Summary: great camera. intuitive interface, silent motor zoom and autofocus. The camera takes excellent in low light, you can shoot childrenconcerts without additional lighting. Light weight compared to other professional cameras that I've tested. You can select the format of recorded files depending on your computer and software. Better to take a used professional camera JVC than new unprofessional.
Summary: I am new to a camcorder with all these features, but once you figure out how everything works, it shoots great video! auto mode is very good, but tweaking in manual mode is very beneficial especially in low light. I use it to make videos for youtube and it is very easy to do. Just shoot, remove the sd card, copy the video to your desktop and drag to youtubes upload page.
Summary: From it's small profile to it's jam packed technology, this camera delivers well in many situations. I'm giving it a 5 star simply because it provides excellent versatility and performance for the price/package combination. Pros: Compact size and weight is a plus as I have hiked this camera up the Swiss Alps and even up beach and mountain cliffs. The technology packed into the camera gives the cameraman excellent control.
Summary: Great little camcorder. Good resolution, light weight and reasonably easy to figure out. More of a consumer that a "pro" camera, but it produces a fine image. The key for me was that it saves files to 32GB SD cards in MPEG4 or MOV formats that can be instantly ready by Premiere Pro (the editing software I use) or FinalCutPro, this saves substantial time that used to be taken up by transcoding.
Summary: When I look at this camcorder at first, I was a little bit skeptical. It is a little bit bigger than an advance consumer camcorder. After reading the manual and getting used to all the manuals, I can honestly say that this is a very good camcorder for its size. It has all the manuals controls you need for shooting a pro video. Also, it's possible to tweak the setting to obtain a very good picture quality even in low light situations.
Summary: I was skeptical about the robustness of recording to these tiny flash cards. To be honest, so far, I'm amazed. After shooting for years on bigger cameras utilizing mini-DV tape, I rise up and rejoice... "I'm liberated!" I love almost everything about this camera, starting with its size. Very compact which allows for maintaining an effective under-the-radar presence. Look like a tourist, while gathering superb professional footage.
Summary: This camera is able to record in Quicktime. And it the only Video Camera listed for sale on the Apple website. I use Final Cut Pro X. This thing is perfect when it comes to work flow. Shoot your scene edit you clips (NO RENDERING)! Wow this is the way it should be. This is a point and shoot/ get it right the first time camera. I was so impressed with the speed and smoothness things focus in.
Summary: After 6 months of research, I finally went the the JVC-HM150. In the end, the reason was a no brainer. I am a wedding and event videographer. My clients expect me to deliver a great video for which they a paying top dollar for. Imagine telling the bride you lost the footage of the most happiest day in her life because of SD card failure. This would truly give you a bad reputation. The fear of loosing footage is now over.