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JVC GY-HM70 Camcorder

12MP 1/2.3 3kg CMOS Sep 2013
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Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic... More
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11 Reasons For

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras manufactured by JVC have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that JVC also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GY-HM70 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM70, the JVC GY-HM70 is Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GY-HM70 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The digital zooms of big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the GY-HM70 range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 200x (digital) video cameras and we think the GZ-GX1[pl_1286357_price], and the GZ-VX815[pl_1885721_price] both from JVC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The GY-HM70 has more memory card slots than most of the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM70. Most of the video cameras of this age and spec only have one memory card slot, however this video camera has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GY-HM70 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera also supports an SD 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GY-HM70, the GY-HM70 has a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the GY-HM70 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this type and age.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM70 the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11, and the average minimum aperture is 2.7. With a minimum aperture of only 1.2, the JVC GY-HM70 has a fairly low minimum aperture compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM70 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony.

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Not 3D Compatible

The JVC GY-HM70 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HM70 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this age and type are not waterproof. The GY-HM70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM70 do not have a built-in projector. The JVC GY-HM70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.6 and the highest is 10. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the GY-HM70 has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM70.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The GY-HM70 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM70. The display resolutions of camcorders of this type and age range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the GY-HM70 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GY-HM70. The cable included "RCA" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM70 range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.38". At only 0.24 inches, the GY-HM70 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GY-HM70.

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Very Heavy

Camcorders of this age and spec have weights of between 65g and 3.3kg. At 3 kilograms, the GY-HM70 is very heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GY-HM70.

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Very Big

The smallest camcorder of this type and age is 22mm high, the biggest is 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. The JVC GY-HM70 is very big (232 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Big

With a depth of 476 millimeters, the GY-HM70 is one of the biggest comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest camcorder that has been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM70 is 21mm deep, the biggest is 480mm, and the average depth is 150mm.

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Very Big

Big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM70 have widths of between 15mm and 230mm. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM70 that we have checked, the GY-HM70's width of 227 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM70

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this big sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the GY-HM70 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM70.

Other 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price], or the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM70 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 10x (optical) camcorders to this camcorder and we think the GZ-GX1[pl_1286357_price], the GZ-VX815[pl_1885721_price], and the GC-PX100[pl_1725509_price] all from JVC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

16 September 2013

Die zusätzlichen externen Knöpfchen, das Rädchen und der Objektivring machen aus der JVC GY-HM70 eine ganz passable AVCHD-Kamera, die jedoch mit einem deutlichen Aufpreis für ihr...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gyhm70, gyhm70e, jvc gyhm70, jvc gyhm70e
Barcodes 04975769414626

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