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JVC GZ-HM650
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JVC GZ-HM650 Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 235g CMOS Jan 2012
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including hifitest.de, wired.it and pcworld.pl this medium sensor size camcorder has an overall expert rating of 70%.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Whilst JVC is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, JVC has only ok ratings specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-HM650 range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x. With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-HM650 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-HM650 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM650 also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-HM650, the GZ-HM650 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-HM650 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-HM650.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-HM650 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/3".

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Has a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-HM650 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-HM650 do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

Camcorders of this type and age have video recording times of between 0.016h and 94h. With a video recording time of 53 hours, the GZ-HM650 has one of the longer video recording times amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-HM650 is 1,500mAh. With a battery capacity of 3,000 milliamperes * hour, the GZ-HM650 has one of the higher battery capacities amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-HM650 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras of this age and type.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The GZ-HM650 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-HM650. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GZ-HM650 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This JVC video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Three Capture Modes

The JVC GZ-HM650 has a greater number of capture mode than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found capture mode is LP, but this capture mode is not found on this camcorder. The capture modes EP, SP and XP are also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

With a typical power consumption of only 2.4 Watts, the GZ-HM650 has a fairly low typical power consumption compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-HM650. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the typical power consumption range from 2.1W to 13W.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on video cameras of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Small

At only 55 millimeters, the GZ-HM650 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-HM650 the heights range from 17mm to 240mm, and the average height is 79mm.

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Small

The GZ-HM650 is one of the smaller medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-HM650 (only 50.5 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 17mm to 270mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-HM650 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-HM650 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-HM650 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-HM650 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the GZ-HM650 is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago have bitrates at maximum video resolution of between 9 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 28 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the GZ-HM650 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-HM650

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-HM650 has a pretty typical digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the JVC GZ-HM650 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-HM650.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the GZ-HM650 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-HM650.

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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
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
Image Formats Supported
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

Expert Reviews

(3)
3 February 2012

Na pierwszy rzut oka kamera jest bardzo ciekawym produktem. Dysponuje bowiem a? 40-krotnym zoomem optycznym i przynajmniej teoretycznie potrafi rejestrowa? obraz Full HD. Dobrze radzi sobie w...

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26 July 2011

Spätestens seit HD-Camcorder für weit unter 500 Euro zu haben sind, haben Camcorder, die nur mit Standardauflösung aufzeichnen, kaum noch eine Marktchance. Ganz ohne Sparmaßnahmen lässt sich... Read more…

24 December 2014

Surclassate dagli smartphone, le palmarine sopravvivono e puntano tutto su ottiche di qualità e funzioni aggiuntive. L'ultimo modello di JVC è anche impermeabilePrezzo: 309,99 euro | Voto: 8... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzhm650, gzhm650b, gzhm650bu, gzhm650bus
Barcodes 00046838045424

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