Summary: I bought this cam after reading the reviews saying it was a ok cam. Now for the price I didn't expect a lot and still was shocked at the poor vid quality. Put it this way my canon Power shot SD870IS point and shoot digital camera takes better video. so why even have a camcorder at all? Do yourself a favor either spend 3x the money and get the a new sony HD or just buy a decent digital camera. I'm returning this now.
Summary: My first venture into camcorders has proved to be a wasted exercise with this model. I wanted something that was easy to use, it is even without referring to the manual. This has earned one star! However, if this is an example of camcorders then I'll stick to recording video on my existing digital STILLS camera in normal mode.
Excerpt: I feel that this is a great entry level camera which you can pretty much pick up and start shooting with straight away. The camera itself has a great feel to it and oozes quality and seems sturdy and reliable which is what I expect from JVC it is light and easy to use I don''t even think i needed the instructions.Good image stabilizer fast auto-focussing and has a good zoom range which gave great quality of video and picture.
Pros: Easy to use even a child could shoot a decent video :)