Canon XC10 vs JVC GY-HM170

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Canon XC10
JVC GY-HM170

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.96MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon XC10 has a sensor size of 13.36MPMP, however the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 12.4MPMP sensor camcorder (0.96MP 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.

Smaller Edit
Canon XC10 is 102mmmm deep, but the JVC GY-HM170 is a 299mmmm deep camcorder (197mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Canon XC10 is 125mmmm wide, but the JVC GY-HM170 is a 153mmmm wide camcorder (28mm bigger).
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon XC10 (3.5""). 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 higher display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 919 pixels higher than the Canon XC10 (920,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Significantly lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a weight of 1.1kgg, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 930gg weight camcorder (928.9g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is 112mmmm high. That's 10mm smaller than the Canon XC10 (112mmmm).
Cheaper by $1,600
The JVC GY-HM170 is $1,600 cheaper than the Canon XC10.
Significantly better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the JVC GY-HM170 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Canon XC10 is 76% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon XC10 has a screen size of 3"", but the JVC GY-HM170 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XC10 has a display resolution of 1,030,000 pixels pixels, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (919 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 930gg weight camcorder. That's 928.9g heavier than the JVC GY-HM170 (1.1kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Moderately bigger Edit
The Canon XC10 has a height of 122mmmm, however the JVC GY-HM170 is a 112mmmm high camcorder (10mm smaller).
$1,600 more expensive
The Canon XC10 is more expensive than the JVC GY-HM170 by $1,600.
Two months older
The Canon XC10 is older than the JVC GY-HM170 by two months.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Canon XC10 only has an average user rating of 76%, but the JVC GY-HM170 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
8% smaller sensor size Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is only 12.4MPMP sensor. That's 0.96MP smaller than the Canon XC10 (12.4MPMP). 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.

66% bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 299mmmm deep camcorder. That's 197mm bigger than the Canon XC10 (299mmmm).
28mm bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 153mmmm wide camcorder. That's 28mm bigger than the Canon XC10 (153mmmm).
Fewer sellers
The JVC GY-HM170 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the Canon XC10 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 19 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
13.36MP
BEST
12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
12MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 354mm
Minimum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Focal Length
27.3 - 273 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
8.9 - 89 4.67 - 56.04

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 CFast 2.0
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 CFast 2.0
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000
BEST
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 1/4 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
1,030,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical
Viewfinder Magnification
10x Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV V
 DIGIC DV V
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Type
LP-E6N BN-VF823
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,865mAh 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-5 - 45 -20 - 50

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
930g 1.1kg
BEST
Height
122mm 112mm
BEST
Depth
102mm
BEST
299mm
Width
125mm
BEST
153mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
Included Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blade
8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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