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JVC GY-HM600
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JVC GY-HM600 Camcorder

2.2MP 1/3 2.4kg CMOS Dec 2015
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The GY-HM600 is a next-generation handheld ProHD camera that delivers exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use,... More
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8 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We calculated the average reviews for all JVC camcorders and also specifically for JVC small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases JVC had good reviews.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The JVC GY-HM600 has a fairly large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year. The screen sizes of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM600 range from 2" to 8.8", and the average screen size is 3.3".

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders and we think the XF205 ($2,908.20), and the XA35 ($2,019.99) both from Canon which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GY-HM600 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM600 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the XF205 ($2,908.20), or the XA35 ($2,019.99) both from Canon.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GY-HM600 has an HDMI port. Most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders also have an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the XF205 ($2,908.20), or the XA35 ($2,019.99) both from Canon which is cheaper.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The GY-HM600 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size across all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM600.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GY-HM600 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GY-HM600 has a built-in display. Most of the other latest similar spec video cameras also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the XF205 ($2,908.20), and the XA35 ($2,019.99) both from Canon is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The GY-HM600 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most new small sensor size camcorders. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all latest small sensor size camcorders.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM600 are not Full HD. The JVC GY-HM600 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the XF205 ($2,908.20), or the XA35 ($2,019.99) both from Canon.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HM600 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM600 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the GY-HM600 are not 3D compatible. The JVC GY-HM600 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HM600 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM600 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM600 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GY-HM600 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GY-HM600 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GY-HM600 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for the last year the weights range from 170g to 4kg, and the average weight is 840g. At 2.4 kilograms, the GY-HM600 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM600.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon XF205 ($2,908.20) (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM600

Released Twelve Months Ago

JVC released the GY-HM600 twelve months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 23 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM600 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest video cameras.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm600
Barcodes 00046838049040, 04975769396304

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