Summary: I love the quality of the finished recordings on this camera. I also think that at it's price point it was a good balance of features and portability. Lastly, it was very easy to lug around - doesn't weight much at all - and quite facile in terms of pulling it out and pointing it at something and making a movie on the fly. I probably wouldn't even be selling mine, but I won a new one in a contest! Lucky me!
Summary: I've had my JVC GR-DV800 for close to 2 months now, and I'm extraordinarily pleased. It's my first camcorder, and I don't regret in the slightest the choice I made, having tested much of the major functionality, especially interfacing with a computer. Although it appears this model is getting harder to find new, I would recommend it unequivocally to anyone considering buying it.
Summary: the "palm of your hand" has also mastered an amazing piece of technology here with the GR DV800U. Companies followed the lead of JVC and competition generated fantastic graphics/pixel imagery. This camcorder delivers a must in everyone's home. It picks up details you have never seen.
Summary: Compared to all the new, old-fashioned looking MiniDV and 3rd generation camcorders out there, I love the look and feel of the JVC GR-DV800. It's silver with blue trimmings and has that old-school elongated look versus the vertically built ones coming out of late. Right out of the box it felt substantial. I thumbed through the manual while charging up the battery (can't do it off the camera) and was a little dismayed at the large amount of instructions.
Summary: I bought this camera for a Winston Cup race I was going to. And let me tell you...this camcorder amazed me with the video and still images I was able to get. I was disappointed with the outcome of the race but I loved the video I got. If you buy this camera look into buying a longer-life battery because the battery that it comes with drains pretty quickly. Overall I would have to say that this camcorder was the best [$$] I have ever spent.
Summary: Before getting this camera I've done an extensive research and tryed differnt digital camcorders. I found that the main advantage of this unit is 1.3 meg. resolution still pictures, 3.5 inches LCD, good filming at low light conditions and stereo microphone. I also liked the way this camera looks -- "professional look".