JVC Everio GZ-VX700 Camcorder Review
Leaving the VX700 in its dedicated auto mode will make for some simple recording, but using the camcorder's LCD touchscreen results in a very frustrating experience. We're not sure why JVC's touchscreens are of such poor quality, but the VX700—much like the GX1—has a very slow response time when using the touch interface. On top of all that, the camcorder's menu system is also sluggish, and many of the controls take forever to adjust (especially when you try to change them during recording). Here's the camcorder in a nutshell: if you're a beginner who has no interest in adjusting controls or using special features, you'll probably be fine with the way the VX700 works. If you're more of an explorer who likes to test out special options, then you're going to have to prepare yourself for a frustrating ride.