Anyone tell me what the JVC GZ-HM445 Camcorder is like please?

  Sneeze1 21:14 05 Jan 2012

My cousin has upgraded her handy-cam and wants to sell me her old one which is a JVC GZ-HM445, can any of you tell me what it is like before I agree? At the moment I own a Sony DCR-SR32 which is OK but in need of upgrading itself.

I use it to film scenery when I go to Cornwall as well as take still picture's, also use it to film group outings etc. The JVC GZ-HM445 is a HD which I think can be turned off and filmed in normal if I want, also has 40 x optical zoom, is that good? I would use the HD but I don't have a HD TV, and I tried before but my PC didn't like it very much.

Please can you advise me before I part with my hard earned cash? har har.

Many thanks

  northumbria61 21:21 05 Jan 2012

Why don't you get your cousin to explain what it does/can't do - she is unlikely to sell you something which isn't going to be of any use to you - or is she? If you are not satisfied with what you hear then you can just tell her to put it on E-Bay.

  Woolwell 22:21 05 Jan 2012
  Sneeze1 11:23 06 Jan 2012

Well its got optical zoom which my Sony hasn't. It takes SD cards as mine is a hard disk drive. Which is the better model, sony or JVC?

  Sneeze1 10:50 09 Jan 2012

Hi I have gone for the Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam my only worry now is that I edit all my films through Cyberlink Power Director version 8 Ultra, and that It might not like the HD format. Can Cyberlink Power Director handle the HD? Many thanks.

The Link to this model is

Cheers :)

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