Summary: i just picked this up, i have no complaints. i am a pickey kind of person, and this is my first camcorder, i like how everything is easy to use with my mac, just rename files. dont use the program (that i never got) its easy to use with windows too. if your expecting a crazy super pro cam, go pay the money for it. i got mine local for $110 and its much better then anything i say at bestbuy or target/walmart.
Best versatile camera for the money out there today1
6 May 2012
Summary: I love this camera! Best video camera I have ever owned. Besides the bad low light recording (in most cameras)this camera is easy to use, and has great picture quality as well as video recording quality. Big bonus in the external mic port which allows you to use an external microphone for recording excellent sound.
Summary: Good camera. Takes good still pics and video. Video is a lot better in well lit areas or outside. The biggest downfall to me is the video is scripted in a rare format. Basically, if you want to download the video to your CPU, you will need to convert the format to mpeg or similar. Otherwise you will not be able to view or edit the video on the computer.
Summary: Quality is good, battery also good if you get the more hours. The only minus of this JVC is, there was not for Mac User. JVC did not make any software for Mac. So i have to convert everything from my PC than i brought the files to my mac for editing purpose.
Summary: I've been using this camera solidly for nearly 2 years and I find it to be very useful and think the images look amazing for it's price. It's light and small and I carry it with me everywhere I want to shoot without having to lug too much stuff around. The TOD format that it records in is just MPG and you can simply rename the file extension - it's annoying but I wrote a little one line shell script to rename the files which I can then work on in any standard editing...
Summary: Great product. I love it and would recommend it to anyone interested in purchasing such a device. The only thing I find to be harder to use about this particular model, is it is missing the anti-shake feature most other video cameras have. I use it with a tri-pod most of the time, so it's not much of a problem.
Summary: I love this camera...the one complaint is that JVC and Mac do not like each other, so I had to buy a program to read the video files on my Mac. Other than that...it shoots great pictures and has a lot of cool features!!