JVC GZ-MC500 4GB HDD Camcorder Ships Early!

Posted: May 30 2005, 10:00am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 10:14am CDT, in Shopping | Shopping Tips


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JVC GZ-MC500 4GB HDD Camcorder Ships Early!
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The new HDD Camcorder from JVC, the GZ-MC500 started to ship from Amazon.com.

Originally the shipping date was June 15th, but our records show that Amazon.com already shipped some of the new JVC GZ-MC500 camcorders. Amazon.com also changed the text in the listing saying the camcorder is in stock soon.
The JVC GZ-MC500 is the new superior successor of the already cool GZ-MC200 (review). There is still no other camcorder that features a hard-drive instead of a tape or DVD disc. See the GZ-MC500 specification below.

Amazon.com sells the JVC GZ-MC500 for $1,599.95 (MSRP: $1,799.95).

JVC Everio GZ-MC500 Specification:

  • Imaging device: 3 CCD (3-1/4 .5-inch 1.33 megapixel CCDs)
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Digital still images: Up to 2560 x 1920 pixels for 8 x 10 or A4 prints
  • Video format: High-quality MPEG-2 video recording (up to 720 x 480 / 60 in ULTRA mode) with Dolby digital audio
  • Shooting capacity: UP to 60 minutes on the on the supplied removable 4GB microdrive card
  • Shooting modes: Four levels of video quality
  • Manual focus: Manual focus ring with push auto-focus button for precision and creativity
  • Lens: High resolution JVC lens
  • Zoom: 10x (8x for stills) optical / 200x digital zoom
  • 35mm equivalent : 16:9 video to 37.8 to 378 mm. 4:3 video to 46.2 to 462 mm. Still picture to 43 to 334 mm
  • LCD: 1.8 inch LCD monitor
  • Exposure: (video: -6 to approximately +6, Stills: -2EV to approximately +2EV)
  • Shutter speeds : video: 1/2 to approximately 1/4000 seconds / still: 1/2 to approximately 1/500 seconds
  • Program AE : sports, snow, spotlight, twilight, portrait, shutter priority, aperture priority
  • White balance: auto, MWB, fine, cloud, halogen
  • Self-timer : 2 or 10 seconds
  • Macro shooting : as close as 5 centimeters with zoom set to wide
  • Tele-macro : shooting distance: up to 60 centimeters
  • Voice recording mode : Fine, Standard, ECO
  • Special effects : sepia, black and white
  • Advanced photo functions : Auto bracket (plus or minus 1/3 F stop and normal) and real-time histogram display
  • Data storage: Microdrive / CompactFlash card and SD dual card slots for extra data storage and transfer
  • Weight: 400 grams. Volume: under 480 cubic centimeters

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Buy the JVC GZ-MC500 on Amazon.com for $1,599.95.

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