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5 Best JVC Camcorders in the US - August 2019

Updated 24 June 2019 by Matthew
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5 best JVC camcorders

Which Are the Best JVC Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best JVC camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best JVC camcorders are:


What JVC Camcorder to Buy in July 2019?

JVC is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for it's TVs and headphones.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $299 for the GZ-R460BUS which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 2.5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $3,912 for the GY-LS300 which has an optical zoom of 12x, a sensor size of 13.5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is $1,531.

Not sure if a JVC camcorder is right for you? Then check out our guide on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Below we provide a detailed run through of the top 5 JVC camcorders currently for sale in the United States:

Best Buy Great Price
JVC GCPX100B JVC GZR460BUS JVC GZR560BUS JVC GZRY980HUS JVC GYHM200SP
JVC GCPX100B JVC GZR460BUS JVC GZR560BUS JVC GZRY980HUS JVC GYHM200SP
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12.8MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
500g
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
660g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
288g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
92
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
68
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and award winning 10x optical zoom, 500g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Customers report that this camcorder it. A fully featured and affordable 40x optical zoom, 660g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760. A fully featured and cheap 40x optical zoom, 288g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760. A high image quality and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A fully featured but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
6 Reasons For
Full HD
Face Detection
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Wi-Fi
One More Award
6 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Higher Still Image Resolution
Built-in Microphone
Better Kagoo Score
$101 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
4 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Higher Still Image Resolution
Built-in Microphone
More Shops Are Selling it
15 Reasons For
Vastly Lighter
Bigger Total Megapixels
188x Bigger Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Full HD
Face Detection
Remote Operation
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Waterproof
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by 19 Months
5 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
A Lot Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Full HD
13% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
10 Reasons Against
75% Smaller Optical Zoom
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
136x Smaller Digital Zoom
Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,421
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Five Years
4 Reasons Against
48% Heavier
Hugely Smaller Total Megapixels
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Over One Year Older
6 Reasons Against
45% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
$101 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
8 Reasons Against
75% Smaller Optical Zoom
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
11mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
15% Smaller Display Diagonal
7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $500
9 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Optical Zoom
Vastly Heavier
6.5MP Smaller Total Megapixels
94% Smaller Digital Zoom
79% Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,794 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Three Years Older
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JVC GCPX100B

$1,719.80
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JVC GCPX100B

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JVC GCPX100B
12.8MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
500g
3"
SCREEN SIZE
64x
(DIGITAL)
128GB
MAXIMUM

The JVC GCPX100B has a Kagoo Score of 75. However with a price tag of $1,719.80 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GCPX100B or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.8MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3")

A fully featured and award winning 10x optical zoom, 500g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Customers report that this camcorder it.

92
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that JVC GCPX100B has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GCPX100B

Full HD

The JVC GCPX100B is a Full HD camcorder (as are the JVC GYHM200SP and the JVC GZRY980HUS), whereas the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Face Detection

The JVC GCPX100B has a face detection (as does the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Built-in Microphone

The JVC GCPX100B has a built-in microphone, and so do the JVC GZR460BUS, the JVC GZR560BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS, whereas the JVC GYHM200SP does not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The JVC GCPX100B supports HDMI (as do the JVC GYHM200SP and the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GCPX100B features Wi-Fi (as does the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

One More Award

The JVC GCPX100B has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the JVC GYHM200SP has received no awards, the JVC GZR460BUS has received no awards, the JVC GZR560BUS has received no awards and the JVC GZRY980HUS has received no awards.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GCPX100B

75% Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GCPX100B is a 10x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GZRY980HUS. That's 2x smaller than the JVC GYHM200SP (12x) and 30x smaller than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (40x). 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.

A Lot Heavier

The JVC GCPX100B has a weight of 500g, but the JVC GYHM200SP is a 1.6kg camcorder (1.1kg heavier), the JVC GZR460BUS is a 660g camcorder (160g heavier), the JVC GZR560BUS is a 288g camcorder (212g lighter) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 58g camcorder (442g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP bigger than the JVC GYHM200SP (12.4MP), 10.3MP bigger than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (2.5MP) and 6.1MP smaller than the JVC GZRY980HUS (18.9MP). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GCPX100B has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the JVC GZR460BUS, the JVC GZR560BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the JVC GYHM200SP (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

136x Smaller Digital Zoom

The JVC GCPX100B is a 64x (digital) camcorder, whereas the JVC GYHM200SP is a 12x (digital) camcorder (52x smaller) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 200x (digital) camcorder (136x bigger). 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.

Smaller Display Diagonal

JVC GCPX100B is only 3" screen size, and so does the JVC GZRY980HUS. That's 0.5" smaller than the JVC GYHM200SP (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GCPX100B has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the JVC GZR460BUS scored 77 and the JVC GZR560BUS scored 76.

More Expensive by $1,421

The JVC GCPX100B is $1,421 more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS, $1,320 more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS and $921 more expensive than the JVC GZRY980HUS.

Not As Many Stockists

The JVC GCPX100B is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the JVC GYHM200SP is stocked by 2 shops, the JVC GZR460BUS is stocked by 3 shops, the JVC GZR560BUS is stocked by 3 stores and the JVC GZRY980HUS is stocked by 3 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by Over Five Years

The JVC GCPX100B is two years older than the JVC GYHM200SP, four years older than the JVC GZR460BUS, four years older than the JVC GZR560BUS and five years older than the JVC GZRY980HUS.

The cheapest price that we found for the GCPX100B in the United States is $1,719.80 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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JVC GZR460BUS

$299.00
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JVC GZR460BUS

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JVC GZR460BUS
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
660g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD

The JVC GZR460BUS has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $299.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR460BUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Has an image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution
Has a built-in microphone
Tripod mountable

A fully featured and affordable 40x optical zoom, 660g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

6 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR460BUS

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR460BUS has an optical zoom of 40x (as does the JVC GZR560BUS), whereas the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 10x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller) and the JVC GYHM200SP is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (28x smaller). 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.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR460BUS supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760, and so does the JVC GZR560BUS, which is 7 times higher still image resolution as the JVC GZRY980HUS (1440 x 1080). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Built-in Microphone

The JVC GZR460BUS has a built-in microphone (as do the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR560BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS), however the JVC GYHM200SP does not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Better Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR460BUS has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the JVC GCPX100B scored 75, the JVC GYHM200SP scored 72, the JVC GZR560BUS scored 76 and the JVC GZRY980HUS scored 74.

$101 Cheaper

The JVC GZR460BUS is $1,420.80 cheaper than the JVC GCPX100B, $1,793.99 cheaper than the JVC GYHM200SP, $100.99 cheaper than the JVC GZR560BUS and $500 cheaper than the JVC GZRY980HUS.

More Shops Are Selling it

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.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR460BUS

48% Heavier

The JVC GZR460BUS is a 660g camcorder. That's 160g heavier than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 890g lighter than the JVC GYHM200SP (1.6kg), 372g heavier than the JVC GZR560BUS (288g) and 602g heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Hugely Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR460BUS has a total megapixels of 2.5MP (as does the JVC GZR560BUS), but the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP are both 12.4MP camcorders (9.9MP bigger) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger). 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.

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR460BUS has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR560BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS), however the JVC GYHM200SP has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Over One Year Older

The JVC GZR460BUS is older than the JVC GZR560BUS by one month and older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by 20 months.

The cheapest price that we found for the GZR460BUS in the United States is $299.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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JVC GZR560BUS

$399.99
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JVC GZR560BUS

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JVC GZR560BUS
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
288g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD

The JVC GZR560BUS has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of $399.99 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR560BUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Has an image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution
Has a built-in microphone
Tripod mountable

A fully featured and cheap 40x optical zoom, 288g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR560BUS

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR560BUS has an optical zoom of 40x (as does the JVC GZR460BUS), but the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 10x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller) and the JVC GYHM200SP is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (28x smaller). 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.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR560BUS supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760, and so does the JVC GZR460BUS, which is 7 times higher still image resolution as the JVC GZRY980HUS (1440 x 1080). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Built-in Microphone

The JVC GZR560BUS has a built-in microphone (as do the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS), whereas the JVC GYHM200SP does not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

More Shops Are Selling it

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.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR560BUS

45% Heavier

The JVC GZR560BUS is a 288g camcorder. That's 212g lighter than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 1.3kg lighter than the JVC GYHM200SP (1.6kg), 372g lighter than the JVC GZR460BUS (660g) and 230g heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR560BUS has a total megapixels of 2.5MP (as does the JVC GZR460BUS), however the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP are both 12.4MP camcorders (9.9MP bigger) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR560BUS has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS), whereas the JVC GYHM200SP has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR560BUS has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the JVC GZR460BUS scored 77.

$101 More Expensive

The JVC GZR560BUS is more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS by $101.

Over One Year Older

The JVC GZR560BUS is older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by 19 months.

The cheapest price that we found for the GZR560BUS in the United States is $399.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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JVC GZRY980HUS

$799.00
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JVC GZRY980HUS

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JVC GZRY980HUS
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
4.5h
VIDEO

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $799.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZRY980HUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.9MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Lighter than average (58g)
Has an image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)

A high image quality and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

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Features
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Popularity
Quite Popular
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Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

15 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZRY980HUS

Vastly Lighter

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a weight of 58g, however the JVC GCPX100B is a 500g camcorder (442g heavier), the JVC GYHM200SP is a 1.6kg camcorder (1.5kg heavier), the JVC GZR460BUS is a 660g camcorder (602g heavier) and the JVC GZR560BUS is a 288g camcorder (230g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Bigger Total Megapixels

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder. That's 6.5MP bigger than the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP (12.4MP) and 16.4MP bigger than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (2.5MP). 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.

188x Bigger Digital Zoom

JVC GZRY980HUS is 200x (digital), but the JVC GCPX100B is only a 64x (digital) camcorder (136x smaller) and the JVC GYHM200SP is only a 12x (digital) camcorder (188x smaller). 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.

Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZRY980HUS has an interchangeable lens, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Full HD

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a Full HD camcorder (as are the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP), but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Face Detection

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a face detection (as does the JVC GCPX100B), however the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Remote Operation

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports remote operation, whereas the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Built-in Microphone

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a built-in microphone, and so do the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS, but the JVC GYHM200SP does not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports HDMI (as do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP), however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZRY980HUS features Wi-Fi (as does the JVC GCPX100B), however the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Bluetooth

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports bluetooth, however the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

Waterproof

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a waterproof camcorder, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Newer by 19 Months

The JVC GZRY980HUS was released five years after the JVC GCPX100B, released three years after the JVC GYHM200SP, released 20 months after the JVC GZR460BUS and released 19 months after the JVC GZR560BUS

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZRY980HUS

75% Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a 10x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GCPX100B. That's 2x smaller than the JVC GYHM200SP (12x) and 30x smaller than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (40x). 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the JVC GYHM200SP (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

11mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 11mm longer than the JVC GYHM200SP (29.5mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZRY980HUS does not have a built-in flash, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GYHM200SP, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

15% Smaller Display Diagonal

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a display diagonal of 3", and so does the JVC GCPX100B. That's 0.5" smaller than the JVC GYHM200SP (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080, however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS support a still image resolution of 3680x2760. We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GYHM200SP support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZRY980HUS has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the JVC GCPX100B scored 75, the JVC GZR460BUS scored 77 and the JVC GZR560BUS scored 76.

More Expensive by $500

The JVC GZRY980HUS is $500 more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS and $399 more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS.

The cheapest price that we found for the GZRY980HUS in the United States is $799.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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JVC GYHM200SP

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JVC GYHM200SP
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
12x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE

The JVC GYHM200SP has a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $2,092.99 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GYHM200SP or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.4MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3.5")

A fully featured but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

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Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
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Value for Money
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Kagoo Score
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GYHM200SP

3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The JVC GYHM200SP has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZR460BUS, the JVC GZR560BUS and the JVC GZRY980HUS have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

A Lot Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The JVC GYHM200SP is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (11mm longer). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Full HD

The JVC GYHM200SP is Full HD, and so are the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS, but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

13% Larger Display Diagonal

The JVC GYHM200SP has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 3" screen size camcorders (0.5" smaller). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

HDMI

The JVC GYHM200SP supports HDMI, and so do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS, however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GYHM200SP

Vastly Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GYHM200SP has an optical zoom of 12x, however the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both 10x optical zoom camcorders (2x smaller) and the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are both 40x optical zoom camcorders (28x bigger). 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 Heavier

The JVC GYHM200SP is a 1.6kg camcorder. That's 1.1kg heavier than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 890g heavier than the JVC GZR460BUS (660g), 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZR560BUS (288g) and 1.5kg heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

6.5MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GYHM200SP has a total megapixels of 12.4MP, whereas the JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8MP camcorder (0.4MP bigger), the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are both 2.5MP camcorders (9.9MP smaller) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (6.5MP bigger). 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.

94% Smaller Digital Zoom

JVC GYHM200SP is only 12x (digital). That's 52x smaller than the JVC GCPX100B (64x) and 188x smaller than the JVC GZRY980HUS (200x). 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.

79% Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The JVC GYHM200SP is a 354mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,266mm shorter than the JVC GZRY980HUS (1,620mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GYHM200SP has received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the JVC GCPX100B scored 75, the JVC GZR460BUS scored 77, the JVC GZR560BUS scored 76 and the JVC GZRY980HUS scored 74.

$1,794 More Expensive

The JVC GYHM200SP is more expensive than the JVC GCPX100B by $373, more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS by $1,794, more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS by $1,693 and more expensive than the JVC GZRY980HUS by $1,294.

Less Retailers

Only 2 retailers sells the JVC GYHM200SP, whereas 3 sellers sell the JVC GZR460BUS, 3 shops sell the JVC GZR560BUS and 3 stores sell the JVC GZRY980HUS. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Three Years Older

The JVC GYHM200SP is older than the JVC GZR460BUS by 18 months, older than the JVC GZR560BUS by 19 months and older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by three years.

The cheapest price that we found for the GYHM200SP in the United States is $2,092.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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