JVC GC-PX100 vs Panasonic HC-W850

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JVC GC-PX100
Panasonic HC-W850

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1% bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 12.8MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.040000000000001MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-W850 (12.76MP). 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.

A little bigger digital zoom Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is 64x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-W850 is only a 60x (digital) camcorder (4x smaller). 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.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Much better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 90% (based on 6 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (800 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder. That's 140g lighter than the JVC GC-PX100 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$699 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-W850 is $698.81 cheaper than the JVC GC-PX100.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 expert review, the Panasonic HC-W850 has an average review score of 85%, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has an optical zoom of 10x. That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic HC-W850 (20x). 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.

1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 800 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-W850 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

140g heavier Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a weight of 500g, however the Panasonic HC-W850 is a 360g weight camcorder (140g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $699
The JVC GC-PX100 is $698.81 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Older by eleven months
The JVC GC-PX100 is eleven months older than the Panasonic HC-W850.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The JVC GC-PX100's average expert score is 80%, however the Panasonic HC-W850's is 85% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
0.040000000000001MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-W850 is only 12.76MP sensor, but the JVC GC-PX100 is a 12.8MP sensor camcorder (0.040000000000001MP 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.

7% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a digital zoom of 60x. That's 4x smaller than the JVC GC-PX100 (60x). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic HC-W850, but 2 retailers sell the JVC GC-PX100. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-W850 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 35 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.8MP
BEST
12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.21MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
64x
BEST
60x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
46mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 295 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.76 - 37.6 4.08 - 81.6
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
BEST
 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/50 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dual shot (video & photo)

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 DC
 AC
 USB
 DC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g 360g
BEST
Height
76mm 73mm
Depth
183mm 139mm
Width
110mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 HD Writer AE 5.1
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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