Of all the camcorders I reviewed this year this one sticks in my mind as being the overall best looking, great shape, practical camcorder I reviewed. I was very impressed with the picture quality in normal lighting conditions, loved the use of SDHC cards, the most affordable media available to date and the SxS clip on recorder.
JVC decided to use 1/3″ CCDs in this camcorder instead of CMOS and apart from low light shooting the CCD gives a great account of itself. The huge flip out LCD is not only sharp but very usable and as usual we get two headphone sockets…fantastic.
The use of the three colours to indicate what mode you are in is the best I have seen to date, this is a truly groundbreaking camcorder from many angles and JVC should be proud to be given the title of “Best HD Camcorder of 2009”