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JVC GZ-HM50

JVC GZ-HM50 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 215g Jan 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
An 8GB internal Flash memory/SDXC card memory camcorder offering high-quality HD video ideal for Web sharing on YouTube(TM) and Facebook. Also features 40x optical zoom, Advanced Image Stabilizer,... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

Small sensor size camcorders built by JVC have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that JVC also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM50 is 31x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x. At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-HM50 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-HM50.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the GZ-HM50 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-HM50 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-HM50 also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-HM50 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-HM50.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-HM50 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and spec. 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of camcorder 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 JVC GZ-HM50 has a night mode, which is unusual. 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 video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Video Recording Time

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-HM50, the video recording time of the GZ-HM50 of 53 hours is one of the longest. The average video recording time of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-HM50 is 12h, and the video recording times range from 1h to 95h.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of video cameras of this age and spec range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh. The GZ-HM50 has one of the highest battery capacities (3,000 milliamperes * hour) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-HM50, the GZ-HM50 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GZ-HM50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for 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 small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-HM50. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GZ-HM50 has a greater number of included cables than most small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This JVC video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

The lowest typical power consumption of video cameras of this age and spec is 1.8W, the highest is 12W, and the average typical power consumption is 3.7W. At only 2.2 Watts, the JVC GZ-HM50 has a quite low typical power consumption compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Small

At only 110.5 millimeters, the GZ-HM50 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-HM50. The average depth of video cameras of this type and age is 140mm, and the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm.

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Small

The GZ-HM50 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM50 (only 55 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The heights of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GZ-HM50 range from 19mm to 920mm, and the average height is 82mm.

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Very Small

The average width of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-HM50 is 75mm. At only 50.5 millimeters, the GZ-HM50 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM50.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-HM50 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The JVC GZ-HM50 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-HM50 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM50 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-HM50 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-HM50 are also not waterproof.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-HM50

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-HM50 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

The GZ-HM50 has a relatively average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-HM50.

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Average Weight

At 215 grams, the GZ-HM50 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Night Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Focus
Spotlight
The Windows Operating System
AV Output

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Product Identifiers

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