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JVC GZ-HM670

JVC GZ-HM670 Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 235g CMOS Jan 2012
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Achieve superior low-light performance for fantastic Full HD video and stills, whatever the scene. Loaded with 32GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot, 40x optical zoom, Advanced Image... More
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25 Reasons For

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Average reviews across all JVC video cameras are good, however average reviews across just JVC's medium sensor size video cameras are only ok.

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 camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-HM670 has one of the bigger optical zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-HM670 is 1x, the biggest is 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-HM670 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-HM670 also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-HM670, the GZ-HM670 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the GZ-HM670 has an HDMI port.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-HM670 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-HM670 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this age and type. Most video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This video camera also 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 amongst all video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Has a Night Mode

The GZ-HM670 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age do not have a night mode.

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Very Long Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 12h. The JVC GZ-HM670 has one of the longest video recording times (70 hours) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

Video cameras of this type and age have battery capacities of between 500mAh and 5,400mAh. At 3,000 milliamperes * hour, the GZ-HM670 has a fairly high battery capacity compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-HM670.

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-HM670 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-HM670 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this 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 typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GZ-HM670 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 around the same time as the GZ-HM670. The cable included "AV" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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Has Three Capture Modes

The GZ-HM670 has a greater number of capture mode than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found capture mode is LP, but this capture mode is not found on this camcorder. The capture modes EP, SP and XP are also found on this JVC video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Small

The average height of medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-HM670 is 79mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 240mm. With a height of only 55 millimeters, the GZ-HM670 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Small

The widths of medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 17mm to 270mm. With a width of only 50.5 millimeters, the GZ-HM670 is one of the smaller video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-HM670 amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-HM670 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM670 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-HM670, the JVC GZ-HM670 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-HM670 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM670 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-HM670 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At only 24 megabits per second, the GZ-HM670 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-HM670. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-HM670 is 28 Mbit/s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-HM670

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The GZ-HM670 has a fairly average digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-HM670.

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Average Weight

The GZ-HM670 has a relatively typical weight (235 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-HM670.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the GZ-HM670 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
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
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
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
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
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
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Spotlight
The Windows Operating System
AV Output
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzhm670, gzhm670b, gzhm670bu, gzhm670bus
Barcodes 00046838045431, 00724327501841, 00724327508048
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