Summary: I've owned this camcorder for a month...Although please avoid them if possible, they open the box from JVC and change the standard battery for a NiCa battery which lasts only 20mins! Then they charge you extra for the normal battery. Unless you're really on the ball you'll be caught out like me. I cannot believe the nerve of these people! Check out Camcorder & Computer Video mag for other retailers with prices just as good, some better.
Summary: I bought the GR-DVM70 in the spring of 1999 and I've had only two minor problems with it. The first is that the standard 1-hour rechargeable battery is now beginning to lose its ability to hold a charge (I also bought a 2-hour battery). The second is that the plastic button that covers the switch that opens the camera somehow popped off. As you can see both of these are minor issues.
Summary: After the birth of my son, I wanted a camcorder to shoot video of him and family events. I tried the Canon ZR, Canon Vistura, and JVC DVM-70 The main reason I liked the JVC DVM-70 is the small size and relative low cost. This camcorder is so small it fits in a pants pocket or even a shirt pocket! Size is very important for me because of my experience with 35 millimeter cameras.
Summary: If you are looking for an ultracompact, feature-filled camcorder, the JVC GR-DVM70U digital cybercam will take you to new levels of vacation and home video making. The GR-DVM70U features a digital still picture output that allows this camcorder to act as a digital still camera. The still images are stored on a removable 4 MB multimedia card and can be downloaded onto your PC via the provided serial cable.
Summary: I have bought more than 8 digital video cameras in the last 3 years, its part of my job, and this one is the one... it is really, really good. Everyone working with me agrees. For personal use, for professional use... its just great.
Summary: I really liked this camera because it is so easy to use and all of its awesome features make it even better! If you need a totally spectacular digital video camera at a great price, this is the camera you've been looking for! It's the best consumer video camera on the market today!