The JVC GZ-V500 Full HD Everio Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and can output 1080/50p video as well. It uses memory card technology to store your recordings and features an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot. The GZ-V500 has a back-illuminated 1/4.1" 3.3MP CMOS image sensor, a mini HDMI output and a JVC HD lens. The high-quality HD lens supports 10x optical zoom, 18x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom in both HD and SD formats. The camcorder has a FALCONBRID engine and a 3.0" LCD touch panel display for easy recording and instant playback. It also supports high-speed video and continuous still recording. Plus, you can use it as a 10 megapixel digital camera with the DSC function.
The GZ-V500 also features several other user-friendly shooting controls and options. It's equipped with an Optical and Advanced Image Stabilizer, as well as Super LoLux. It features Intelligent AUTO and Auto REC. Plus, it supports Time-Lapse REC as well. The GZ-V500 has Face Detection technology, K2 technology, Smile Meter / Smile Shot, Pet Detection / Pet Shot, Face Sub-Window, Animation Effect and Silent Mode. It also has an integrated zoom microphone and a semi-auto lens cover. With attributes like this, anyone can become a master videographer.
While all these handy tools may take some of the guesswork out of recording, it's always nice to have some easy-to-use editing software back at the house. The GZ-V500 comes with Everio MediaBrowser 4 software integrated into the camcorder. The PC software allows you to upload your videos quickly, select your favorite scenes and make them even more attractive. If you get done with a recording and can't wait to share it with friends and family, the GZ-V500's integrated mini HDMI output makes it possible to connect the camcorder directly to your HDTV. Once connected, you can share all your video clips on the big screen in breathtaking 1080/50p HD.