11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good value camcorder, delivers as promised
, September 9, 2009
I'm a camcorder newbie and bought the JVC MS130BU basically on an impulse at Walmart. I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I took the plunge because I needed a video camera fast. I've now had the camcorder less than a week and am very satisfied with what I purchased. Could you get a better camera, I'm sure that you could, but for a standard definition digital camera, I am very happy with the image quality. The image playback direct from the camera into a 42" Samsung LCD 720p TV is sweet. High definition images aren't needed here. Why spend extra money if you don't need to?
I'm in agreement with the previous review from P.L. Penar that the menus are cumbersome and not as straightforward as I'd like and the 4 gb video file size limitation can be a problem. Also, the included Pixela Software Media Manager makes me scratch my head. Not the most polished of programs, and I wish you could export your videos to file formats that you could edit with other popular video editor. (P.L. explains in his review how to accomplish that). For this, I'm only giving the camera four stars, but it would have five if they could fix this.
Overall, I can't complain about the performance of this sleek, lightweight and compact camcorder. If you're looking for a value-priced, good quality video camera, this one fits the bill the just fine.