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JVC GY-HM150
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JVC GY-HM150 Camcorder

1/4 1.4kg CCD Aug 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The GY-HM150U is JVC's latest and most advanced compact handheld camcorder. Based on the solid ergonomic design of the highly popular GY-HM100--currently in use by thousands of photojournalists at... More
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JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

JVC is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GY-HM150 has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GY-HM150 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM150 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HM150 are not Full HD.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The JVC GY-HM150 has more memory card slots than most of the video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM150. This video camera is a two memory card slot camcorder compared to most of the camcorders of this age and type which only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GY-HM150 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This JVC camcorder 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and type.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM150, the GY-HM150 has a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price].

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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 camcorders that are a comparable age to the GY-HM150 the worst video mode is 720p and the best is 1080p.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the GY-HM150 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this JVC video camera.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM150 range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.3. At only 1.8, the JVC GY-HM150 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GY-HM150.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The GY-HM150 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this JVC camcorder support a video resolution of 720 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM150 the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GY-HM150 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this video camera. The cables included AV and Component are also found on this camcorder.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum focal lengths of between 0.5mm and 900mm. At 390 millimeters, the JVC GY-HM150 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM150.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the GY-HM150 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM150. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM150 is 1x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 10x (optical) camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HM150 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GY-HM150, the GY-HM150 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the JVC GY-HM150 does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM150 are not 3D compatible. The JVC GY-HM150 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM150, the JVC GY-HM150 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

With a viewfinder resolution of only 260,000 pixels, the GY-HM150 has one of the lower viewfinders resolutions amongst camcorders of this age. The viewfinders resolutions of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM150 range from 110,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 1,200,000 pixels.

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Heavy

At 1.4 kilograms, the GY-HM150 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM150. The lightest camcorder of this age and type is 59g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GY-HM150 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst video cameras of this age. The display resolutions of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM150 range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 490,000 pixels.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the JVC GY-HM150 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM150 the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.6".

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 39 millimeters, the JVC GY-HM150 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length is 23mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM150

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when JVC released the GY-HM150.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the JVC GY-HM150 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If you want a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC8[plb_2452010_price] (3").

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The JVC GY-HM150 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 2% less optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
XLR in Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
Power Consumption

Expert Reviews

25 January 2012

Des Vorgängers hat sich hat sich auch drei Jahre später kaum etwas verändert: Neben der professionellen Ausrichtung und Ausstattung der Kamera kann versteht vor allem die Aufzeichnung von XDCAM...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers opteka gyhm150, opteka gyhm150u, opteka sv200exjvc1
Barcodes 00046838047404, 00813789121329

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