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5 Best JVC Camcorders in the UK - November 2019

Updated 22 October 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 November 2019?

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

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at £180 for the GZ-R405 which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 10MP 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 £1,852.

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

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JVC GZR495BEK JVC GZR405 JVC GZ-RY980H JVC GYHM250E JVC GZRX645BEK
JVC GZR495BEK JVC GZR405 JVC GZ-RY980H JVC GYHM250E JVC GZRX645BEK
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2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
301g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
290g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
12.4MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.6kg
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
295g
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
19 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
91
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
1 Year Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
96
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
17 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
71
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
16 Months Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
19 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured but moderately out of date 40x optical zoom, 301g video camera, with an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A top of the range and optical zoom 290g, 10MP video camera, with a low price. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI. A top-quality and total megapixels 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with an astoundingly light 58g weight and a good price. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A fully featured and newly released 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg video camera, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A fully featured but 2 year old 295g, 10MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection.
10 Reasons For
43% Bigger Optical Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
42% Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Face Detection
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by £11
More Shops Are Selling it
More Popular
4 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Bigger Digital Zoom
Face Detection
Wi-Fi
13 Reasons For
1.5kg Lighter
47% Bigger Total Megapixels
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Full HD
A Lot Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
Face Detection
Remote Operation
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Waterproof
7 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
5.1 Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Full HD
A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Larger Display Diagonal
Remote Operation
One Month Newer
10 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
47% Bigger Digital Zoom
A Lot Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Higher Still Image Resolution
Wi-Fi
56.3h Longer Video Recording Time
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
140x Smaller Digital Zoom
25% Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Older by Three Months
13 Reasons Against
45% Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
5.1 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
4.5 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Slower Maximum Frame Rate
50% Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
£11 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Five Months Older
15 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
0.6 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
68% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
4GB Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Smaller Display Diagonal
Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution
93% Shorter Video Recording Time
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £440
Not As Many Stockists
Older by One Month
Less Popular
8 Reasons Against
28x Smaller Optical Zoom
Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
Smaller Digital Zoom
2.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Worse Kagoo Score
£1,504 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
12 Reasons Against
Heavier
8.9MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Higher Minimum Aperture Number
29% Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
15% Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
£47 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Four Months Older
Less Popular
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JVC GZR495BEK

£249.98
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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 83. With a price tag of £249.98 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)
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

A fully featured but moderately out of date 40x optical zoom, 301g video camera, with an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
19 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

10 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR495BEK

43% Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 40 optical zoom camcorder, and so do the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 28x bigger than the JVC GYHM250E (12x) and 30x bigger than the JVC GZ-RY980H (10x). 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, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H, however the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK do not. 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.

42% Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR495BEK has a maximum aperture number of 6.3, and so does the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 2.8 higher than the JVC GYHM250E (3.5), 3.5 higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.8) and 4.5 higher than the JVC GZR405 (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 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.

Full HD

The JVC GZR495BEK is a Full HD camcorder (as are the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZRX645BEK), however the JVC GZR405 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Face Detection

The JVC GZR495BEK has a face detection (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E does not have this feature. 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 a waterproof camcorder (as is the JVC GZ-RY980H), however the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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 83, whereas the JVC GYHM250E scored 81, the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 82, the JVC GZR405 scored 81 and the JVC GZRX645BEK scored 77.

Cheaper by £11

The JVC GZR495BEK is £1,504.45 cheaper than the JVC GYHM250E, £439.60 cheaper than the JVC GZ-RY980H, £11.34 cheaper than the JVC GZR405 and £46.94 cheaper than the JVC GZRX645BEK.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

More Popular

The JVC GZR495BEK is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR495BEK

A Lot Heavier

The JVC GZR495BEK has a weight of 301, whereas the JVC GYHM250E is a 1.6kg camcorder (1.3kg heavier), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder (243g lighter), the JVC GZR405 is a 290g camcorder (11g lighter) and the JVC GZRX645BEK is a 295g camcorder (6g 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.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 2.5 camcorder. That's 9.9MP smaller than the JVC GYHM250E (12.4MP), 16.4MP smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H (18.9MP) and 7.5MP smaller than the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK (10MP). 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.

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR495BEK has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the JVC GYHM250E (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.

140x Smaller Digital Zoom

The JVC GZR495BEK has a digital zoom of 60, however the JVC GYHM250E is a 24x (digital) camcorder (36x smaller) and the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK are all 200x (digital) camcorders (140x 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.

25% Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR495BEK has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 0.6 higher than the JVC GYHM250E (1.2) and 4.5 lower than the JVC GZR405 (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 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 GZRX645BEK), however the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR405 do. 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.

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The JVC GZR495BEK is a 3 screen size camcorder, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 0.5" smaller than the JVC GYHM250E (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR495BEK supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080 (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR405), whereas the JVC GZRX645BEK supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GYHM250E support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The JVC GZR495BEK does not feature Wi-Fi, however the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK do. 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.

Older by Three Months

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

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JVC GZR405

£261.32
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JVC GZR405

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JVC GZR405
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
290g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
200x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

The JVC GZR405 has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of £261.32 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR405 or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (10MP)
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
Image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution (3680x2760|1440x1080|640x480|1920x1080)

A top of the range and optical zoom 290g, 10MP video camera, with a low price. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
1 Year Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

4 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR405

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR405 has an optical zoom of 40 (as do the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (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 GZR405 has a digital zoom of 200, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 176x bigger than 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.

Face Detection

The JVC GZR405 has a face detection, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK, whereas the JVC GYHM250E does 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.

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZR405 features Wi-Fi, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZRX645BEK, whereas the JVC GYHM250E 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.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR405

45% Heavier

The JVC GZR405 is a 290 camcorder. That's 1.3kg lighter than the JVC GYHM250E (1.6kg), 232g heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g), 11g lighter than the JVC GZR495BEK (301g) and 5g lighter than the JVC GZRX645BEK (295g). 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 GZR405 has a total megapixels of 10 (as does the JVC GZRX645BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E is a 12.4MP camcorder (2.4MP bigger), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (8.9MP bigger) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 2.5MP camcorder (7.5MP 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.

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZR405 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), however the JVC GYHM250E has 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.

5.1 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR405 has a minimum aperture number of 6.3, however the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK are all 1.8 minimum aperture camcorders (4.5 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 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.

4.5 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZR405 has a maximum aperture number of 1.8, however the JVC GYHM250E is a 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 higher), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 higher) and the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK are both 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorders (4.5 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.

Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The JVC GZR405 is a 25 camcorder. That's 95fps slower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (120fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

50% Smaller Internal Storage Capacity

The JVC GZR405 is a 4 internal storage capacity camcorder, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H. That's 4GB smaller than the JVC GZRX645BEK (8GB). More ...

'Internal Storage Capacity' denotes how much storage space comes pre-installed on the camcorder.

A larger internal storage means you will be able to record more video before needing to use a memory card to increase the storage capacity.

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The JVC GZR405 is a 3 screen size camcorder (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR405 supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK, whereas the JVC GZRX645BEK supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GYHM250E support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR405 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 82 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 83.

£11 More Expensive

The JVC GZR405 is more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK by £11.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 store sell the JVC GZR405, but 2 shops sell the JVC GYHM250E and 3 sellers sell the JVC GZR495BEK. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Five Months Older

The JVC GZR405 is older than the JVC GYHM250E by five months, older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by four months, older than the JVC GZR495BEK by two months and older than the JVC GZRX645BEK by one month.

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JVC GZ-RY980H

£689.58
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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 82. With a price tag of £689.58 this camcorder is good 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)
Lighter than average (58g)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)

A top-quality and total megapixels 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with an astoundingly light 58g weight and a good price. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

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Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
17 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

13 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

1.5kg Lighter

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a weight of 58, but the JVC GYHM250E is a 1.6kg camcorder (1.5kg heavier), the JVC GZR405 is a 290g camcorder (232g heavier), the JVC GZR495BEK is a 301g camcorder (243g heavier) and the JVC GZRX645BEK is a 295g camcorder (237g heavier). More ...

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

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

47% Bigger Total Megapixels

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9 camcorder. That's 6.5MP bigger than the JVC GYHM250E (12.4MP), 8.9MP bigger than the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK (10MP) and 16.4MP bigger than 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.

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 200 (digital) camcorder (as do the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E is only a 24x (digital) camcorder (176x smaller) and the JVC GZR495BEK is only a 60x (digital) camcorder (140x smaller). 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, and so does the JVC GZR495BEK, whereas the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK do not. 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.

Full HD

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a Full HD camcorder (as are the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GZR405 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

A Lot Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a maximum frame rate of 120, however the JVC GZR405 is only a 25fps camcorder (95fps slower). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an effective megapixels (image) of 14, but the JVC GZRX645BEK is only a 10MP camcorder (4MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images 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. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Face Detection

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a face detection (as do the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E does not have this feature. 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, and so does the JVC GYHM250E, however the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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.

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZ-RY980H features Wi-Fi (as do the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR495BEK do not 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports Near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK do not support this feature. 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, but the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK do not. 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 a waterproof camcorder (as is the JVC GZR495BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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!

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 10 optical zoom camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the JVC GYHM250E (12x) and 30x smaller than the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK (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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the JVC GYHM250E (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 GZ-RY980H is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, and so do the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 0.6 higher than the JVC GYHM250E (1.2) and 4.5 lower than the JVC GZR405 (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 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.

Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.7 lower than the JVC GYHM250E (3.5), 1 higher than the JVC GZR405 (1.8) and 3.5 lower than the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK (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.

68% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.91. That's 6.12MP lower than the JVC GYHM250E (9.03MP). 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.

4GB Smaller Internal Storage Capacity

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an internal storage capacity of 4 (as does the JVC GZR405), but the JVC GZRX645BEK is an 8GB internal storage capacity camcorder (4GB larger). More ...

'Internal Storage Capacity' denotes how much storage space comes pre-installed on the camcorder.

A larger internal storage means you will be able to record more video before needing to use a memory card to increase the storage capacity.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZ-RY980H does not have a built-in flash (As do the the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK), whereas the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR405 do. 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 GZ-RY980H is only 3 screen size, and so do the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK. That's 0.5" smaller than the JVC GYHM250E (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080 (as do the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GZRX645BEK supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GYHM250E support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

93% Shorter Video Recording Time

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 4.5 video recording time camcorder. That's 56.3h shorter than the JVC GZRX645BEK (60.8h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZ-RY980H has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the JVC GZR495BEK scored 83.

More Expensive by £440

The JVC GZ-RY980H is £428 more expensive than the JVC GZR405, £440 more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK and £393 more expensive than the JVC GZRX645BEK.

Not As Many Stockists

The JVC GZ-RY980H is only stocked by 1 shop, however the JVC GYHM250E is stocked by 2 shops and the JVC GZR495BEK is stocked by 3 sellers. More ...

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

The JVC GZ-RY980H is one month older than the JVC GYHM250E.

Less Popular

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZ-RY980H in the UK is £689.58 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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JVC GYHM250E

£1,754.43
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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 81. However with a price tag of £1,754.43 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")
Image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Supports HDMI

A fully featured and newly released 12x optical zoom, 1.6kg video camera, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

89
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
71
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
16 Months Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

7 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, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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.

5.1 Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GYHM250E is a 1.2 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK are all 1.8 minimum aperture camcorders (0.6 higher) and the JVC GZR405 is a 6.3 minimum aperture camcorder (5.1 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.

Full HD

The JVC GYHM250E is Full HD, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK, whereas the JVC GZR405 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The JVC GYHM250E has an effective megapixels (movie) of 9.03, however the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 2.91MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.12MP lower). 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.

Larger Display Diagonal

JVC GYHM250E is 3.5 screen size, but the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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.

Remote Operation

The JVC GYHM250E supports remote operation (as does the JVC GZ-RY980H), however the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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.

One Month Newer

The JVC GYHM250E was released 16 months ago, but the JVC GZ-RY980H was released 17 months ago, the JVC GZR405 was released 21 months ago, the JVC GZR495BEK was released 19 months ago and the JVC GZRX645BEK was released 20 months ago

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GYHM250E

28x Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GYHM250E has an optical zoom of 12, but the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 10x optical zoom camcorder (2x smaller) and the JVC GZR405, the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK are all 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 GYHM250E is a 1.6 camcorder. That's 1.5kg heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g), 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZR405 (290g), 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZR495BEK (301g) and 1.3kg heavier than the JVC GZRX645BEK (295g). 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 GYHM250E has a total megapixels of 12.4, however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (6.5MP bigger), the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK are both 10MP camcorders (2.4MP smaller) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 2.5MP camcorder (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 GYHM250E is a 24 (digital) camcorder. That's 176x smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZRX645BEK (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 GYHM250E is a 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.7 lower), the JVC GZR405 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 lower) and the JVC GZR495BEK and the JVC GZRX645BEK 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 GYHM250E has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 82 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 83.

£1,504 More Expensive

The JVC GYHM250E is more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H by £1,065, more expensive than the JVC GZR405 by £1,493, more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK by £1,504 and more expensive than the JVC GZRX645BEK by £1,458.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 shops sells the JVC GYHM250E, however 3 stores 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.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GYHM250E in the UK is £1,754.43 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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£296.92
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JVC GZRX645BEK

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JVC GZRX645BEK
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
295g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
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The JVC GZRX645BEK has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of £296.92 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZRX645BEK or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (10MP)
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

A fully featured but 2 year old 295g, 10MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZRX645BEK

A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZRX645BEK has an optical zoom of 40 (as do the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK), however the JVC GYHM250E is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (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.

47% Bigger Digital Zoom

JVC GZRX645BEK is 200 (digital), and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR405. That's 176x bigger than 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.

A Lot Higher Maximum Aperture Number

JVC GZRX645BEK is 6.3 maximum aperture value (as does the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E is only a 3.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.8 lower), the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (3.5 lower) and the JVC GZR405 is only a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (4.5 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.

Full HD

The JVC GZRX645BEK is Full HD, and so are the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK, but the JVC GZR405 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Larger Internal Storage Capacity

The JVC GZRX645BEK is an 8 internal storage capacity camcorder. That's 4GB larger than the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR405 (4GB). More ...

'Internal Storage Capacity' denotes how much storage space comes pre-installed on the camcorder.

A larger internal storage means you will be able to record more video before needing to use a memory card to increase the storage capacity.

Face Detection

The JVC GZRX645BEK has a face detection, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK, however the JVC GYHM250E does 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 GZRX645BEK features smile detection, however the JVC GYHM250E, the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 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.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZRX645BEK supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), however the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK support a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080. We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GYHM250E support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZRX645BEK features Wi-Fi, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR405, however the JVC GYHM250E 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.

56.3h Longer Video Recording Time

The JVC GZRX645BEK has a video recording time of 60.8, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H is only a 4.5h video recording time camcorder (56.3h shorter). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZRX645BEK

Heavier

The JVC GZRX645BEK is a 295 camcorder. That's 1.3kg lighter than the JVC GYHM250E (1.6kg), 237g heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g), 5g heavier than the JVC GZR405 (290g) and 6g 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.

8.9MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZRX645BEK has a total megapixels of 10 (as does the JVC GZR405), whereas the JVC GYHM250E is a 12.4MP camcorder (2.4MP bigger), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 18.9MP camcorder (8.9MP bigger) and the JVC GZR495BEK is a 2.5MP camcorder (7.5MP 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The JVC GZRX645BEK has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E has 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 GZRX645BEK is 1.8 minimum aperture (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E is a 1.2 minimum aperture camcorder (0.6 lower) and the JVC GZR405 is a 6.3 minimum aperture camcorder (4.5 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 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.

29% Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The JVC GZRX645BEK is a 10 camcorder. That's 4MP lower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (14MP). More ...

The resolution of the images 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. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZRX645BEK does not have a built-in flash (As do the the JVC GZ-RY980H and the JVC GZR495BEK), but the JVC GYHM250E and the JVC GZR405 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 GZRX645BEK has a display diagonal of 3 (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the JVC GZR405 and the JVC GZR495BEK), however the JVC GYHM250E is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (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 GZRX645BEK has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the JVC GYHM250E scored 81, the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 82, the JVC GZR405 scored 81 and the JVC GZR495BEK scored 83.

£47 More Expensive

The JVC GZRX645BEK is more expensive than the JVC GZR405 by £36 and more expensive than the JVC GZR495BEK by £47.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the JVC GZRX645BEK, whereas 2 sellers sell the JVC GYHM250E and 3 retailers 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.
Four Months Older

The JVC GZRX645BEK is older than the JVC GYHM250E by four months, older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by three months and older than the JVC GZR495BEK by one month.

Less Popular

The JVC GZRX645BEK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZRX645BEK in the UK is £296.92 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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