Summary: I receive this item very soon.It works,but there is not a usb cable.but,I think I can match it later.small,easy to carry.battery works good.display is bright.there is a 5% discount ,if I buy another device.It's good.
Small, Portable, Great If You Accept The Limitations
John M. Thomas "classfour", Amazon
13 January 2007
Summary: It does have excellent video quality - without the hassles transfering video that I've seen on my older dvdcam (card reader = video download) It doesn't shoot the quality of photos that my old Lumix will. Great for snapshots when you just need a portable camera and camcorder and just don't feel like packing two. Low light conditions have limitations, but similar to regular camcorders in darkness of video. No mount for external camcorder light.
Summary: Oooh, you can tell I like this one. I finally got a camcorder to archive my antics and for memory sometime when I'm old [if I'm lucky] and I had to get one that would go the distance and be spot on with technologies and all. I searched and I found this nifty gadget, if you can get it on eBay like me for less than £300 I bet you'll be as happy as I am. It does what it's supposed to nicely and simply no strings attached, plus it's so compact and finely designed.
Pros: It's compact and it does what it's supposed to
Cons: Its price is out of this world [but the catch is I got brand new it on eBay for £295!]
Please be accurate with you information on the GZ-MC200
K. Lawley, Amazon
19 June 2006
Summary: This is a great camcorder. Ray Price is incorrect on the 4 gig limit as I am running a high speed 8 gig cf card and it works fine. I get 2 hours 9 minutes out of the card on ultra fine and about 30% less battery drain than the micro drive. I really like this camcorder.
Summary: I have had this camera for 2 weeks now and i am loving it. On my 27inch TV the video quality rivals Hollywood. On the highest quality setting you can shoot 60 min of video, and the battery(cell phone size) only last 60 min before needing recharged so you really have no reason to shoot at any less quality video. The software package is great.
Excellent! More than pleased... and still just as good as the newer, more expensive larger-capacity JVC models.
Sonya Hartwell "Avid reader", Amazon
31 August 2005
Summary: Of course you've already read the con's about low light performance, but you can fix this by setting the "M" mode (manual) to "Cloudy" and selecting 1/30-1/60th shutter speed. I use 1/30th - and it's works like a charm. Honestly, anyone who complains about low-light problems must be referring to shooting in near total darkness because with 1 20 watt bulb in the room, the lighting is sufficient. It's true it gets warm...
Summary: I have owned this unit for 1 week now, and it has lived up to my expectations. First of all, it's all about the 4 gig microdrive! No more tapes, no more spinning DVDs, the microdrive IS the future! The fact that it's in the CompactFlash format makes this camera future-proof: When 40 gig microdrives that run for $100 come out, this camera can take it. When 8 gig solid-state CompactFlash comes out, this camer can take it.
Summary: Had this camera for a month, used it extensively in recent vacation. Bottom line it's a superb video camera. Video clips are very high quality with a lot of details and good colors; you just can't believe such great quality video came form this tiny camera. Its biggest selling point of quick PC transfer and fast DVD creation works extremely well.
Summary: I just pre-ordered the first hard drive-based camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-MC200, after reading a full review in today's New York Times (11/25/04, available online for 30 days). The reviewer liked this over the smaller version, the MC100, and the price difference on Amazon makes the MC200 a better buy. The Times review mentioned excellent video quality (and 2MP stills) and ease of use. I'll come back with my own hands-on review after I get mine from Amazon.
Pros: I obviously haven't had much chance to test extensively but so far it does everything that the advertising blurbs say. It comes very comprehensively supplied with connection leads and software. I have been able to connect directly to my Pioneer DVR 420HS DVD recorder which then allows basic editing and recording to DVD. The supplied software includes older versions of PowerDirector and PowerProducer (do a search) which provide comprehensive editing, adding sounds, nar...
Cons: The only con that I would mention is the fact that with the unit being so small and there being no view finder, I find it quite difficult at the moment to achieve steady pans. This could, of course get better with practice. I don't see a solution here though if you want such a compact unit. It's actually smaller than my Fuji FinePix 1400 digital camera; incredible!