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JVC Everio GZ-MG505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

battery, price, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, design, price, image quality

viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-MG505 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the color and portability. The image quality and battery are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, battery, image quality, portability, color

price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

JVC's GZ-MG505 hard drive based camcorder offers the buyer solid performance. With triple CCD technology, a 30GB hard drive, five megapixel still imag...

Good quality video, Easy to use, Small

Poor quality still images, Short battery life, No viewfinder

A great little camcorder only let down by poor quality still images and below par battery life.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

Generally satisfying video and still-photo quality; light and compact design; appropriate and usable manual controls.

No eye-level viewfinder; requires a pass through the manual to understand operation; no internal lens cover; renders reds poorly; video looks washed out on computer.

A well-designed hard-disk-based camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-MG505 produces video and stills that look great on TV. But its price might make you hit Pause.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

3CCD has yet to prove it's worth the premium. If you want a hard-disker, go for one of the cheaper Everio models

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

good camera

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Don't buy this camera..This camera ruined my Holiday. This is a useless camera.

30GB hard ; Compact design

Video qaulity not that great compared to the Sony/canon's model ; There is no Image Stabilization and when you film while walking, the video will make you sick when watch it on a gaint LCD ; Still Picture look really bad even though they say it's 5 MP...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Using this camera for cutting video on in house marketing. Love the Camera !!

Size, ease of operation

Steady cam feature is poor, lens has a poor wide angle. We will need to up grade

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Poor image quality for the 3 ccd, oversaturated reds and low light is kiling the camera

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

Awesome video and size 10/10!

EVERYTHING

NOTHING

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

I like the overall look at and feel, but I am not impressed with the batteries.

Light. Easy to use. High quality still photos. Quite good video

Batteries. I just bought the biggest battery (something like 4.5 hours) and its size in comparison to the camera is ridiculous, however, the battery supplied with the camera simply has too short a life (something like 45min max.)

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

JVC Everio GZ-MG505

 

I love its perfect size and once you get used to it, it's the best, im 14 years old so if i can learn anyone can

Size and the buttons are all close together

NOTHING

Nov, 2006
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