Excerpt: At exactly one pound, the JVC GR-DX97 sells for a suggested $699.95 or a not-so-suggested street price of about $400. This camcorder comes with the basics: a 1/6-inch 680K CCD, a 12x optical zoom and a 700x digital zoom. What makes the JVC GR-DX97 unique is its 3-inch LCD monitor that flips up instead of out, like most traditional camcorders.
Pros: - 700x digital zoom, - Low light, video performance, - Spot exposure control
Cons: - Mic input, with no headphone input, - No accessory shoe, - Manual control