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JVC GRDV500 MiniDV Camcorder

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Product Description From Amazon.com:

The GR-DV500 offers a 1.33-megapixel CCD with 540 lines of horizontal resolution. Combined with JVC's super-hi-band processor, you'll be assured of capturing crisp, clear video. Equipped with a 10x optical zoom, the GR-DV500 also features a 300x digital zoom that allows you to zoom in for incredible close-ups.

The GR-DV500 also features PCM digital stereo sound in either 12-bit or 16-bit options. The 16-bit mode offers one set of stereo tracks and achieves the same quality as a CD, while the 12-bit mode creates two sets of stereo tracks. Audio dub is possible when recorded in 12-bit mode.

The still mode is capable of capturing crystal-clear still images of up to 1,600 x 1,200 pixels. The images are stored onto the included 8 MB MMC memory card; the GR-DV500 is also compatible with Secure Digital memory cards. You can also record still images onto the video cassette with a "shutter" sound effect in full frame or pin-up mode.

JVC GR-DV500 - Left View
JVC GR-DV500 - Right View


Video format: MiniDV
Megapixels: 1.33 Megapixel
CCD: 1/4 inch
HG Digital Stills: (1600x1200/1280x960/1024x768/ 640x480)
Web Camera Function and MPEG-4 Email Video Clips: Yes
Digital Hyper Zoom: 300X, with Spline Interpolation
LCD Monitor: 2.5" 123k-pixel Amorphous-Silicon LCD Color Monitor
Viewfinder: Color
Remote Control: Included
Lens: F1.8 Bright lens
Type: Digital CyberCam Video Camera
Info-Shoe: Various accessories (zoom mic, flash, video light)
MultiMedia Card: 8MB MMC included)/ SD Memory Card compatibility
Optical Hyper Zoom: 10X
Digital Image Stabilizer: Yes
16x9 Squeeze Mode: Yes
PCM Digital Stereo Audio: Yes
Snap Shot Modes: Full screen, Frame, Pin-up, Negative, Multi-Picture, 4-Frame / 9-Frame, Digital Still Output
Iris Lock: Yes
Wide Mode: Yes
Manual focus, Exposure, and White Balance modes:
Black Fader: Yes
Digital Wipes and Fades: Yes
Variable-speed Shutter: 1/500,1/250, 1/100, 1/60 seconds
Image Recording: High Density Image Recording, Mini DV NTSC (SD specifications)
Battery: BN-V408U 800 mAh Lithium-ion, High Capacity, rechargeable battery pack
AC Adapter: Built-in AC Power Adapter/battery charger
i.Link Digital Input/Output (IEEE 1394 compliant) DV in/out: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
CDROM Software: Digital PhotoNavigator 1.0, Digital PhotoNavigator for Mac, Imagemixer VCD 1.1, Imagemixer/ USB streaming driver, Title converter, USB Mass Storage class Driver, USB Video Streaming Driver, G.726 Decoder, Adobe Acrobat Reader. These programs do not operate with all operating systems.
In the box: Shoulder strap, Editing Cable, USB Compatible Cable, 8MB MMC
Analog Inputs: Yes
Audio Dubbing: Yes
Power-Linked Operation: Yes
Mic Input: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Playback Digital Zoom: Yes
DV Navigation: Yes
Width: 2.88 inches
Height: 3.5 inches
Depth: 6.58 inches
Weight: 1 pounds 4 ounces