Canon XF200 vs JVC GY-HM200
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Canon XF200vsJVC GY-HM200

Canon XF200

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Canon XF200

£2,097.60
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only middle of the road value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
3 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
JVC GY-HM200

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

£1,769.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
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Features
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Age
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12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015
Canon XF200

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Canon XF200

£2,097.60
Our Verdict:
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20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
JVC GY-HM200

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM200

£1,769.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
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72
Overall Score
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12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jun 2015

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Reasons For

Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
3 Reasons For
8x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon XF200 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the JVC GY-HM200 is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (8x smaller).

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.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon XF200 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 576mm. That's 222mm longer than the JVC GY-HM200 (354mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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0.7mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon XF200 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28.8mm, however the JVC GY-HM200 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.7mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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76% Bigger Total Megapixels
The JVC GY-HM200 is a 12.4MP camcorder. That's 9.31MP bigger than the Canon XF200 (3.09MP).

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.

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10g Lighter
The JVC GY-HM200 has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Canon XF200 is a 1.6kg camcorder (10g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Cheaper by £329
The JVC GY-HM200 costs £1,769.00, whereas the Canon XF200 is £2,097.60.
Better Brand
JVC camcorders have an average rating of 72.1%, however Canon has an average rating of 60.7%.

Date Released

Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
36 months old 32 months old Best

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576mm
BEST
354mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28.8mm
BEST
29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 58mm 62mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p 2160p
60p
 1080p
 2160p
 60p
1080p 2160p
60p
 1080p
 2160p
 60p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 360
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 360
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
BEST
12.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
 
 
 
Storage Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 3
BEST
2
Compatible Memory Cards
CF+ SDXC
SDHC
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
CF+ SDXC
SDHC
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Light Exposure Modes
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels 920,000 Pixels
BEST
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder 1,230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Minimum Illumination 0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XF200 JVC GY-HM200
Weight 1.6kg 1.6kg
Height 158mm 190mm
Depth 264mm 263mm
Width 144mm 135mm

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