Summary: Pros - - Excellent color - Clear videos in adequate light - Good stabilizer - Light weight - Compact - Reasonably priced - Good zoom - Logical menu structure Cons - - Poor low light videos - No viewfinder and diopter If you prefer to have a dedicated camcorder, this is an excellent choice. However, I find myself rarely using it because I have a Sony NEX-7 with built in HD recording and an optical viewfinder with diopter.
Summary: I got this from a large discount club whose name starts with a 'C'. I paid $399.99 + $28 sales tax for a special bundle that included a free 4GB class 6 card and a free carrying case as well. My review is based keeping in mind this price point. If you can get this camcorder for under $450, it is worth it. Otherwise look at other models/manufacturers. Now on to the review... First impressions: This camcorder is tiny.
Summary: Pros: -clear picture quality, but need lots of light, grainy in low light, great image stabalization -very compact size -good lcd quality -convenient 2 slot SD cards Cons: -Slightly flimsy construction -Refocusing issues -Grainy in low light -hand band uncomfortable to use -software not useful at all -average battery life
Summary: I've been extremely impressed with this camcorder's image quality and user-friendliness. The "laser touch" sensor on the side of the screen is a humongous improvement upon most camcorders' touch-screens on which dirty or rough fingers either damage the screen or dirty the screen so that one can't see the image clearly.
Summary: Length:: 0:50 Mins If I was able to give it a half of a star I would rate it as 3.5 out of 5 stars. Let me start by saying I am not a techie kind of person, so I am writing this review as the average user. The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is so small it fits in the palm of your hand. I currently own the Sony DCR-DVD305 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom so I am use to tapping the LCD screen to select my options.
Very Good Consumer Grade HD Camcorder - Recommended
C. Hill "CFH", Amazon
22 April 2011
Summary: The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is a very compact and feature rich HD Camcorder that performs well in most shooting conditions. I was very surprised by the small size and impressed with the range of options squeezed into the camera. This is a consumer grade camcorder, lacking some features that would appeal to the prosumer population.
Summary: This camera is quite good for the price and I don't think anyone will be disappointed with it as long as they know what they are buying. The lack of optical image stabilization is one of the reasons the camera is sold at this price. You will need a steady hand to prevent shaky images, particularly when using the fantastic zoom. The picture quality in bright light is fantastic. It can get very grainy with low interior lighting. Overall very happy for the price I paid.
Summary: It's been about a year since I got my JVC Everio GZ-HM200, and now I see there is a newer version of the camera. Also, the price of the camera I have had dropped SIGNIFICANTLY. So first thing's first: at the price it's currently offered, this camera is a serious deal. It really is a great camera to use; it is small and portable and user-friendly.
Summary: Pros: - Price - 1080P recording quality - High optical zoom Cons: - Hard to hold steady at maximum zoom (no optical stabilization) - Controls seem hard to use one handed (zoom, record on/off) - Video quality not great in low light