JVC GZ-HD500 80GB High Definition HDD Camcorder Reviews 2010




JVC HD500 review
Sure, the ability to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 video is one of the GZ-HD500′s highlights, but it’s only the beginning of this Everio
digital video camera advanced operation.

For starters, a spacious 80GB built-in hard drive lets you record up to 33 hours of footage, and a micro SD card slot offers versatile storage back up.

While Face Detection
optimizes exposure for up to 16 faces, an Advanced Image Stabilizer ensures blur-free footage when filming free-hand.

Look to Time-Lapse REC and Auto REC modes for innovative filming tools, and to Laser Touch operation for a unique shooting experience.

The Everio GZ-HD500 is an elegant Full HD HDD/microSD Everio with 80GB HDD for up to 33 hours of AVCHD recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer, digital stills up to 1920×1080 and unique shooting.Elegant Full HD HDD/microSD camcorder with 80GB HDD for up to 33 hours of AVCHD recording featuring Advanced Image Stabilizer and unique shooting functions.

JVC 500 digital video camera Features

* 1/5.8-inch 1.37M pixel CMOS
* 80GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 33 hr. of Full HD recording
* 20x Optical Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom
* Memory Card Slot for microSDHC/microSD
* Software provided (for Windows)
* 24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording
* HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine
* Advanced Image Stabilizer
* Time-Lapse REC
* Auto REC
* 1920x1080P Output
* HDMI® (V.1.3 with x.v.ColorTM)
* One Touch Upload to YouTube (HD Compatible)
* Face Detection / Face Flow Thumbnail
* Laser Touch Operation with Sub-trigger and Zoom Function
* USB2.0 High-Speed Transfer
* Full HD 1920×1080 Recording

JVC HD500 Two-Way Grip Belt

New detachable strap is designed to work as a grip belt when shooting and as a hand strap when carrying. Fashionable and comfortable.

JVC HD500 Laser Touch Operation
Touch-sensitive scroll bar and buttons for smooth operation (except for GZ-MS110). Allows zooming and recording using either the Laser Touch or standard zoom lever and REC button. Browsing through indexes and menu selection is easier than ever. Since you don’t touch the LCD screen itself, you can keep the screen clean and fingerprint-free.

Advanced Image Stabilizer
Great improvement on New Everio is its anti-shake performance. A new technology called Advanced Image Stabilizer expands the effective area at wide angle to 4 times that of 2009 models, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake. You can enjoy stable results even if you’re trotting alongside your subject.

JVC HD500 Super LoLux
Low light performance is one of the key factors for quality video. New Everio’s Super LoLux ensures superior sensitivity to low light. To provide this, High Definition models (selected) are equipped with a Back-illuminated CMOS sensor that allows intake of more light while Standard Definition models offer a large 1/6″ high-sensitivity CCD. The result is clear images with precise colors even in low light. No worry while indoors or in dark situations.

JVC HD500 Time Lapse REC

Various unique shooting functions are equipped on New Everio. Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1sec.–80sec.). So you can watch an hour-long movement in just a short amount of time when played back. It’s great when you want to observe an event that takes place over a long period of time, or to record unique-looking scenes in a creative way.

JVC HD500 Auto REC
Another unique function is Auto REC. When a subject enters the detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically. Recording continues as long as there is movement within the area and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement. You can use it like a surveillance camera, or to observe something. Discover new ways to use the camera.

JVC HD500 Everio MediaBrowser
– Integrated PC Software Included
All Everio models come with high-value software that provides everything from file playback, management, as well as easy sharing functions, within a single application. Its calendar type graphical user interface displays thumbnail images of your recordings, superimposed on the date they were taken.

JVC HD500 One-Touch Sharing Button on the Camera
Some models are equipped with “UPLOAD/EXPORT” button on the main unit. When connected with a PC, press this button to start data conversion and upload the file to YouTube or export the file to your iTunes library*.  Installation of bundled software is required. Export is not available with some models.

JVC HD500 Face Detection
equipped on HD Everio has been upgraded. When shooting, it intelligently detects up to 16 faces then accurately adjusts the focus and exposure. It works for both video and digital stills. And while browsing through scenes in the Play mode, thumbnails can be displayed with close-ups of detected faces so you can easily identify who’s in the file.

JVC 500 digital video camera Technical Details

* Brand Name: JVC

JVC 500 digital video camera

JVC 500 digital video camera

* Model: GZ-HD500
* 20x Optical Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom
* 1.37 Megapixel
* CMOS Sensor
* Records Up To 1920×1080 Digital Stills
* Micro SDHC Card Slot



Customer JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice camcorder for a very nice price!!
Perfect camcorder for me. I’m not a professional videographer and do a lot of out door videos. I think the picture is beautiful and especially love the quaility and ease of use… Read more
Published 7 days ago by Corine S. Hill

5.0 out of 5 stars

JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder reviews

I can recommend this camera to anyone
I love the JVC camera, It is compact (it cannot get any smaller). It easy to handle and carry around. I use the camera now more for both pictuires and Video.
JVC HD500 review Published 2 months ago by Art Janszen

4.0 out of 5 stars Good camera
I’m no expert but this camera has really impressed me. I shot high def through a sheet of dirty plexiglass to a subject some 100 feet away, with zoom, and the picture turned out… Read more
JVC HD500 review Published 2 months ago by VC

4.0 out of 5 stars

JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder reviews

Good Purchase
I got this one in a day time…. quick delivery, nice camera…. best stuff i liked was one click upload to youtube and writing DVD….. overall great for its price…. Read more
JVC HD500 review Published 1 month ago by Nevil

4.0 out of 5 stars

JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder reviews

Nice clear picture
I am a leisure video user and recently started looking for an HD camera. Most of my videos are of my kids sporting events and vacations. Read more. JVC HD500 review Published 3 months ago by Sports Dad

4.0 out of 5 stars JVC GZ-HD500
Whit the camera it’s OK, but the edition software is very poor. I ask JVC about other software, but, from JVC Brazil they only said that’s an imported product and, from USA JVC, I… Read more.
JVC HD500 review Published 5 months ago by Ronald Paul Haegely

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Product Specifications

Model : GZ-HD500
EAN Code :

80GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 33 hr. of Full HD recording

micro SD/SDHC Card Slot

20x Optical Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom

24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording

Time-Lapse REC


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Average Rating: 3.0
R. Rivera Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0
R. Rivera Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

GZHD500 (good if you find it for $400 or less), May 12, 2010 By Jaime L. Blasini Merlo (Puerto Rico) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: JVC GZ-HD500 80 GB High Definition HDD Camcorder (Electronics) Cons: Any photo shot (it is have 2 Megapixels) inside is extremely grainy, even in the daytime. Recording longer than 23 minutes it is breaks into 23 minute segments. Its a good camera if you are using it outdoors. This cannot be used in doors, even with bright lights. The video is dark and granny. The "laser touch" feature looks cool, but actually using it is awful. It's really nothing more than an up / down slider that glows blue, and is terribly inaccurate. Not have light, no remote control. The battery life is poor. Not have a menu setting to get out the words in the display. The snapshot and zoom buttons are a little uncomfortable. The software is very poor. Pros: Full HD 1920x1080 Recording videos (outside only) HDMI out put port is 1080p. HDMI® (V.1.3 with x.v.Color(tm)) 24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording Advanced Image Stabilizer 20x optical zoom. The camera size is comfortable unless you have a great hand. Advanced Image Stabilizer 1.37 Megapixel CMOS Sensor 24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording Konica Minolta HD Lens 80GB Built-in HDD micro SD/SDHC Card Slot Recommendations: Use UXP resolution option always. Use a category 2 HDMI cable always.
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