JVC GY-HM600 vs Zoom Q8

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JVC GY-HM600
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a screen size of 3.5"", but the Zoom Q8 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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 eight times lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 257.6g lighter than the Zoom Q8 (260gg). 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
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q8 is 3MPMP sensor, but the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 2.2MPMP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

258mm smaller Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 158mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 416mmmm deep camcorder (258mm bigger).
$2,614 cheaper
The Zoom Q8 is $2,614 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM600.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.8MP smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a sensor size of 2.2MPMP, however the Zoom Q8 is a 3MPMP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

258mm bigger Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is 416mmmm deep, but the Zoom Q8 is a 158mmmm deep camcorder (258mm smaller).
$2,614 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM600 is more expensive than the Zoom Q8 by $2,614.
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One month older
The JVC GY-HM600 is older than the Zoom Q8 by one month.
2 Reasons Against
0.8" smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a screen size of 2.7"", whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

257.6g heavier Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 260gg weight camcorder. That's 257.6g heavier than the JVC GY-HM600 (260gg). 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 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
23x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Focal Length
29 - 667 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 94.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

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

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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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
260g
Height
198mm
BEST
69mm
Depth
416mm 158mm
BEST
Width
178mm
BEST
48mm
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