JVC GY-HM200 vs Panasonic HC-V770

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JVC GY-HM200
Panasonic HC-V770

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

459,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (459,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
6 Reasons For
Moderately bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 12.76MP sensor, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (0.36MP 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.

8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x. That's 1,488x bigger than the JVC GY-HM200 (1,500x). 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.

1.2kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 1.2kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,595 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $1,595 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM200.
Available from 3 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

6 Reasons Against
0.36MP smaller total megapixels Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is only 12.4MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (0.36MP 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.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a digital zoom of 12x. That's 1,488x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (1,500x). 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.

Heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder. That's 1.2kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,595 more expensive
The JVC GY-HM200 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $1,595.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the JVC GY-HM200, but 6 stores sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
0.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (459,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity camcorder, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Five months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by five months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.4MP 12.76MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
12x 1,500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
354mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Filter Size
62mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.67 - 56.04 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Memory Slots
2 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

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/8000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type
SSL-JVC50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg 353g
BEST
Height
190mm 73mm
Depth
263mm 139mm
Width
135mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.2
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
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