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JVC GZ-HM450

JVC GZHM450AUS Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 235g CMOS Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
A compact Full HD memory camcorder with 8GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot, delivering great quality video and stills, with 2.7" "Frameless" Touch Panel LCD for easy operation, 40x... More
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19 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average JVC small sensor size camcorders have good ratings as do all video cameras manufactured by JVC.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The GZ-HM450 has one of the bigger optical zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-HM450 is 10x and the biggest is 78x.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450, the JVC GZ-HM450 has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-HM450, the JVC GZ-HM450 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-HM450 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-HM450 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this type and age. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also supports 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Night Mode

The GZ-HM450 has a night mode, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450 which do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

The JVC GZ-HM450 has one of the longer video recording times (53 hours) amongst video cameras of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-HM450 have video recording times of between 1h and 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

At 3,000 milliamperes * hour, the GZ-HM450 has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The battery capacities of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-HM450 range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh.

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-HM450 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM450 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GZ-HM450 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-HM450. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-HM450 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This JVC camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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Small

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the heights range from 19mm to 920mm. With a height of only 55 millimeters, the JVC GZ-HM450 is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-HM450.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-HM450 is 75mm. At only 50.5 millimeters, the JVC GZ-HM450 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM450.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-HM450 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The GZ-HM450 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-HM450 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-HM450 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GZ-HM450 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM450 are also not waterproof.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-HM450

Released Over Five Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-HM450 over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-HM450 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the GZ-HM450 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the GZ-HM450 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Number of CCDs
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
Networking
Bluetooth
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Night Mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Spotlight
Windows Operating Systems Supported
AV Output

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzhm450, jvc gzhm450a, jvc gzhm450r, jvc gzhm450au, jvc gzhm450ru, jvc gzhm450aus, jvc gzhm450rus
Barcodes 00046838045417
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