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.
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...
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.
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: 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.
Summary: This little camera performs well. I probably should not write a review as I have not yet learned all the features. But the camera has some great features that I am sure will do some cool things when I figure out how to use them. It does not have a light, but the low light feature performs well.
Summary: I spent several months looking at cameras of different price ranges to find the best one for around $200. I'm confident that this one was the right choice. No other camera that I could find that was this cheap had HD and a zoom of 20x or greater. I really liked the HD in this camera.