Summary: so i have had my camcorder for a few years now, i haven't used it a whole lot but at least once a year during the summers. not until recently when i went on a cross country road trip with it that i noticed a lot of back ground noise being picked up instead of the sounds i was actually trying to record.
Summary: Bought this about a year ago and now it has a lens cap error (appears like the shutter never opens) and will not record video. Spoke with JVC and they seemed to know that this is a problem and are having me send it in. Will update my rating after I see what is wrong, if they can fix it, if they will stand behind their product. Watch for more details. Before it failed only complaint I had was it was a little flakey with lighting but otherwise worked okay for the price.