Digital Still Camera Features
Software and Computer Information
Color LCD Monitor: The JVC Everio GZ-MG365 features a 16:9 wide screen 2.7"
color LCD monitor (112k-pixels) that flips out from the left side of the
camcorder. The screen can be rotated up to 270° (180° forward and 90° back),
allowing you to choose the best angle. When the screen is rotated 180° forward
the picture inverts so it's seen right side up from the front of the camera, or
you can fold the panel flush against the side of the camcorder, with the screen
facing out. The camcorder's Auto LCD Backlight Control will automatically adjust
brightness of the LCD backlight for comfortable viewing whether indoors or
outdoors. The LCD's brightness can also be adjusted manually.
Note: The camcorder does not feature a separate viewfinder.
The Everio GZ-MG365 records MPEG-2 video with 2ch Dolby Digital audio and
JPEG still pictures to a built-in 60 GB Hard Disc Drive
(HDD). In addition to the HDD there is a microSD card slot, so you
can also record video or still pictures to a removable microSD card (sold
separately). The camcorder
supports microSD cards from 256MB to 2GB and 4GB microSDHC cards.
HAD Protection And Stability: To safeguard the Hard Disk Drive from
shocks and vibrations, the Everio has a Floating Suspension System that
effectively dampens vibrations through polymer shock absorbers. Also
incorporated is a Gravity Sensor System that automatically senses sudden
acceleration such as in a free fall situation, and turns off the power to defend
the hard disk so that a head crash can be avoided even when the unit is dropped.
Gigabrid Engine: Six digital noise reduction systems improve the S/N
ratio by about 30% (3dB) over previous models, while the integrated MPEG-2
encoder helps reduce block noise and mosquito noise. It's assurance that all of
those Gigabytes of video and photos you shoot will offer the best picture
quality available for each recording mode.
Konica Minolta Lens: Zoom: The JVC GZ-MG365 is equipped with a
high-performance lens developed by camera specialist, KONICA MINOLTA. It
captures clear and bright images. The lens offers a 35x optical zoom. You can
also choose a 70x or 800x digital zoom when recording video.
Image Sensor: The JVC Everio camcorder features a 1/6" CCD with
680,000 pixels for video and still image recording for exceptional picture
Exposure And Focus Mode: The JVC camcorder offers the following
- Auto: The camcorder automatically adjusts the shutter speed,
aperture and focus for you.
AE: You can record videos or still
images with optimum brightness by adjusting the shutter speed and exposure
to suit your surroundings or the subject. You can choose from
the following Program AE modes.
- Sports: fast shutter speed allows fast-moving
subject to be captured one frame at a time vividly
- Portrait: the subject in the
foreground is accentuated by blurring the background
- Snow: compensates for subjects that may appear
too dark when shooting in extremely bright surroundings such as in the
- Spotlight: compensates for subjects that may appear
too bright when shooting under extremely strong direct lighting such as
- Twilight: makes evening scenes look more natural
- Night: records with more sensitivity in dim locations by
adjusting the shutter speed automatically
You can use manual recording functions easily by selecting the following
items in the menu:
- Focus: allows you to adjust
the focus automatically or manually
- Brightness: brightness can be set
automatically, or you can adjust the brightness manually from -6 to +6 in
increments of 1 when recording video; when recording still images you can
adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 (EV) in increments of 1/3EV
- Shutter Speed: allows you
to choose one of the following shutter speeds for video recording: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30,
1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, or 1/4000; allows you to choose
one of the following shutter speeds for still image recording: 1/2, 1/4,
1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, or 1/500
- White Balance: to obtain
accurate color reproduction under various types of lighting, the camcorder
features automatic, preset, and manual white balance adjustment, there are three
presets: Fine (outdoors on a sunny day), Cloud (outdoors on a cloudy day), and
Halogen (with a video light or similar type of lighting), manual white
balance adjustment can be done through the menu
- Photometry Area: enables you to adjust the brightness in the
desired spot when backlight compensation does not work well; you can select
from two modes
- Spot Screen: brightness for a specific spot is adjusted
- Whole Screen: brightness is adjusted automatically for whole
- Effects: You can add special effects to your
- Sepia: the image has a brownish tint like old
- Monotone: the image becomes black and white like
- Classic Film: the image skipping frames to give the effect of an old movie
- Strobe: the image looks like a series of
- Tele Macro: enables you to shoot a subject as large as possible
at a distance of approximately 2"
Backlight Compensation: Backlight compensation brightens the subject
by increasing the exposure.
LED Light: When shooting video or still photos with insufficient
light, the LED can turn on to improve visibility. The light has a useful range
of about 4.9 feet.
File Search Function: You can switch the index screen to the date
index screen, or event screen and search a file by the recording date or the
- Index Screen: You can view
multiple files (up to 9) stored in a recording medium at a time. This browsing capability
makes it easy to locate a particular file you want.
- Date Screen: You an search the desired file by the recording
- Event Screen: You can search the desired file by the event that
you registered the file to when recording.
Special Effects: You can view
videos and still images with various effects and scene transitions:
- Corner: wipe in from a black screen from the
upper right to the lower left corner, or wipe out from lower left to
upper right, leaving a black screen
- Window: the scene starts in the center of a
black screen and wipes in toward the corners, or comes in from the
corners, gradually wiping out to the center
- Slide: wipe in from right to left, or wipe out
from left to right
- Door: wipe in as the two halves of a black
screen open to the left and right, revealing the scene, or wipe out and
the black screen reappears from left and right to cover the scene
- Scroll: the scene wipes in from the bottom to
the top of a black screen, or wipes out from top to bottom, leaving a
- Shutter: wipe in from the center of a black
screen toward the top and bottom, or wipe out from the top and bottom
toward the center leaving a black screen
- Fader: (when the screen fades in or out, the sound also fades in
- White: fade in from or out
to a white screen
- Black: fade in from or out
to a black screen
- Black and White: fade in to a color screen
from a black and white screen, or fade out from color to black and white
- Digital Effects:
- Sepia: the image is given a brownish tint like an old photo
- Monotone: the image becomes black and white like an old movie
- Classic Film: the image is given an old movie atmosphere by the
effect of skipping frames (video mode only)
- Strobe: the image looks like a series of consecutive snapshots
(video mode only)
Laser-Touch Menu Operation: The scroll bar and buttons on
the left side of the camcorder's LCD monitor are touch-sensitive so you can just
glide your finger up or down the bar to choose menu items while its blue light
follows your movements. You don't touch the LCD screen itself, so it won't get
dirty or smudged.
Everio Dock: The unit comes with the CU-VC4U Everio Docking cradle
which allows you to dock the camcorder for numerous functions. The back panel of
the docking cradle features five connectors: S-Video, AV jack (3.5mm), DC in,
DV/i.LINK, and Mini-USB. While the camcorder is docked you can perform the
- Video Input/Output: You can input or output video or still image
files via the AV jack (for audio and composite video) and the supplied AV
cable. For better video quality, you can connect an optional S-Video cable
along with the audio plugs on the AV cable. You can also dub audio and video
to VCRs or DVD recorders equipped with a DV (i.LINK) jack and an optional
- Charge the Battery: You can charge the battery using the supplied
AC power adapter.
- Interface with Computer: When used with the supplied USB cable,
you can backup video and still image files to your computer using the
TV Playback: You can also connect the GZ-MG365's AV output
directly to your television using the
supplied composite AV cable so you can view recorded video and still images your
TV's screen. You can select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio to match your television
screen's aspect ratio.
Remote Control: The provided IR wireless remote control is used to
operate the Everio camcorder from a distance for playback or DVD burning.
Tripod: There is a threaded
tripod insert on the bottom of the camcorder.
Built-In Lens Cover: Slide the built-in lens cap shut to protect the
lens when the camera's not in use. It's integrated, so there's no risk of losing
it like a separate lens cap.
Multi-Language Menu: You have a choice of 7 languages to choose from
including English, Spanish, and French.
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS): To compensate for unstable images caused by camcorder shake, particularly at
high magnification, you can turn on the camcorder's Digital Image Stabilization. DIS is also helpful when shooting subjects with vertical or horizontal stripes,
dark or dim images, subjects with excessive backlighting, scenes with movement
in various directions, or low-contrast backgrounds. The DIS feature should be
turned off when recording with the camcorder on a tripod.
Note: DIS does
not function during Digital Still Camera operation.
Wide Mode: Use wide mode when
the video will be played back on a wide screen TV (16:9). The image is
recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio to fit the screen without distortion. You can also
choose to record your video in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
When shooting video, you can choose from the following recording modes (Approximate video recording times
Hard Disc Drive
After 12 consecutive hours, recording stops automatically. A new file is created
for every 4 GB of continuous recording.
Wind Cut: This feature helps to
cut down on noise created by the wind on the microphone. It can be turned on or
off through the menu.
Gain Up: When shooting dark
scenes, you can activate the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) to brighten the image.
The image is brightened but the overall color tones will appear grayish.
Event Registration: To make it easier to manage and search
for the video clip you want to see, you can assign the appropriate category icon
to it while you shoot or afterwards. It also helps when you just want to watch
footage based on a certain theme, like Vacation, Birthday, Sports, etc., or when
you want to burn just those scenes to a DVD. You can choose from the following
Event Icons - Vacation (1/2/3), Holiday (1/2/3), Sports (1/2/3), Anniversary
(1/2/3), Congratulations (1/2/3), Baby (1/2/3), Son (1/2/3), Daughter (1/2/3),
Birthday (1/2/3), and Graduation (1/2/3).
Playlists: You can create a playlist by collecting
previously recorded video files. By playing back the playlist, you can view your
original video clips in whatever order you like. The playlist can then be modified or deleted. If desired,
you can dub a playlist to an external device. A total of 99 playlists can be
Divide Movies: You can divide the selected video file into two and
make a copy of the desired section as a new video file.
Dubbing to a DVD Recorder or VCR: Using the
supplied AV cable, the
camcorder can be used to playback video to be recorded onto a DVD recorder or VCR.
You can also dub files from a DVD recorder or VCR to the camera if desired.
Digital Still Camera
Image Size/Quality: The camcorder records JPEG still images with a
resolution of 640 x 480 in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
You can set the image quality to Fine or
Approximate number of storable images
||Hard Disc Drive
|640 x 480
Copying Still Images:
You can copy or move still images between
the HDD and SD card in either direction.
Self-Timer: By setting the self-timer, a still image is recorded 2 or 10
seconds after pressing the Recording button.
Continuous Shooting: When
Continuous Shooting is turned on and the Record button is held down, the
camcorder stores one still image after another. The interval between
still images is approximately 0.3 seconds.
Slide Show: You can playback all the still images automatically using
slide show. Each picture is displayed for about five seconds.
You can rotate a still image in 90°
steps, clockwise or counterclockwise.
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camcorder directly to a PictBridge compliant
printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camcorder directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
DPOF Print Setting: This
camcorder is compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format). You can choose
which images to print and the number of prints. This feature is useful when
printing with a DPOF-compatible printer, or taking the memory
card to a photo lab for printing.
Battery Pack: The camera comes with the
BN-VF808U Lithium-Ion battery pack. Longer lasting optional batteries are also
available. The batteries have the following performance specifications:
||1 hour 30
||1 hour 50
||2 hours 40
||3 hours 40
||3 hours 50
||5 hours 30 min.
Note: Recording Time specifications
taken when the camcorder's LEG light is off and the monitor
backlight is set to Standard mode.
Data Battery System:
The remaining battery capacity is presented as a multi segment bar graph. The
total remaining time is listed in ten minute increments.
Quick Restart: In combination with Auto Power ON, you're ready to
shoot in about 1 second when the LCD is re-opened, so you never miss a crucial
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the
camera will automatically turn itself off if it's not operated 5 minutes. The
Auto Power Off function can be deactivated.
Software and Computer
Windows Software: The
camcorder includes a CD-ROM with the following programs for Windows:
- Digital Photo Navigator 1.5: allows
you to change the format of still image files backed up on your computer
- CyberLink DVD Solution:
- PowerCinema NE for Everio: the main authoring software. You can perform various operations such
as file backup, playback, and editing from the top menu.
- PowerProducer 3
NE: allows you to create DVDs with more specified setting.
Automatically starts from an operation in PowerCinema NE for Everio.
- PowerDirector 5 Express
NE: allows you to edit files on your PC. Automatically starts from
an operation in PowerCinema NE for Everio.
Windows System Requirements:
- Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Windows XP Professional SP2
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
- Intel Pentium 4, at
least 1.6 GHz (at least 2.2 GHz recommended)
- Intel Pentium M, at least 1.4 GHz
- Intel Core Duo, at least 1.5 GHz
- XP: at least 256 MB (for creating DVD video by Power Cinema, 1GB
- Vista: at least 1 GB (2 GB or more recommended)
Free Hard Disk Space:
- For installation, at least 550 MB
- For creating DVD Video, at least 10 GB
- For creating VCD, at least 1 GB recommended
- Connector: USB port (2.0
High Speed compatible)
- Display: must be capable of displaying at least 1024 x 768 XGA in
high color 16-bit or higher (1280 x 12024 SXGA or higher is recommended)
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
- DirectX 9.0 or later
- Supported Media:
- DVD Video: DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW
- DVD-VR: DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
- DVD+VR: DVD+RW
- Video CD: CD-R/-RW
Macintosh System Requirements:
- Hardware: Macintosh must be standard
equipped with a USB 2.0 connector
- Operating System: Mac OS X (v10.3.9, v10.4.2 to v10.4.10)
Note: The supplied software is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
You can back up camera files onto your computer, edit video files, create
DVDs, and perform other such operations by purchasing the Macintosh