Pros Excellent Image Quality in colours and details.
Dual CODEC MPEG 2 TS and AVCHD (Best of both worlds)
Great Blu ray Software
Cons Average stills approc 3 MP, but hey I'm buying a camcorder.
Summary I read various reviews about the Canons and Sony SR11/12 and nearly purchased one of them. It wasn't until I went to a retail store and asked the assistant to compare the camcorders and let me be the judge as to what is the better performing camcorder.
I compared the JVC GZ-HD40/30 up against the Canons and Sony SR11/12 and I was amazed at the results. The JVC GZ-HD30/40 left the competition for dead in many aspects such as Image quality, colours and in various lighting conditions. We connected them to identical LCD panels and the camcorders and panels were all set to their factory settings.
I then purchased the GZ-HD40 and I'm really happy with the quality and ease of use. I have even blown my friends away who have either the Sony SR12 and the Canon HF-11.
It also comes with great software that allows me to burn to Blu-Ray disc or DVD. With the competition they give you basic software or a trial version of Blu Ray software.
I definately recommend that you all do the same and see the quality for yourself.
Pros Awesome picture quality, heaps of handy features, still quality not too bad - all features (record and playback) can be operated from remote, simple to use for a beginner like me. Night time recording not too bad due to light also.
Cons Annoyingly I am unable to install the software on my computer so that is definitely a negative (although not the fault of JVC). Digital optical stabilisation would also be a beneficial feature but otherwise still pretty good.
Summary This is an awesome video camera thath I would recommend to anyone as it has heaps of features and great picture quality. Make sure you shop around as there are heaps of bargains around for this camera. Unfortunately I can't comment on the software as I cannot install it on my computer for some reason...
Pros I agree with previous user review as I did the same thing and was impressed with the results.Excellent video quality both indoors and outdoors.
Easy to use and great software.
Cons None found yet.
Pros cant think of a single one...
Cons Bad customer support, Lack of knowledge of their own products, stay away from JVC products in General, Image quality was really bad too it would keep lagging. In one video it almost looked like my wife was trying to pop and lock
Summary Camera kept crashing my computer.I even went as far as re-imaging my computer and starting from scratch and it would still cause issues. When I called their technical support they told me they could not help me that I had to contact the manufacture of the software. So I decided to contact them.... In order to get support from this software company you had to pay 29.00 just to talk to someone. I called JVC back and they said there was nothing they could do for me. I spent over 24 hours trying to get the camera to work on my Vista PC. So I told them how could you sell a camera with software that JVC doesn't even support??? Customer support was useless I told her that I would be returning camera and they had made my experience very unpleasant.