Summary: I own a Canon Vixia HV30 and the JVC GZ-HM300U tops the quality with the exception of indoor low light shooting.
Pros: Great video with excellent focus and colors. Using the uxp and uxC modes give the best HD video I have ever seen and the image stablizer works well. Received a refurbished as a gift and have had no problems with it so far. Finished bluray disc using Pinnacle 14HD edit program produces broadcast q...
Cons: The wide angle is not so good. So I purchased a after market wide angle lens. That's a easy solution. The indoor low light shooting is very grainy.
Summary: I own a Canon Vixia HV30 and the JVC GZ-HM300BU both HD and I have to say the JVC outdoor quality beats the $600. + Canon hands down. First the auto focus is superb thoughout the whole scene with very little to no lose of clarity.
Summary: At $125 out the door the GZ-HM300 is steal,and most entry level camcorders will have similar cons.Re-certified stickers are ugly and not fun to remove.For Don use Google before slam a camcorder,batteries are easy to find just look
Pros: Really nice outdoor videos. Opening/closing the LCD turns on/off the device automatically. Effective optical zoom. Lightweight form factor,and pocketable.
Cons: Adjusting color results in pixelation Battery life is too short, about 1 hour Mid- to low-light picture is grainy,but about the same as the DVI-tape based camcorder it replaced. Using night owl setting in low light,the camcorder will not focus Software is not very effective as an editor
Summary: Haven't tried the included CD, as the software that comes free with most computer-connecting devices generally stinks. This camera loads just fine into Adobe Premier Elements. Just make sure that you select "Playback on PC" in camera's menu when connecting the USB and select "AVCHD" as the camera...
Pros: HD video for a cheap price, due to refurb. Tiny and easy to handle. No mechanical noise of it's own added to sound. Dual memory card slots.
Cons: No internal storage. Doesn't play nice with low light or much movement of camera. "Refurbished" and product ID stickers are located where they look the ugliest.
Pros: Dual SDHC slots. Fairly intuitive, I haven't opened the manual yet but I have upped the resolution, shot some video, downloaded it to Nero 10, edited and exported as mpeg video. Fits in the palm of your hand
Cons: Auto focus is not the fastest but it works. I think it is really 1080i video....not 1080p but for what I paid I don't care.
Summary: I forgot to notice that his camera didn't come with the 8GB of internal flash when I got it, so I had to steal an 8GB SDHC out of another device to test it.
Pros: The Camera is a pretty good bang for your buck and in general I like JVC. Records in 1080 which is nice, its looks good for the price. You won't seem much improvement without a lot more money. The Dual SDHC bays is a nice touch for seamless recording if its something you need.
Cons: I was a little bummed to open the box and find the factory fresh seal on the battery had been removed and it wasn't in the plastic at all. So my brand new camera was clearly repackaged at the factory after someone returned it, which is a little disappointing for buying something that is listed as...
JVC GZ-HM300 camcorder is still okay after half a year
Darik Horn, Amazon
15 May 2010
Summary: I've had this camcorder for six months. The only thing that I dislike about the JVC GZ-HM300 is its proprietary charger. At the price I paid, I would give this camcorder a five star rating if it could charge through a standard USB cable.
Summary: It was a tough choice, but I feel confident that I bought the right camcorder. The timelapse function was the main factor in my search, but don't feel that I sacrificed much else in this decision (except for horrible low-light sensitivity).
I aint no Steven Spielberg. I just wanted a camcorder.
Borat's Bad Brother, Amazon
15 May 2010
Summary: I dont have alot of money to spend and I really dont need anything fancy. Im not making a frakking movie here! The HD is kind of an open question at the moment. I recorded a bird at mid-day and the bird looked like the HD I expected but some flowers nearby appeared a bit less than HD.