Summary: This is an excellent camcorder. I bought it used and absolutely love it. It works very well, with great picture & sound. I had no problems transferring images to my PC. It is a small camcorder, easy to use, at a great price.
Summary: This camera is a good one but the programs that is included with it should have been burned to dust. There are alot of problems importing files to the p.c. If you have a adobe 5.0 premere you have to get diffrent drivers to make the fire wire compatible. If you use the camera for fun its great, but dont count on making hollywood productions.
Summary: This is my first camcorder, and I'm having a ball with it! It's so easy to use, and I love the snapshot feature that allows me to take a snapshot image in the midst of recording, and it even throws in a little shutter click sound for effect! Maybe I'm easy to please, as I have no prior camcorder experience, and therefore no preconceived notions as to performance. But the picture looks great, and the sound is decent.
Summary: Even though this camcorder has many great functions, I was disappointed that I had a dirty head warning after the first 60 minutes of use. Not what I expect after spending 650+. The recorder was new (sealed box). Trying to get the recording on a VCR is also giving me problems. It may be my TV and VCR are Multi-system units but I don't think that's the problem. I am fair with the cable connections and expected immediate success. Things should not be so tough.
Summary: Picture quality is good but the image stabilization is very bad. I purchased this camera a week ago and decided to return it and get Canon Optura Pi, since Optura Pi has the optical stabilizer.
Summary: Hi: I have had the same experience as the other two reviewers that had the "Clean Heads" warning appear after only a few minutes of use. After which the camera then died. Fortunately I was able to return it for a full refund but that is not satisfactory, as JVC should be ashamed of themselves for subjecting their customers with a problem that is obviously running rampant in this Model. That is almost 30% of this small sample that have had this experience.
Summary: My 300u has the same problem with the clean head message too. After approx. 30 min of recording and playing, "clean head warning" appears and blocks of noise appear during playback. This happened just last Sunday with a brand new unit. But came Monday everything seems to be normal again. Strange!!
Summary: I just bought this camera .... I've had no problems importing still images or video to my PC, though the still image quality is nowhere near that of a true digital still camera. The LCD screen is a bit small, but again its just fine for the price. Also, don't believe everything you read about the mic. I tested it and it picked up whispering at ~1 meter and normal conversation at ~5 meters. It even has a feature to reduce wind noise on windy days.
Summary: This camera is small, nice looking, has good pictures, and cheap ($399 including freight). I was very happy. However, like some of the other users, it broke down after about 30 minutes of use. It keeps prompting for heading cleaning and I know the head is dirty because blocks of noise appear during playback. It happens especially bad during LP mode. Why??? Needless to say, I am disappointed.