Summary: I use this for family shooting & also for amateur slow frame firearms gunsmith analyzing. It's a great unit. Still pictures turn out great, really like having an SD card slot for extra storage. HDMI feature is handy as well.
Summary: This is the first HD camcorder I have owned, but not the first one I have used. I am writing this review mainly to correct the impression given in the review "Fatal flaw in this video camera design!
Summary: I tested the camcorder over the period of several weeks outdoors in bright sunshine as well as indoors, even recording a single candle in a dark room. Top resolution photos were taken as well.
Summary: After very careful study and consideration over the last several months, I decided to go ahead and go with this JVC GZ-HM1 rather than the Canon HF S21 or Sony HDR-CX550V. One of my main concerns was low light shooting.
Summary: […] EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE OTHER HALF A DEZON OF HIGH DEF CAMCODRERS OUT THERE. I WENT WITH THE JVC-HMI BECAUSE OF ITS ABILITY TO PERFORM IN REAL LOW LIGHT SITUATIONS. ITS TAKES REAL GOOD 10 MPS STILL AND ON DUAL MODE IT TAKES OK STILL. THE GRAINS ON THE PICTURES ARE VISIBLE ON LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS.
Summary: I read a million reviews and spent months researching camcorders before deciding on this model, and I can honestly say I am completely satisfied. The video quality is absolutely stunning, as well as the image stabilization and low light performance. And it even takes great still pictures.
Summary: I purchased this cam to document my trip in the US. Really amayzing video quality in daylight, pretty good in low ligth. Darker places sometimes needs user to set manual focus (couse in real dark sometimes it losts auto), but after that its still very good.
Best Camcorder availble for both Video and Stills...
16 June 2010
Summary: I have owned this cam for a little over 2 months and am very happy with it's performance. In both bright-light and low-light filming conditions, this cam performs very well. It's video sharpness and color accuracy is excellent and is right up there with the best consumer cams available today.
Summary: I reviewed the GZ HM400 a while back, and it did not have very good low light performance. The GZ-HM550, which has the new backlight sensor, performed much, much better. Its sharpness is near the limit of HD, which is 1080 lines. The review will be published shortly.