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JVC GY-HM170

£1,604.74
A 2 year old 12.4MP 1 video camera with average features but a price that represents not very good value for money
12.4MP 1/2.3" Yes 1.1kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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JVC GY-HM170 Review

Released 2 years ago and with mediocre features, we have ranked the JVC GY-HM170 number 147 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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Mediocre

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:
Supports HDMI
Full HD
Heavy
Only 1" optical sensor size

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JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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.

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Features

Heavy

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.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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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.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM170 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

JVC released the GY-HM170 in June 2015.


Product Identifiers

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