"Great Camcorder!!!"on by madmag19
Pros It takes great movies, and great pictures with a SD card installed. Very easy to use, but takes a little to get used to the controls. The DVD burning process is a walk in the park; as is the transfer of video or still images.
Cons The only thing I dont like but works well is the drop detection, it is designed to protect the hard drive is case it is dropped...so don't turn it off.
Summary OK...no brainer. This camcorder is better then many of the newer models JVC came out with. [If it aint broke...] I have come to this conclusion after much use and I also have read where other more people have said the same thing in different reviews.
Pros Easy to use. Compact. Above average video quality. Hard drive storage.
Cons Low light. Digital zoom.
Summary Now that I have had this camera for one weekend with the family I can say I am very happy with the purchase so far. So happy that I felt compelled to give back to the site that I used so much to do my research.
This camera is so easy to use it took me 5 minutes to get the hang of it and I still have not looked at the instructions yet(what guy ever would). The video quality is better than I expected. The one button to back up to your PC is brilliant. The included software is great too.
Everyone is right though the low light feature is useless. It does produce a nice image out of almost no light but you can not move the camera at all or you just get a blur. Its like having the shutter wide open on a still camera. The digital zoom could only be used with a tripod I imagine. I tried it hand held and it was impossible to keep still enough.
Overall this is well worth the price. The pros far outway the cons on this one.