JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

JVC GY-HM170
Sony NEX-EA50M

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.6g lighter than the Sony NEX-EA50M (1.7kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

2 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a sensor size of 16.7MPMP. That's 4.3MP bigger than the JVC GY-HM170 (16.7MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 1 pixels higher than the JVC GY-HM170 (921,600 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
4.3MP smaller sensor size Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is only 12.4MPMP sensor, but the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 16.7MPMP sensor camcorder (4.3MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (1 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a weight of 1.7kgg, but the JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder (0.6g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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Older by seven months
The Sony NEX-EA50M is seven months older than the JVC GY-HM170.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.4MP 16.7MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
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 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.6MP

Lens System

Digital Zoom
12x 2x
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Maximum Focal Length
354mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.67 - 56.04 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
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White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 1/10000 - 30

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display
 LCD
 LCD
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 5lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
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 2160p
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
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Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
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 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
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 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
BN-VF823 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
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1.7kg
Height
112mm 203mm
Depth
299mm 305.5mm
Width
153mm 142.5mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
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