JVC GY-HM600 vs Panasonic HC-W580

JVC GY-HM600
Panasonic HC-W580

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

One hundred and ten times lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 261.6g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
0.31MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 2.2MPMP sensor camcorder (0.31MP smaller). 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.

27x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 23xx (optical) camcorder (27x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

$2,435 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W580 costs $2,434.99 less than the JVC GY-HM600.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is only 2.2MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.31MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 23xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (27x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

$2,435 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM600 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W580 by $2,434.99.
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The JVC GY-HM600 is older than the Panasonic HC-W580 by one month.
2 Reasons Against
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a screen size of 3"", however the JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264gg weight camcorder. That's 261.6g heavier than the JVC GY-HM600 (264gg). 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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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.2MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
23x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000x
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 103mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length
29 - 667 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 94.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
35 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg
BEST
264g
Height
198mm 62mm
Depth
416mm 129mm
Width
178mm 60mm
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