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JVC GY-HM170

70

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JVC GY-HM170

JVC GY-HM170

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A good spec but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
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JVC GY-HM170 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the JVC GY-HM170 number 405 across all camcorders.
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Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
Bigger than average total megapixels
2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
9 user button assignable functions
Wired remote control supported
0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56m pixel) with smart focus assist function
3.5-inch colour LCD display (920k pixel) with smart focus assist function
Dual sdhc/sdxc slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
Built-in stereo microphone
Live 4k UHD output via HDMI connector
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
4:2:2 full HD recording at 50mbps (24-60p)
4K ultra HD recording (150 mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (uhs-i speed class3) card
Dynamic zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom
High quality integrated 12x f1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
Includes bn-vf823u 7.2v battery, AC adapter
Very small digital zoom
Heavier than average

JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis

Features

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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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.

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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.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GY-HM170 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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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.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

jvc gyhm170e, jvc na

Barcodes:

04975769425271

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