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JVC GY-HM600
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JVC GY-HM600 Camcorder

£746.86
£417.60 £329.26 cheaper than 40 days ago
2.2MP 1/3 2.4kg CMOS Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The GY-HM600 is a next-generation handheld ProHD camera that delivers exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use,... More
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12 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all JVC video cameras and also specifically for JVC small total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases JVC had good ratings compared to other brands.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £55.20

In the last 60 days the GY-HM600 has dropped in price by £55.20.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The GY-HM600 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The average display diagonal of camcorders of this age and spec is 3.1", and the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.5".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM600 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GY-HM600 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GY-HM600 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper video cameras such as the Zoom Q8[plb_3198138_price].

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The GY-HM600 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GY-HM600.

A 1/5.8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of video camera.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GY-HM600 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. Most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also supports 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this type and age.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM600 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which has better reviews; or the Zoom Q8[plb_3198138_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM600 the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.45". When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GY-HM600 that we have assessed the viewfinder screen size of, the GY-HM600's viewfinder screen size of 0.45 inches is one of the largest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The JVC GY-HM600 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GY-HM600 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The GY-HM600 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the JVC GY-HM600 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the JVC GY-HM600 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM600 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM600 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GY-HM600 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

Across all the video cameras that were released more than a year ago the weights range from 210g to 2.4kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the GY-HM600 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] (285g) which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM600

Released Over a Year Ago

JVC released the GY-HM600 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 23 times zoom factor, the GY-HM600 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc na, gyhm600, gyhm600u, opteka gyhm150, opteka gyhm150u, opteka sv200exjvc1
Barcodes 00046838049040, 00813789121329

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