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JVC GYHM170E
JVC GY-HM170

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JVC GYHM170E Camcorder

£1,194.00
12.4MP 1/2 1.1kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Reasonably priced
JVC has good reviews for its video cameras
Has an image stabilizer
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Price

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.


Reviews

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Video cameras produced by JVC generally have good reviews.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon XC10 (£1,500.00) which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM170 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The JVC GY-HM170 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10 (£1,500.00).

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The GY-HM170 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GY-HM170 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM170 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Canon XC10 (£1,500.00) which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GY-HM170 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of this age and type.

The worst maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GY-HM170 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GY-HM170 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The GY-HM170 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Price

Expensive

The cheapeast camcorders of this age and spec that we found costs £39 and the most expensive costs £2,899. We think that this video camera looks expensive for a camcorder of this age and spec.

Price Has Gone Up by 0% (0%)

There was a cheaper price of £1,191.60 at Digibroadcast 15 days ago.

Recent Price Increase of £2.40

In the last 12 days the GY-HM170 has increased in price by £2.40.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 1.1 kilograms, the GY-HM170 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago. The weights of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 50g to 2.3kg.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Canon XC10 (£1,500.00) (930g and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the GY-HM170 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers gyhm170e, jvc gyhm170e, jvc na
Barcodes 04975769425271

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