JVC GY-HM170 vs Samsung HMX-U20

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JVC GY-HM170
Samsung HMX-U20

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
One more memory card slot Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a two memory card slot camcorder, whereas the Samsung HMX-U20 only has one memory card slot.
A lot larger screen size Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a screen size of 3.5"", however the Samsung HMX-U20 is only a 2"" screen size camcorder (1.5" 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.

766 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, but the Samsung HMX-U20 is only a 154,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (766 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

One hundred times lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder. That's 109.9g lighter than the Samsung HMX-U20 (111gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are vastly better
Based on 1 user review, the JVC GY-HM170 has an average review score of 100%, however the Samsung HMX-U20 has an average rating of 66% (based on 25 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Smaller Edit
Samsung HMX-U20 is 104mmmm high. That's 8mm smaller than the JVC GY-HM170 (104mmmm).
Significantly smaller Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 is a 15.6mmmm deep camcorder. That's 283.4mm smaller than the JVC GY-HM170 (15.6mmmm).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Slightly bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 112mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Samsung HMX-U20 is a 104mmmm high camcorder (8mm smaller).
283.4mm bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a depth of 299mmmm, however the Samsung HMX-U20 is a 15.6mmmm deep camcorder (283.4mm smaller).
7 Reasons Against
Only one memory card slot Edit
The number of memory card slots on the Samsung HMX-U20 is one, but the JVC GY-HM170 only has two memory card slots.
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 is a 2"" screen size camcorder. That's 1.5" smaller than the JVC GY-HM170 (2""). 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 Samsung HMX-U20 is a 154,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 766 pixels lower than the JVC GY-HM170 (154,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

109.9g heavier Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 has a weight of 111gg, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder (109.9g lighter). 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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Older by nine months
The Samsung HMX-U20 is nine months older than the JVC GY-HM170.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung HMX-U20 is only 66%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GY-HM170 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

19 months Ago 27 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.4MP 7.8MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
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 5.1 - 15.3

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2
BEST
1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
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2"
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
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154,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
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 2160p
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2736
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Maximum Image Resolution
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2736
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Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
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 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Type
BN-VF823 SLB-10A
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1.1kg
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111g
Height
112mm 104mm
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Depth
299mm 15.6mm
BEST
Width
153mm
BEST
52.5mm
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