JVC GC-PX100 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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JVC GC-PX100
Panasonic HC-W850

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1% bigger sensor size Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 12.8MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 0.040000000000001MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (12.76MPMP). 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.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is 64xx (digital), but the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a 1,500xx (digital) camcorder (63x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Much better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 90% (based on 6 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360gg weight camcorder. That's 140g lighter than the JVC GC-PX100 (360gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,091 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W850 is $1,090.80 cheaper than the JVC GC-PX100.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 expert review, the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average review score of 85%, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has an optical zoom of 10xx. That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W850 (20xx). 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.

140g heavier Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a weight of 500gg, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360gg weight camcorder (140g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $1,091
The JVC GC-PX100 is $1,090.80 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Less retailers
The JVC GC-PX100 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Panasonic HC-W850 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by eleven months
The JVC GC-PX100 is eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The JVC GC-PX100's average expert score is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-W850's is 85% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
0.040000000000001MP smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is only 12.76MPMP sensor, but the JVC GC-PX100 is a 12.8MPMP sensor camcorder (0.040000000000001MP 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.

63x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx. That's 63x smaller than the JVC GC-PX100 (1,500xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

45 months Ago 34 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.8MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.21MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
64x
BEST
1,500x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
46mm 49mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 295 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range
3.76 - 37.6 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
BEST
 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 DC
 AC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g 360g
BEST
Height
76mm 73mm
Depth
183mm 139mm
Width
110mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 HD Writer AE 5.1
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST

Other Features

Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
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