Originally Posted by Terrymate
I bought the JVC GZ-HM1, I love the video shooting but very disappointed with the photo shooting.
Unfortunately the placement and the amount of pressure required to trigger the shutter button on the GZ-HM1 make it difficult to get a good result, but I do it this way . . .
Put your thumb below the battery and your finger on the shutter-button, and gently squeeze together, so that the camera remains steady, rather than 'shaking' as you press that button just with your finger only. It's not the ideal way, especially if you are doing video at the same time, but it has worked for me.
I've just been looking at some of my still-images I've taken in bright daylight conditions with the GZ-HM1, and they are 'ok' and sharp, but not as good as my Canon G11 Compact Digital Camera I normally use.
The image size is 3648 pixels by 2736 pixels, and they work fine for Facebook use, and even 8-inch wide prints after a little 'Photoshopping', so try the ''squeeze'' technique