Summary: My daughter has the GZ-MG27 and found it to be an excellent camera. This camera has slightly less zoom but otherwise pretty much the same. Very compact. A larger battery can be found on Ebay at very low price.
Summary: Nice little camera that I can trasfer the video to DVD, store it or send it by email. The only drawback thyat I found was the battery life. Only one hour when the camera can run for up to four. Buying a secong GOOD baterry can kind of solve the problem. In general I love the camera because the quality of picture and the portability. small to fit anywhere.
Summary: Doing amateur video productions, years ago I purchased several of the Everios, and let a salesman convince me to buy the final camera as a Sony. Recognize I am a diehard Sony fan. But the Everio wins. Buying an extended life battery, you'd be surprised how long you can keep filming. The video quality is great. MOD is an unusual file format and with some movie making software is an issue.
Summary: I have had this camcorder for about 1 1/2 year. It still works great and I used it all the time. I am a private investigator and I prefer using this camcorder over any other that I own and have had in the past. It works excellent and has great video quality.
Summary: First off, I want to say that the camera shoots pretty good footage outdoors, not at all superb quality, but passable for just archiving personal footage. Indoors is another story, out of the box the low-light conditions pretty much blacked out the playback. After researching, and changing settings, with help from a review on a similar camera, the indoors picture is pretty good. With the lenses and filters I purchased for this it actually has it to a B-.
JVC Does Not Stand Behind Their Products - JVC Lemoncorder
Gunnar Kossatz "Samvado", Amazon
15 August 2006
Summary: I agree with the many other users who have experienced the "Condensation, Operation Paused" defect on their JVC GR-XXX. Despite numerous others reporting this problem, JVC says its not a recognized problem. I would disagree - it is a recognized problem, but its your problem, not theirs.
Summary: The 5 main reasons I purchased this camcorder: 1) Size. It's barely larger than a can of soda!!! 2) Hard drive. Nice not to not ever have to buy blank tapes or discs. 3) Ease of use. The controls are well designed. Had most everything figured out in no time. 4) Downloading to the computer is a breeze. 5) Reviews from other owners. Everyone seems to like it for the most part. Very happy with my purchase!
Pretty good camera for trips, you need a better battery though
Herge Watterson, Amazon
16 June 2006
Summary: The quality is awesome, the ergonomics is just super (the four way stick in the LCD for starters), the transfer capabilities are nice (just plug it in to ANY PC and it becomes an external hard drive with video files, although you have to rename the .MOD to .MPG), and the zoom/frame rate is great. (Upto 32X optical and .5-4000 fps - this is really good for shooting as you like).
Summary: When we received the camera, it had been previously used. We were initially given a run-around, but Amazon gave us a good discount on the camera that made us happy. They couldn't replace it with a new one. The camera seems to have a sharp picture and excellent sound. It is amazingly small. It seems like a great choice for general home video. The software is a little daunting. Follow directions very carefully. The freedom from tapes and discs is nice feature...