Pros Light weight and sleek look
Cons Poor video quality and performance
Summary I bought this camcorder from Circuit city when they offered me an exchange for my JVC mini DV Camcorder which was still covered in the perf.plan after 6 years. I was forced to buy a high end camcoder to make use of the store credit they gave me and ended up with this one. What to say.. the video quality is worse than a VHS tape. Couldn't imagine that JVC would produce such a poor quality product for the cost of around $900. I am going to exchange it with a GZ-MG70 or mini DV today.
I will not recommend this camcorder to any one who wants to take good video of your precious moments.
Pros Very neat and the pro aspect is above average
Cons Had to buy a larger capacity battery
Summary I love the camera... it is sexy.... and the pictures are a lot better than it gets a hit on. I would recommend this to anyone.. it is an ELECTRONICS MARVEL....Updated
I am still enjoying quality images (using a high-end sd card) and very nice movies (a uv filter helps a lot). The camera is truly a nice product, people just need to use it, rather than abuse it.....Updated
If the complainers would use a uv lens and a high ultra sd card, they would be very pleased with this FANTASTIC camcorder....... I'm very happy with mine.....
Pros Small, easy to use, good stills
Cons Loss of video on hard disk.
Summary Bought this camera with the hopes that I would not have to lug around tapes or DVD's. After recording 8.5 hrs of our honeymoon cruise on the hard disk, the unit shut down, never to return...needless to say, all of the videos on the disk were lost...THANKS JVC!!!!
Pros There are no pros
Cons Camera is absolutely terrible! Support isn't any better.
Summary The JVC Everio GZ-MG30U is the absolute worst camera I have ever seen. The resolution is terrible and the picture is grainy. Bought the camera and recorded some video. The playback was horrible. Called JVC and ended up sending the camera to the factory service center. It took over two months to get the camera back after we were told 2-3 weeks. Fired the camera up and the picture was as bad as before.
Called JVC and they want us to send the camera back again! I asked for an RMA and of course they refused. Their customer service is as bad as this camera. Do yourself a favor and avoid buying this piece of junk.
"Good camera"on by wink88
Pros Small, rugged,with larger battery great.
Cons Download limit.
Summary Has anybody found a third party that this camera will download to besides cyberlink power producer?