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A relatively new but inferior value for money 2.2MP 0.33333333333333" video camera
2.2MP 1" Yes 4kg Aug 2016
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JVC GY-HM850 Review

Released just 11 months ago but with mediocre features, we have ranked the JVC GY-HM850 number 140 across all camcorders.
Value for Money
Average Features
12 Months Old
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Why Has it Scored 45?

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With it being less than a year since it was released by JVC, this camcorder features some of the latest camcorder technology. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Fairly large display diagonal
Very small total megapixels
Very heavy

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JVC GY-HM850 In-Depth Analysis


JVC Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

Camcorders built by JVC have very good ratings on average compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a JVC video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under a year old but has mediocre features and at £5,149.00 it is more expensive than 97% of camcorders.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The GY-HM850's total megapixels of only 2.2MP is in the smallest 11% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP.

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Very Heavy

The JVC GY-HM850's weight of 4kg is very heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 520g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The GY-HM850's optical sensor size of 0.333" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 58% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Video Resolution

The maximum video resolution of the GY-HM850 of 1,920 pixels is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM850 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GY-HM850's digital zoom of 20x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 26% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The GY-HM850's display diagonal of 4.3" is in the largest 2% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI


The JVC GY-HM850 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM850 has an interchangeable lens, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Microphone in

The GY-HM850 has a microphone in. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GY-HM850 is Full HD, as are 74% of camcorders.

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Released 12 Months Ago

JVC released the GY-HM850 in August 2016.

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