Summary: I bought this camera (almost) when it first came out a few years ago. I paid 5 grand for it on amazon and now that it has dropped to 3500, you should definitely buy it. Like all the other reviews state, it's an incredibly great camera.
Summary: I bought one of these for an indie film that I am working on. I bought it one month early so that I would have enough time to learn everything about it. At the end of the month the right side of the screen started appearing a shade darker than the left side when viewing on an external monitor / TV...
Summary: My only problems are that adding an Anton Bauer Gold Mount on this is kind of clunky...also where's the 1080i JVC? Both of these not a problem if you upgrade to the 200...I know. Still a GREAT camera!
Summary: True 24p HD recording (same as movie film). 720p60 composite out to computer. 720p30 and DV available if considering HD. Comes complete with TV Video lens and is adaptable for additional lens' via a bayonette adapter. Image Focus Assist is very helpful in the field and I use it often.
Summary: This JVC camcorder with its Fujinon Lens makes Panasonic or Sony HD camcorders look like for amateurs. This is for those who want to work on documentaries/movies and not simply short takes at some news scene. The clarity of the picture is amazing .