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5 Best JVC Camcorders in the UK - September 2019

Updated 17 August 2019 by Matthew
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5 best JVC camcorders

Which Are the Best JVC Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best JVC camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best JVC camcorders are:


What JVC Camcorder to Buy in September 2019?

JVC is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for it's TVs and headphones.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at £203 for the GZ-R435 which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 2.51MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £5,749 for the GY-HM890 which has an optical zoom of 20x, a sensor size of 6MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is £966.

Let's take a look at the top 5 JVC camcorders currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
JVC GZR495BEK JVC GZ-RY980H JVC GZR435 JVC GYHM250E JVC GYHM180E
JVC GZR495BEK JVC GZ-RY980H JVC GZR435 JVC GYHM250E JVC GYHM180E
£249.99 Buy Now
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£791.70 Buy Now
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£203.19 Buy Now
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£1,769.00 Buy Now
Wex Photo Video
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2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
301g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
2.51MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
290g
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
17 Months Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
96
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
15 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
14 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
15 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and fairly new 40x optical zoom, 301g video camera, very good for shooting underwater. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A high image quality and top-quality 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A fully featured but moderately out of date 290g, 2.51MP camcorder, with one of the biggest optical zoom around and a fair price. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A newly released and fully featured 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A relatively new and fully featured 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
7 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
3.5 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Face Detection
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
11 Reasons For
Lighter
16.4MP Bigger Total Megapixels
47% Bigger Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Face Detection
Remote Operation
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Waterproof
More Popular
7 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Bigger Digital Zoom
3.5 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Waterproof
£47 Cheaper
6 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Lower Minimum Aperture Number
41% Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
13% Larger Display Diagonal
Remote Operation
Newer by One Month
3 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
0.6 Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Larger Display Diagonal
11 Reasons Against
45% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
0.6 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Smaller Display Diagonal
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
£47 More Expensive
Three Months Older
Less Popular
11 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Optical Zoom
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Hugely Lower Maximum Aperture Number
6.12MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
15% Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
£589 More Expensive
Less Retailers
One Month Older
10 Reasons Against
45% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
0.6 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Less Popular
8 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
Vastly Heavier
35% Smaller Total Megapixels
Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £1,566
Less Retailers
9 Reasons Against
28x Smaller Optical Zoom
Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
Smaller Digital Zoom
2.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Worse Kagoo Score
£1,292 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
One Month Older
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JVC GZR495BEK

£249.99
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JVC GZR495BEK

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JVC GZR495BEK
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
301g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
5h
BATTERY LIFE
60x
(DIGITAL)
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
128GB
MAXIMUM

The JVC GZR495BEK has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of £249.99 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR495BEK or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
Has an image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution (3680x2760|1440x1080|640x480|1920x1080)

A fully featured and fairly new 40x optical zoom, 301g video camera, very good for shooting underwater. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
17 Months Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR495BEK

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR495BEK has an optical zoom of 40x (as does the JVC GZR435), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both only 12x optical zoom camcorders (28x smaller) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 10x optical zoom camcorder (30x smaller). 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.

Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZR495BEK has an interchangeable lens (as does the JVC GZ-RY980H), whereas the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR435 do not have this feature. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

3.5 Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (as does the JVC GZR435), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both only 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorders (2.8 lower) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (3.5 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Face Detection

The JVC GZR495BEK has a face detection, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435, but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Waterproof

The JVC GZR495BEK is waterproof, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435, whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Better Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR495BEK has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the JVC GYHM180E scored 75, the JVC GYHM250E scored 77, the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80 and the JVC GZR435 scored 78.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR495BEK

45% Heavier

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 301g camcorder. That's 1.3kg lighter than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (1.6kg), 243g heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g) and 11g heavier than the JVC GZR435 (290g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR495BEK has a total megapixels of 2.5MP, however the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 12.4MP camcorders (9.9MP bigger), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger) and the JVC GZR435 is a 2.51MP camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP bigger). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR495BEK has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 60x (digital) camcorder. That's 36x bigger than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (24x) and 140x smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435 (200x). 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.

0.6 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 1.2 minimum aperture camcorders (0.6 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZR495BEK does not have a built-in flash (As do the the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Smaller Display Diagonal

JVC GZR495BEK is only 3" screen size (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 3.5" screen size camcorders (0.5" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The JVC GZR495BEK does not feature Wi-Fi, whereas the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435 feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

£47 More Expensive

The JVC GZR495BEK is more expensive than the JVC GZR435 by £47.

Three Months Older

The JVC GZR495BEK is older than the JVC GYHM180E by two months, older than the JVC GYHM250E by three months and older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by two months.

Less Popular

The JVC GZR495BEK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

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JVC GZ-RY980H

£791.70
Amazon UK

JVC GZ-RY980H

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JVC GZ-RY980H
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
4.5h
VIDEO

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of £791.70 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZ-RY980H or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.9MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Lighter than average (58g)
Has an image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)

A high image quality and top-quality 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

96
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
15 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

11 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

Lighter

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder. That's 1.5kg lighter than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (1.6kg), 232g lighter than the JVC GZR435 (290g) and 243g lighter than the JVC GZR495BEK (301g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

16.4MP Bigger Total Megapixels

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a total megapixels of 18.9MP, whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both only 12.4MP camcorders (6.5MP smaller) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both only 2.5MP camcorders (16.4MP smaller). 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.

47% Bigger Digital Zoom

JVC GZ-RY980H is 200x (digital), and so does the JVC GZR435. That's 176x bigger than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (24x) and 140x bigger than the JVC GZR495BEK (60x). 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.

Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an interchangeable lens (as does the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR435 do not have this feature. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Face Detection

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a face detection, and so do the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK, however the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Remote Operation

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports remote operation (as does the JVC GYHM250E), whereas the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK do not support this feature. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZ-RY980H features Wi-Fi, however the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK do not. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK do not. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Bluetooth

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports bluetooth, however the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK do not support this feature. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

Waterproof

The JVC GZ-RY980H is waterproof, and so are the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK, but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Popular

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

Vastly Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an optical zoom of 10x, however the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 12x optical zoom camcorders (2x bigger) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both 40x optical zoom camcorders (30x bigger). 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Higher Minimum Aperture Number

JVC GZ-RY980H is 1.8 minimum aperture (as do the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 1.2 minimum aperture camcorders (0.6 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Hugely Lower Maximum Aperture Number

JVC GZ-RY980H is only 2.8 maximum aperture value, but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorders (0.7 higher) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorders (3.5 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

6.12MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.91MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the JVC GYHM250E is a 9.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.12MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZ-RY980H does not have a built-in flash (As do the the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

15% Smaller Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a display diagonal of 3" (as do the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK), however the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 3.5" screen size camcorders (0.5" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZ-RY980H has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the JVC GZR495BEK scored 81.

£589 More Expensive

The JVC GZ-RY980H is more expensive than the JVC GZR435 by £589 and more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK by £542.

Less Retailers

Only 1 shop sell the JVC GZ-RY980H, whereas 2 sellers sell the JVC GYHM250E and 3 stores sell the JVC GZR495BEK. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One Month Older

The JVC GZ-RY980H is older than the JVC GYHM250E by one month. The JVC GZ-RY980H is the same age as the JVC GYHM180E.

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JVC GZR435

£203.19
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JVC GZR435

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JVC GZR435
2.51MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
290g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
10.0 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION

The JVC GZR435 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of £203.19 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR435 or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Waterproof

A fully featured but moderately out of date 290g, 2.51MP camcorder, with one of the biggest optical zoom around and a fair price. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR435

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR435 has an optical zoom of 40x (as does the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both only 12x optical zoom camcorders (28x smaller) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 10x optical zoom camcorder (30x smaller). 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.

Bigger Digital Zoom

The JVC GZR435 is a 200x (digital) camcorder, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H. That's 176x bigger than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (24x) and 140x bigger than the JVC GZR495BEK (60x). 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.

3.5 Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR435 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (as does the JVC GZR495BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both only 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorders (2.8 lower) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (3.5 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Face Detection

The JVC GZR435 has a face detection, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK, but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Smile Detection

The JVC GZR435 features smile detection, but the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK do not. More ...

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

Waterproof

The JVC GZR435 is waterproof, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK, whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

£47 Cheaper

The JVC GZR435 costs £203.19, whereas the JVC GYHM180E is £1,495.00, the JVC GYHM250E is £1,769.00, the JVC GZ-RY980H is £791.70 and the JVC GZR495BEK is £249.99.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR435

45% Heavier

The JVC GZR435 is a 290g camcorder. That's 1.3kg lighter than the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E (1.6kg), 232g heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g) and 11g lighter than the JVC GZR495BEK (301g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR435 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 12.4MP camcorders (9.89MP bigger), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.39MP bigger) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 2.5MP camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP smaller). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR435 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

0.6 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR435 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 1.2 minimum aperture camcorders (0.6 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZR435 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Smaller Display Diagonal

JVC GZR435 is only 3" screen size (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM180E and the JVC GYHM250E are both 3.5" screen size camcorders (0.5" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR435 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 81.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the JVC GZR435, however 2 sellers sell the JVC GYHM250E and 3 sellers sell the JVC GZR495BEK. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The JVC GZR435 is older than the JVC GYHM180E by 15 months, older than the JVC GYHM250E by 16 months, older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by 15 months and older than the JVC GZR495BEK by 13 months.

Less Popular

The JVC GZR435 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZR435 in the UK is £203.19 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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JVC GYHM250E

£1,769.00
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JVC GYHM250E

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JVC GYHM250E
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
24x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE

The JVC GYHM250E has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of £1,769.00 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GYHM250E or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.4MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Supports HDMI

A newly released and fully featured 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

88
Features
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62
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
14 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
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6 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GYHM250E

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GYHM250E has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so is the JVC GYHM180E, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Lower Minimum Aperture Number

JVC GYHM250E is 1.2 minimum aperture, and so does the JVC GYHM180E. That's 0.6 lower than the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (1.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

41% Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The JVC GYHM250E is a 9.03MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 6.12MP higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.91MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

13% Larger Display Diagonal

The JVC GYHM250E has a display diagonal of 3.5", and so does the JVC GYHM180E. That's 0.5" larger than the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (3"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Remote Operation

The JVC GYHM250E supports remote operation, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H, whereas the JVC GYHM180E, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Newer by One Month

The JVC GYHM250E was released one month after the JVC GYHM180E, released one month after the JVC GZ-RY980H, released 16 months after the JVC GZR435 and released three months after the JVC GZR495BEK

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GYHM250E

Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GYHM250E is a 12x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GYHM180E. That's 2x bigger than the JVC GZ-RY980H (10x) and 28x smaller than the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (40x). 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.

Vastly Heavier

The JVC GYHM250E has a weight of 1.6kg (as does the JVC GYHM180E), however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder (1.5kg lighter), the JVC GZR435 is a 290g camcorder (1.3kg lighter) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 301g camcorder (1.3kg lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

35% Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GYHM250E is a 12.4MP camcorder, and so does the JVC GYHM180E. That's 6.5MP smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H (18.9MP) and 9.9MP bigger than the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (2.5MP). 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.

Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom

JVC GYHM250E is only 24x (digital) (as does the JVC GYHM180E), but the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435 are both 200x (digital) camcorders (176x bigger) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 60x (digital) camcorder (36x bigger). 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.

Lower Maximum Aperture Number

JVC GYHM250E is only 3.5 maximum aperture value, and so does the JVC GYHM180E. That's 0.7 higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.8) and 2.8 lower than the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK (6.3). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GYHM250E has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80, the JVC GZR435 scored 78 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 81.

More Expensive by £1,566

The JVC GYHM250E is £274 more expensive than the JVC GYHM180E, £977 more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H, £1,566 more expensive than the JVC GZR435 and £1,519 more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK.

Less Retailers

The JVC GYHM250E is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the JVC GZR495BEK is stocked by 3 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GYHM250E in the UK is £1,769.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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JVC GYHM180E

£1,495.00
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JVC GYHM180E

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JVC GYHM180E
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
24x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE

The JVC GYHM180E has a Kagoo Score of 75. However with a price tag of £1,495.00 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GYHM180E or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.4MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Supports HDMI

A relatively new and fully featured 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg camcorder, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

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Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
15 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GYHM180E

3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The JVC GYHM180E has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels (as is the JVC GYHM250E), whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

0.6 Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GYHM180E is a 1.2 minimum aperture camcorder (as does the JVC GYHM250E), whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are all 1.8 minimum aperture camcorders (0.6 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Larger Display Diagonal

JVC GYHM180E is 3.5" screen size (as does the JVC GYHM250E), but the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are all only 3" screen size camcorders (0.5" smaller). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GYHM180E

28x Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GYHM180E has an optical zoom of 12x (as does the JVC GYHM250E), but the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 10x optical zoom camcorder (2x smaller) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both 40x optical zoom camcorders (28x bigger). 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.

Heavier

The JVC GYHM180E is a 1.6kg camcorder, and so does the JVC GYHM250E. That's 1.5kg heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g), 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZR435 (290g) and 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZR495BEK (301g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GYHM180E has a total megapixels of 12.4MP (as does the JVC GYHM250E), however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (6.5MP bigger) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both 2.5MP camcorders (9.9MP smaller). 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.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The JVC GYHM180E is a 24x (digital) camcorder, and so does the JVC GYHM250E. That's 176x smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR435 (200x) and 36x smaller than the JVC GZR495BEK (60x). 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.

2.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GYHM180E is a 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (as does the JVC GYHM250E), whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.7 lower) and the JVC GZR435 and the JVC GZR495BEK are both 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorders (2.8 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GYHM180E has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the JVC GYHM250E scored 77, the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80, the JVC GZR435 scored 78 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 81.

£1,292 More Expensive

The JVC GYHM180E is more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H by £703, more expensive than the JVC GZR435 by £1,292 and more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK by £1,245.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the JVC GYHM180E, however 2 shops sell the JVC GYHM250E and 3 sellers sell the JVC GZR495BEK. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One Month Older

The JVC GYHM180E is older than the JVC GYHM250E by one month. The JVC GYHM180E is the same age as the JVC GZ-RY980H.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GYHM180E in the UK is £1,495.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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