Designed for PAL compatible TV and HDTV systems, the black JVC Everio GZ-EX510BE Full HD Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 HD at either 50i or 50p and 720 x 576 SD video and outputs either 1080/50p or 576p video. The camera also shoots at 250 fps for slow motion video, although at a lower resolution. The image is captured by a back-illuminated 1/5.8" CMOS sensor, and JVC's FALCONBRID engine handles the image processing. The camera records progressive HD video using the AVCHD Progressive codec with data rates up to 28Mb/s, and interlaced HD using AVCHD or iFrame compression. Featuring a JVC HD lens with a 38x optical zoom, 65x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom, the camcorder delivers sharp clear HD images. The lens also accepts 40.5 mm screw in filters, such as a UV filter that helps reduce haze.
The flip out 3.0" touch panel LCD viewscreen provides a large image for you to view your image while recording, or during playback. The touch panel allows you to quickly scroll through the menus and make selections and control modes and functions. A built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC media card slot allows you to swap out available media cards as they fill up, so you never have to stop shooting to download your footage.
Automatic features include Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) technology for camera shake compensation and Intelligent AUTO mode that selects the best settings from 19 scene modes. Intelligent AUTO will also adjust focus and exposure, or you can use manual control for focus, exposure and white balance. The built-in zoom microphone allows the audio to follow the zoom if you wish, or you can turn off the microphones zoom function for a fixed audio pick up pattern. The camcorder features 2 channel Dolby Digital audio recording at 48 kHz and 256 kb/s. The camera also features a built-in video light for dim lighting conditions. You can connect the camcorder to a computer via its built-in USB connector to transfer or view the files from the media cards. It also features an AV connector and HDMI port making it easy to watch your footage on a TV, or HDTV. Featuring WiFi connectivity, the GZ-EX510BE streams video to the web, or to a smartphone, and with an available app you can control camera start / stop and zoom from a smartphone or tablet.
Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
The Everio GZ-EX510BE records HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution, at either 50p or 50i, letting you record your adventures and memories in HD quality. You can use the camcorder's HDMI output to view your footage on a compatible HDTV with incredible detail and smooth playback of your memories.
For increased dramatic effect, you can record video in slow-motion by increasing the recording speed to slow down your subject's movements extending the action. Recording at higher than normal record rates allows you to capture in the camera and play back the slow-motion video without needing to slow the footage down in post. The camera allows you to slow down the action by 5x. Slow motion video is captured by the camera at 250fps at 720 x 576 resolution, but is played back at 1920 x 1080. You can record up to 144 minutes of slow motion video at one time in the camera, which will then take 12 hours to watch.
Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
The camcorder features JVC's Super LoLux label, which means the 1 5/8" CMOS sensor uses back-illuminated technology for improved low light sensitivity.
FALCONBRID Image Processor
JVC's FALCONBRID image processor handles the image processing details, using the data from the CMOS sensor, and converting it into the final image. This is the same family of image processor that JVC uses in its 4K digital video camera.
JVC HD Lens
The JVC HD lens, features sharp optics and a focal length of 29.3 to 1219mm (35 mm equivalent). It also accepts 40.5mm screw-in filters, which allows you to attach UV filters to help reduce haze, or polarizers that can reduce glare and reflections and darken the sky for increased dramatic effect.
Lens Cap and Video Light
The camera features an automatic lens cap that opens when you power up the camera, so you don't have to worry about losing the cap, or forgetting to take it off and missing the first few seconds of your shot. The built in video light can be set to manual or automatic.
38x Optical Zoom & 65x Dynamic Zoom
The 38x optical zoom lens provides you great reach, so you can get a close up on your subject, without getting close to your subject. The included 65x dynamic and 200x digital zoom increase the reach of the optical zoom.
3.0" LCD Touch Panel Display (230K)
The flip out LCD screen, rotates 270 degrees, so you can clearly see what you are shooting from almost any position. With 230,000 dots of resolution providing you with a smooth clear image. The touch panel functionality allows you to make selections for focus, and tracking and object recognition from the screen.
The JVC Everio GZ-EX510 features AVCHD Progressive recording at 28Mb/s. This allows you to shoot and capture Full HD at 1080 50p for sharp clear images that do not suffer from interlaced artifacts.
The camcorder also records using the AVCHD codec capturing your footage at 50i, with four bit rate settings of 24, 17, 12, 4.8 Mb/s to choose from. This allows you to select the data rate you wish record at to strike a balance between storage space and image quality.
The camcorder features iFrame recording of your video at 1280 x 720 at a bit rate of 34 Mb/s or 960 x 540 with bit rate of 26 Mb/s.
Memory Card Slot
The camcorder features a memory card slot that supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (class 4 or higher) memory cards. JVC recommends Class 6 (or better) cards for recording at the higher data rates.
The Intelligent Auto feature analyzes your video, and automatically selects the best settings to shoot at from 19 different scene modes.
The camcorder features a zoom microphone that adjusts the audio pick up pattern to match the zoom length of your lens.
The camcorder features mic level settings from -2 to +2 that allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the built in zoom mic. You can also activate or deactivate the mic level display in the menu.
Audio is recorded in 2 channels using Dolby Digital technology. The 48 kHz sampling frequency and 256 kb/s data rate provide for high bandwidth recording.
The included USB, HDMI and AV outputs allow you to view your footage over a wide range of devices. You can download or view (with the included software) your video on a computer by connecting to the USB port. The AV cable allows you to connect your camcorder to a standard TV to view your footage, and the HDMI connector allows you to connect to an HDMI enabled device, such as a big screen TV, and watch your video that way.
The camcorder features two modes for image stabilization, A.I.S. and standard. Standard image stabilization is sufficient for normal shooting conditions, while A.I.S. compensates for camera shake when shooting bright scenes at the wide end of the zoom.
Manual Scene Modes
You can control focus by using buttons on the side of the camcorder, you can also manually adjust brightness and white balance. The camcorder features a Night Alive manual scene selection that slows the shutter and boosts the gain to brighten very dark images. Spotlight mode compensates for brightly lit portions of the frame to prevent overexposure. The Backlight compensation feature adjusts the exposure to properly expose subjects in front of a bright background.
The included Software CD contains LoiloFit for Everio (Windows only). The software allows you to view the video and pictures and transfer files from the camcorder. You can also edit your videos and add text, back ground music and effects, or let the software edit your video for you. LoiloFit for Everio also slows you to create a video disk, or convert and stream a video file or batch upload your videos to YouTube.
You can monitor from the camera on a smartphone/tablet and record in the camera at the same time while connected directly to the camera via WiFi. You can monitor from a computer browser, but you will be unable to record at the same time. This function allows you to use the camera as a baby monitor.
You can connect to a smartphone/tablet via a network access point, or over the Internet for monitoring the camera.
The available Everio Sync 2 app allows you to monitor the cameras images from your smartphone, and control camera start/stop and zoom.
Wireless to TV
You can connect wirelessly to a DLNA compatible device.
You can export your images as MP4 for streaming over the web, or you can also transfer the original video files wirelessly.
Touch Priority AE/AF
Adjusts focus and brightness based on a tapped position. By registering the face of a person beforehand, you can enable tracking of the person even without specific selection during recording.
Four modes include:
Face Tracking, which allows you to select a face that the camcorder will automatically track and adjust brightness and focus for.
Pet Tracking, works very much the same as Face Tracking, except you select a pet to track.
Color Tracking, allows you to tap and select a specific color to track for exposure and focus.
Area Select allows you set an area of the frame to have priority in focus and exposure compensation, and only works when the dynamic and digital zoom is off.
You can register up to 6 faces, along with names and priority levels, to guide the camcorder in focusing on the most important person. Face registering is part of the Face tracking feature.
High Resolution Stills
You can select to capture in stills mode at 3840 x 2160, instead of 1920 x 1080, for 8 MP resolution stills.
Allows you to capture 2 MP still photos, while shooting video.
Automatically captures a still image upon detection of a smile. This function is available for both videos and still images.
NightAlive boosts the gain, and uses a slow shutter to increase the sensitivity to 1 Lux. JVC recommends using a tripod to keep the image steady.
Adjusts exposure to compensate for video taken during plays that have a bright spotlight on the subject.
You can set the focus either for distance or close up by tapping in the touch panel LCD viewscreen.
Manual Brightness Adjustment
Using the brightness adjustment menu, you can tap on the LCD screen to increase or decrease the brightness.
Features Off, On and Advanced to give you more control over the backlight compensation applied by the camcorder.
Featuring settings for Auto, Manual White Balance, Fine (sunny), Cloud (overcast) and Halogen. You can let the camcorder select the best white balance, or you can set it manually based on your own experience. Two additional white balance settings of Marine: Blue and Green are for use when shooting underwater in an available underwater housing.
The Time-Lapse function allows you to capture the minute changes that occur over a long span of time, such as the opening of a flower bud. You can select the interval in steps from 1 second to 80 seconds.
The Tele-Macro setting enables you to focus on objects that are approximately 19" away from the front of the lens in telephoto mode, as opposed to the normal limit of 39".
The camcorder features a mode that will darken the LCD and mute the built-in speaker. This is useful mode for shooting a theatrical performance such as your kids in a school play, without disturbing everyone around you.
Stop Motion Recording
In Stop Motion mode, pressing the Snapshot button on the camcorder causes it to take two frames. You can then animate a figure, or otherwise create your own stop motion video.
You can set a built-in timer to take a still photo, or use the face detection feature when you want to get the photographer in the shot. This is in still photo mode.
Allows you to set an index point when you start your video that makes it easy to find the mark for digest playback.
Features 4 settings for rapidly playing back your video. Auto shortens your video clip to a pre-set length of time. Smiling Face Scene plays back the scenes with detected smiles. Registered Face plays back scenes with a registered face in it and Marked Scene pieces together the scenes that are marked during recording.
You can create a play list from the video clips you have shot on your camcorder for playback of selected clips. You can select clips directly or by selected dates of the shot material.
Auto Wind Cut
The camcorder features manual or automatic settings to reduce wind noise.
K2 Audio Technology
Reduces the degradation of sound quality caused by digital signal processing, and records a sound quality close to the original.
The GZ-EX510BE allows you to add various effects to your video as you record. You can add smiles, glasses, pre-made stamps such as hearts and stars, and even draw on the video.
The camcorder features an Auto Record function that will enable the camcorder to start and stop recording based on movement with a specific area of the frame.
Sensor 2.5 Megapixel 1/5.8" CMOS
Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 2,510,000
Effective Pixels 780,000 - 2,290,000 Video (Dynamic Zoom On, Image Stabilizer Off)
1,260,000 - 1,710,000 @ Photo 4:3
1,680,000 - 2,290,000 @ Photo 16:9
Focal Length 2.1 - 79.8
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.3 - 1906 Video, Dynamic Zoom: On
29.3 - 1219 Video, Dynamic Zoom: Off
35.9 - 1590 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Photo
29.3 - 1299 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo
Maximum Aperture 1.8 - 6.3
Zoom Optical: 38x
Filter Size 40.5 mm
Recording Media SD Up To 2GB Video/Image
SDHC Up To 32GB Video/Image
SDXC Up To 128GB Video/Image
Recording Time SDXC 128 GB
1920 x 1080 10 hours 10 minutes, 50p AVCHD Progressive mode
1920 x 1080 11 hours 30 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 16 hours 20 minutes, XP mode
1920 x 1080 23 hours 10 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 57 hours 50 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 8 hours, iFrame mode
SDXC 128 GB
960 x 540 10 hours 30 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 44 hours 50 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 92 hours 40 minutes, SEW mode
SDXC 64 GB
1920 x 1080 5 hours, 50p AVC Progressive mode
1920 x 1080 5 hours 40 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 8 hours 10 minutes, XP mode
1920 x 1080 11 hours 30 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 28 hours 50 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 4 hours, iFrame mode
SDXC 64 GB
960 x 540 5 hours 10 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 22 hours 20 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 46 hours 10 minutes, SEW mode
SDXC 48 GB
1920 x 1080 3 hours 50 minutes 50p AVCHD Progressive mode
1920 x 1080 4 hours 10 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 6 hours, XP mode
1920 x 1080 8 hours 30 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 21 hours 30 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 3 hours, iFrame mode
SDXC 48 GB
960 x 540 3 hours 50 minutes, 50p AVCHD Progressive mode
720 x 576 16 hours 40 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 34 hours 30 minutes, SEW mode
SDHC 32 GB
1920 x 1080 2 hours 30 minutes 50p AVCHD Progressive mode
1920 x 1080 2 hours 50 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 4 hours, XP mode
1920 x 1080 5 hours 50 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 14 hours 40 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 2 hours, iFrame mode
SDHC 32 GB
960 x 540 2 hours 40 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 11 hours 20 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 23 hours 30 minutes, SEW
SDHC 16 GB
1920 x 1080 1 hour 10 minutes, 50p AVCHD Progressive mode
1920 x 1080 1 hour 20 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 2 hours, XP mode
1920 x 1080 2 hours 50 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 7 hours 10 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 1 hour, iFrame mode
SDHC 16 GB
960 x 540 1 hour 10 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 5 hours 30 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 11 hours 30 minutes, SEW mode
SDHC 8 GB
1920 x 1080 35 minutes, 50p AVCHD mode
1920 x 1080 40 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 1 hour, XP mode
1920 x 1080 1 hour 20 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 3 hours 30 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 30 minutes, iFrame mode
SDHC 8 GB
960 x 540 40 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 2 hours 40 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 5 hours 40 minutes, SEW mode
SDHC 4 GB
1920 x 1080 15 minutes, 50p AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080 20 minutes, UXP mode
1920 x 1080 30 minutes, XP mode
1920 x 1080 40 minutes, SP mode
1920 x 1080 1 hour 40 minutes, EP mode
1280 x 720 10 minutes, iFrame mode
SDHC 4 GB
960 x 540 15 minutes, iFrame mode
720 x 576 1 hour 20 minutes, SSW mode
720 x 576 2 hours 50 minutes, SEW mode
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080i (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080i (17Mbps)
1920 x 1080i (12Mbps)
1920 x 1080i (4.8Mbps)
720 x 576i (6.2Mbps)
720 x 576i (3Mbps)
1280 x 720p (34Mbps)
960 x 540p (26Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Slow Motion Mode 250 fps recorded @ 720/576p
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
JPEG: 2 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: 1.5 Megapixel, 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Sampling Frequency 48.0 kHz
Bit Rate 256.0 kbps
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3.0"
Pixel Count 230,000
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Image Stabilization Yes
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 3 (Standard)
1 (Scene Select: Night Alive)
Interval Recording 1 sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Outputs 1x USB Mini-B
1x HDMI C (Mini)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
System Requirements Windows
Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor or greater
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.5-3.6VDC, 1400mAh Hours per Charge
Charging Method AC Adapter
Charging Time 2.5 hours
Power Adapter 110-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Power Consumption Recording: 2.6 W
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 53.5 x 59.5 x 116.5 mm Excluding Grip Belt
Weight 7.94 oz / 225 g