Summary: I purchased this camera in mid 2004 for around $450 plus an extended warranty (about $40 extra) What a mistake this purchase was. Problems started within about a month or so, but not to the point where I felt it needed to be returned--yet. I wanted to document our move from Texas to Colorado.
A good start for a teacher who wants young people to learn.
6 May 2011
Summary: Well, I'm still learning how to use it. But considering I am in my 50s, you don't expect me to learn it as soon as I touch it. It feels slightly loose in my hand, but since it is my first time to own a video camera, I am sure I can get use to it.
Summary: I purchased a JVC GR-DX77us last july and to be fair, its video-taping capabilities are good, and the resolution is good. However, I have not been able to get the video capture feature to work on the camcorder.
Summary: I have exactly the same problem as you guys are having. After a year of ownership hardly using the thing it starts zooming out of control. Contacted jvc and got the same response denying a problem. My friend has the dx97ek and it has exactly the same problem.
Worked ok for about a year, then the zoom problems started...
RV "Ram", Amazon
2 November 2006
Summary: I bought this about an year ago. It worked fine till about a month ago. The first thing that I noticed is that the camera would zoom in all by itself. I had to have my finger firmly holding the zoom out button so that it would not zoom in.
Summary: I was happy with this one until it showed this problem. It automatically zooms in to the maximum. So now basically I can't use it any more. I initially thought maybe it's due to my operation somehow although I'm sure I'm gentle on it.
Summary: I bet this would be a decent camcorder, if the zoom issue wasn't there. It's apparently a major glitch with this model. I bought mine new, used it without incident for about three or four months and then it began zooming at will.
Summary: I just bought my first Camcorder after doing alot of research of reading reviews and comparing different models. I was on a budget and needed a good starter camcorder after getting tired of looking i found a JVC DX77 model that was in Mint condition, came with original equipment and a 2 year...
Summary: Easy to use, light weight. Don't buy the extended battery, the battery goes against your palm, and one of the corner would stick into your hand if you get the extended battery. I have two regular battery, both last an hour with the viewer on full time. Easy to create a DVD with the boundle software.