Canon XF200 vs JVC GY-HM200

Canon XF200
JVC GY-HM200

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon XF200 is 20x (optical), but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 222mm longer than the JVC GY-HM200 (354mm).
0.7mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 has a minimum focal length of 28.8mm, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.7mm longer).
One more memory card slot Edit
The Canon XF200 has three memory card slots, however the JVC GY-HM200 only has two memory card slots.
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XF200 has a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (310,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

21% smaller Edit
The Canon XF200 has a height of 158mm, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 190mm high camcorder (32mm bigger).
£110 cheaper
The Canon XF200 costs £1,804.00, whereas the JVC GY-HM200 is £1,914.00.
Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
76% bigger sensor size Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a sensor size of 12.4MP. That's 9.31MP bigger than the Canon XF200 (12.4MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XF200 is only a 6x (digital) camcorder (6x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

10g lighter Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Canon XF200 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder (10g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

1% smaller Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is 263mm deep. That's 1mm smaller than the Canon XF200 (263mm).
7% smaller Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is 135mm wide. That's 9mm smaller than the Canon XF200 (135mm).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF200 has a sensor size of 3.09MP, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 12.4MP sensor camcorder (9.31MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

6x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 6x (digital) camcorder. That's 6x smaller than the JVC GY-HM200 (12x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

1% heavier Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder. That's 10g heavier than the JVC GY-HM200 (1.6kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A little bigger Edit
Canon XF200 is 264mm deep, but the JVC GY-HM200 is a 263mm deep camcorder (1mm smaller).
A little bigger Edit
Canon XF200 is 144mm wide, but the JVC GY-HM200 is a 135mm wide camcorder (9mm smaller).
Four months older
The Canon XF200 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by four months.
8 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
JVC GY-HM200 is only 12x (optical). That's 8x smaller than the Canon XF200 (12x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a maximum focal length of 354mm, however the Canon XF200 is a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (222mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.7mm longer than the Canon XF200 (29.5mm).
Only two memory card slots Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has two memory card slots, however the Canon XF200 only has three memory card slots.
34% lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 310,000 pixels lower than the Canon XF200 (920,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

17% bigger Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a height of 190mm. That's 32mm bigger than the Canon XF200 (190mm).
More expensive by £110
The JVC GY-HM200 is £110 more expensive than the Canon XF200.
Not as many stockists
The JVC GY-HM200 is only stocked by 5 stores, however the Canon XF200 is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Date Released

22 months Ago 19 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP 12.4MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
6x 12x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm
BEST
354mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28.8mm
BEST
29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Focal Length
28.8 - 576 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 4.67 - 56.04

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
3
BEST
2
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Light Metering Type
 Centre-weighted
BEST
 Centre-weighted

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SSL-JVC50
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 30 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 50

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg 1.6kg
BEST
Height
158mm
BEST
190mm
Depth
264mm 263mm
BEST
Width
144mm 135mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 DC
BEST
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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