The battery was dead when the video camera came in
Susan "SMS", Amazon
21 July 2012
Summary: The camcorder was functionning but the battery was dead and I had to purchase a new battery because there is no way to contact the vendor for a battery replacement but to return the camcorder and pay a restocking fee which I didn't want to do. Expect the battery to be dead prior to purchase this item.
Summary: We bought this to replace our old panasonic camcorder which died after 3 years of use. This camcorder has served us flawlessly. The ability to take still pictures and video with the same unit is great - less things to carry around. Computer compatibility is great also, as we used this with a Linux system and there were no issues. A solid product from JVC.
Summary: The JVC GR-D775u MiniDV Digital Camcorder is a great entry level Mini DV camcorder, without all the bells and whistles, the machine has performed flawlessly since we have purchased it and is VERY easy to operate. The image quality is good and it has the ability to record in Letterbox and widescreen formats. We would definately recommend this camera to anyone who wants a dependable, easy to use, economically priced camcorder.