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JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 HD Recording
  • 120GB Internal Hard Drive
  • Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • 1.5Mp CMOS Sensor
  • Konica Minolta HD Lens
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • Advanced Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Touch Panel LCD
  • 24Mbps AVCHD Recording
  • Laser Touch Operation

The JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder is a mid-range high def camera that boasts 1920 x 1080 recording, a 120GB hard disk drive, and a microSD card slot, among many other features. At your disposal with the HD520 would be 40x optical zoom, JVC's Advanced Image Stabilizer, and Konica Minolta HD Lens. All of these tools work together to ensure detailed and vivid memories that are not only stunning to view, but future-friendly.

Going beyond what's fast becoming accepted as the 'basics', the HD520 has a number of shooting controls that take the guess work out of recording. Convenience features like Auto REC, Laser Touch, Face Detection, and more ensure that you'll get just the shot you want and still be able to enjoy the moment. And when you're finished shooting, the camera comes with JVC's Everio MediaBrowser 3 for editing and sharing. Implement fun and creative masks and upload to sites like Facebook and YouTube with ease.

  • HD 1920 x 1080 recording
  • HD AVCHD and AVCHD SD dual format
  • 120GB internal hard disk drive
  • Memory card slot for microSD/SDHC cards
Easy Operation & Convenience
  • Laser Touch
  • Face Detection
  • HDMI mini output
  • A/V output
40x Optical Zoom Konica Minolta HD Lens
When recording in HD, you get up to 40x optical zoom - the industry's highest level. When recording in Standard Definition, the Dynamic Zoom function uses nearly all of the effective pixels of the CMOS to achieve up to 70x magnification without any degradation of picture quality
Advanced Image Stabilizer
Camera-shake compensation is another important feature of a video camera. Our Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) expands the effective area at wide angle, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake. Now, you can enjoy stable results even if you're trotting alongside your subject
Time-Lapse Rec
Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1-80 seconds). So you can watch movement that's hours long in just a few seconds when played back. It's great when you want to observe an event that takes place over a long period of time or to record unique-looking scenes in a creative way
Auto REC
When a subject enters the detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically. Recording continues as long as there is movement within the area and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement. You can use it like a surveillance camera or to observe something. Discover new ways to use the camera
Everio MediaBrowser 3 - Disc provided

  • Easy-to-Use Integrated Software:

    Everio MediaBrowser 3 is high-value software that provides everything from viewing, data management, simple video/stills editing, as well as easy sharing functions, within a single application

  • Quick Upload to Facebook/YouTube

    Share as soon as you shoot. Uploading to Facebook and YouTube is as easy as following just a few steps that are displayed on the screen

  • Create with Easy Video and Still Editing

    Everio MediaBrowser 3 lets you create full-fledged edited videos and pictures with ease. Edit video footage and stills into the same creation, spice it up with a music track, add captions, and so much more, with drag-and-drop ease!

  • Full-Fledged Photo Re-Touch Functions: Monochrome, Sepia, Spot, Soft/Sharp, Text, Mask
Sensor 1.5 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS
Lens 2.9 - 116 mm
f/1.8 - 6.3
Zoom Optical: 40x
Digital: 200x
System PAL
Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 120GB 
Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
UXP: 11 hours, 22 minutes
EP [2]: 51 hours, 51 minutes
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Image Stabilization Optical
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Component Video (out)
1x A/V
1x USB 2.0
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP2)
    XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
  • Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 Interface
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.5 x 4.5" / 53.0 x 63.0 x 115.0 mm
Weight .68 lb / 308 g
JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder
  • BN-VG114 Data Battery (3.6V, 1400mAh)
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 3 Software
  • User's Manual
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty

    by PowerReviews
    JVCGZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 1 Stars




    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


    • Easy to use (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)
    • Image stabilization (3)
    • Zoom range/performance (3)


      Best Uses

      • HD shooting (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Fantastic Camcorder

      By Pas

      from Perth,Western Australia

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer


      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance


      • H Drive could be bigger
      • No External Mic Input

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Motor sportsdragsshows
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder:

      This camcorder is fantastic.Value for money
      with fantastic features for a mid range
      product.Has good image stabilization and
      great picture quality with a fantastic optical

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      best buy

      By pn

      from Gothemburg, Sweden

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer


      • Best buy
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD


        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder:

        I you use the camcorder at job and private
        all is are great about it, but most the 120G hard drive
        very satisfied

        peter nilsson, Sweden

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        nice ! small and compact

        By bhphoto niko

        from overseas

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer


        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom


        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about JVC GZ-HD520 HD Hard Disk PAL Camcorder:

        very nice camcorder small and compact.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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