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JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony FDR-AX33

JVC GY-HM170 vs Sony FDR-AX33

JVC GY-HM170

40

Overall Score

JVC GY-HM170

£1,604.74
Our Verdict:
A 2 year old 12.4MP 1 video camera with average features but a price that represents not very good value for money
10
Poor
45
Average Features
62
2 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre
12.4MP 1/2.3" Yes 1.1kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony FDR-AX33

71

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

£579.00
Our Verdict:
An enormous 20.6MP 1 camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
91
539 Reviews + 1 Award
56
Average
70
Good Features
67
2 Years Old
Overall Score
71
Very Good
20.6MP 1/2.3" Yes 700g May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
No awards found 1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Average Expert Rating
No reviews found
Average User Rating
No reviews found

Specification

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels 12.4MP 20.6MP
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Optical Sensor Size  1  1
Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 10.3MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom 12x
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10x
Digital Zoom 12x
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120x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 354mm
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298mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29.5mm 26.8mm
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Maximum Aperture Number 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size 62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)

Storage

Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC  SDXC  SDHC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type  Memory card  Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment  Auto  Manual  Auto  Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes  Beach  Snow  Fireworks  Landscape  Portrait  Spotlight  Beach  Snow  Fireworks  Landscape  Portrait  Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes  Auto  Auto

White Balance

White Balance  Auto  Outdoor  Indoor  Auto  Outdoor  Indoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed

Display

Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display  LCD  LCD
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels
Viewfinder Type  Electronic  Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type  handheld  handheld
Image Processor  BIONZ X  BIONZ X
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Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Video

HD Type  Full HD  HD  Full HD  HD
Supported Video Modes  2160p  1080p
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 2160p  1080p
Video Formats Supported  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD  MP4  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD  MP4
Video Resolutions  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720
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Maximum Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL
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 PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL

Still Image

Still Image Resolution  1920 x 1080  640 x 480  1920 x 1080  640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution  6048 x 3400  6048 x 3400
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Audio

Audio Formats Supported  LPCM  AC3  PCM
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 LPCM  AC3  PCM
Audio System  Dolby Digital  Dolby Digital
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Battery Voltage 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 1.1kg
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700g
Height 112mm 78.5mm
Depth 299mm 155mm
Width 153mm 71mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  HDMI  USB  HDMI
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Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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