Pros Easy to use
Cons Very slow auto-focus; weak supporting software
Summary Bought to make sales DVDs of our horses and for our ranch website. Autofocus is too slow to keep up w/ a horse trotting across an arena. JVC software would only let us hear video, not see it for editing. Had to view in MS-Media Player and couldn't edit from there (on a brand new 3.0 ghz computer w/ 4 gigs of RAM and 512 mg ram video card). We're returning camcorder and will try Canon HV20, HG10, or Sony HDR-HC7.
Pros NO PROS THIS PRODUCT IS TERRIBLE
Cons video quality, photo quality, service is awful
Summary After the first transfer to my computer from the camcorder, the video quality was terrible on all the videos I had shot. The motion stopped/started and the audio was out of sync - almost like watching a movie in slow motion. I immediately contacted Circuit City, but they did not reply for several days, and then it was past the 14 day return policy. Contacted JVC - who is now giving me every excuse in the book - it's the computer, it's the hard drive, etc. and then telling me to ship it to a service center at my own expense. Mind you, this unacceptable video quality began with the very first use of the camcorder. I tried reformatting the hard drive, downloading the video to a different computer, but no luck. After 2 week's worth of pointless correspondence from JVC - still no resolution. What a shame, since I had such high expectations for this product. JVC - terrible, terrible quality and service. Don't waste your money.