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JVC GY-HM70
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JVC GY-HM70 Camcorder

12MP 1/2.3 3kg Sep 2013
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Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic... More
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10 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

JVC is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and JVC also has good reviews for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GY-HM70 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the JVC GZ-R15.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM70 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 200x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the GZ-VX815, or the GZ-GX1 both from JVC.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The GY-HM70 is a two memory card slot camcorder. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GY-HM70 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders of this spec and age support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this camcorder supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM70 has a built-in display, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The JVC GY-HM70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM70.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GY-HM70 is 2.7. The GY-HM70 has one of the lower minimum apertures (only 1.2) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM70 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to look at including the NEX-VG20 ($106.99), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21), or the NEX-VG30 all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the GY-HM70 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HC-V707, or the HC-X920 ($649.00) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM70, the JVC GY-HM70 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM70 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the JVC GZ-R15 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GY-HM70 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM70 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00), the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21) all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.6, the highest is 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the JVC GY-HM70 has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM70.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Camcorders of this type and age have display resolutions of between 91,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the GY-HM70 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The GY-HM70 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The cable included "RCA" is also found on this camcorder.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GY-HM70 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5". At only 0.24 inches, the GY-HM70 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM70.

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Very Heavy

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GY-HM70 the weights range from 65g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 650g. With a weight of 3 kilograms, the GY-HM70 is one of the heaviest video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GY-HM70 amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-EA50 ($3,210.99) (1.7kg).

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Very Big

When compared to other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HM70 that we have assessed, the height of the JVC GY-HM70 of 232 millimeters is one of the biggest. The heights of video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM70 range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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Very Big

The average depth of video cameras of this type and age is 150mm, and the depths range from 15mm to 480mm. When compared to other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM70 that we have assessed, the depth of the JVC GY-HM70 of 476 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Very Big

When compared to other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GY-HM70 that we have assessed, the GY-HM70's width of 227 millimeters is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM70 the widths range from 23mm to 230mm, and the average width is 88mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM70

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the JVC GY-HM70 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM70.

There are a number of other 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 ($1,719.80) which has better reviews.

If this JVC camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,365.64) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM70 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 10x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GZ-VX815, the GC-PX100 ($1,719.80), and the GZ-GX1 all from JVC is also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the FDR-AX100 ($1,365.64) (12x), or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) (12x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

16 September 2013

Die zusätzlichen externen Knöpfchen, das Rädchen und der Objektivring machen aus der JVC GY-HM70 eine ganz passable AVCHD-Kamera, die jedoch mit einem deutlichen Aufpreis für ihr...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm70, jvc gyhm70e
Barcodes 04975769414626
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