Excerpt: This is a really fantastic camcorder. It is very small in size and it really easy to use. My favorite part of this camcorder is the lighting fetaures. they have several pre-set lightiing modes on the camcorder tat make it so your video looks great in any light. I …
Summary: I purchased this video camera after looking at my old Sony Handycam (video 8!)CCD-F501 that looks like a cannon compared to this lil' pistol (awkward pun intended.) I finally decided that enough time had elapsed and it was time to get a decent camcorder.
Summary: I have owned this camera for a couple of weeks. I purchased it to videotape dance concerts, and I was ecstatic over the quality of the video I took at my university's recent annual concert. By manually adjusting the exposure, I was able to avoid the 'ghosting' that usually happens under the lights.
Summary: I've been using a Canon Elura 2 for several years now, and have been amazed that it has taken so long to produce a better camcorder in the same small package. For a long time, the smallest camcorders have been bigger than the Elura 2. Finally, the Optura 600 is a worthwhile upgrade.
Summary: I just got the 600 today. I was surprised at how small it really was. I thought that was cool except my hand is almost too big for it (I'm a big guy at 6'2). The ergonomica and the weird angle for the hand strap make it feel uncomforable.
Summary: I just got the Optura 600 yesterday and am shocked at how small it really is, I saw videos and photos online, but it doesn't do it justice till you see it in person. I am a big guy 6'3", it has taken a little getting use to compared to my old mini dv camera which was quite a bit bigger.
Summary: To the guy having problems with ergonomics. I think you're not holding it properly. You are suppose to use index finger for zooming and snapshots not your fourth finger. This way your small finger will not go in fron of lenses and you will have much better control of the camera.
Summary: I have used this camera only for a day or two. Picture quality is really good. The photo quality is great, almost as good as a stand alone digital camera. This camera is ideal for someone with small hand size. Otherwise please try it before you buy. The hand strap can be VERY uncomfortable.
Summary: This is a great versatile camera. It takes fantastic video and fantastic stills. It's features are easy to use and convenient. It's size is perfect and I do not have a problem accessing all of the buttons with my hand throught the strap.
Summary: In wanting to replace my old (JVC GRDVM90U) camera/camcorder combo, I looked at the Canon Optura 600 and the Sony DCR-PC1000. Consumer Reports claimed high return/defect rates for JVC models, so I steered clear away from purchasing another JVC -- especially since my old camcorder exhibited many of...