JVC GY-HM200 vs Panasonic HC-V770

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JVC GY-HM200
Panasonic HC-V770

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
92% bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a digital zoom of 12xx. That's 11x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (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.

0.5" larger screen size Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

460 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (460 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a two USB 2.0 port camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 only has one USB 2.0 port.
351.4g lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 1.6kgg weight camcorder. That's 351.4g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5 Reasons For
Moderately bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 12.76MPMP sensor, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12.4MPMP sensor camcorder (0.36MP 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.

8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Significantly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 139mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 263mmmm deep camcorder (124mm bigger).
$1,243 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $1,243.24 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM200.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.36MP smaller sensor size Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is only 12.4MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder (0.36MP 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.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). 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.

124mm bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 263mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 139mmmm deep camcorder (124mm smaller).
$1,243 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM200 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $1,243.24.
Fewer sellers
Only 6 stores sells the JVC GY-HM200, but 12 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx. That's 11x smaller than the JVC GY-HM200 (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.

0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a screen size of 3"", whereas the JVC GY-HM200 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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (460 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a one USB 2.0 port camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
351.4g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 351.4g heavier than the JVC GY-HM200 (353gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Five months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by five months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.4MP 12.76MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
12x
BEST
1,500x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
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Maximum Focal Length
354mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Filter Size
62mm 49mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range
4.67 - 56.04 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/8000

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
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 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
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Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
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Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
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 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
2
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1
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type
SSL-JVC50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
353g
Height
190mm
BEST
73mm
Depth
263mm 139mm
BEST
Width
135mm
BEST
65mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
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