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Digital Media CameraGZ-MC500US

The GZ-MC500 creates sharp, vivid and pristine images by dedicating a 1.33 (1.23 effective) Megapixel CCD to each red, green and blue color. JVC’s advanced prism optics and filterless 3CCD pixel shift technology quadruple the pixel count to record 5Megapixel class stills. (In video mode Everio uses 691,200 effective pixels for each RGB color). Thanks to the broader dynamic range, enjoy videos with truly realistic colors and digital stills with up to 2560 x 1920 image size for beautiful prints. JVC optics use technology that assures high precision CCD registration with extreme accuracy on the order of one micron. Make digital-to-digital transfers using the USB 2.0 interface for quick downloading to a PC. Print directly from the USB to any PictBridge compatible printer. The rotating grip of the MC500 let's you comfortably transition shooting angles from the palm of your hand.

Features

  • Three 1/4.5-inch 1.33 Megapixel CCDs for High-Quality Image Capture
  • 5 Megapixel-Class Digital Still recording up to 2560 x 1920 pixels (JPEG)
  • High-Quality MPEG-2 Video Recording (up to 720 x 480/60i in ULTRA mode) with Dolby Digital Audio (MOD file)
  • 10x (8x for stills) Optical Zoom/200x Digital Zoom
  • 4GB Microdrive® Removable Media Provided
  • Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program AE mode (Twilight, Sports,Snow, Portrait and Manual)
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Technical Specifications

GZ-MC500US

SYSTEM
Format
SD-VIDEO Entertainment Video Profile: Video: MPEG-2-PS / Audio: Dolby Digital, Still: JPEG (PictBridge, DPOF compatible), Voice: WAV (Linear PCM)
Storage Media
Microdrive(R), CompactFlash Type II card, SD Memory Card
CAMERA
CCD
1/4.5
No. of CCD/CMOS Pixels
1,330,000 x 3
Effective Pixels for Capture
Moving images
2,073,600-pixel, 4x3: 960x720 (691,200) x 3, 16x9: 1280x720 (921,600) 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
Lens
Zoom Ratio Optical
10x (Still: 8x)
Zoom Ratio Digital (max.)
200x
Focal Length (mm)
3.2 - 32.0
F Stop
F1.8 - F2.4
Filter Diameter (mm)
37.0
Shutter Speeds
Video: 1/2 - 1/4000, Still: 1/2 - 1/500
Exposure Settings
Video: -6 - +6, Still: -2EV - +2EV
ISO Settings
100, 200
Full Range AF/Manual Focus
Yes
Full-Auto/Manual White Balance
Yes
RECORDER
MPEG-2 Video Recording
Yes
JPEG Still Shooting
Yes
Megabrid Engine
Yes
3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR)
Yes
Video Recording Modes
ULTRA FINE (8.5Mbps)/FINE (5.5Mbps)/NORM (4.2Mbps)/ECO (1.5Mbps) [1]
Still Image Sizes
2560x1920 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480
Video Recording Time (max.)
60min (ULTRA FINE) / 300min (ECO) [2]
No. of Still Images (max.)
1805 (2560x1920) / 9999 (640x480) [2]
INTERFACES
Microdrive(R) (CF) Slot
Yes
SD Memory Card Slot
Yes
USB 2.0/1.1
Yes
USB Mass Storage Class
Yes
AV/S-Video Multi-Connector Out
Yes
Headphone Output
Yes
DC In
Yes
LCD/SCREEN
Color LCD Monitor
1.8
FUNCTIONS
Rotating Grip
Yes
Built-in Auto Flash
Yes (Pop-up)
User-Friendly Graphical User Interface
Yes
Thumbnail Picture
Yes
Play List Editing
Yes
Voice Recording Function
Yes
Manual Focus Ring with Focus Button
Yes
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Yes
Histogram Display
Yes
Playback Special Effects
Yes
Self-Timer
Yes (2sec/10sec)
PictBridge/DPOF
Yes
Program AE
Modes
Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Twilight / Portrait / Sports / Snow / Manual / Automatic
Thumbstick
Flash / Spot / Back light
Recording Special Effects
Yes
GENERAL
Approx. Weight
0.73lbs (330g) [3] /0.89lbs (400g) [4] (with Lens Hood)
Dimensions (WxHxL)
3-1/5" x 2-1/5" x 4-7/10" (80 x 55 x 118mm)
Power Consumption
Approx. 5.5W
Power Source
(Battery) 7.2V / (AC adapter) 11V
PROVIDED ACCESSORIES
USB Cable
Yes
Software
Digital Photo Navigator (Win)
Yes
PowerProducer (Win)
Yes
PowerDirector Express (Win)
Yes
PowerDVD (Win)
Yes
Lens Hood
Yes
4GB Microdrive(R)
Yes
AC Adapter
Yes
Battery Pack
Yes
AV/S Cable
Yes


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Footnotes:
[1] Free app available for Android phones/tablets, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
[2] Only valid with Wi-Fi direct (direct monitoring).
[3] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[4] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For 60P mode, Class 6 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[5] In Standard Definition mode.
[6] When image stabilization set to OFF
[7] 12x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[8] 35mm equivalent focal length is achieved when image stabilization is set to OFF and Dynamic Zoom is set to ON.
[9] Footage recorded in the UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use a recommended HDD/BD Burner or the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage.
[10] Footage recorded in the AVCHD Progressive and UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use a recommended HDD/BD Burner or the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[11] When using a 64GB SDXC card (not provided)
[12] without battery / including battery
[13] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[14] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For 50P mode, Class 6 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[15] When image stabilisation set to OFF
[16] 12x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[17] 35mm equivalent focal length is achieved when image stabilisation is set to OFF and Dynamic Zoom is set to ON.
[18] When using a 64GB SDXC card (not provided) and internal flash memory
[19] 48x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON in HD Mode
[20] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, Class 6 or higher is recommended. For THR mode, Class 6 or higher is required. (Class 10 is recommended). SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[21] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Compatible with UHS SD cards, but UHS Speed Class is not supported. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer
[22] 18x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[23] Footage recorded in the THR, TSR, and UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[24] Night & Portrait mode for still shooting only.
[25] Use of Eye-Fi card may be illegal and prohibited in countries and regions where it has not been approved by competent authorities. Please contact Eye-Fi support for the details of approved countries and regions.
[26] To record video, SD/SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[27] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, Class 6 or higher is recommended. For THR mode, Class 6 or higher is required. (Class 10 is recommended). SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[28] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UHR mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Compatible with UHS SD cards, but UHS Speed Class is not supported. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer
[29] 18x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[30] To record video, SD/SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorized JVC dealer.
[31] Footage recorded in the UXP mode cannot be stored to disc using the CU-VD50/VD3. Use the supplied MediaBrowser software installed on your PC to store footage onto Blu-ray disc or hard disk drive.
[32] When using two 64GB SDXC cards (not provided)
[33] 13x when Enhanced Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[34] 13x when Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[35] To record video, SD/SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[36] When using two 32GB SDHC cards (not provided)
[37] without battery / with included battery
[38] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided)
[39] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal flash memory
[40] 15x when Advanced Image Stabiliser set to ON
[41] 15x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON
[42] The value of 35mm film equivalent is for Still mode.
[43] To record video, SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, please use Class 6 or higher. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[44] All modes are for still shooting only.
[45] To record video, an SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 16GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
[46] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal 32GB memory
[47] When using a 32GB SDHC card (not provided) and internal 16GB memory
Accessory

GZ-MC500US

Product Support

GZ-MC500US

Manual
Instruction Manual
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8.21 MB
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Supplementary Material
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1.43 MB
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Supplementary Material
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Software Guide
English
2.20 MB
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Notice: Data Battery Compatibility
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