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HP F-500G
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HP F-500G Camcorder

460g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Built-In Display Release Date
Record footage while driving with the HP F-500G Dash Cam, which features a G sensor and GPS for recording any incidents. Clear view The F-500G conveniently attaches to your windshield with the... More
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7 Reasons For

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HP F-500G has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the F-500G which do not have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500G is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are not Full HD.

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500G has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the F-500G do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think because of it's better review score, the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], and the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HP F-500G has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the F-500G also have a built-in display.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HP F-500G has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that were released around the same time as the F-500G.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of video cameras of this age and spec is 0.083h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h. At only 0.16666666666667 hours, the HP F-500G has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the F-500G.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 0.16666666666667h battery life video cameras currently available including the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which has better reviews.

If this HP camcorder battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] (0.5h), or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] (2h) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The HP F-500G does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the F-500G also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the F-500G do not have an interchangeable lens. The HP F-500G is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the F-500G range from 1.8 to 22. The HP F-500G has a fairly low maximum aperture value (only 1.9) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the F-500G are not waterproof. The HP F-500G is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP F-500G is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the F-500G are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The HP F-500G is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.0005m and the biggest is 20m. The HP F-500G has a fairly big closest focusing distance (1.5 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the F-500G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP F-500G

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this HP camcorder was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 460 grams, the HP F-500G has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the F-500G.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 460g weight video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
GPS (satellite)
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Photo Mode
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Other Features
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB 2.0 Connectors
Video Compression Formats
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power Supply Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f500, hp k4u29, hp f500g, hp k4u29a, hp k4u29aa
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