JVC Everio GZ-HD520BUS

JVC Everio GZ-HD520BUS

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3.6 / 5.0
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Customer Rating :
Design: 3
Support: 5
Price Value: 4
Features: 3
Video and Image Quality: 3
Amazon.com ¥2,720.00

Editor Review


Many amateur videographers graduate to become a pro after long hours of shooting experience. If you are one from the group, you should also select the right camcorder to help you to learn the tricks of a professional cameraperson. The Everio GZ-HD520BUS is one such stylish gizmo with a resilient shooting technology that allows the user to recording for more than a day. Sounds interesting? – Read on to know more.


The high profile camcorder from JVC commands more than 11 hours of non-stop UXP recording and 51 hours of EP recording. It meets this feat because it has 120GB hard disk and microSD slot to accommodate at least 2GB space. The 1.5M CMOS sensor is equipped to sense lights at low intensity. So, images taken at dark environments will be clearly seen. An inbuilt zoom of 40x is good enough to zoom objects at faraway spots. It can be further enhanced with 200X zooming capability. It is possible to shoot 35mm film as the focal length ranges from 2.9 - 116.0. The filter diameter is at fair specification of 37mm. The gizmo has Konica Minolta HD lens, Advanced Image Stabilizer to stabilize vibrations that occur when a moving object is recorded, full-range autofocus and manual focus capability, and full auto white balance. The 1/5.8-inch CMOS lens is sensitive to pick face-detection and intelligent grouping capabilities. The 2.7-inch multi-touch capacitive LCD screen is able to follow many gesture-based instructions. It allows the user to change zooming option, exposure or other criteria through touch-options. There is an auto-LCD backlight as well to help the user when the ambience is dark. JVC Everio GZ-HD520BUS Review There are the usual HDMI connectivity, AV-input-output option, video output, BN-VG114 battery, AC adapter, USB cable, and Pixela Everio Media Browser 3 software utility.

Price Value

The camcorder looks costly at a glance. However, don’t forget that it has a hard disk to allow seamless video recording for long hours. The gizmo is compatible with all the latest imaging technologies that provides HD videos – just right to have a cinematic view. So, with the specifications included in it, the price of the camcorder is quite justified.

Video & Image Quality

The versatile JVC model is capable of filming various video recording modes, such as AVCHD, UXP, XP, SP, and EP. The videos have explicitly sharp images with fine detailing. There is practically no noise in the images as the CMOS sensor can film properly in dim light. The still images offer resolutions of 1440x1080, 640x480, 1920x1080 pixels. About 9999 still images can be clicked. The images offered are full HD at 1920x1080 pixels resolution. It can record at 24Mbps – a high bit rate recording. It also supports FHD AVCHD and AVCHD SD dual format. Supported by Falconbrid engine for fast processing, the videos are capable of intelligent grouping, face detection, digest playback (to select the best video), and Program AE modes to click various types of images. Users can perform in-camera file editing for crisp and quality videos. The camcorder has auto recording option and time-lapse recording facility. Through this, the camcorder can be used as a live monitoring system. The sophisticated gadget allows the user to perform basic editing, such as adding filter, titles, and tweaking with the imaging options. Once done, the videos can be uploaded to the web easily. In fact, the video streams are just right to be uploaded to social media sites, such as YouTube and Facebook. The high definition videos can be converted to Windows Media as well. Many also sync the camcorder with mobile phones or computer – mobile apps are available. The films are aided with a voiceover or music. The Dolby digital sound seamlessly integrates with the videos to a brilliant video clip. It is possible to transfer this file to Blu-ray or DVD disc.


The black-colored JVC Everio GZ-HD520BUS is compact and elegant to look. There are smooth edges but the gizmo does not tend to slip out of hand. There is a two-way grip belt as well for better mobility. The user can get a perfect grip and series of useful buttons placed strategically across the camcorder. The gizmo has (53 x 63 x 110) mm dimensions and weighs around 263 grams. It is built with the latest technologies that are efficient enough to consume less power. About 3.14W is consumed by the camcorder. JVC Everio GZ-HD520BUS Review

Customer support

JVC welcomes potential buyers and existing customers to visit its support section. It has a detailed knowledge base and a service center for troubleshooting the gizmo. So, you can consider getting this camcorder if you are quite serious about video shooting and want to practice the art with different settings.


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Model number Empty Color Empty
Sensor Size 1/5.8" Video Resolution 1080p
Optical Zoom 40x Extended Zoom Empty
Focal length(mm) 2.9 - 116 mm Still Camera Resolution(MP) 2
Storage (MB) 128000 Memory Card Slots# 1
Recording Time(h) 11 Dimensions 53 x 63 x 110 mm
Weight 265 g Touchscreen Yes
Camera Flash Yes Screen Size 2.7" 123k dots
Build in WIFI Yes APP Yes
Face Detection Yes Image Stabilizer Yes
Date First Available 2015-06-29 Country Code JP

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