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JVC GY-HM70
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JVC GY-HM70 Camcorder

12MP 1/2.3 3kg CMOS Sep 2013
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Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic... More
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10 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

JVC is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GY-HM70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the GY-HM70.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The GY-HM70 has a fairly big digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GY-HM70. The digital zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the GY-HM70 range from 2x to 1,500x.

We compared all the other 200x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Memory Slotss

The GY-HM70 has more memory slotss than most of the comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM70. Most of the camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM70 only have one memory slots, however this video camera has two memory slotss.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GY-HM70 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This JVC video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also supports an SD 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM70.

An MS Pro-HG compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GY-HM70 has a built-in display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GY-HM70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price].

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras of this spec and age is 1.1 and the highest is 11. At only 1.2, the GY-HM70 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GY-HM70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Has One White Balance

The JVC GY-HM70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this type and age. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The GY-HM70 is not Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM70 are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-PJ580VE[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM70 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GY-HM70 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony.

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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 camcorders of this type and age. The smallest optical zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GY-HM70 is 3x and the biggest is 23x.

There are a number of alternative 10x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GC-PX100[pl_1725509_price], or the GZ-VX815[pl_1885721_price] both from JVC.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the FDR-AX100[pl_2109545_price] (12x), or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] (12x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GY-HM70, the GY-HM70 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GY-HM70, the GY-HM70 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580VE[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the GY-HM70 do not have a night mode. The GY-HM70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GY-HM70 is not waterproof. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras of this type and age is 1.6 and the highest is 10. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the JVC GY-HM70 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GY-HM70 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 92,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels. The GY-HM70 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GY-HM70.

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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 camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average viewfinder screen size of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.36", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5".

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Very Heavy

The weights of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the GY-HM70 range from 65g to 3kg. When compared to other video cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the weight of the JVC GY-HM70 of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price] (645g and higher rated), or the FDR-AX1[pl_1621641_price] (2.4kg and higher rated) both from Sony.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GY-HM70

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when JVC released the GY-HM70.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GY-HM70 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GY-HM70.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], and the HDR-PJ580VE[pl_409855_price] both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100[plb_1725509_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price] (3.5"), or the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Voltage
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
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

16 September 2013

Die zusätzlichen externen Knöpfchen, das Rädchen und der Objektivring machen aus der JVC GY-HM70 eine ganz passable AVCHD-Kamera, die jedoch mit einem deutlichen Aufpreis für ihr...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gyhm70, gyhm70e, jvc gyhm70, jvc gyhm70e
Barcodes 04975769414626

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