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JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

JVC GY-HM170
Sony NEX-EA50M

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
84% bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a digital zoom of 12x. That's 10x bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50M (2x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Image stabilizer Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder. That's 610g lighter than the Sony NEX-EA50M (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

2 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a total megapixels of 16.7MP. That's 4.3MP bigger than the JVC GY-HM170 (16.7MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 1,600 pixels higher than the JVC GY-HM170 (921,600 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
4.3MP smaller total megapixels Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is only 12.4MP sensor, but the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 16.7MP sensor camcorder (4.3MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1,600 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (1,600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3 Reasons Against
10x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 2x (digital) camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 12x (digital) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a weight of 1.7kg, but the JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder (610g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Older by seven months
The Sony NEX-EA50M is seven months older than the JVC GY-HM170.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.4MP 16.7MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.6MP

Lens System

Digital Zoom
12x
BEST
2x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
354mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.67 - 56.04 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 1/10000 - 30

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 5lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
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 2160p
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
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Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Battery

Battery Type
BN-VF823 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
1.7kg
Height
112mm 203mm
Depth
299mm 305.5mm
Width
153mm 142.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
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