Summary: It has everything I wanted and a plus! It works perfectly. I was very impressed with the small size of the device and the shoe mount + mic input and headphones plug were a must for me. The fact that it has audio bars while recording is a nice touch. The feature that was not on my buying list but definitely became one of my favorites is the time lapse along with super slow motion. It is a great camera and would buy it again anytime!
Excellent every day HD video camera AND great research tool with external audio input
22 July 2013
Summary: Use this camera for recording home interviews and other research topics. Several features are essential for our purpose, and the EX515 has them all... +Mic Input +Audio Monitor +Adjustable Mic Level +Record on AC power +SD recording quality +Good low-light capability Details This is, of course, a very good quality HD video camera for everyday use. Video quality in low indoor lighting is excellent, and you have some high bit rate HD resolutions on tap as well.
Summary: It's a decent camcorder for the money. Like that I can access it via Wifi and using my smart phone, but the "Live Streaming" over Ustream requires a computer. Not what I was hoping for. I really hoped this would stream through the Wifi directly to Ustream so I could bypass a computer. I'd not be unhappy if it worked through my iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S4, but that's not supported. Besides that it does a decent job of recording video.
Summary: I bought this particular brand because of the great reviews. I settled on the JVC GZ-EX515 model, honestly, because I could get it through Costco and take it back if it did not work out. I have had it for the weekend. I will say it did a great job recording our daughter's recital in an indoor, flourescent setting.
Fulfills every expectation, with a surprise extra.
Clint Everett, Amazon
18 May 2013
Summary: I had reviewed the features on several models and settled on this one because of the low-light performance, external microphone plug, audio monitor plug, the ability to grab a still photo while recording video, and long, stabilized, zoom range. I was vaguely aware that it had a wi-fi card built in, but had not thought about how that might be useful.
Summary: After waiting a very long time, and pondering over which one to buy, I had high hopes for this camcorder,.. I wanted one with a sound input jack and a headphone jack plus 1080p 50f,.. What a let down, I have several mics, and not one worked correctly, not even my Rhode mic. I very quickly came to the conclusion that the sound levels on the camcorder were way below what they should be and even after setting the level as high as it would go, it was still very poor and...