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-xxxx. 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: I bought this to replace my broken Digital8 Sony camcorder and the same sales guy who sold me the Sony 6 years ago advised me to buy this JVC, on one single criterion: the near-infinite hard disk drive storage. This was almost the only claim that was actually fulfilled. Summary: infinite recording time, disappointing image quality and control for the price, painful editing. Not for the average iMovie user. Positive points: - the storage capacity: a dream.
Summary: You know what I hate about video tapes in camcorders? You never really know where the record heads are: "If I hit record now, am I taping over something else? Now let's see, the last time I played back the tape, I think I fast forwarded back to the current record mark... or did I? Ooops, I missed my chance at a great clip... again." With a hard drive, there is no chance of recording over older clips. The camera is always ready to record, if the battery is still charged.
Summary: This is the second camcorder that I have owned, and I love it. Its smple and easy to use, and the picture quality is a whole lot better than my old higher end samsung mini dv, very easy to transfer and work with your videos, Very compact, very good camera would suggest to any friend.
Summary: Please note that since there have already been many user reviews written, this may not seem like much of a "review", but I thought I would touch on a few things I was wondering about myself before buying the camera in case it might help someone else. This hard drive-based camcorder is wonderful. Well done JVC! I was going to buy the next model up, the MG70, but since I don't use it for photos, I don't believe I would benefit from the increased megapixel CCD.
Summary: [Below is my recent review of the JVC Everio GZ-MG40, which has a 20GB hard drive rather than 30GB. Becase GZ-MG50 seems to be identical to GZ-MG40 save the hard drive capacity, I thought this review would be useful to those considering to buy GZ-MG50.] ---------------------------------------- I have been using this camcorder for almost two weeks now. And here are my impressions: PROS: A) This is a tiny camcorder and I can easily carry it in my pocket everyday.
Found editing software that works with the JVC Everio G
Home Movie Buff "Riptide360", Amazon
24 October 2005
Summary: Love my new JVC Everio. The original model just used compact flash cards, but the new Everio GZ uses an ipod like hard drive that lets you store a year's worth of video on it! Tape is definitely dead, and DVD camcorder's 30 mintues a disc doesn't hold a candle to the Everio. The only issue I had was that the software that come with it was pretty basic, but all the other video editing software programs didn't recognize the Everio video files (.mod files which contain...
Summary: I bought this camera without doing much reviewing, because there was none at the time. The hard drive disk is really conveniant for easily deleting a video file after you just took it. Copying the files to the computer is simple, but actually getting them onto DVDs can be difficult. The main problem is the quality, it is a bit grainy a times in dark rooms. Also sometimes when recording after stopping the camera, it says "video recording failed".
Summary: I've been waiting for this technology for years. So when I found out JVC was planning on coming out with their 4 GB microdrive version, I had to have one. The $1500 price tag was too much though. Then I found out the GZ-MG50 was coming out, and would be about a $1000. I thought it was still a little pricey, but I couldn't wait any longer. So far, the camera has performed great. It's been easy to use and easy to transfer the files to my computer then to DVD.