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JVC GZ-E505
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JVC GZ-E505 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 220g Oct 2013
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GZ-E505 Full HD CamcorderFeatures for the video enthusiast set this camcorder apart from the rest. Optical Image Stabilization provides the highest performance while a 65X Dynamic Zoom Lens with... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

JVC small sensor size camcorders have good reviews on average and across all camcorders JVC is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 8GB and 130GB. The GZ-E505 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-E505 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-E505.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E505, the GZ-E505 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-E505 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-E505 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this spec and age.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the JVC GZ-E505 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-E505 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E505. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The JVC GZ-E505 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and type. This JVC video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the GZ-E505 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 3840x2160, 1920x1080 and 1440x1080 and 640x480. The best still image resolution of all video cameras of this age and spec is 4224 x 2376 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-E505 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution. The worst maximum image resolution of all camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-E505 is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-E505 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E505 is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x. At only 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-E505 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-E505.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-E505 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-E505 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-E505 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-E505 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The GZ-E505 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-E505 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E505 are also not waterproof.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-E505

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when JVC released the GZ-E505.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the GZ-E505 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-E505 has a fairly average optical zoom (38 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 220 grams, the GZ-E505 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-E505.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 11.5 hours, the GZ-E505 has a fairly standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
ExpressCard Slot
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Geotagging
Progressive Scan
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
DV Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video in Port
Mini HDMI Port
XLR in Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Backlight
AV Output

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