JVC GZ-MG505 Everio Digital Media Camera w/ 30GB Hard Drive

Item # JVCGZMG505 (Part # GZMG505)
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Item Description:
Hard Disc Drive Camcorder. No Need For Tapes Or Discs. Long Rcording Time, Direct Acess And Simple Editing.

The GZ-MG505us creates sharp & vivid images by dedicating a 1.33 (1.23 effective) megapixel CCD to each red, green & blue color. The GZ-MG505's advanced prism optics & filterless 3-CCD pixel shift technology quadruple the pixel count to record 5 megapixel-class stills. In the video mode, this Everio uses 774,180 effective pixels for each RGB color for full-resolution 2.3 megapixel imaging. The broader dynamic range allows you to enjoy videos with truly realistic colors, digital stills up to 2560 x 1920 pixels. The GZ-MG505's optics use 3-dimensional angle mounting technology to assure high precision prism/ CCD registration with extreme accuracy on the order of one micron.


  • Three 1/4.5-inch 1.33 Megapixel CCDs for High-Quality Image Capture and 2.3 Megapixel Full Wide 16:9 Video
  • 5 Megapixel+3-CCD for high-quality digital stills of up to 2560x1920 image size
  • Super Hi-Rez JVC Lens and 3CCD Optical Block
  • Up to 37 Hours of Recording with 30GB Internal Hard Disk Drive
  • 2.7" 16:9 Widescreen Clear LCD Monitor
  • 16:9 Wide Mode (2.3 Megapixel Full Wide CCD)
  • Advanced Photo Functions including Auto Exposure Bracketing, enhanced Aperture Priority modes, Portrait mode and Playback Histogram Display
  • 7 Hours of High-Quality MPEG-2 Video Recording (Average 8.5Mbps, 720x480/60i in ULTRA mode) with Dolby Digital Audio (MOD file)
  • INDEX/DATA button on LCD for one-touch confirmation of remaining battery time, even when off, and hard disk free space
  • 3-Dimension Noise Reduction
  • User-Friendly GUI for Easy Operation and Setting
  • Mic Terminal (plug-in power)
  • Thumbnail Picture for Easy & Quick Viewing
  • Program AE with Special Effects
  • Multi-Language On-Screen Menu
  • Data Battery
  • Easy Printing with PictBridge and DPOF Support
  • USB2.0 High-Speed Transfer (up to 12x real time)
  • High-Value Software for Windows(R) / Macintosh (Data Management, Editing, and DVD Creation as well as Photo Management)
  • Megabrid Engine for optimal video and photo processing
  • Stick Control on LCD for easy operation and one-touch manual focus
  • Easy Direct DVD allows DVD creation via USB connection without a PC
  • Icon Event Pre-registration for easy playlist viewing and DVD burning
  • 10x (8x for stills) Optical Zoom / 300x Digital Zoom
  • Auto Flash
  • Hybrid Digital Image Stabilization
  • Power-Linked Operation
  • SD Memory Card Slot for Extra Data Storage
  • Protective Rubber Lens Hood
  • Remote Control provided
  • Weight 1.1lbs. (510 grams)* with Lens Hood, volume under 41.19 cubic inches (675 cubic centimeters)

Format SD-VIDEO Entertainment Video Profile: Video: MPEG-2-PS / Audio: Dolby Digital, AC 3, Still: JPEG (PictBridge, DPOF compatible)
Storage Media 1.8" Hard Disk Drive (Embedded), SD Memory Card
Internal Hard Disk Drive Capacity 30GB

CCD 1/4.5" 3-CCD
No. of CCD Pixels 1,330,000 x 3
Effective Pixels for Capture
Moving images 16x9: 2,322,540-pixel, 1173x660 (774,180) x 3; 4x3: 2,073,600-pixel, 960x720 (691,200) x 3
Still images 5 Megapixel (4,915,200 pixels) [1280x960) x 4 with Pixel Shift]
Effective Pixels for Record
Moving images (720x480) 4:2:0
Still images Up to 2560x1920

Super Hi-Resolution Lens
Zoom Ratio Optical 10x (Still: 8x)
Zoom Ratio Digital (max.) 300x
Focal Length (mm) Video: 3.2 - 32.0, Still: 4.0 - 32.0
F Stop Video: F1.8 - F2.4, Still: F1.9 - F2.4
Filter Diameter (mm) 37.0
Video Image Stabilization Yes

Shutter Speeds Video: 1/2 - 1/4000, Still: 1/2 - 1/500
Exposure Settings Video: -6 - +6, Still: -2EV - +2EV
ISO Settings 100, 200, 400
Full Range AF/Manual Focus Yes/Yes (One-push Stick Control)
Full-Auto/Manual White Balance Yes/Yes (Halogen / Cloud / Fine / Manual)

MPEG-2 Video Recording
JPEG Still Shooting 
Video Recording Modes (Variable Bit Rate) ULTRA FINE (8.5Mbps)/FINE (5.5Mbps)/NORM (4.2Mbps)/ECO (1.5Mbps)
Video Recording Time (max.) 7hr 10min (ULTRA FINE) / 37hr 30min (ECO)
Still Image Sizes 2560x1920 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480
No. of Still Images (max.) 9999
Megabrid Engine
3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR)

Memory Card Slot
USB 2.0/1.1
USB Mass Storage Class
USB 2.0 High-Speed Data Transfer to PC (Up to 12x)
Mic Input (plug-in power)
AV Out
S-Video Connector Out 

LCD / Screen
Clear LCD Monitor 2.7" wide, 112,000-pixel
Stick Control on LCD Yes (Manual Focus / Night / Spot / Back light / 16:9)

Auto Exposure Bracketing 
Histogram Display  (during Playback mode only)
Program AE
Selection Stick Control
Modes Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Twilight / Portrait / Sports / Snow
Auto Mode Button 
16:9 Wide Mode (Full Resolution)
Built-in Auto Flash
Data Battery
User-Friendly Graphical User Interface
Thumbnail Picture 
Icon Playlist/Event Pre-registration
Play List Editing
Power-Linked Operation 
Multi-Language On-Screen 7 Languages (Eng. / Fre. / Spa. / Por. / Jap. / Kor. / Chi. [Traditional])
Recording Special Effects 
Playback Special Effects
Self-Timer Yes (2sec/10sec)
Direct DVD Creation with SHARE STATION
Accessory Shoe

Power Consumption Approx. 6.5W
Power Source (Battery) 7.2V / (AC adapter) 11V
Approx. Weight 0.99lbs (450g) [5] / 1.1lbs (510g) [6] (with Lens Hood)
Dimensions: 2.91" (W) x 2.87" (H) x 4.92" (L) (74 x 73 x 125mm)

GZ-MG505 Everio Digital Media Camcorder
AC Power Adapter
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
AV Cable
USB Cable
Remote Control
Shoulder Strap
Software CD (Windows and Mac)
Warranty information and Product Registration
This Kit Includes: