Excerpt: I have a Canon VIXIA HG20 camcorder with 12x zoom, and for a long time I thought this was a really good camera (which in all honesty, it is). However, I recently came across a JVC Everio GZ 60GB HD Camcorder. It was basically similar to my Canon, but the number of extra features it had was what caught my attention. It has a 20X optical zoom (as opposed to the Canon’s 12x), You Tube integration, laser touch buttons and face detection.
Summary: This is the first video camera I've tried that records to hard drive vs. Direct to SD card, as with most cameras. it is also the first JVC camera I've used. I must say I am pretty impressed. It's size is small and not too heavy, making it pretty easy to carry most anywhere. I was able to fit it in my ski jacket pocket and carried it several times to shoot ski videos without issue.
Summary: The camera worked fine and was in like-new condition with all accessories. Amazon makes it a pain in the ass to review products because it has to be 20 words or more. That's why no one does this you idiots, so blah, blah ,blah, blah. Are you happy now? If you want people to do reviews make it easier and stop wasting so much effort nagging us to do reviews, than make it a pain when we do! It actually takes me longer to do the review than to purchase the camera.
Summary: Bought the camera because we have two grandchildren and also in September 2011 we have 30 year anniversary and am planning a cruise in the Greek islands. I am very pleased with the camera so far - a perfect shot in clear weather and with great quality. The other day we were on a trip and took pictures inside the cave. Were pretty decent shots, to my surprise! As a disadvantage is that no self illuminating lamp and the lens cap is not integrated and can be lost.
Summary: I ordered this to replace an old camcorder - what a fab little camera. Very easy to use and transfer to PC - good battery life - super quality picture. Good price paid on ebay for product - although came with an american plug fitted but supplied with adapter. Very small and light - easy to fit into a bag. Got a hard case from Amazon to fit this particular model of camera and very pleased with product overall.
Summary: I really like this camera. It is so easy to use and that means a lot to someone like me. It came with everything you need to take good videos. It's not top of the line, but it does great for just your average casual home movies. I love it and highly recommend it.
Summary: This camera makes a great HD camera for anyone. It is remarkably slim. I'd say it is about as thick as three decks of cards when the screen is closed. It records in the newest file format AVCHD and has a 60 GB hard drive built in. No more tapes! It also offers MicroSD expansion. At the lowest quality you can get 25 hours of video and at the highest, approximately 5 hours.