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There is a 53% chance that the price of the JVC GZ-RY980H will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might increase by up to £39 over this period.
Value for Money
Why Has it Scored 82?
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Key Reasons For and Against
Big total megapixels
Lighter than average
Large optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life
3680x2760 still image resolution
Has an interchangeable lens
Has a face detection
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Has a built-in microphone
Has a wind filter
Supports remote operation
Fast maximum frame rate
Has a self-timer
Long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a continuous shooting mode
High effective megapixels (image)
Has a handheld remote control
Has a shoe mounting point
Has a wireless connection
Has a microphone in
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
ok optical zoom
ok display diagonal
ok digital zoom
ok video recording time
Does not have a built-in flash
Long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Tiny internal storage capacity
Very low maximum aperture number
Does not support PictBridge
Big Total Megapixels
Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the JVC GZRY980HEU of 18.9MP is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Lighter Than Average
The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The GZRY980HEU's weight of only 58g is in the lightest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution
This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders. §.
ok Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the GZRY980HEU of 10x is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 38% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
Large Optical Sensor Size
The GZRY980HEU's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than 77% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The GZRY980HEU has an image stabilizer, as do 61% of camcorders.
Long Maximum Battery Life
Camcorders have maximum battery life of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.9h. The GZRY980HEU's maximum battery life of 5h is longer than 85% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
3680x2760 Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the GZRY980HEU is 3680x2760. That's 69% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3264 x 1840. This JVC camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 1440x1080, 640x480 and 1920x1080. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 640 x 360 and the best is 6784 x 3816. §.
The GZRY980HEU supports HDMI. 64% of camcorders also support HDMI.
ok Display Diagonal
The JVC GZRY980HEU's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 60% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
ok Digital Zoom
The GZRY980HEU's digital zoom of 200x is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 58% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
The JVC GZRY980HEU is waterproof. 88% of camcorders are not waterproof.
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The JVC GZRY980HEU has an interchangeable lens, unlike 94% of video cameras which do not have an interchangeable lens.
Has a Face Detection
The GZRY980HEU has a face detection, which is unusual. 74% of video cameras do not have a face detection.
ok Video Recording Time
The JVC GZRY980HEU's video recording time of 4.5h is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 36% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
The GZRY980HEU is Full HD, as are 60% of video cameras.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The GZRY980HEU supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Has a Built-in Microphone
The JVC GZRY980HEU has a built-in microphone, as do 52% of video cameras.
Has a Wind Filter
The GZRY980HEU has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.
Supports Remote Operation
The GZRY980HEU supports remote operation. 91% of camcorders do not support remote operation.
The GZRY980HEU supports bluetooth. 96% of camcorders do not support bluetooth.
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
The GZRY980HEU does not have a built-in flash. 84% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.
The GZRY980HEU features Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature Wi-Fi.
Fast Maximum Frame Rate
Across all the camcorders the maximum frame rates range from 1fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 59fps. The GZRY980HEU's maximum frame rate of 120fps is in the fastest 8% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Has a Self-Timer
The JVC GZRY980HEU has a self-timer. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.
Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The JVC GZRY980HEU's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 40.5mm is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 88% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 35mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 500mm.
The GZRY980HEU is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 85% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.
Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the GZRY980HEU of 1,620mm is in the longest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 940mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.
Tiny Internal Storage Capacity
The internal storage capacity of the GZRY980HEU of only 4GB is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the internal storage capacities range from 0.1GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 28GB.
Has a Continuous Shooting Mode
The GZRY980HEU has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a continuous shooting mode.
Very Low Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture number of the GZRY980HEU of only 2.8 is lower than 75% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 4.9, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.
High Effective Megapixels (Image)
The GZRY980HEU's effective megapixels (image) of 14MP is in the highest 11% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 6.1MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 26MP.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The GZRY980HEU has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.
Does Not Support PictBridge
The GZRY980HEU does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The JVC GZRY980HEU has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.
Has a Wireless Connection
The GZRY980HEU has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of video cameras do not have a wireless connection.
Has a Microphone in
The GZRY980HEU has a microphone in, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.
Value for Money
Value for Money
We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.
We have analysed the JVC GZ-RY980H, and ranked it:
This camcorder has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!
The product has excellent features, is less than 18 months old and at £699.00 it is in the cheapest 44% of video cameras.
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JVC GZ-RY980H Release Date
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How Fast Do JVC Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?
In the first 6 months after release, JVC video cameras drop in price by 5% on average.
A typical new JVC camcorder costs on average £1,045. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £48..
Frequently Asked Questions About the JVC GZ-RY980H
JVC GZ-RY980H Specification
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||1,620mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||1.8|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||40.5mm|
|Maximum Aperture Number||2.8|
|Image Stabilizer Type||Electronic|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||29.9 - 299|
|Focal Length Range (F-F)||3.76 - 37.6|
|Wide Angle Lens System||Yes|
|Lens Mount Interface||E mount|
|Maximum Frame Rate||120fps|
|HD Type||4K, Full HD|
|Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution||24 Mbit/s|
|Supported Video Modes||2160p, 1080p|
|Video Formats Supported||Avc, Avchd, H.264, Mov, MPEG4|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels|
|Dual Shot (Video & Photo)||Yes|
|Optical Sensor Size||1"|
|Effective Megapixels (Image)||14MP|
|Effective Megapixels (Movie)||2.91MP|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||2.5 Pixels|
|Internal Storage Capacity||4GB|
|Compatible Memory Cards||Sd / sdhc / sdxc / sdio|
|Camcorder Media Type||Memory card, Microsd card|
|Camera File System||Exif 2.3|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.01m|
|Focus Adjustment||Auto, Focus free, Manual|
|Scene Modes||Not specified by manufacturer, Preset: yes|
|Light Exposure Modes||Auto, Manual|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Indoor, Manual, Sunny, Tungsten|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Shoe Mounting Point||Yes|
|Shoe Mounting Point Type||Cold|
|Shutter Speed (Video)||1/30 - 1/25000|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1/2000|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Display Resolution (Numeric)||460,000 Pixels|
|Viewfinder Screen Size||3"|
|Camcorder Type||Handheld, Shoulder camcorder|
|On Screen Display (OSD)||Yes|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Ps|
|Back Light Compensation||Yes|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3,16:9,4:3,16:9,4:3,16:9,4:3,16:9,4:3,16:9 (16:9)|
|On Screen Display (OSD) Languages||Cze, Deu, Dut, Eng, Esp, Fre, Hun, Ita, Pol, Por, Rus, Swe, Tur, Ukr|
|Smartphone Remote Support||Yes|
|Image Quality Adjustment||Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness|
|Colour||Black, Brown, Multicolour|
|Shock Proof (Up To)||1.5m|
|Waterproof (Up To)||5m|
|Protection Features||Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant, Waterproof|
|International Protection (IP) Code||IPX8|
|Still Image Resolution||1440 x 1080|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Image Formats Supported||Jpeg|
|Maximum Image Resolution||3680 x 2760 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||AC3, Aac, Alac, No|
|Audio System||Dolby digital|
|PCM Digital Audio||16-bit/48 kHz|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|USB 2.0 Port||2|
|Mini HDMI Port||1|
|Mini USB Port||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports||Yes|
|Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity||1|
|Ethernet Interface Type||Fast|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Standards||Ieee 802.11b, Ieee 802.11g, Ieee 802.11n|
|Maximum Battery Life||5h|
|Video Recording Time||4.5h|
|Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)||28Wh|
|Battery Recharge Time||1.5h|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||-10 - 40|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||35 - 80|
|Storage Temperature (T-T)||-20 - 50|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|AC Adapter Included||Yes|
|Handheld Remote Control||Yes|
|Quick Start Guide||Yes|
|Cables Included||Av, Hdmi, Usb|
|Included Memory Card Size||8GB|
|Number of Batteries Included||1|
|Projector Brightness||1,400 ANSI Lumens|
|Compatible Operating Systems||Mac| PC|
|Minimum System Requirements||Operating System: Windows XP SP2| Vista or Windows 7CPU: AMD or Intel CPU With 3.2 GHz| or Multi-Core CPUSystem RAM: 1.0 GB (2.0 GB Recommended)Graphic Card: 256 MB MemoryCD-ROM Speed: 4X or AboveSoftware: H.264 Decoder (Quick Time Player 7.4.1 or Above)Other: 1 Free USB Port| 1 Optical Drive|
|Lens System||Wide-Angle Lens|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||Maximum: F/2.8 to 5.6 Design: 8-Blade Iris Diaphragm|
|Power Requirements||8.4 VDC|
|Advanced Anti-Shake Via Gyroscope||Yes|
|Lens Cap Included||Yes|
|Image Device (System)||1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro Sensor Total Pixels: 3.09 MP Effective Pixels: 2.91 MP RGB Primary Color Filter Compatible With NTSC|
|Recording Media||Memory Card|
|Recording Format||AVCHD: 28|24|17|5 Mbps H.264: 35|24|17|9|3 Mbps All Variable Bit Rate| 4:2:0 Color Sampling|
|Recording Time||32 Minutes|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.4 X 2.3 X 5.0" / 60.0 X 59.5 X 128.0 Mm Excluding Grip Belt|
|Power Consumption||Recording: 7.8 WCharging: 7.7 W|
|Shutter Speed||1|24 - 1|8000 Second ()|
|Focusing Distance||Normal: 31.5" | 80 Cm - InfinityMacro: 0.4 - 31.5" | 1.0 - 80 Cm|
|Lens Cover Included||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||-2 to +2|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Audio Output Channels||2.0-ChannelStereo channels, Not specified by manufacturer channels|
|Power Supply Type||5 VDC|
|Lens Type||Carl zeiss vario sonnar T|
|Bit Rate||4K 305 Mbps: 29.97p| 23.98p 205 Mbps: 29.97p| 23.98p 1080 50 Mbps: 59.94p 35 Mbps: 59.94i| 29.97p| 23.98p|
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