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JVC GY-HM790
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JVC GY-HM790 Camcorder

1.22MP 1/3 3.9kg Sep 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
The GY-HM790's innovative design offers flexibility for studio applications, and as it can be used as a shoulder-mount camcorder, it delivers outstanding ENG and sports production performance with... More
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9 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

JVC is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and JVC also has good reviews for its small sensor size camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Very Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the GY-HM790 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". With a screen size of 4.3 inches, the JVC GY-HM790 has one of the largest screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM790 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also are Full HD.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The JVC GY-HM790 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 frequently found optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This camcorder's optical sensor size (1/3") is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

The worst optical sensor size amongst comparable types of camcorder is 1/8".

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Two Memory Card Slots

The JVC GY-HM790 is a two memory card slot video camera.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The worst video mode of all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GY-HM790 is 540p and the best is 1080p.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM790, the GY-HM790 has a built-in display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GY-HM790 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GY-HM790.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The JVC GY-HM790 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GY-HM790 which have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM790 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 14 times zoom factor, the GY-HM790 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The optical zooms of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GY-HM790 range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HM790 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM790 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM790, the GY-HM790 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GY-HM790 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM790 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GY-HM790 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM790 are also not waterproof.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the JVC GY-HM790 is very heavy compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The lightest small sensor size camcorder that is a comparable age to the GY-HM790 is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g.

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1 Other reason to consider the JVC GY-HM790

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when JVC released the GY-HM790.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
XLR in Port
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight

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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, 04975769385506

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