"The Best HD Camcorder I've seen to date."5.0 starson by scarface116
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.