Canon XF205 vs JVC GY-HM600

Canon XF205
JVC GY-HM600

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon XF205 is 3.09MP sensor. That's 0.89MP bigger than the JVC GY-HM600 (2.2MP). 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 higher viewfinder Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 1,230,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 1,220,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (10,000 pixels lower).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Canon XF205 has a weight of 1.6kg, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder (840g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

9 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
14% bigger optical zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has an optical zoom of 23x. That's 3x bigger than the Canon XF205 (23x). 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.

Cheaper by $164
The JVC GY-HM600 costs $164.22 less than the Canon XF205.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. That's 3x smaller than the JVC GY-HM600 (23x). 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.

More expensive by $164
The Canon XF205 is $164.22 more expensive than the JVC GY-HM600.
Older by one year
The Canon XF205 is one year older than the JVC GY-HM600.
4 Reasons Against
41% smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.2MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.89MP smaller than the Canon XF205 (2.2MP). 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.

10,000 pixels lower viewfinder Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a viewfinder of 1,220,000 pixels, however the Canon XF205 is a 1,230,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (10,000 pixels higher).
840g heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a weight of 2.4kg, however the Canon XF205 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder (840g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
The JVC GY-HM600 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Canon XF205 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP
BEST
2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 23x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28.8 - 576 29 - 667
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 4.1 - 94.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
BEST
 Centre-weighted

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/18 - 1/2000 1/4 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.45"
Viewfinder
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
1,220,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 50

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
2.4kg
Height
201mm 198mm
Depth
353mm 416mm
Width
160mm 178mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 DC
BEST
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
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