Summary: compact enough it fits in your shirt pocket. has 2 types of recording media. very easy to change batteries. You can easily purchase additional memory cards that increase the storage from 4 to 12 GBs. very easy to change the memory cards.The ability to take still photos or to create a video clip is wonderful, then you add audio to your clip or use the camera as a voice recorder, the item can not be beat.
Summary: Ok.. this is now the 4th Review of this "Sort of" neat little camera. I decided to totally rewrite the review. Here we go again! I now own (5) GZ MC100 Mini Cams. One was bought as a traditional Referb. Two were bought new [...]. The other two were bought [...]. It is interesting to note that the $90 used camera was not labeled JVC but VICTOR. The camera must have been a Japanese version.
Summary: I was intrigued by the prospect of a small, lightweight camera with no tape. I bought it at the first opportunity. However, having used it for a week, this is a huge disappointment. The battery lasts for meagre 30 minutes or so, and the picture quality indoors is very poor. Colors are pale in weak light. I guess most potential buyers of this camera already own a mini-DV camera of decent quality. Well, compared to my 5 year old Sony TR-V 8 I was greatly disappointed.
Summary: I bought this camcorder at Bargain ultimate through Amazon. It was delivered to me as promised and I got everything as I expected. I realy like this camcorder. It's so convienent to carry and shoot.
Summary: I have purchased 3 digital recorders in the past 10 months - the Fisher FVD C1, the Panasonic SV-AV100, and now the JVC. My goal was to find a small, compact camera that provided me with decent photos and decent video quality. I purshased the Fisher for $700 (on sale) and while the size was great, it quickly became its only redeeming factor. Video was terrible - they claim DVD quality, no way, it was very poor.
Summary: Pros: Its really small. I mean small. It will fit in most medium size camera cases. The still pics are acceptable. I have a sony p41 4.1MP and it comes close. With the 10x zoom I dare say it's more usefull than no zoom and more than makes up for pixels. It is extremely simple to use and to figure out. The .mod files really are simple to use and transfer. I bought a card reader and can burn dvd straight from the microdrive.
Summary: I've had this unit for about 2 weeks now, and I really like the convenience of its size and digital file transfer, but I'm very disappointed with its color performance. In less-than-ideal lighting conditions, the image is dark and the color is very washed out. With bright ambient lighting, it's acceptable, though not nearly as vivid as my old Sony Digital 8mm.
Summary: I run trails. I need three features in a camcorder: 1. Shockproof and weatherproof. I've trashed two Mini DV camcorders, sending each back to the factory twice for repairs. Tape drives can't handle bouncing in a backpack. Also they can't handle rain. 2. Small and light. 3. Good picture quality. Mostly I pull still photos out of the video.
Summary: I recently purchased my JVC Everio MC100 at Fry's for $999.99 plus tax. It is the first camcorder I have owned in ten years. So, I wouldn't call myself a camcorder expert. This said, I travel a lot and have stuck to stills mostly because of weight. When I saw the MC100, I was intrigued. Could I really have DVD quality and a lightweight device? My answer is yes; but it will cost you.