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.
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: This camcorder is very small and very simple but 1/ it takes horrible still pictures 2/ I haven't been able to find a simple little pouch for it. I called JVC and they told me they didn't even make one ! unbelievable. If anyone has found a compatible pouch please let me know ! thanks
Summary: I changed my previous JVC Mini DV, which was 4 years old. Was looking to change it for a Sony mini Dv camcorder, based on reviews and size, however if you compare price vs quality of this JVC mini DV, I think it is the best on the market.
Summary: If I'm to review this based from its price, this is absolutely the best there is! I've been keeping an eye on this one since it was released, so far this are the complaints I've read from other forums: - Short Battery life. (Actually 1 hour's not bad) - Lousy still images.