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JVC GY-HMQ10
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JVC GY-HMQ10 Camcorder

8.3MP 1/2.3 CMOS 10x Jul 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Groundbreaking performance!The GY-HMQ10 is the world's first hand held camcorder capable of capturing and recording real-time video at 4 times the resolution of full HD 3840 x 2160 images at 24p,... More
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17 Reasons For

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HMQ10 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the GY-HMQ10 has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age.

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JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Whilst JVC is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average user and expert 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 the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HMQ10 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HMQ10 do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of video cameras of this age and type is 1.5" and the largest is 4". When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the JVC GY-HMQ10's screen size of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the GY-HMQ10 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HMQ10 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HMQ10 also are Full HD.

Other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price].

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GY-HMQ10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this camcorder 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HMQ10.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera.

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

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Four Mini HDMI Ports

Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GY-HMQ10 only have between one and three mini HDMI ports, however the JVC GY-HMQ10 has four mini HDMI ports.

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Fairly High Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the JVC GY-HMQ10 has a fairly high video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The video capturing speeds of similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the GY-HMQ10 range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 41fps.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HMQ10 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The GY-HMQ10 has one of the higher display resolutions (920,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Video cameras of this age and spec have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this spec and age.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The JVC GY-HMQ10 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GY-HMQ10 which have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HMQ10 is 23x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x. At only 10 times zoom factor, the GY-HMQ10 has a quite small 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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Pricey

We think this JVC video camera looks expensive compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. We checked 23 medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years and they range in price from £21 to £9,954.

Not 3D Compatible

The GY-HMQ10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GY-HMQ10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GY-HMQ10 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GY-HMQ10 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HMQ10 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HMQ10 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 0.52", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.36". The GY-HMQ10 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Big

The heights of video cameras of a similar type and age to the GY-HMQ10 range from 17mm to 240mm. When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the height of, the JVC GY-HMQ10's height of 198 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HMQ10

Released Over Three Years Ago

This JVC camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HMQ10 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HMQ10.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gyhmq10, gyhmq10u, jvc gyhmq10
Barcodes 00046838064852, 04975769401091

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