Summary: I've used this for a few years to make YouTube videos off and on ([...] if you want to see). Quality is decent, but not great. It doesn't handle low light well at all so make sure you've got lots and lots of cool white light. Non-daylight spectrum bulbs give everything a shadowy, orangey-yellowy hue. Oh and the battery isn't so great.
Summary: I purchased this to video tape my Son's football and soccer games and to convert video to You Tube highlight films and DVDs for College Coaches. IT WORKED GREAT. Great quality and easy to use. I had numerous Coaches ask my son who is professional videographer was. I loved it so much just bought another Everio. Never a problem or issue over 5 years of heavy use.
Summary: I've been very disappointed by this camera. I bought it largely based on good on-line reviews. I'm on my second one. I bought it from Circuit City in 2007. The first one had a broken display. Returned it and got a second one. The second one worked okay for 5 of 6 months but then I began having difficulty getting stuff to transfer to the PC--I'd get error messages about the drive failing. Eventually it got to the point where I can't record either.
Summary: The Everio camera takes nice video, and good stills, but the output format is a funny modified mpeg that puts the audio on a separate file which needs to be spliced back on to be viewed in anything but JVCs software making this camera a pain in the tail for Linux users. If you are a Windoze user I guess it's fine...
Summary: Ok, so this isn't the highest quality camera on the market. But, it is light, easy to use, and has decent picture quality. If you've got the money, spulrge on a higher rated $600 camera or hold out until prices on hi def camcorders come down more. If you don't want to spend more than $400 or so, this is one of the best HDD cameras you can pick up.
Summary: I received this product as a gift from my father for the birth of our first child. Within a month, the power/play/record switch began malfunctioning. It still works, but in order to turn the camera off, I have to leave it in the record position and close the viewer. Putting the camera in the OFF position actually drains the battery empty. I sent it in to their service department just before the year was up.
Summary: Hard drives are the only way to go for me now. I can't believe how much easier and more functional they are than external storage. It's completely change recording for me... more specifically changed the playback! Makes video clips easy to find and show and you can quickly and easily switch back to recording without having to find the end of tape.