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JVC GYHM70E Camcorder

£2,287.82
£907.84 £1,379.98 cheaper than 59 days ago
12MP 1/2 3kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
JVC has good reviews for its camcorders
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support HDMI
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The price range of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years is from £29 to £5,220. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.


Reviews

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras manufactured by JVC generally have good ratings.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

JVC released the GY-HM70 in September 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The GY-HM70 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the GY-HM70 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this spec and age is 650,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the HDR-CX900 (£907.70), or the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which all of have better reviews.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The GY-HM70 has a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. The optical zooms of video cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 25x.

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

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x. At 200 times zoom factor, the GY-HM70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the JVC GY-HM70 of only 1.2 is one of the lowest amongst video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. The average minimum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 2.6, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 11.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the GY-HM70 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera. The maximum aperture numbers of big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.6 to 11, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.

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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 similar age and spec to this camcorder which support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also support HDMI including 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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Has a Composite Video Out

The JVC GY-HM70 has a composite video out, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has a Microphone in

The JVC GY-HM70 has a microphone in. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The JVC GY-HM70 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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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 are a similar age to this video camera also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the HDR-CX900 (£907.70), or the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) both from Sony or the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder only have one memory slots, however the GY-HM70 has two memory slots.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The JVC GY-HM70 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The JVC GY-HM70 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The GY-HM70 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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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 camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GY-HM70 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 12 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (20MP and higher rated), or the FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) (20.6MP and higher rated) both from Sony or the Samsung NX210 (20.3MP and higher rated).

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.24 inches, the GY-HM70 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago 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

When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the JVC GY-HM70 of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest big total megapixels video camera that has been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 59g weight, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 580g.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) (500g) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gyhm70e, gyhm70u
Barcodes 04975769414626

JVC GY-HM70 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GY-HM70 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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