Conclusion: In the ever-evolving pocket camcorder realm, JVC's Picsio GC-FM1 is hardly a game-changer, but a slick design and a robust feature set including HD video and 8-megapixel still-image capture make it a solid choice.
Pros: Attractive, compact design. Records 1440-by-1080p HD video. 8-megapixel still-image capture. HDMI out.
Cons: No USB Arm, charges via cable. Very low-quality speaker. Lacks external microphone. Subpar still images.
Conclusion: Available in a garish pink, blue or much more attractive black, as with any mobile sized camcorder, users shouldn't expect quality to match that from a camcorder with a larger lens, optical zoom and a price tag five times as much. That said, viewed in a small window on your PC desktop rather than on a wide screen flat panel TV, quality is more than adequate for purpose - being that this is designed more as a tool for shoot-from-the-hip video bloggers than budding...
Pros: Cool design, lightweight and compact, HDMI connectivity offered alongside AV and USB out, memory expandable via (optional) SD or SDHC cards
Cons: Mono microphone and speaker, screen visibility compromised when cropped to ape 16:9 widescreen ratio, no convenient flip out USB arm offered as on some competitors