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JVC GYHM70E Camcorder

£2,287.82
£907.84 £1,379.98 cheaper than 54 days ago
12MP 1/2 3kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
JVC camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support HDMI
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Not Cheap

We checked 28 camcorders of this type and age and they range in price from £29 to £5,220. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of this type and age.


Reviews

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average video cameras produced by JVC are rated 71%, which is in the top 70% of all video camera brands that we have assessed.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when JVC released the GY-HM70.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the GY-HM70 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) is also worth considering.

If this big total megapixels camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder that we have assessed, the GY-HM70's display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels is one of the lowest. The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX900 (£907.70), and the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the GY-HM70 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera. Big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 25x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 10x (optical) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder is 170x. With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GY-HM70 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the GY-HM70 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras of this spec and age is 1.6, the highest is 11, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the minimum aperture number of the GY-HM70 of only 1.2 is one of the lowest. The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera range from 1.1 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The GY-HM70 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

We compared all the other video cameras which also support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the HDR-CX900 (£907.70), or the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The GY-HM70 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The GY-HM70 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The GY-HM70 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The GY-HM70 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX900 (£907.70), or the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The GY-HM70 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The JVC GY-HM70 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The GY-HM70 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GY-HM70 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The GY-HM70 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GY-HM70 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the GY-HM70 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago. Big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 2.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.7".

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

With a weight of 3 kilograms, the JVC GY-HM70's weight is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The lightest video camera that is a comparable age to this video camera is 59g weight, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 590g.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) (500g and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm70e, gyhm70u
Barcodes 04975769414626

Other Camcorders to Consider

Sony HDR-CX900 vs JVC GY-HM70

Sony HDR-CX900 vs JVC GY-HM70
Sony HDR-CX900 JVC GY-HM70
£ 907.70 £907.84
Same Price
Vastly Smaller
279.5mm Smaller
146mm Smaller
Only One Memory Card Slot
Higher Minimum Aperture

Sony FDR-AX100 vs JVC GY-HM70

Sony FDR-AX100 vs JVC GY-HM70
Sony FDR-AX100 JVC GY-HM70
£ 1,259.99 £907.84
148.5mm Smaller
Two Times Smaller
Two Times Smaller
Significantly Lighter
£352 More Expensive
58% Higher Minimum Aperture

Sony PXW-Z100 vs JVC GY-HM70

Sony PXW-Z100 vs JVC GY-HM70
Sony PXW-Z100 JVC GY-HM70
£ 5,220.00 £907.84
50% Bigger Optical Zoom
0.21" Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Newer by Eight Months
Bigger Sensor Size
£4,312 More Expensive
90% Higher Minimum Aperture
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