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JVC GZ-V500BEU
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JVC GZ-V500BEU Camcorder

1/4 210g CMOS 10x Mar 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Good size
Poor expert reviews
Poor product quality

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Mac World mentioned in his JVC GZ-V500 review “Very compact” although he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Average Weight

At 210 grams, the GZ-V500BEU has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Reviews

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras manufactured by JVC are some of the better video cameras according to average expert and user reviews.

Poor Expert Reviews

This camcorder received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Mac World. Video camera experts are not sure about this video camera.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-V500BEU supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-V500BEU has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4. At only 1.2, the GZ-V500BEU has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-V500BEU has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 1x, the biggest is 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 7. The JVC GZ-V500BEU has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-V500BEU has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GZ-V500BEU features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Face Detection

The JVC GZ-V500BEU has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Has an Audio Output

The JVC GZ-V500BEU has an audio output, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Auto Focus

The GZ-V500BEU features auto focus, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Features Manual Focus

The GZ-V500BEU features manual focus, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The GZ-V500BEU has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-V500BEU has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The GZ-V500BEU supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-V500BEU has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-V500BEU has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The GZ-V500BEU supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. 640 x 480 is also supported by this camcorder. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1440 x 1080.

This video camera's still image resolution (1920 x 1080) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Design

Poor Product Quality

One JVC GZ-V500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Four years ago Mac World said “Mediocre video quality”.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 46.16 hours, the JVC GZ-V500BEU has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-V500BEU has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvcgzv500beu, gzv500bus
Barcodes 00046838064180, 04975769400131

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