Pros The video quality is quite impressive. Probably not the greatest out there, but what I use it for its decent. Has a good sized hard-drive, easy to navigate menus, and an hdmi output.
Cons Not so good at capturing sound, the camera function isn't anything to brag about, but it is useful if you don't have your camera at hand.
Summary All in all the camcorder is pretty good, I been planing on buying some accessories for it to improve on the areas its not good at (audio recording).
"A piece of garbage"on by 37465
Pros None-- It's a paperweight
Cons Useless-- it doesn't work with your computer.
Summary I've purchased two JVC Cameras in the last 48 hours and neither one worked. They are not recognized by Windows XP, Vista or OSX. Additionally, it is almost impossible to capture raw digital video onto your computer with these paperweights. You want to know how bad it is? I signed up for this CNET account specifically to warn others about JVC's new line of paperweights.
Pros Decent video, not the best but fairly good.
Controls are limited.
Lightweight and easy to handle.
Cons Not easy to use with a Mac. Files not easily recognized without a third party application like MPEG Streamclip.
Limited selection of lens adapters due to the way the camera is constructed.
Battery life could be better.
Summary You're better off buying a Canon HV30 or HV20. I have told my friends not to buy this camera.
Pros Absolutely none. Like the other comment on this website it is a worthless paperweight. Never ever take the risk and buy a JVC product.
Cons this camcorder runs TOD files which will NOT work on your computer, even if brand new. You will then call JVC where they WILL NOT support the worthless product. THE PEOPLE AT JVC ARE CRIMINALS AND SHOULD BE PROSECUTED.
Summary Do not risk your money and buy any JVC product. They don't work. You will waste 2-3 days of your life trying to get them to work and JVC does not support your 900 dollar purchase. You will also lose all your fottage since you can't access a TOD file.