Summary: This JVC camcorder packs a pretty solid bang for the buck. The 520 lines of resolution give you a very nice, clear picture, even without going to the extent of buying an HD camcorder. Colors are very well represented, and the sound is of decent quality as well. (Can get a bit rough in windy situations though.) Aside from the clear picture, the camera is easy to use.
Summary: This Mini DV has excellent sound and picture quality. If you need a mini DV this one does not have all the features of some cameras but all those features should be included in your video editing software. I mean isn't that why you buy a mini DV? So you can put it on your PC and edit it there then put it on a DVD!
Summary: I reluctantly bought a display model of the GR-DVL120U about a year ago. I choose this model because of price, shape/size and the fact it was digital. Price was the biggest concern because the soul purpose was for shooting underwater video (if my housing flooded, I would be out less money). The camera is still going strong despite use in some rough environments.
Summary: After researching the least expensive MiniDV camcorder models on the market, I finally decided the JVC GR-DVL120 packed the most punch for the price. My review does focus on some of the negatives, but in general, I am satisfied with my camcorder. The Amazon.com editor's review mentions that the camera has a 16x optical zoom. Unless their are sub-models of the DVL120, this claim is false. The optical zoom is 10x. Regardless, the 10x optical zoom seems suitable.
Summary: it broke the third time we used it. no power, nothing. now the labor warranty is expired and the tape is stuck inside! do not nuy no matter how great the deal. you will buy buy a peice of excretory waste.
Summary: I had the camcorder for about a year and then BANG, this whinding noise starts to happen... I can't record with it anymore... It seems with the slightest touch, it makes a whinding noise and tottally destroys the image... This product was a great deal... Too bad it doesn't work! ...
Summary: I've had one of these for about 18 months...after a year of ownership it started eating DV tapes. I've had three destroyed when rewinding...you get an error message and the next thing you know your tape is in ribbons. Fortunately, I found a place that will repair them but it is expensive ($30 per tape). I contacted JVC about the problem..
Summary: Its funny hearing all these reviews on this camera. The problem listed in earlier reviews about the camera having focusing problems. I too have had similar problems. It almost seems like the video feed stalls slightly when panning out, or tilting the camera to one side or downward. I received my first camera and right out of the box it was so bad it did not function. My replacement I have had for about 3 months, and now similar problems are arising.
Summary: Overall this camcorder is very good. Pros- 1. Video Quality 2. Ease of use 3. Price Cons- 1. No USB capability 2. Video takes up much memory on computer. 3. Quality in low light. 4. Battery Life. If you plan on buying this camcorder, make sure you get a firewire card. Next, If you plan to to do a lot of shooting indoors or near a power supply the battery is fine. If you will be in the great outdoors, make sure you buy an extra or better batter.