Yes JVC do have some very good camera's out at the moment but so do Sony, Panasonic and Canon. It's all a matter of personal taste, what features you are looking for and how much you want to spend. As far as filming in the dark being one of your priorities, I always look at that feature as a bit of a gimmick. In order to get good looking video you have to stay away from extremes of exposure. Darkness being one of them and being in really bright surroundings is another. Cameras work best with mid tones.