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JVC GY-HM170

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JVC GY-HM170

£1,667.87
JVC GY-HM170

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A top-quality but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only average value for money
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12.4MP 1" Jun 2015
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JVC GY-HM170 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the JVC GY-HM170 number 164 across all camcorders.
53
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. HP camcorders 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 video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
9 user button assignable functions
Wired remote control supported
0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56m pixel) with smart focus assist function
3.5-inch colour LCD display (920k pixel) with smart focus assist function
Dual sdhc/sdxc slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
Built-in stereo microphone
Live 4k UHD output via HDMI connector
Larger than average optical sensor size
4:2:2 full HD recording at 50mbps (24-60p)
4K ultra HD recording (150 mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (uhs-i speed class3) card
Dynamic zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom
High quality integrated 12x f1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
Has an image stabilizer
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Includes bn-vf823u 7.2v battery, AC adapter

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JVC GY-HM170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers 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

Camcorders produced by JVC have very good reviews on average compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a JVC camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent features but is over 6 months old and at £1,667.87 it is more expensive than 80% of video cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

JVC released the GY-HM170 in June 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The GY-HM170's total megapixels of 12.4MP is bigger than 78% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The GY-HM170's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than 82% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The GY-HM170's weight of 1.1kg is in the heaviest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the JVC GY-HM170 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this camcorder has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The GY-HM170's optical zoom of 12x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 42% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM170 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GY-HM170's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 94% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The GY-HM170 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the JVC GY-HM170 of only 12x is smaller than 77% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Lower Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The GY-HM170's minimum aperture number of only 1.2 is lower than 96% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The JVC GY-HM170's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 354mm is in the shortest 18% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GY-HM170 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GY-HM170 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

jvc gyhm170e, jvc na

Barcodes:

04975769425271

JVC GY-HM170

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