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Genius G-Shot HD500

Genius G-Shot HD500 Camcorder

5MP 110g CMOS 8x Aug 2011
Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The Genius G-Shot HD500 is a very competitive 5.0 mega pixel mini pocket size camcorder. You can record high definition video (recorded at 30 fps/1280 x 720 pixels) and the movie clip can be shown... More
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12 Reasons For

Has an Image Stabiliser

The G-Shot HD500 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the G-Shot HD500.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The G-Shot HD500 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the G-Shot HD500 also have an HDMI port.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Genius G-Shot HD500 supports a better memory card type than most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G-Shot HD500 memory cards range from MicroSDXC (worst) to SDXC (best).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The G-Shot HD500 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the G-Shot HD500 do not have a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Display

The G-Shot HD500 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the G-Shot HD500.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVI|H.264 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Genius G-Shot HD500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the G-Shot HD500. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Genius video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The G-Shot HD500 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that are a similar age to the G-Shot HD500. The cables included "AV", "HDMI" and "RCA" are also found on this Genius video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 110 grams, the G-Shot HD500 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The weights of video cameras of this age and spec range from 76g to 2.8kg.

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Small

The average height of camcorders of this age and spec is 79mm. With a height of only 28.5 millimeters, the G-Shot HD500's height is one of the smallest amongst medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the G-Shot HD500.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Genius G-Shot HD500 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the G-Shot HD500 do are Full HD.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the G-Shot HD500 the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the G-Shot HD500 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the G-Shot HD500.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The G-Shot HD500 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the G-Shot HD500 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 1.5" to 4". With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Genius G-Shot HD500 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the G-Shot HD500, the G-Shot HD500 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a built-in projector. The Genius G-Shot HD500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G-Shot HD500 are not waterproof. The G-Shot HD500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Genius G-Shot HD500

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Genius camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the G-Shot HD500 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Use As a Webcam
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cable Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Operating System
Minimum System Requirement
Internal Memory Size
Backlight

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers genius hd500, genius hd500d, pageattrs hd500, pageattrs hd500d
Barcodes 04710268230267

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