Summary: I bought this camera by the description of the amazon page or what JVC says, although they are not lies, it's not much more than any other handy-cam (and for the price :s). Yes, the video is HD and has many hours on the hard drive, but the battery does not last long enough for a birthday party.
Makes useless .TOD files, and therefore, useless camera
Sean P. Cook, Amazon
29 January 2010
Summary: I bought this as a second camera for some corporate testimonials. It has been a huge pain trying to find any of the features I need, if they exist at all. The autofocus is choppy and never really locks on. So, usability, pretty terrible.
Summary: This Camcorder is pathethic.... First off, Digital Stabilization is the worst Idea Next to Intrapolated Pictures for higher Megapixels on your digital camera.... and it works about the same...
Summary: This camera is absolute quality. I love the large lens, the great features, the comfortable handling, and the sharpenss of the footage. 60gb allows for up to 5 hours of HD footage, which is incredible.
Pros: I owned this for a 1 week, and have to exchange for Sony. Everything is ok exccept the stabitility control. It not stable as it advertise. I would not buy any from JVC again. Go for Sony branch is much better which is Neweggs doesn't carry.
Summary: I love this camera!! It's very simple to use and has many features to support most video/photo adjustments the average person would want to make to take a great shot. My wife likes it and she's not particularly tech-savvy. I'm a software developer so I tend to do well with technology.
Summary: Bought the camera 1 month ago from Amazon. Easy to use and download software (I'm not a techi). I needed to spend some time to get used to the editing software with the camera, but now I can use most basic functions.