Time-Lapse recording function
  • 80 GB on-board hard drive
  • expandable space with SD/SDHC cards
  • 2-way grip belt
  • USB port
  • warranty: TBA
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