JVC GY-HM600 vs Panasonic AG-AC130A

JVC GY-HM600
Panasonic AG-AC130A

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In stock
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Amazon US
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Walmart
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In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
5% bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is 23x (optical). That's 1x bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC130A (22x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

2% larger display diagonal Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is 3.5" screen size. That's 0.05" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC130A (3.45"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

3 Reasons For
4% higher viewfinder Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 1,266,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 46,000 pixels higher than the JVC GY-HM600 (1,266,000 pixels).
$2,684 cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is $2,684 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM600.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A little lower viewfinder Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is only 1,220,000 pixels viewfinder resolution, but the Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 1,266,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (46,000 pixels higher).
More expensive by $2,684
The JVC GY-HM600 is $2,684 more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC130A.
Not as many stockists
The JVC GY-HM600 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Panasonic AG-AC130A is stocked by 5 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
3 Reasons Against
1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 22x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 23x (optical) camcorder (1x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.05" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 3.45" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.05" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Eleven months older
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is older than the JVC GY-HM600 by eleven months.

Date Released

2 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.2MP 2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
23x
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22x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
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Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 667 28 - 616
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 94.3 3.9 - 86

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3.45"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.45"
Viewfinder
1,220,000 pixels 1,266,000 pixels
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Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVI
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVI
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DV port
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
35 - 80 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 2.4kg
Height
198mm 195mm
Depth
416mm 438mm
Width
178mm 180mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 AC
 DC
 AC
 DC
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AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Shoulder Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoulder strap

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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