Summary: However; no lens cap, cables, manual or software gave me some preliminary concerns. I was able to download manual from the JVC web site. Windows 7 professional will work with this cameras SD chip or you will need to order the proprietary software CD from JVC for $35 bucks. The 37 mm lens cap was $5 bucks.
Summary: This camera has a very clear image and amazing zoom, but is just not good for moving scenes, if you plan to record sporting events, or thing that require that you have to move the camera, you will be better off with something else, but, besides that, if you plan to shoot most out of a tripod or such, the camera has a crisp and clear picture by far better that other of it's price range, for the price this camera is a good buy.
Good quality, good video, battery less than awesome
14 January 2013
Summary: First, I want to say that this is a great camera. It has a lot of options and features and works perfectly. It is easy to use and the menus are clear and easy to follow without needing to refer to the manual. The video quality is good and it did perform well for me indoors. I was skeptical as some of the reviews questioned the use in low-light situations. However, a room with a light turned on proved to be more than sufficient to capture vibrant, crystal clear video.
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. The color in the UXP shooting mode using the xvC setting which is the Sony color system built into the Everio camcorder is excellent.
Summary: This is a pretty nice little camcorder. It could use a light for shooting in dark situations though. It takes clear and sharp video. It's very light and easy to hold. The menu is simple and anyone could use it. Has great zoom features. It saves files in AVCHD which is a nice feature. Here are the specs on a home movie of mine that's just few minutes long. This is on the full high quality setting.
Inexpensive little HD Camcorder delivers a fantastic picture for the money.
8 October 2011
Summary: I was actually quite impressed by the picture quality on this little (and I mean LITTLE!) camcorder. Although I haven't yet delved into all of its features yet, I was extremely impressed with its outdoor shooting capabilities, at least. I took some video at Lake Louise in Banff National Park a couple of weeks ago and was very surprised at just how crisp, clear, and breath-taking it appeared on my HDTV using an HDMI cable. Very good value for the money (IMHO).
Summary: I bought this camera to film skateboarding, I now have an opteka 37mm Vortex fisheye and am using a Zoom H1 digital recorder as an external mic, once I have some footage with my setup I will post so you get an idea how it looks. Its really a good camera I know some people bash it but when it comes down to it, for the price you cant beat it I mainly bought it for the video quality the audio isnt the worst but The Zoom H1 is superior by far.