Summary: this review comes seven years later, so it brings a lot of perspective. one of those perspectives is this is the best model prosumer camcorder at its price point ever made, before or since. if you are fortunate to find one, snap it up. it has proved timeless in value.
Summary: I am very happy woth this product. The picture quality is excellent, the controls are more intuitive than my last camera... making changes in the settings is far easier. This was the least expensive 3 CCD camera I could find but it was about half the price of the the mini dv 3 CCD camera I bought a...
Summary: JVC has a terrible proprietary .TOD video file format. Once you get over that obstacle though, this particular Everio camera has the X.V. Color booster which is the only true reason to buy this camera over any other in its class.
Summary: This camera is a great HD camera and at a great price (that's what happens when six months pass since a product introduction in the consumer market). However, the lack of the ability to edit HD files using firewire is a big problem.
Summary: Pros : Nice camera - vivid pictures and movies. Compact and easy to use. 120 gig hard drive is very nice. Cons: Battery life could be better. Editing software is OK. Does not allow you to use Windows movie editors.