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JVC GY-HM170
JVC GY-HM170

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JVC GY-HM170 Camcorder

12.4MP 1/2 1.1kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
JVC camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Reviews

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

JVC is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM170.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,594.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The GY-HM170 has a fairly average digital zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM170.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GY-HM170, the GY-HM170 supports HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,594.99).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM170, the GY-HM170 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,594.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM170 are not waterproof. The JVC GY-HM170 is no exception to this as it is also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 1.1 kilograms, the GY-HM170 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM170. The lightest big total megapixels video camera that has been around for a similar time to the GY-HM170 is 50g weight, the heaviest is 2.3kg, and the average weight is 460g.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,594.99) (790g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when JVC released the GY-HM170.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The GY-HM170 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,594.99) which has better reviews.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc na
Barcodes 04975769425271

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