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JVC GY-HM850 Camcorder

2.2MP 1/3 4kg CMOS Aug 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
JVC has good reviews for its video cameras
Has an interchangeable lens
Quite large display diagonal
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Released Nine Months Ago

It was August 2016 when this JVC camcorder was released.


Reviews

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 4.3 inches, the GY-HM850 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The average display diagonal of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 3.5".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Sony HXR-NX5R (£2,995) (8.8").

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The GY-HM850 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last 12 months which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GY-HM850 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

Other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Canon Legria HF R706 (£174.56), or the Panasonic HC-V180 (£179.99).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the GY-HM850 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last year. The average digital zoom of new small total megapixels video cameras is 730x, and the digital zooms range from 20x to 1,200x.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon LEGRIA HF R86 (£280.08) (1,140x and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GY-HM850 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last year also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also support HDMI including the Zoom Q2N (£158.96), or the Canon Legria HF R706 (£174.56).

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Has a DC-In Jack

The GY-HM850 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Microphone in

The GY-HM850 has a microphone in, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The GY-HM850 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other latest video cameras.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 0.35", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.45". The GY-HM850 has a very large viewfinder screen size (0.45 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The JVC GY-HM850 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This video camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all latest small total megapixels video cameras.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2.2 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.2 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Canon LEGRIA HF R86 (£280.08) (3.28MP and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

New small total megapixels video cameras have weights of between 90g and 4kg. The JVC GY-HM850 is one of the heaviest small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder (4 kilograms) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF G40 (£858) (900g) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers gyhm850che, offers gyhm850e, jvc gyhm850che, jvc gyhm850e

JVC GY-HM850 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GY-HM850 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 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 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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