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JVC GY-HM790
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JVC GY-HM790 Camcorder

1/3 CCD 14x Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Optical Zoom Interchangeable Lens Release Date
The GY-HM790U is a modular HD camera with solid state recording capability as well as studio functionality. It was developed to address the needs of modern broadcast and production facilities... More
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11 Reasons For

JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average video cameras produced by JVC are rated 75 out of 100, which is in the top 59% of all camcorder manufacturers that we have analysed.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 4.3 inches, the JVC GY-HM790 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM790. The smallest screen size of video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM790 is 1.3" and the largest is 11".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HM790 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GY-HM790 do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM790 which are not Full HD, the JVC GY-HM790 is Full HD.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The GY-HM790 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/6". 4.80 x 3.60mm. Video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM790 optical sensor sizes range from 1/6" to 1/2".

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The JVC GY-HM790 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and type to it support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM790 the memory card type ranges from MicroSDXC (worst) to SDXC (best).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM790 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in display.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM790 the video mode ranges from 720p (worst) to 1080p (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The GY-HM790 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this JVC video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GY-HM790 the video resolution ranges from 720 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser. The GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have an HDMI port. The GY-HM790 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM790 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GY-HM790 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM790, the JVC GY-HM790 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the JVC GY-HM790 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM790, the GY-HM790 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM790 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 3.6". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.45 inches, the JVC GY-HM790 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM790

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM790 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM790.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc ka790, jvc fs790, jvc fs790s, jvc ka790g, jvc fs790t, jvc fs790sn, jvc fs790tn, jvc fs790snc, jvc fs790tnc, jvc fs790snr, jvc fs790sncg, jvc fs790tncg, jvc fs790snrg
Barcodes 00046838043901

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