Summary: - I don't know how people were raving about how it fits in a pocket -- even a BACK pocket. Give me a break. It's in no-way small enough to reasonably fit in either. - I don't know why the terrible location of the microphones (on top) wasn't mentioned more. It was only stated how, when the sound of the motor was recorded, it was disappointing.
Summary: Have had this wonderful camera for about a year; have struggled that long with the software. Makes it almost impossible to transfer pix from camera to PC, and repeated trips to JVC and Mr Photo websites have failed to find any updates or even replacement software. At this point, I have tried several different photo programs and none can download from the camera to the PC. I have excellent pictures, but little way to enjoy them except in the camera.
Summary: The quality of the still pictures just @#@$........I just bought this camcorder five days ago 08-20-01 and Im going to take it back today after work. The only reason I gave it a 2 star rating is because the camcorder portion seems to be realy good, but I also wanted the still pictures to be great for [the price]. sorry JVC but you realy let me down on this one....
The Motor Sound Is Picked-up By The Mic When Recording
Daniel S Johnson, Amazon
30 August 2000
Summary: Ok, probably like you I thought this was a very cool camcorder. It's a great design, small with lots of features. The problem is that it has one fatal flaw. The left and right mic are on top and pick-up a high pich whine of the camcorder motor when you are recording. I tried to get used to it but after a few days returned the product with much regret.
Summary: The size of the camera is very compact and handy but it has its drawbacks. The still picture quality is not very good with white lines running vertically, looking like a pin striped suit. The LCD Display is useless in very much light and is very small. The battery life is only about 1/2 hour shooting video and if you would want to take stills that use the flash, battery life is much shorter.