Pros I'm unable to think of one thing I like about this pc of junk
Cons Shaky videos, won't work when cold, takes time 2 to turn on, error
messages, lost shots due 2 video management files being corrupted & need 2 repair, softwear uncompatable (had 2 seach Net for program 2 convert all videos, need more characters
Summary After months of using this PoS, loosing many great shots to a camera that works when it wants to (on it's terms) I about ready to go back to 8mm for the reliabilty.
Of all the electronics I've used; this one has pssed me off so may times. I've had moments I wanted to capture lost. I was a fool in thinking I could trust the Everio.
If I hadn't paid too much for it, I'd smash it into the pavement.
If this is what JVC puts out and markets I'll not buy another JVC product
I keep an extra camera at ready cause the Everio can't be trusted!
Do not buy!
Pros Menu selection, storage capacity, battery life, size.
Cons Stills quality, lack of view finder.
Pros It fits my extra large hands
It has 2 formats hard drive and MicroSD
The slide interface isn't as bad as some people say and I found that if you hold down at the top or bottom it scrolls faster.
Cons Too many doors. One for usb up front, Power in back, and AV out.
Put them all behind one Door.
You must have power plugged in to transfer files thats two cables to transfer files.
The ".MOD" isn't playable you have to change it to .mpg
Summary I like the camera I found the dark response is not so good and the led light is terrible. You would think that JVC would have some automaic white balancing for that led when you turn it on. because when you use it everthing becomes blue. The transfering thing really bothers me I have to keep my power cable at my computer and then when I'm dumping files I have to have a cable coming out of the front of my camera and one out of the back. The video files are .MOD and not even VLC (my rosetta stone of Media players) will play this thing back correctly. The solution is simple if not time consuming change all the .MOD to .MPG because all they are is mpeg 2 files.
This camera had the potential to be a great product and it just fell short on so many points.
"great camera"on by bensugee
Pros I thought it was the smartest purchase I've ever made. I'm an 18 year old student with an interest in film and editing and this camera is perfect for the job! I love it!
Cons the strap broke (really bad cheap strap) and my camera dropped when i took my hand off it for 3 second. It dropped around 3 feet. . it recorded fine. but the touch buttons and touch strip don't work anymore... I'll have to make do
Summary be careful with the camera strap
the camera itself is marvelous
if anyone knows how i can possiblily repair the screen manually , please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"AMAZING LOVE IT"on by NaKsterV3
Pros Compact, lots of recording space, great for everyday use.
Cons No lens to look through, still picture quality not the best
Summary I think its a good buy, definitly not an HD camcorder, but great for its price and easy to use.