Summary: One star instead of negative star, only because the main product essential works. The main charging unit was not included. Seller said it was. After contact, he said he put it in the box. The box was tattered, no charger. I had to buy one elsewhere. Also, it was advertised as new; it is not. I discovered a micro-sd card in the unit with a recording present. False advertising. Finally, no more responses to my emails. Live and learn.
Summary: We purchased this camcorder about 8 weeks after the birth of our son, hoping to catch the many wonderful memories that would occur in these precious first years. Not even 2 months after owning the camcorder, we turned it on one day only to get "communicating error" between the camcorder and battery. We tried charging the battery on the docking station, still the error, we tried charging the battery directly from the power cord to the outlet...same message.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder to record the dog sport of flyball. I took it to a tournament (indoors) and recorded our dogs passing to see if we could improve our skills. The lighting that this camcorder picked up was very warm (red tones) and the overall quality was not sharp as I had hoped. Once we recorded our dogs passing we would reivew the recorded material and slow it down to see how close the dogs were passing.
Summary: Bad Tech Support, I can't get the Everio software included to capture the video from the camera and record it on a DVD. I keep getting Error codes FF037303 and EOFD003D in PowerCinema NR, with no explaination of what this means. I called JVC, but they don't provide tech support for the software. I've tried installing it on three different Dell computers - Latitude and Dimension, running XP and it won't work on any of them.
Really Bad Camera, a Disappointment from JVC, the first to come with HDD camcorders
Ashish Maru "AM", Amazon
21 April 2007
Summary: I bought this camera based on the other great reviews here... I am not sure if these guys actually own the camera or have ever compared it to others in the market. The camera can not do auto white balance, thus is very bad for low light or conventional light bulbs. It will look good in the store with florescent lights or in the sun with bright lighting. The camera also claims to have night shot, which works very poor.
Summary: I'm going to come straight to the point here; the video quality on this camera is absolutely terrible. It does have a lot of good points though such as a handy docking station, a remote control, a nice menu system and a good 16:9 widesceen viewer but what's the point of it all if the recorded video is so poor? All the colours are wrong, brown looks red, green looks grey and they all merge into each other like some abstract painting.