A great pro camcorder that's upgradable without breaking your budget.
3 July 2012
Summary: This is a great camcorder if you want to have the abilities of a DSLR and Camcorder combined without a 5k price tag! A bayonet mount is the biggest feature taking multi lens is its best point. And extremely light for its size, being a fraction of a Sony or Panasonic. And plenty of accessories that are now affordable!
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. It shoots native 720p HD and in 24 fps so it's great for up and coming young filmmakers that want to produce movies that "look" like film. The lens is amazing and probably the reason why you should get this 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 (recorded to tape). I returned it to amazon and purchased a second camera... which also had the same defect (only this time it was much worse and visible on the LCD display).
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. Image smooth is available and SD save for your different set ups. I teamed it with Focus Enhancements HDD FS 4HD recorder and ADOBE software and that's it.
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 . And you get a pro microphone with it along with a great viewfinder. And it all comes at a great price - unbeliveable. JVC has always been the leader in this technology .