Had one for two years - great when it worked, but like all JVC's suffers from "Condensation" problem and becomes completely useless. JVC couldn't care less when it happens - it's a design fault and leaves the unit completely useless. If your happy with it lasting a 1 - 2 years knock yourself out, or do what I'm doing buy a reliable piece of kit like Sony (p.s I have lots of JVC stuff TV, DVD, Video etc.. - but would never buy from them again) Cheers
I have borrowed my neighbours GR-DX97EK and after almost an hour of filming come up against the dreaded condensation issue that, so I have read, affects a lot of JVC camcorders. If you look on the web you will get further information on this issue. It is sad that this unit suffers from this problem as it has a number of great features.