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JVC GZ-HM690BUS
JVC GZ-HM690BUS

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JVC GZ-HM690BUS Camcorder

3.3MP 1/4 235g CMOS Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good technical guidance
Good product quality
Poor expert reviews

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Design

Good Product Quality

One customer reckoned that the product was good quality. Techmagnifier.com said “Great image quality” although they only gave the JVC GZ-HM690 a score of 40 out of 100.


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-HM690BUS has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-HM690BUS in April 2017.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The GZ-HM690BUS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder, the GZ-HM690BUS does not support bluetooth.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS has a relatively standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Storage

Fairly Big Flash Memory

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS has one of the bigger flash memory (64 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average flash memory of camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder is 22GB, and the flash memory range from 4GB to 120GB.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One JVC GZ-HM690 owner mentioned in their reviews that the JVC GZ-HM690 had good technical guidance. Four years ago Techmagnifier.com wrote “Some useful manual controls”.


Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The GZ-HM690BUS supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GZ-HM690BUS features smile detection. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS has a face detection. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a face detection.

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Battery

Very Long Video Recording Time

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera the video recording times range from 1h to 95h. The video recording time of the GZ-HM690BUS of 94 hours is one of the longest amongst camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Other Features

Has an Spotlight

The GZ-HM690BUS has an spotlight. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an spotlight.

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Features Auto Focus

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS has a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a night mode.

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Features Manual Focus

The GZ-HM690BUS features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also feature manual focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS features photo mode. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also feature photo mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The JVC GZ-HM690BUS supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x. At 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-HM690BUS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-HM690BUS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-HM690BUS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Reviews

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Camcorders built by JVC generally have good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 40% from techmagnifier.com. The video camera expert review sites don't rate this JVC camcorder very highly.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the GZ-HM690BUS has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ultrapro gzhm690b, gzhm690bus
Barcodes 00046838042027, 00602589100456, 00602589108841, 00724327502312, 00724327508512

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