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The JVC GZ-HD500 HD Everio Hard Drive Camera records your memories in 1920 x 1080 high definition to an 80GB HDD for up to 33 hours of footage. It also records to optional microSD/SDHC memory cards for even more storage. In addition, the GZ-HD500 also offers 1920 x 1080/60p output to HDTV, for viewing your video in the fullest HD quality possible, and the option to record in 24Mbps AVCHD bit rate.
At the core of this HD Everio you'll find a 1/5.8" 1.37MP CMOS image sensor. The camera also features a Konica Minolta HD lens with 20x optical zoom, and JVC's Advanced Image Stabilizer. Another key feature, the Laser Touch Operation LCD, gives you a touch-sensitive scroll bar and buttons for smooth operation of the camera, without mussing up the display with fingerprints and smudges.
When it comes to user-friendly features, the GZ-HD500 has current standards such as Face Detection and one-touch upload to YouTube, along with JVC's Everio MediaBrowser integrated PC software. The software lets you manage your files, play back clips, and helps you share. Other functions include Time-Lapse REC for watching slow-moving, long events, in a shortened playback time, and Auto REC for automatically recording footage when the camera detects movement.
1920 x 1080 HD Recording
Record your footage in 1920 x 1080 high definition, for high quality recording and long-lasting compatibility. The Everio also offers up to 1920 x 1080/60p playback for viewing the fullest possible image quality on your HDTV
80GB Hard Disk Drive and microSD/SDHC Storage
Record to the built-in 80GB Hard Disk Drive and enjoy approximately 33 hours of recording time (EP mode). You can expand recording time even more using optional microSD/SDHC memory cards
1/5.8" 1.37MP CMOS Image Sensor
The 1/5.8" 1.37MP CMOS sensor captures HD video and still images with clarity
24Mbps AVCHD Recording
In UXP video recording mode, you can record at 24Mbps, the highest bit rate possible for AVCHD video, for more detailed, sharper images with less noise
Laser Touch Operation LCD
The Laser Touch LCD features a touch-sensitive scroll bar and buttons for smooth operation. It allows for zooming and recording using either the Laser Touch or standard zoom lever, and REC button. Browsing through indexes and menu selections is easy, and since you don't touch the LCD screen itself, you can keep the display clean and fingerprint-free
Advanced Image Stabilizer
Advanced Image Stabilizer expands the effective area at wide angle to 4 times that of 2009 models, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake. You can enjoy stable results even if you're trotting alongside your subject 1 close Please Note:Especially effective when shooting bright scenes at wide angle (from full wide to 5x)
Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1-80sec). You can watch an hour's worth of movement in just a short amount of time upon playback
Face Detection and Face Flow Thumbnail
The Face Detection feature on HD Everio camcorders has been upgraded. When shooting, it intelligently detects up to 16 faces then accurately adjusts the focus and exposure. It works for both video and digital stills. And while browsing through scenes in the Play mode, thumbnails can be displayed with close-ups of detected faces so you can easily identify who's in the file
On-Camera One-Touch Sharing Button
The "UPLOAD/EXPORT" button on the camera allows for one-touch transfer of your footage. When connected with a PC, press this button to start data conversion and upload the file to YouTube or export the file to your iTunes library
2-Way Grip Belt
This detachable strap is designed to work as a grip belt when shooting and as a hand strap when carrying
Everio MediaBrowser - Integrated PC Software
Everio MediaBrowser software provides file playback, management, and simple sharing functions. To make it easy to find your footage the software's calendar type graphical user interface displays thumbnail images of your recordings, superimposed on the date they were taken. Sharing buttons make it easy to export to iTunes, YouTube, upload to another social media site, or burn a disc. And when you double-click on the scene you want to view, playback starts automatically, making full-screen viewing and simple cut editing possible
JVC GZ-HD500 HD Everio Hard Drive Camera
AC Power Adapter
Rechargeable Battery Pack