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JVC GY-HM200
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JVC GYHM200SP Camcorder

12.4MP 1/2.3 1.6kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Fully equipped for any shooting scenario, the GY-HM200E is JVC's next generation camcorder. Whether you're shooting 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 full HD or streaming to the web, this camera does it all. Its... More
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12 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We calculated the average ratings for all JVC video cameras and also specifically for JVC big sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases JVC had good ratings compared to other brands.

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year, the GY-HM200 is Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GY-HM200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HM200 also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include a cheaper camcorder such as the Sony HXR-NX100[plb_3119775_price] or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GY-HM200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HXR-NX100[plb_3119775_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM200 range from 3" to 3.5". The GY-HM200 has one of the larger screen sizes (3.5 inches) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HXR-NX100[plb_3119775_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GY-HM200 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders that were released more than a year ago. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this age and type support an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM200.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Video Mode

The GY-HM200 has a 2160p video mode which is better than most video cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most video cameras of this type and age have a 1080p video mode.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best video mode across all video cameras of this age and type.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GY-HM200 is a two USB 2.0 port video camera. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than a year only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM200 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HM200 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper camcorder such as the Sony HXR-NX100[plb_3119775_price] or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price].

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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 sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The GY-HM200 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of this spec and age. This JVC camcorder supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by big sensor size video cameras that came out more than a year ago. The audio format "AC3" is also supported by this video camera.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This video camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the GY-HM200 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 12x to 1,500x. With a digital zoom of only 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM200 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released one year ago.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GY-HM200, the GY-HM200 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HM200 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out more than a year ago are not waterproof. The GY-HM200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GY-HM200 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

The weights of camcorders of this spec and age range from 120g to 1.8kg. With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the GY-HM200 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM200 the minimum focal lengths range from 29mm to 30mm, and the average minimum focal length is 29mm. With a minimum focal length of 29.5 millimeters, the GY-HM200 has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Big

The smallest camcorder of this spec and age is 65mm high and the biggest is 190mm. The GY-HM200 is one of the biggest big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than a year (190 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM200

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This big sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM200 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 12x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HXR-NX100[plb_3119775_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm200, jvc gyhm200e, offers gyhm200, offers gyhm200e
Barcodes 00616348080804, 04975769422706

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