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JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony HXR-NX100

JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony HXR-NX100

JVC GY-HM170
Sony HXR-NX100

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
62% lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder. That's 680g lighter than the Sony HXR-NX100 (1.8kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

4 Reasons For
1.8MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (1.8MP 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.

72mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 426mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 72mm longer than the JVC GY-HM170 (426mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.5mm longer).
640,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HXR-NX100 is 1,560,000 pixels display resolution, but the JVC GY-HM170 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (640,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
1.8MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 12.4MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder (1.8MP 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.

72mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 354mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 72mm shorter than the Sony HXR-NX100 (426mm).
0.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.5mm shorter).
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is only 920,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1,560,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (640,000 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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Three months older
The JVC GY-HM170 is older than the Sony HXR-NX100 by three months.
1 Reason Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 680g heavier than the JVC GY-HM170 (1.8kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Date Released

23 months Ago 20 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.4MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
354mm 426mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.5mm 29mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.67 - 56.04 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/1 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 1,560,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

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 50 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.42h
Battery Type
BN-VF823 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
1.8kg
Height
112mm 187.8mm
Depth
299mm 371.3mm
Width
153mm 171.3mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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