JVC GY-HM200 vs Panasonic HC-V770
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JVC GY-HM200vsPanasonic HC-V770

JVC GY-HM200

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

$1,650.00
$442.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap and fully featured 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
70
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V770

$499.99
$158.04
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top-value 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features
98
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
JVC GY-HM200

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

$1,650.00
$442.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap and fully featured 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
70
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015
Panasonic HC-V770

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-V770

$499.99
$158.04
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top-value 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features
98
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.76MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

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Reasons For

JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
2 Reasons For
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
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).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
8 Reasons For
8x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an optical zoom of 20x, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (8x smaller).

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.

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

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.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Panasonic HC-V770 is 752mm maximum focal length. That's 398mm longer than the JVC GY-HM200 (354mm).

'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.

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Moderately Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12.4MP camcorder (0.36MP smaller).

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.

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1.2kg Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g camcorder. That's 1.2kg lighter than the JVC GY-HM200 (1.6kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$1,150 Cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $1,150.01 cheaper than the JVC GY-HM200.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of 73.2%, but JVC has an average rating of 72.1%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
No awards found
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Panasonic has a better average brand rating than JVC. The average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 595 reviews, where as the average brand rating for JVC is 72.13% based on 75 reviews.
JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
JVC

72

72

Based on 75 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 595 reviews

Date Released

JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
32 months old Best 37 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Optical Zoom 12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom 12x
BEST
1,500x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 354mm 752mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29.5mm 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 62mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 72 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1080p
60p 720p
540p
 2160p
 1080p
 60p
 720p
 540p
2160p 1080p
60p 720p
540p
 2160p
 1080p
 60p
 720p
 540p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 
 
 
Image Sensor JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Total Megapixels 12.4MP 12.76MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 6.03MP
 
 
 
Storage JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 920,000 Pixels
BEST
460,800 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 1lx
 
 
 
Still Image JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
6528 x 3672
 6528 x 3672
 
 
 
Audio JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
USB 2.0 Port 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Type 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)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
353g
Height 190mm 73mm
Depth 263mm 139mm
Width 135mm 65mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content JVC GY-HM200 Panasonic HC-V770
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
USB HDMI
DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC

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