EventDV by Marc Smiler GY-HD100UIf you want a true HD camera with 24p capability, put down the magazine and write your friendly JVC dealer a check. This camera rocks! It has image quality, features, and flexibility, as well as true 24p support. And there it was. A true 24p high-definition camcorder, all mine to play with. And did it live up to its advance billing? To prevent all of you from fast-forwarding to the end of the movie, er, I mean skipping to the conclusion, if you want a true HD camera with 24p capability, put down the magazine and write your friendly JVC dealer a check. This camera rocks! It has image quality, features, and flexibility. I think it is the best of the HDV releases from NAB 2005 and—from what I've seen so far—2006. Here's why. Looks and Intro As you approach the camera you will notice that it is very well thought-out in every respect, from the layout of the buttons to the professional shoulder configuration and design. It is clear that JVC took a serious approach to building this HDV camera, the first of a new generation of smaller HD offerings from JVC. It is almost a mix between a large shoulder cam and the new smaller handheld versions, which, if anyone looked recently, are quickly growing past their "handheld" size and weight! The HD100 weighs about 7 lb. with lens. read more...

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