JVC GY-HM600 vs Panasonic HC-W580

JVC GY-HM600
Panasonic HC-W580

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Overstock
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Walmart
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B&H Photo
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In stock

Reasons For

1 Reason For
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

5 Reasons For
0.31MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 2.2MP sensor camcorder (0.31MP smaller). 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.

27x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 23x (optical) camcorder (27x smaller). 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.

Nine times lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 is a 264g weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM600 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,346 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W580 costs $2,346 less than the JVC GY-HM600.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is only 2.2MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.31MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 23x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W580 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (27x 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.

89% heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-W580 (264g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,346 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM600 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W580 by $2,346.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the JVC GY-HM600, but 5 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-W580. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
2 Reasons Against
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-W580 has a display diagonal of 3", however the JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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 HC-W580 is older than the JVC GY-HM600 by eleven months.

Date Released

2 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.2MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
23x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 103mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 667 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 94.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

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

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,220,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 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

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 264g
BEST
Height
198mm 62mm
Depth
416mm 129mm
Width
178mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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