It’s December, and do I have some Happy Holidays for my readers! EVERY WEEKDAY from now until Christmas Eve I will be featuring a product AND a giveaway! All of these products would also make excellent gifts for any member of your family (both the tech savvy and non, since I like to speak to the non-techs among you most often) Most of the items will be sponsored by a company, but some will be sponsored by me! I will always let you know which is which. I never, EVER recommend a product that I don’t believe in. I have turned down several review opportunities because they either conflict with brands I already believe in, or I don’t believe in the product at all. All of the giveaways will be open until the 24th of December where I will select the winners! (Although one of the giveaways will NOT be hosted on my site, but I’ll definitely let you know how to enter.) So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, or you just like free stuff, you are going to love me this holiday season!
First up is the JVC Everio! The funny thing about this particular product is that I had been trying to win one since about July of this year. I’ve wanted it so that my vlogs would look much better. I typically use the built in webcam on my laptop, and wanted to be able to move around and do more with my vlogs, especially for my Organized Mom website, where my videos are more of me cleaning the house. I was finally able to meet the JVC reps at BlogHer, and was able to get this product to review and one to give away! This summer JVC did a fantastic campaign with a giveaway every single day on their facebook page. Make sure you “like” them to be aware of all the great giveaways they do.
When the camera arrived, I immediately wanted to try it out to see if it would take better quality videos than my point and shoot digital camera. This is a video taken with the JVC Everio of my daughter showing off one of her ornaments. This is in low light conditions.
I was definitely impressed with the quality. It has facial recognition built into the camera so a persons face is almost always in focus. You can turn this off if you are filming other items. It also has an image stabilizer, which is definitely helpful for shaky hands. I found the absolute best picture quality though is when you aren’t holding the camera at all, and it is resting on a stable surface. For shots with the family of various items, though, the image stabilizer will do the trick.
Another feature I was impressed to see was the time lapse recording. I have ALWAYS wanted to try this, and totally missed my opportunity to really show it off when we had a major snow storm the other day. It would have been great to capture from grass to covered in white fluffy snow. I will likely do this next time it snows, and will be sure to post the results. The particular model I have has 8 GB of internal memory. It also has an SD card slot to increase your memory capacity.
Uploading the videos to my computer was a snap too. The Everio MediaBrowser software it really fun and simple to use. It has a calendar view with thumbnails on each date so you can easily find exactly the video you are looking for. The software also has simple editing tools so you can easily cut off the part of your video when you walk back over to turn it off. It also has an upload button on the camera for easy uploading to YouTube so you can share your videos with your friends.
The camera is super small, and is only about double the thickness of my point and shoot, but about the same size height and width. This makes the camera ultra portable, and easily accessible when those video moments just happen to pop up. There is also a snapshot button right next to the zoom buttons to not only capture the video, but to easily capture stills without having to find your regular camera too. I will say though, that the stills on my camera did turn out better than the ones on the JVC Everio, but not by a ton. I was still happy with the photos.
It’s definitely a fun camcorder to have, and I can’t wait to take it on our upcoming trips, especially when we take the kids to Sea World and Disneyland in 2011! When my daughter and I went last year, we only had my point and shoot (and sometimes just my phone), so this will help us capture the moments in High Definition (which is really the only way to experience life)
To enter to win the JVC Everio simply leave a comment on this post. As always, only one entry is allowed per person. Thank you!
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We could use a new camcorder !!!
All we have is our digital camera and our wonderful son knocked it out of our hands and jammed the lense! Now we can’t record all the adorable things this new little person does!
I would this to be able to record precious moments with my children. That way they can watch it with their children and so on.:)
Would be a perfect gift for the grandparents!
Wow, I would LOVE to win this, I had the first one that came out years ago, but I had to sell it because of financial issues. and I would LOVE to get another one! I loved the one I had!
I would love to win this!!
Would love to have a camcorder to capture those precious moments of my 5 grandchildren. Especially, the little girl that’s coming on the 30th!!! Thanks for making someone’s holiday much brighter, even if it’s not mine!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This would be really nice for Christmas…
I would love to get this. Low-light situations for any camera is tough to capture. I am intensely curious…
Would love to win this!
This camcorder looks nice. JVC is a great brand. I would LOVE to win this!
would love to win this
I would love to win this to give to my son,he just had a newborn little boy who spent 3 weeks on life support and 2 more in I.C.U.,Corvyn is home now with his 3 sisters and I would love for them to have this!Love your page and follow you on facebook!
I like your website. I need a new video camera, this would be great!
I would love to win the JVC Everio HD Camcorder! I have two small children and I would love to be able to get all the good/sad/bad/funny etc moments caught for their life times to see!!! Plus I would love to have my own proof that in one moment of time they did love each other – lol
This camera looks great! I would love to win it!
I want this for my daughter!
I would definitely love to have this to record my lil boy on his first Christmas!
Would love to win!!! thans!!!
I would love to win this to record my 2 sons!
Mother of 5 active kids growing up to fast, would love to capture these moments!
I have 5 kiddos and this would be a blessing!
We need this videocam!
This look nice. The last time I had a new one it was High8.
My niece was born last month. I am sure this would make an excellent gift for my brother and his wife!
Would love to win. Thanks for such an informative blog.
Very cool camera.
Would Love this!!!
Would really love this!!!! Still using my old recorder with VHS tapes!!!!
Would love a new camcorder….especially HD! Merry Christmas!
I have wanted a camcorder for many years, just have never had the extra money to get one. I would love this to capture those special moments in my family lives and cherish them for years to come. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.
This would be a great item to win, thanks for the opporunity.
Oh my goodness! I have been begging my husband for a video camera as we are getting ready to have our first baby! I so want to be able to capture his/her life with video!
Would love this for my daughter for Christmas.
Looks like an awesome camera. Would love it to capture family memories!
My 8mm has died. What a blessing if we could win this! Miss a lot having a four yr old and no video camera!
Would love this had a cheap one and it broke so sad!
My camcorder is ancient! We are in desperate need for a new one! 🙂
wishing i could win this 🙂
I would love a new camera! I’m getting married soon and this would be the best gift to help replay our memories over and over! Thank you 🙂
what an awesome Christmas surprise this would be!
I would Love , Love, Love this camcorder !!!!!
Happy Holidays !!!!
I could really use a camcorder. My son is about to turn 1 and I wish I had one this past year to catch his milestones. We are actually are going to purchase one probably with refunds next year but this would be awesome to win one instead. Keeping my fingers crossed!
love to win this!
Need a great upgrade to old equipment, this would be fantastic!!
i would love to be chosen. we had one 7 yrs ago when our first child was born now 3 kids later we no longer have a camera this would be very loved
This would be great to capture memories of my new daughter!
really would like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would love a new camcorder!!
This would be so great to win!
This would be sweet to have for Christmas 🙂