Summary: Completely incompatible with Windows 7. Pretty ridiculous that JVC doesn't support a three year old product. I'm thinking about taking a dump in the box, sending it back to JVC, and responding to their complaints by saying I couldn't tell fecal matter from the hunk of crap they sold me.
Pros: There are no "Pros!" There was nothing good about it. After about 3 months, it had to be sent back for repairs. . It would not take anything at night. Then just after the warrnaty expired, it quit altogether. It never had a decent video and when it
Cons: Small and allowed me to put in a 32 GB SDHC memory card. It would run for 10 hours if plugged in. Battery life was so-so.
Summary: I bought this camcorder to use at dog show's and for vacation's. I've used it a few time's since I've bought it and I'm very happy with it. It's very easy to use, take's great footage, sound is good. This certainly serves the purpose to what I wanted it for.
Summary: I ordered the JVC Everio GZ-MS130AU Camcorder to replace an identical camera that was stolen from me so this is a repeat purchase! So glad to have replaced it. It is so lightweight and compact I carry it with me everywhere. I love that it takes video AND still images. A great feature if you have very active children is the ability to shoot stills at multiple frames per second.
Summary: The Everio GZ-MS130 as a video camera is a good camera, a photo camera it is not. Every photo comes out non-focused with motion blur lines. I am not to sad as it was purchased as a video camera and not a photo camera, but it would be nice to not have to lug both devices around. Low light tends to bring some graininess, but it is NOT a 0 lux camera so what do you expect.
Summary: My main reason for purchasing this camera was to capture good quality video while using a green screen. I wanted a camera that would supply a strong focus while giving me good color balances. So far I have not been disappointed. I had read there were issues in getting the .MOD format converted for editing in the computer this also has been a moot point as plenty of freeware is out there to handle the conversion smoothly and cleanly.