Excerpt: I have no computer experience and try to avoid modern technology as I find it too hard to get my head around, but saying this, I had NO problems at all using the JVC Hybrid Camera GZ-MG175EK, given as a gift without any instruction book. If an old bloke like me can use this camera without the instruction book, then Anyone CAN!
Excerpt: I have just brought the JVC MG142E and wanted to let you all know what a great little camcorder it is! First I should probably give you the technical stuff!! 40GB Inbuilt Hard Drive 34 x Optical Zoom 800 x Digital Zoom 2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen Memory Card slot for SD card Includes Image Stabiliser Night Vision Now, I am not exactly what you call an expert in technology but I found this little machine so great to get started with, after charging the battery for the...
Pros: Lightweight, Easy to use, Lots of built in memory
Summary: Great little camcorder that packs a big punch. Light-weight, easy to use, nice sound, colour variance, with all the right ports to transfer your data files (movies, pictures, etc). The only gripe I have is that it doesn't have 'night-shot' like Sonys' camcorders, but how many of us shoot footage in the dark?!
Excerpt: I agree with reviews about software for these camcorders, when sold to us we were told to just plug in usb to our laptop download files and burn to disc, as easy as that............well NO it is definately not. It does not work that way, the software they provide at JVC is utterly useless, very complicated to find out it does not work. We were then told to buy Nero 7 at £60 which again does not really work well with these camcorders so dont be fooled into buying it.
Pros: Light, easy to use when filming .
Cons: Nightmare to copy to disc, no night vision, very costly in extra equipment required
Excerpt: The camera seems fine however the bundled software is utterly useless. There is a direct copy to DVD feature which will only copy a maximum of 50 files to a single DVD, if your average clip length is 10 seconds you can write a maximum of 8 minutes 20 seconds to a DVD however large, or to put it another way 300 clips averaging 10 seconds, our holiday film, would require 6 DVDs or 28.2 GBs of DVD for 1GB of film.
Pros: Small pictue quality and sound good
Cons: Bundled software doesn't work and JVC couldn @ seem to care less .