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JVC GY-HM790
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JVC GY-HM790 Camcorder

1/3 CCD 14x Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
The GY-HM790U is a modular HD camera with solid state recording capability as well as studio functionality. It was developed to address the needs of modern broadcast and production facilities... More
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Camcorders manufactured by JVC are some of the better camcorders according to average user and expert reviews.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 4.3 inches, the GY-HM790 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Across all the camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GY-HM790 the screen sizes range from 1.3" to 11".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM790 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HM790 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which are not Full HD, the JVC GY-HM790 is Full HD.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the GY-HM790 is 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/6". 4.80 x 3.60mm. The optical sensor size of all video cameras of this age and spec ranges from 1/6" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The GY-HM790 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HM790 the worst memory card type is MicroSDXC and the best is SDXC.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM790 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM790.

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1080i Video Mode

The GY-HM790 has a better video mode than most video cameras of this age and type. This JVC camcorder has a 1080i video mode, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 720p video mode. In addition, this JVC video camera has a 576i video mode. 1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The best video mode of all video cameras of this age and spec is 1080p and the worst is 720p.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The JVC GY-HM790 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. Most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this JVC camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM790 the video resolution ranges from 720 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM790 do not have an image stabiliser. The JVC GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the GY-HM790 does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM790 are not waterproof. The JVC GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM790 do not have a night mode. The JVC GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GY-HM790 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM790 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.45 inches, the GY-HM790 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest viewfinder screen size of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.24", the largest is 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.6".

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2 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM790

Released Over Three Years Ago

JVC released the GY-HM790 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The JVC GY-HM790 has a fairly average optical zoom (14 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc ka790, jvc fs790, jvc fs790s, jvc ka790g, jvc fs790t, jvc fs790sn, jvc fs790tn, jvc fs790snc, jvc fs790tnc, jvc fs790snr, jvc fs790sncg, jvc fs790tncg, jvc fs790snrg
Barcodes 00046838043901

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