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JVC GY-HM170

JVC GY-HM170 Camcorder

12.4MP 1/2.3 1.1kg Jun 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
While very compact, the economical GY-HM170E features a heavy duty body with professional control layout and comprehensive video profile settings for professional use. It is a fully functional... More
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11 Reasons For

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 Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average JVC camcorders are rated 73 out of 100, which is in the top 64% of all camcorder brands that we have looked at.

Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM170 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GY-HM170 are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM170, the GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The JVC GY-HM170 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM170.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GY-HM170 is 3.1". The GY-HM170 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst big total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Two Memory Slotss

The GY-HM170 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year only have one memory slots.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GY-HM170 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GY-HM170.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The JVC GY-HM170 has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than most big total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. Most big total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago have a 1080p supported video modes.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is actually the best video mode amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM170 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in display.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GY-HM170 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM170 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM170 is 250x, and the digital zooms range from 12x to 1,500x. At only 12 times zoom factor, the GY-HM170 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM170.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D. The GY-HM170 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM170 do not have a night mode. The GY-HM170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than a year are not waterproof. The JVC GY-HM170 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the GY-HM170 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 354 millimeters, the GY-HM170 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM170. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM170 range from 350mm to 760mm.

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Heavy

Across all the big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM170 the weights range from 120g to 1.8kg. At 1.1 kilograms, the GY-HM170 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GY-HM170.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on big total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM170

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.

Price Has Increased by £1.20

The price of the GY-HM170 increased by £1.20 in the last month.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Christopher Scotson-smith
(Verified Purchase)

Outstanding 4K. Also sets the standard for AVCHD. This class of professional camera has never been so small, or so cheap.

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc na, jvc gyhm170, jvc gyhm170e, offers gyhm170, offers gyhm170e
Barcodes 04975769425271

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