Summary: If you can live with slightly lower video quality compared to the MiniDV models, the JVC 77 is a nice camera. It's easy to use, responsive, lightweight, etc. There is one HUGE catch for me and it caused me to ultimately decide to purchase a different camera.
Summary: This camcorder is great, however it only has a 10X optical lens whereas even their less expensive camcorders have at least a 30X optical lens. Our camcorder was missing the lithium battery and the lens cover didn't fit and the JVC factory refused to do anything about it.
Excerpt: Klein Handlich, leicht...Fesplattencamcorder...die neuen Guten??? Bei dieser Kamera trifft das leider weniger zu. Vor einem reichlichen Jahr habe ich mir diese zugelegt und war vorerst positiv überrascht... Nun zu den Details.