JVC GY-HM170 Review
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|2 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 41?
It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Only 1" optical sensor size
Should You Buy it Now?
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JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis
Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced
One JVC GY-HM170 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. This month Christopher Scotson-Smith wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “This class of professional camera has never been so small, or so cheap” and scored it very highly.
JVC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders
JVC video cameras have very good reviews on average and JVC is one of the superior manufacturers. 78% of those that bought a JVC video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,604.74 it is more expensive than 81% of video cameras.
Price Has Gone Up by £412 (26%)
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The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the JVC GY-HM170 of 1.1kg is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.
The GY-HM170 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.
Very Small Digital Zoom
The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 450x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x. The digital zoom of the JVC GY-HM170 of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number
Video cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The minimum aperture number of the GY-HM170 of only 1.2 is very low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Quite Big Total Megapixels
The GY-HM170's total megapixels of 12.4MP is fairly big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 21% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.
Quite Large Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the JVC GY-HM170 of 3.5" is in the largest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 0.24", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".
Very Small Optical Zoom
The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The optical zoom of the JVC GY-HM170 of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Support PictBridge
Like most other video cameras, the JVC GY-HM170 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The highest maximum video resolution of the GY-HM170 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common resolution. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).
Released Over Two Years Ago
JVC released the GY-HM170 in June 2015.