Summary: Piece of crap! The seller knew the camera was defective and never bothered to mention. Should have been sold "for parts only"! Didn't bother to send it back...I just threw it away. I wasn't going to spend another dime on this train-wreck!
Summary: Got the camera and it didn't want to turn on or charge the batteries it came with. What a dissapointment. I had an older batteryfrom the same type of camera so i put it in there and it turned on for a little bit then it turned off, WHAT THE HELL!!!!
Summary: We owned our camcorder for a little over a year. Got it out of the bag where it had been safely kept and it gives us a LENS CAP warning. We can not get a picture at all. After doing some research to decide if we want to get it repaired or not we realized that this is a BIG problem with this camcorder. There is no hope. JVC will not help you either. Save yourself some money and get a different brand.
Summary: Got the condensation lock error and that was it. Was prepared to clean off the sensor, but the tape door wouldn't open no matter what. Tried for a few days but found I was just getting madder and madder. Went out, found a rock, and smashed the hell out of this frustrating piece of crap! That made me feel better.
Summary: Don't waste your money. I got this camera a while back and it's been nothing but problems. Camcorder was sent back to JVC 2 times for the same apparent problem. Both times they did repair the problem but after the second time i knew that i problem had a lemon. Of course, now after the warranty is up I get a message that the operation is paused due to condensation. That's too many problems for me I will be thinking twice before buying any more JVC products.
DO NOT PURCHASE JVC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Georgia Girl "ngeorgianow", Amazon
14 December 2008
Summary: When the camera worked, it was nice. When the camera did not work (a longer period of time), it was aweful and expensive to fix. JVC does not care if you are having problems with your product. The only answers I rec'd from customer support were, "You pay for shipping to fix. Your problem now....goodbye." I spent over $500 on my camcorder less than 4 years ago. It has only worked a short time. Best of luck to you.
Summary: We received this camera as a gift. Used it about 10 times with no complaints. Then we had the "Condensation Error" We put it away hoping it would "FIX" itself. I was wondering where the condensation came from since it was never outside. Long story short did not fix itself. Missed birthdays, Christmas, even 1rst steps! I read a few reviews and cleaned the sensor, and by golly it works again.
Summary: Had the same problem after approximately four years with the camcorder locking up in a pause mode with "condensation, operation paused" flashing on the screen. It eventually came out of it but then it happened again and again. I tried to clean the sensor in the tape bay but this did not correct the problem. I think I'l just dump the damn thing and never buy from JVC again. It looks from all I read on the net that they don't even suggest a solution.
Summary: I've had this camera for 3 years, it's been pretty lightly used. No problems whatsoever until today, when I got the dreaded "condensation error" message. After reading the doom and gloom in other reviews of this product, I was ready to throw it (and the $300 I paid for it) in the trash, until I saw the "fix" below for the condensation problem. IT WORKS! I had to do it a couple of times, but everything is working A-OK.