Summary: Product is malfunctioning. Didn't have the battery charger; which was not disclosed in the device display. During video is played back, the pictures show grid lines that distort quality of the actual images.
Feature-wise, pretty good, BUT horrible reliability
19 May 2010
Summary: I have owned this camera for nearly 3 years. Yet, in that time, the camera has been used for less than 6 hours. And I know that for sure because I bought three 2 hours tapes and have yet to use all three of them. I am happy with the image it can capture. The 1 DVD I made using footage from this camera (of course imported through firewire at high quality setting of the capture software and burned at max. resolution) looks pretty good.
Summary: We bought the JVC to replace a old canon Mini DV Cam. We were a little hesitant about buying refurb. Overstock shipped right away, packed the Cam perfectly and we received the product promptly. I would definately recommend Overstock.com and JVC products from here on out!!
Summary: This camera takes professional quality video. It is so easy to upload if you have a decent graphic card. For the price this is great.This camera has almost zero noise from the motor unlike some canon models.
Summary: I own this camera. I actually had to go through three of them before I got one that worked right. The first had a really loud motor that recorded onto the sound track. Then the replacement one jammed (while I was filming on vacation) and the third one is still going strong. This is a relatively new model, so I think they're perhaps still working the bugs out.
Summary: This is one purchase I do not regret making. It is a better camcorder then a lot of the other camcorders I looked at for more money. I like the fact that you can always put another tape in and not have to worry about running out of hard drive space. I also love the extreme zoom that this camcorder has, the small size and the abilty to take still shots. The audio is very good and the video playback is sharp and with excellent color.