Summary: Good quality video. the anti shake or image stablization or whatever they call it, really does nothing. I the image is good. However, the download software is really not user friendly and the directions on how to use it are not clear at all
Summary: To start things off, I should inform you that this is my first HD-Camcorder purchase. I initially bought it so I can enjoy High Definition video recordings of family events, parties, and for travel. For the price, it can't be beat with the features it advertises. I thought with the flashy advertisement of "Full HD," it would look similar or at least close to what I expected from HD-recordings I have seen on TV or online. The result is far less than expected.
Summary: I bought this camera mostly to be used in sport events and so far it was a good decision, based only in this purpose. When recording indoors the quality is very poor, being my old 35mm a lot better than this new camera. Lack of Mac interface is also an issue; iMovie detects the camera but there is not an easy way to select/load just a few clips. With my other cameras is just to connect and drag and drop.
Summary: JVC Everio GZ-HD300 is beautifully designed, lightweight and has good specifications. I liked the built in lens cover and that the startup is very quick. The camcorder has a built in LED for shooting in dark situations, and the light is quite bright. I did not like the Laser Touch control at all - I found it to be frustratingly imprecise.
Small and capable, but not as good as the Canons in this price range
Truth Teller, Amazon
14 June 2009
Summary: Since there are so many detailed reviews here I will keep this review concise. This is my third HD camcorder in 18 months, so I'm comparing this JVC camcorder to the other two I own: Canon HG20 and Canon HF10. I performed various side-by-side experiments with them all, and here are the Pros and Cons of the JVC Everio camcorder. Pros: - Very small and lightweight. Noticeably smaller than the Canons. - Good outdoor (bright light) performance that is on par with the Canons.
Average Performance But Tiny Enough To Travel Anywhere
30 May 2009
Summary: Body and Features -------------------- First off, this camera is tiny, especially considering the fact that it has a 60GB hard drive. The size rivals most SD card-only cameras. I assume it uses the same type of tiny shock-resistant hard drive found in MP3 players. The camera is even pocket-size if wearing loose fitting pants or pants with roomy extra pockets, like cargo shorts. Setup was simple.
Summary: The JVC is a competitively priced camera that is certainly adequate but far from the best camera in the marketplace. **1080p?** Before I get into other features, it's important to note that this is not a 1080p camcorder! The marketing materials both on the box and here at Amazon indicate this camera shoots 1080 60p. It doesn't. It's 1080i running at 29.97 frames per second. While this shoots 60 /fields/ per second, it's not the holy grail of 60 /frames/ per second.
Summary: Now I'd like to start off by saying that I'm not a tech or video geek, so I'm coming from the point of view of a buyer is who looking for a product that is easy to set & use and has a decent amount of versatility. This is the first digital camcorder I've used, let alone an HD digicam, and I was a little concerned about the supported file format, in particular how hard it would be to get the video off the camera and onto my computer.
Summary: The camera is light and easy to use. The navigation of the menus is good once you get used to it. Video in good light with little motion looks good. Anything with a lot of motion (sports, racing, etc) you need to have the camera on the highest quality setting or the picture looks really pixely. Even on the highest setting it looks pixely, but not too bad. This is the first HD camera I've used and I guess I expected better quality on motion video.