Summary: Just bought a NIB GZ-MG630SU camcorder online after reading most of the reviews being very good except one. Talking about not being able to upload. Thought it was just a fluke or user didn't know how to follow instructions. But now I'm in the same boat. I like the ease of use and picture clarity. But not being able to upload them to the computer or create DVD from defeats the pupose. JVC's web support hasn't been very good to this point either.
Summary: The video quality, size and durability of the camera is good. However, that does not do you any good if you cannot get the files easily onto your computer. The user manual gives you options for uploading to YouTube, making an iTunes video, or making a DVD. However it does not address what to do if you simply want to put them on your PC. I am very computer saavy and have been very frustrated with their software.
JVC Everio Gz-MG630RU Gives You Poor Quality Video
Carl Franciose, Amazon
20 February 2010
Summary: I barrowed this camera to help out a friend record at a party and created a DVD of the event for them. To my surprise the video quality was at VHS tape standard. I thought the camera was a High Definition at first but found out later it was not. The logo on the camera HDD is misleading. I own a Canon VIXIA HG20 and the difference between them is night and day.
Summary: Had it for a year, then it stopped working. It signaled the lens cap was on even when it wasn't. And it had other issues. Sent it away and it cost $65 just to get an estimate now they want to charge another $171 to actually fix it. Pissed beyond belief as I bought it when it first came out and it cost me around $600!!!
Summary: I decide to do a rental on this JVC camcorder. Thank god I did, because I never seen such a terrible camcorder with picture quality that destroys the point of making a video all together. Anyone who gives any rating higher then a 1 star for JVC cameras, don't know the quality of a real video camera. This JVC records terrible video for this particular model is just one of the junkiest they make.
Summary: The Camcorder does what you need it to do. The software that comes with it stinks. I have uploaded the disk several times and have yet to get it to work. Went to JVC site to see if I could get advise/help--no luck. If you just want to record and not save on your computer this camcorder is O.K., if you want full function this isn't it. By the way, my PC runs Windows XP. UPDATE: I have now had this camera for less than a year and the viewing screen broke.
Summary: * I rarely write a one star review, but I strongly felt that purchasers should be warned about this camera. I am a satisfied user of the Flip Mino and a novice video maker on YouTube with 95 videos; I felt ready to upgrade to something better, so we eagerly anticipated our JVC Everio camera. It was a breeze to figure out how to use, and resulted in very high quality videos as seen on the camera itself. I was delighted!