JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony HXR-NX100

JVC GY-HM170
Sony HXR-NX100

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is only a 1,560,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (919 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

64% lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.7g lighter than the Sony HXR-NX100 (1.8kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

75.8mm smaller Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 112mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 187.8mmmm high camcorder (75.8mm bigger).
25% smaller Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a depth of 299mmmm, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 371.3mmmm deep camcorder (72.3mm bigger).
12% smaller Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a width of 153mmmm, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 171.3mmmm wide camcorder (18.3mm bigger).
$1,300 cheaper
The JVC GY-HM170 costs $1,299.99 less than the Sony HXR-NX100.
3 Reasons For
1.8MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 14.2MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 12.4MPMP sensor camcorder (1.8MP 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.

72mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 426mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 72mm longer than the JVC GY-HM170 (426mmmm).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
1.8MP smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 12.4MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 14.2MPMP sensor camcorder (1.8MP 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.

72mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 354mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 72mm shorter than the Sony HXR-NX100 (426mmmm).
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the JVC GY-HM170, whereas 3 retailers sell the Sony HXR-NX100. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three months older
The JVC GY-HM170 is older than the Sony HXR-NX100 by three months.
6 Reasons Against
919x lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a display resolution of 1,560,000 pixels pixels, but 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 Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1.8kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.7g heavier than the JVC GY-HM170 (1.8kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A lot bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 187.8mmmm high camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 112mmmm high camcorder (75.8mm smaller).
20% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a depth of 371.3mmmm, however the JVC GY-HM170 is a 299mmmm deep camcorder (72.3mm smaller).
11% bigger Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a width of 171.3mmmm, however the JVC GY-HM170 is a 153mmmm wide camcorder (18.3mm smaller).
$1,300 more expensive
The Sony HXR-NX100 is more expensive than the JVC GY-HM170 by $1,299.99.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.4MP 14.2MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
354mm 426mm
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Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
29.5mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Focal Length Range
4.67 - 56.04 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/1 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
1,560,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
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 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.42h
Battery Type
BN-VF823 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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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1.8kg
Height
112mm
BEST
187.8mm
Depth
299mm
BEST
371.3mm
Width
153mm
BEST
171.3mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
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Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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