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JVC GZ-HM450

JVC GZHM450AUS Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 235g Jan 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
A compact Full HD memory camcorder with 8GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot, delivering great quality video and stills, with 2.7" "Frameless" Touch Panel LCD for easy operation, 40x... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all JVC video cameras and also specifically for JVC small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases JVC had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Camcorders of this type and age have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x. At 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-HM450 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-HM450.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-HM450 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-HM450 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-HM450 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-HM450.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-HM450 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-HM450 also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-HM450 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this JVC video camera supports an SDHC 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Night Mode

The GZ-HM450 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 1,600mAh, and the battery capacities range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh. The JVC GZ-HM450 has a fairly high battery capacity (3,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-HM450.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

At 53 hours, the GZ-HM450 has a quite long video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-HM450. The video recording times of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450 range from 1h to 95h.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450, the GZ-HM450 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-HM450 is more than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this type and age. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-HM450 is more than most similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-HM450. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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Small

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM450 the heights range from 19mm to 920mm. The JVC GZ-HM450 is one of the smaller comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-HM450 (only 55 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small

The GZ-HM450 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years (only 50.5 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. The widths of similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-HM450 range from 30mm to 570mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-HM450 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-HM450 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the GZ-HM450 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the JVC GZ-HM450 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450 are not waterproof. The GZ-HM450 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-HM450

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this small sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-HM450 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-HM450.

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Average Weight

The GZ-HM450 has a relatively average weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-HM450.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the GZ-HM450 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-HM450.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzhm450, jvc gzhm450a, jvc gzhm450r, jvc gzhm450au, jvc gzhm450ru, jvc gzhm450aus, jvc gzhm450rus
Barcodes 00046838045417
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