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JVC GY-HM170 Review
Why Has it Scored 70?
It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The GY-HM170's total megapixels of 12.4MP is in the biggest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution
The highest maximum video resolution of the GY-HM170 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This JVC video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).
Average Optical Zoom
The JVC GY-HM170's optical zoom of 12x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 42% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size
The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The GY-HM170's optical sensor size of 0.435" is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Heavier Than Average
The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the JVC GY-HM170 of 1.1kg is heavier than 85% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the GY-HM170 of 3.5" is larger than 92% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.
Very Small Digital Zoom
Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the JVC GY-HM170 of only 12x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 78% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The GY-HM170's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 354mm is shorter than 82% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 930mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.
The JVC GY-HM170 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Does Not Support PictBridge
The GY-HM170 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.
Lower Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
The GY-HM170's minimum aperture number of only 1.2 is very low compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 97% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22.
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