JVC's Everio: User-Friendly Only in Hand

The compact Everio GZ-MG505 camcorder captures quality video with ease, but transferring that footage to a PC can be tedious and confusing

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Compact, light; makes it easy to record high-quality video

The Bad: Pricey, considering the hard-to-use PC software

The Bottom Line: Worth considering if you want a camcorder that records onto a hard drive

I learned a few things on my recent vacation to Hawaii. Laid-back island life is way nicer than the Silicon Valley rat race. Opening a coconut is harder than it looks on TV. Oh, yeah, this too: I really don't have a lot of use for a camcorder.

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