Summary: For my application this camera kept me on budget and gave me the features I needed. Number one is a remote power mic jack built into the camcorder. On the downside, the idiots put the SD card slot in the bottom of the camcorder so it must be removed from the tripod each time its used.
Summary: This is a great product. It does not do well in a small space you need at least 15 feet distance to shoot your video. Aside from that minor inconvenience, it is a terrific product. Scott Doerr
w/ video editing solution this is a great camcorder
Bryce Gaunt, Amazon
26 July 2008
Summary: I have found this camcorder takes fantastic video as long as you set the indoor / outdoor button properly. Negatives I have read about and agree with: 1) It is a little slow to focus at times 2) Still pictures don't look good 3) Records in .MOD format so editing and playback of files stored on a...
Video good, software is non-user friendlyand awkward.
CDC "bouncers", Amazon
26 March 2008
Summary: Video is not particularly bright when using indoors. Software is ridiculously confusing. Will not let you download and use your own burning software, must use theirs. Light weight and fairly easy to use. Handle/button placement does not allow easy use with right hand.
C. Kay "Overly opinionated work at home nerd.", Amazon
24 March 2008
Summary: I can not say I haven't had anything other than a pleasurable experience with this camera. It takes not only great videos, but also great pictures. It picks up color so well. My digital camera has a higher resolution than this video camera, yet this video camera takes much better pictures.
Good camcorder, horrible stills, overall a very good unit
22 February 2008
Summary: I'm overall very satisfied with this camera. It was a snap to setup and transfer video to my PC for the first time. My opinion is that video should be shot on the highest quality setting, which gives you at least 7hrs of shooting without needing additional SD storage.
Summary: After many failed previews, attempts, and returns of other brands, we are having a great experience with this camcorder. It is easy to use, and does the job others can't in low light. The night enhanced function is jumpy like all the others, but this camera takes good bright video without it.
I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS CAMERA WORKS WITH A MAC AND IMOVIE, but the quality isn't great.
17 December 2007
Summary: You must purchase a cable, one end a 6 pin firewire, the other end must be a 4 pin firewire. The 4 pin plugs into your included docking station, the 6 pin plugs into your mac, imovie will detect your camera automatically and it will import all of your clips. BUT!!!!
Summary: After owning it for several months, I've found this JVC to be good quality for a non-pro like me. Very easy to use. It can hold so much, that I've never come close to filling the hard drive yet.
Summary: I have just recieved my GZMG555, My first impressions: Pros. - Very light. - Very Small. - Easy to use. (You don't even need to read de manual, very intuitive) - Excellent still photos. - Good video. - Flash and light in camera. Cons. - In dark places, blury video. - You need extra batteries.