|40x Optical Zoom KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
HD/SD Dual Format Recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
2-Way Grip Belt
Customer Reviews of JVC HD Everio GZ-HM450 Digital Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, Touchscreen, CMO, 8GB Internal Flash Memory , Black
bought this in June 2011, went to Europe in September 2011. My husband was trying to replay our gondola ride which he had recorded and put his thumb through the touch screen. We are attempting to have our Europe recordings recovered from the device. Had bought extra batteries and media cards for this model so to justify our investment we are buying another recorder just like the first one. it worked great, easy to use, small and easy to carry you just need to be careful with the pressure you use when touching the touch screen---it will break.
Easy to use2/24/2012
It's been less than a month since I've had this camcorder and I'm still learning all the bells and whistles, but it has far exceeded my expectations already. This is a fantastic, great looking camcorder and I love it's compact size. I didn't want to feel like I was weightlifting just taking videos. It's even convenient to take hiking with us. It is extremely easy to operate even for someone like me that doesn't like to read manuals unless I absolutely have to. I like that I got it, charged the battery and was good to go. The video quality is absolutely surreal. I notice that if I use it indoors it isn't quite as rich as it is outdoors unless I have the lights on bright. I'm still on a learning curve though. But outdoors the quality far exceeds all previous camcorder experiences I've had, it is really sharp. The one touch upload is a cool feature as is the dual SD card slot. I think this is the ideal camcorder, especially for someone looking for one that isn't bulky, that is easy to use, and that doesn't compromise quality at all.