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JVC GY-HM200
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JVC GYHM200SP Camcorder

12.4MP 1/2.3 1.6kg Jun 2015
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Fully equipped for any shooting scenario, the GY-HM200E is JVC's next generation camcorder. Whether you're shooting 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 full HD or streaming to the web, this camera does it all. Its... More
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12 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average JVC big sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all video cameras built by JVC.

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GY-HM200, the GY-HM200 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM200, the JVC GY-HM200 has an image stabiliser.

Other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,619.99) which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM200, the GY-HM200 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,619.99) which is cheaper.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HM200 is 3.2", and the screen sizes range from 3" to 3.5". At 3.5 inches, the JVC GY-HM200 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GY-HM200.

There are a number of alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,619.99).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GY-HM200 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than a year ago. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM200.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Video Mode

The JVC GY-HM200 has a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode found on most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all camcorders of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst video mode is 720p.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GY-HM200 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM200. This video camera is a two USB 2.0 port camcorder compared to most of the big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GY-HM200 which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HM200, the GY-HM200 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,619.99) which is cheaper.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The JVC GY-HM200 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by camcorders of this spec and age. The audio format "AC3" is also supported by this JVC camcorder.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This video camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on camcorders of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HM200 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GY-HM200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM200 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM200 have digital zooms of between 12x and 1,500x.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The GY-HM200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HM200 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM200 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM200, the JVC GY-HM200 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

At 1.6 kilograms, the GY-HM200 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM200. Comparable spec camcorders that were released one year ago have weights of between 120g and 1.8kg, and the average weight is 730g.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to the GY-HM200 the minimum focal lengths range from 26mm to 30mm. With a minimum focal length of 29.5 millimeters, the GY-HM200 has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Big

With a height of 190 millimeters, the JVC GY-HM200's height is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. The heights of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the GY-HM200 range from 65mm to 190mm, and the average height is 110mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM200

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released over a year ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM200 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12x (optical) video cameras currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,619.99).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm200, jvc gyhm200u, jvc gyhm200e, offers gyhm200, offers gyhm200e
Barcodes 00616348080804, 04975769422706

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