Summary: I'll first start off by saying that this is quite an impressive product. I wasn't expecting too much out of this, but it definitely surpassed my expectations. One thing I noticed right off the bat is how user friendly it is.
Summary: Amazing picture quality, 1080p from such a compact unit. 40x OPTICAL zoom is very impressive as well. Clear zooming without any "digitizing" so images are crystal clear. The video from this camcorder is comparable to prosumer camcorders costing thousands more. Good job JVC.