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JVC GY-HM170 vs Ricoh Theta S

JVC GY-HM170 vs Ricoh Theta S

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JVC GY-HM170
Ricoh Theta S

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Image stabilizer Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Ricoh Theta S 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.

2 Reasons For
12% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Ricoh Theta S has a total megapixels of 14MP, however the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (1.6MP 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Ricoh Theta S is a 125g weight camcorder. That's 985g lighter than the JVC GY-HM170 (125g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
13% smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a total megapixels of 12.4MP, however the Ricoh Theta S is a 14MP sensor camcorder (1.6MP 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.

Heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder. That's 985g heavier than the Ricoh Theta S (125g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Four months older
The JVC GY-HM170 is older than the Ricoh Theta S by four months.
1 Reason Against
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Ricoh Theta S does not have a built-in display, but the JVC GY-HM170 has a built-in display.

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Date Released

24 months Ago 19 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.4MP 14MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
BEST
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Lamp
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 1/30
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6400 - 1/8
Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
BEST
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Manual

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5376 x 2688
 5376 x 2688
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
BN-VF823 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 260 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 80 0 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg 125g
BEST
Height
112mm 130mm
Depth
299mm 22.9mm
Width
153mm 44mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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