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JVC GY-HM170 Review
Why Has it Scored 39?
It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution
Fairly large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size
JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis
The lightest video camera is 50g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg. At 1.1 kilograms, the GY-HM170 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.
Average Optical Zoom
At 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM170 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The GY-HM170 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders. The best maximum video resolution of all camcorders is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.
Does Not Support PictBridge
Like most of the other video cameras, the GY-HM170 does not support PictBridge.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 0.24" and the largest is 11". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the JVC GY-HM170 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.
The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.
Quite Big Total Megapixels
At 12.4 megapixels, the GY-HM170 has a quite big total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP.
Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number
The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.2, the JVC GY-HM170's minimum aperture number is one of the lowest amongst camcorders.
Very Small Digital Zoom
The average digital zoom of camcorders is 420x. At only 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM170 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
The GY-HM170 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.