JVC GY-HM170 vs Ricoh Theta S

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JVC GY-HM170
Ricoh Theta S

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
One hundred and thirteen times lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder. That's 123.9g lighter than the Ricoh Theta S (125gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

17% smaller Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a height of 112mmmm, however the Ricoh Theta S is a 130mmmm high camcorder (18mm bigger).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the JVC GY-HM170 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Ricoh Theta S has an average rating of 87% (based on 70 reviews).
3 Reasons For
12% bigger sensor size Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a sensor size of 14MPMP, however the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 12.4MPMP sensor camcorder (1.6MP 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.

Thirteen times smaller Edit
Ricoh Theta S is 22.9mmmm deep, but the JVC GY-HM170 is a 299mmmm deep camcorder (276.1mm bigger).
$359 cheaper
The Ricoh Theta S costs $39.95, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is $399.00.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
13% smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a sensor size of 12.4MPMP, however the Ricoh Theta S is a 14MPMP sensor camcorder (1.6MP 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.

276.1mm bigger Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is 299mmmm deep, but the Ricoh Theta S is a 22.9mmmm deep camcorder (276.1mm smaller).
$359 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM170 is more expensive than the Ricoh Theta S by $359.05.
Four months older
The JVC GY-HM170 is older than the Ricoh Theta S by four months.
3 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Ricoh Theta S is a 125gg weight camcorder. That's 123.9g heavier than the JVC GY-HM170 (125gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

14% bigger Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a height of 130mmmm, however the JVC GY-HM170 is a 112mmmm high camcorder (18mm smaller).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Ricoh Theta S has an average user rating of 87%, but the JVC GY-HM170 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

19 months Ago 14 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.4MP 14MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
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 SDXC
 SDHC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Light Exposure

Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
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Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
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White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 1/30
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6400 - 1/8
Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
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 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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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 30fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Maximum Image Resolution
 5376 x 2688
 5376 x 2688
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Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
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 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
BN-VF823 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 260 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
30 - 80 0 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
125g
Height
112mm
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130mm
Depth
299mm 22.9mm
BEST
Width
153mm
BEST
44mm

Technical Details

Relative Aperture F-Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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