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JVC GY-HM600 vs Zoom Q8

JVC GY-HM600 vs Zoom Q8

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JVC GY-HM600
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q8 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
JVC GY-HM600 is 3.5" screen size, but the Zoom Q8 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

4 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q8 is 3MP sensor, but the JVC GY-HM600 is only a 2.2MP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

9x lighter Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 260g weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM600 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,454 cheaper
The Zoom Q8 is $2,453.99 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM600.
Available from 15 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.8MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 has a total megapixels of 2.2MP, however the Zoom Q8 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

Heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM600 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg heavier than the Zoom Q8 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,454 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM600 is more expensive than the Zoom Q8 by $2,453.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the JVC GY-HM600, however 16 retailers sell the Zoom Q8. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2 Reasons Against
0.8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM600 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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 Zoom Q8 is older than the JVC GY-HM600 by eleven months.

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Date Released

5 months Ago 16 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.2MP 3MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
23x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 667 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 94.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

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
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
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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
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

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 260g
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Height
198mm 69mm
Depth
416mm 158mm
Width
178mm 48mm
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