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JVC GY-HM150
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JVC GY-HM150 Camcorder

1/4 1.4kg CCD 10x Aug 2014
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
JVC video cameras have good reviews
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer

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JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average JVC camcorders are rated 71 out of 100, which is in the top 70% of all video camera manufacturers that we have analysed.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this JVC camcorder was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The JVC GY-HM150 has a pretty standard weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The GY-HM150 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder. The average display diagonal of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.5".

If this camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony PXW-X180 (£4,699) (3.5").

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM150 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The JVC GY-HM150 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder is 1x and the biggest is 60x.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (14x), or the PXW-X200 (£6,234) (17x) both from Sony.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the GY-HM150 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 22.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder range from 2mm to 650mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 160mm. At 390 millimeters, the GY-HM150 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GY-HM150 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The GY-HM150 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The GY-HM150 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The JVC GY-HM150 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a microphone in.

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Has an XLR in

The GY-HM150 has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The JVC GY-HM150 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years only have one memory slots, however the GY-HM150 has two memory slots.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The JVC GY-HM150 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The GY-HM150 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GY-HM150 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The JVC GY-HM150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Viewfinder

The lowest viewfinder of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera is 260,000 pixels and the highest is 2,400,000 pixels. At only 260,000 pixels, the GY-HM150 has a quite low viewfinder compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 0.24" to 3.6". The JVC GY-HM150 has a quite small viewfinder screen size (only 0.24 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The JVC GY-HM150 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers opteka sv200exjvc1, opteka gyhm150u, gyhm150e
Barcodes 00046838047404, 00813789121329

JVC GY-HM150 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GY-HM150 review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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