Summary: It is what it is a old hd cam with horrible x12 optical zoom the rest is digital up to x700 but the image gets so grainy after 12 of coarse so if u zoom in alot this is not that up close hd cam u want even with macro lens on it just doest cut it my jvc everio gzms100 a very low budget cam zooms in...
Summary: Having shot a lot of footage with this camera, I'll just come right out and say up front that you really get what you pay for. In this instance, you're getting an incredible image -- as is -- and amazing sound without having to use an external sound kit.
Summary: This handy flash camera does everything advertised. The video is smooth with vivid colors. Although not as small as the Canon SF200, this camera is large enough for the average sized hand to get a good grip and keep a steady shot.
Summary: I own this and recorded music video using the panasonic and a sony ex1 you can see the results [...] (When sonny gets Blue) The ex1 is a [...] camera the hdc sd100 was not as good but for the 10xless price it held its own. I needed to tweek the final video with sony vegas but I was pleased.
Summary: This is a fantastic lightweight camera. I don't know the story behind current pricing but I paid $530 for my camera. Pros: The camera makes high definition video and you can choose between 1920, 1080, or 720. Most video I take is at the highest resolution. The camera can take still images.
Summary: I was worried about having to convert the compressed files from the memory card into editable files for FCP. Using Voltaic, I was able to make the conversion easily. The camera is so light, you hardly know its in your hand.
Summary: I had to return this item, because the format it records in is just too difficult. You can get a converter, but it's such a hassle. The main reason I purchased this item was the focus ring. If you are willing to spend a little more money for the focus ring, I suggest you purchse the JVC GZ HD7.
Summary: Excellent camera... very compact with good image quality. Love the high definition and its perfect for home movies! I would recommend this camera to anyone, unless you have really big hands. It might be a little cumbersome to turn the recording on and off with your thumb if your hands are big.
Summary: This is my 3rd HD camera. I first had a JVC HD-7 which took very good video in high outdoor light only, indoors was utterly very poor. I do a lot of videos of my toddler indoors and even with all the lights on it was very poor quality so I went with the panasonic new 3MOS system for all the praise...
Summary: Overall an excellent camera but it's very smallness makes the SD100EBK fiddly for adult male fingers to use. As an example you cannot use the viewfinder with your left eye and press the start / stop btn at the same time: there isn't room.