JVC GY-HM170 vs Samsung HMX-U20

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JVC GY-HM170
Samsung HMX-U20

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
4.6MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 12.4MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Samsung HMX-U20 is only a 7.8MP sensor camcorder (4.6MP 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.

One more memory slots Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a two memory slots camcorder, whereas the Samsung HMX-U20 only has one memory slots.
A lot larger display diagonal Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Samsung HMX-U20 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1.5" 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.

766,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
JVC GY-HM170 is 920,000 pixels display resolution, but the Samsung HMX-U20 is only a 154,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (766,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 has an HDMI, however the Samsung HMX-U20 does not have an HDMI.
User reviews are vastly better
Based on 1 user review, the JVC GY-HM170 has an average review score of 100%, however the Samsung HMX-U20 has an average rating of 66% (based on 25 reviews).
1 Reason For
Lighter Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 has a weight of 111g, whereas the JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder (999g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Heavier Edit
The JVC GY-HM170 is a 1.1kg weight camcorder. That's 999g heavier than the Samsung HMX-U20 (111g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 Reasons Against
59% smaller total megapixels Edit
Samsung HMX-U20 is only 7.8MP sensor. That's 4.6MP smaller than the JVC GY-HM170 (7.8MP). 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.

Only one memory slots Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Samsung HMX-U20 is one, but the JVC GY-HM170 only has two memory slotss.
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 is a 2" screen size camcorder. That's 1.5" smaller than the JVC GY-HM170 (2"). 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 Samsung HMX-U20 has a display resolution (numeric) of 154,000 pixels. That's 766,000 pixels lower than the JVC GY-HM170 (154,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Samsung HMX-U20 does not have an HDMI, however the JVC GY-HM170 does.
Older by nine months
The Samsung HMX-U20 is nine months older than the JVC GY-HM170.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung HMX-U20 is only 66%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GY-HM170 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.4MP
BEST
7.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 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 5.1 - 15.3

Storage

Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels
BEST
154,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2736
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2736
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Type
BN-VF823 SLB-10A
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1.1kg 111g
BEST
Height
112mm 104mm
Depth
299mm 15.6mm
Width
153mm 52.5mm

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
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