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JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording
  • Capture Up to 8.3MP Still Images
  • Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & 16GB Internal Memory
  • SC/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 29.3mm F1.8 Wide Angle Lens
  • 38x Optical Zoom & 65x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" Touch Panel LCD
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with A.I.S.
  • Integrated Headphone Output & Mic Input

The JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and up to 8.3MP still images. It can record Full HD video and 2MP still images simultaneously as well. It features 16GB of internal flash memory, an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, a back-illuminated 1/5.8" 2.5MP CMOS image sensor and a JVC HD wide angle lens. The high-quality HD lens supports 38x optical zoom, 65x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom. The camcorder has a FALCONBRID engine and a 3" touch panel LCD for easy recording and instant playback.

The GZ-EX555 is equipped with Wi-Fi and several wireless functions. The wireless features include Index Marking for Best Play, Sports Scoring, Live Streaming by USTREAM, Live Monitoring with Remote Recording / Snapshot Control, Data Transfer to tablet / smartphone / PC, One Touch Auto Backup to PC (HD compatible), Home Detection Monitoring (Auto Photo E-mail), Video E-mail and Geotagging. You can use the camera with a JVC's free downloadable app as well. The app works with Android phones/tablets, iPhone and iPad.

The GZ-EX555also features several other user-friendly shooting controls and options. It's equipped with an Optical Image Stabilizer with Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) and Super LoLux. It features Intelligent AUTO, Auto REC and ultra-slow motion video. Plus, it supports Time-Lapse REC and Stop Motion REC as well. The GZ-EX555 has Face Recognition technology, Smile Meter / Smile Shot, K2 technology for audio, a mic input, a headphone output, a built-in video light and an integrated zoom microphone.

The GZ-EX555 features LoiLoFit software for Everio (Windows only) that's loaded into the camcorder memory. It allows you to edit your videos, upload them quickly, select your favorite scenes and more. The user's manual is also loaded onto the camcorder memory. To access the software and manual, you need to connect the camera to your computer.

If you get done with a recording and can't wait to share it with friends and family, the GZ-EX555's integrated mini HDMI output makes it possible to connect the camcorder directly to your HDTV. Once connected, you can share all your video clips on the big screen in Full HD thanks to the camera's 1080/60p video output capabilities.

AVCHD Progressive video recording
iFrame recording
24Mbps high bit rate recording
Capture up to 8.3MP still images using Ultra Resolution
Simultaneous Full HD video and 2MP still shooting
Equipped with Wi-Fi and wireless functions including Index Marking for Best Play, Sports Scoring, Live Streaming by USTREAM, Live Monitoring with Remote Recording / Snapshot Control, Data Transfer to tablet / smartphone / PC, One Touch Auto Backup to PC (HD compatible), Home Detection Monitoring (Auto Photo E-mail), Video E-mail and Geotagging
High-sensitivity Wi-Fi antenna
Free downloadable app available for Android phones/tablets, iPhone and iPad
Super LoLux with back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Built-in 16GB flash memory and memory card slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
JVC HD 29.3mm wide angle lens
38x optical zoom, 65x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer with Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
Intelligent AUTO
Index Marking
Best Play - Instant Digest
Stop Motion REC
Time-Lapse REC
Auto REC
Zoom mic
Face Recognition
Smile Meter / Smile Shot
Pet Detection / Pet Shot
Face Decoration, Hand Writing and Stamp Effects
K2 Technology in REC mode
Auto Wind Cut
Auto illuminating video light
Ultra-slow motion video
1920 x 1080/60p output
FALCONBRID Engine
Mini-HDMI output
3" "Frameless" touch panel LCD
Auto LCD backlight control
Easy upload to YouTube / Facebook (HD compatible)
LoiLoFit for Everio provided (for Windows)
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Mobile User Guide optimized for Smartphone viewing
Full-range AF/manual focus
Full auto / manual white balance
Auto sliding lens cover
Power-Linked operation
Quick Restart
In-camera file editing
Integrated accessory shoe, mic input, headphone output and filter mount
Nightalive and Spotlight Scene Selection
Animation Effect
Touch Priority AE/AF
Silent Mode
2, 10 second and Face Detection self-timer
Camera
Sensor 2.5 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS
Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 2,500,000
Optics
Focal Length 2.1 - 79.8 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.3 - 1113 
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 3.9
Zoom Optical: 38x
Dynamic (Optical): 65x
Digital: 200x
Filter Size 40.5 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16GB 
SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
60P: 1.1 hours (max)
SEW: 10.6 hours (max)
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
iFrame
1280 x 720
960 x 540
Standard Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
720 x 480p
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
JPEG: 640 x 480 (4:3)
JPEG: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
JPEG: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 230,000
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux Not Specified By Manufacturer
White Balance Modes Auto
Manual
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages English
French
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
System Requirements Windows
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Consumption Operating: 2.6 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 53.5 x 59.5 x 116.5 mm
Weight 8.99 oz / 255 g without battery
10.23 oz / 290 g including battery
JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder
  • BN-VG114 Data Battery (3.6V, 1400mAh)
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • 2-Way Grip Belt
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JVC16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (15)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Image stabilization (8)
    • Great picture quality (6)
    • Large clear LCD (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (9)
      • Travel (9)
      • HD shooting (6)
      • Weddings (5)
      • Low light (4)
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      4.0

      Great camera in it's price range

      By Rock

      from Ithaca, New York

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No External Mic Input

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

      The picture quality is better than any other camera I've used in the 'Under $ range. it takes decent still photos (although that's not what I bought it for, and it still can't beat a good SLR digital camera). The special effects work well too (Time Lapse video, and Single Frame for animation).

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      4.0

      Good, but not perfect

      By KPhoto

      from Colleyville, TX

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Zoom
      • Remote Activation
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Bad Touchscreen
      • Short Wifi Range

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

      Recording sons sporting events

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      5.0

      Features you wont get in different brand

      By Jamoosa

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not great in low light
      • Poor Still Image
      • Poor Still Images Quality

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

      Excellent set of features including WiFi and live broadcast/ uStream / indoor and outdoor monitoring with Zoom support I believe upto 65x, Flawlessly operating Android application (tested on Note2), motion detection, quick video email, just unbelievable set of features I dare you to find in any different brand (if they worked correctly)
      makes this an outstanding surveillance camera, not mentioning the 38x Optical - 65x Extended Zoom which is out of the question among the BEST, captures breathtaking 1080p videos in good sun (though I have tested in winter and was blown away by the result, and am really picky about this stuff!)

      The audio record quality is just something i have never experienced before in any other device !

      In very low light it might be not that good, but now that bad either ! it is just good, so try to get an external flash fixed on the shoe mount !

      Optical image stabilization is really GENIUS ! and is at 2 set of levels !

      Still images are horrible most of the time taken..
      But again holding this DEVICE in one hand shooting a video like a PRO is far more convincing to me from holding a SLR with both hands like an idiot to film a video ! think about it !...

      and again, the only camera offering those incredible features for the price, just love it !

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      5.0

      Worth every penny

      By Wendell Bean

      from California

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

        I use this camcorder mainly for recording live music in local clubs. The super low lux feature allows me to get a great image in low light. The stereo sound is a must but the placement of the mics on the camera will capture all the sound in the room including crowd noise so with this camera having an mount on top and an aux mic input i was able to add the Tascam TM 2X mic made for slr cameras. This allows me to capture the sound from where I want. Being able to put on a tripod or monopod is also a bonus. Touch screen controls are easy to use. Headphone jack for monitoring or play back is another bonus. Its wifi and mobile app is a plus but the mobile app needs a little work. They say you can transfer video from the camera to the mobile device with the app and indeed you can but what they don't tell you is there is a limit, 300 seconds of 5 minutes is the limit, so it chops the video into 5 minute pieces, this is a pain in the butt. You can control the camera with the app and that seems to work ok. All in all this is a great camera, picture and sound are top notch.

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        4.0

        An excellent comsumer product

        By RichInFL

        from Central Florida

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

        • Wifi Connectivity Difficu

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

        I use the product both commercially and for fun. Love everything except the way it will NOT connect to my wireless network. Works on an insecure environment, not so good when secured.

        Absolutely LOVE the camera tho! Excellent zoom range, bought a few accessories, will love it a long time!

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        4.0

        Great stuff for great price

        By mariaczi

        from Chambersburg, PA

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Only 300fps High Speed
        • Poor Still Image

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

        I like quality of recordings.
        Day and nigh - both are good.
        I think that day recording doesn't need any comments. Quality is awesome. Sound too.
        Nigh recordings is very bright which is really nice.

        Optical stabilizer is really good also.

        Still images are poor.

        One thing is annoying, but maybe it will be changed together with firmware updates: high speed recording is possible only with 480p, 300fps.
        It would be great to have possibility e.g. 720p, 120fps or similar to get better quality when 300fps is not necessary.

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        5.0

        Nice upgrade from old JVC Everio hard di

        By Colin DM

        from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

          At the beginning I was reluctant moving from old model hard disk based. This newer model uses flash memory, such camera is lighter and smaller and battery last longer. It is very easy to operate and used the camera in last few weeks since i bought it for few family moments. I used the Power Director Ultra 10 software to edit my video clips and the results were beyond expectations. Highly recommend.

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          4.0

          Great and easy to use

          By Finchster

          from St.louis, MO.

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I bought this camcorder for filming hunts. Its great for the woods. Its easy to use and works great

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            4.0

            Easy to use, lightweight Camcorder

            By Tyknoman

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Instant On And Record

            Cons

            • Average image quality
            • Wifi Iphone App Is Clunky

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Outdoor With Good Light
            • Travel

            Comments about JVC 16GB GZ-EX555 Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            The product works as expected, however I'm not as impressed with the image quality. The iPhone App is ok, but could be much better and hopefully will become better over time, it's only half the screen of the phone and is sluggish in response time. The camera is quite simple to use and very lightweight, so it's ideal for bringing around and using in unexpected scenarios.. It's a good low-end consumer camera, but if you're looking for crisp high-quality video it may fall short of those expectations. Don't get me wrong the picture is great just not as good as I would like to see in a 1080 capture. Good value for the money overall...

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            Batteries & Power

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            JVC -  BN-VG114 Data Battery (3.6V, 1400mAh)
            • You Pay: $39.99
             
            Watson -  BN-VG114 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1300mAh)
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            Bags & Cases

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            Pearstone -  Onyx 1020 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
            • You Pay: $15.49
             
            Tiffen -  40.5mm UV Protector Filter
            • You Pay: $6.69
             
            Cokin -  40.5mm Circular Polarizer Digital Pack (Silver Ring)
            • You Pay: $43.28
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            Lenses & Adaptors

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            Raynox -  DCR-732 Wide Angle Conversion Lens (0.7x)
            • You Pay: $89.95
             

            To attach this conversion lens to the camcorder, a 40.5-52mm Step-Up Ring is required. (B&H # SESUR40.552)

            Sensei -  40.5-52mm Step-Up Ring
            • You Pay: $4.50
             

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