Summary: I'm new to the digital camcorder world, but this one has been working great so far. I didn't realize we'd need to purchase a separate memory card to allow it work, and a cable to download the images (we didn't have the right drives on the computer for the card) but after we picked those up, we were able to use it and download the videos and still shots.
Summary: Was more than I expected and in great condition. The camera quality is excellent. Only down side it the pop off lens cap, which I have already lost. However, I have had powered ones as well which fail easily. So I think I rather have this type and do a better job of holding on to the cap. I used it to capture a tornado and thus must have been so focused that I dropped it on the ground.
Larry V. Reitz Jr. "Reitz Digital Imaging", Amazon
15 December 2011
Summary: This shipped out in a good time and arrived in new condition. I love the quality of video on the highest video settings. I DON'T like the fact that you can't just take out the chip, put it in your desktop or laptop, and retrieve the videos that you shot. You must use the JVC software included to make a backup copy of these videos to your hard drive somewhere or the audio and video will be out of sync. It's ridiculous and time consuming!
Summary: I bought the camera about a year ago in order to film documentaries and use for down hill long boarding. The camera works fine in the setting just below full HD, if you want to save some space. I've been using a class 2 SD card the whole time and it works great, there's no need for a faster card, in my opinion. The picture is great, so is the sound, only problem is that it doesn't perform as well in low light as JVC leads you to believe.
Summary: I am a filmmaker and I had a flip video camera for a while but I wanted something a step up. So I was searching for cameras in the $200 price range. This camera had some good looking features and seemed to have good quality. So I purchased it and I was satisfied. This camera shoots in great quality and is simple to use and convenient. It is also light weight. But I do have a few complaints. This camera's battery life was rather short.
Summary: happy with the product, filming like mad, have had others and it is easy to use and quality high, have been able to film lots of stuff and easily put it on computer to edit and share with family and friends
All the features you could want at an exceptional price!
31 July 2011
Summary: I did a lot of theoretical comparative shopping, and found that for the money this JVC GZ HM300 camcorder is ideal for my needs, which are good quality videos with image stabilizer, excellent zoom feature, night shooting, quick and easy menu options, compact and light weight, but mostly high definition quality, a rarity at that price level.