Canon XF200 vs JVC GY-HM200

Canon XF200
JVC GY-HM200

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Reasons For

5 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon XF200 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 576mm. That's 222mm longer than the JVC GY-HM200 (354mm).
0.7mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon XF200 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28.8mm, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.7mm longer).
One more memory slots Edit
The Canon XF200 has three memory slotss, however the JVC GY-HM200 only has two memory slotss.
A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, 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.

3 Reasons For
76% bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a total megapixels 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.

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.

Cheaper by £185
The JVC GY-HM200 costs £1,914.00, whereas the Canon XF200 is £2,099.00.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XF200 has a total megapixels 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.

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.

£185 more expensive
The Canon XF200 is more expensive than the JVC GY-HM200 by £185.
Four months older
The Canon XF200 is older than the JVC GY-HM200 by four months.
5 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 354mm, however the Canon XF200 is a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (222mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 29.5mm. That's 0.7mm longer than the Canon XF200 (29.5mm).
Only two memory slotss Edit
The JVC GY-HM200 has two memory slotss, however the Canon XF200 only has three memory slotss.
34% lower display resolution (numeric) 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.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP 12.4MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm
BEST
354mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28.8mm
BEST
29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 4.67 - 56.04

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
3
BEST
2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Camcorder 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

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
0.0005 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
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Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 30 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 50

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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