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Manufacturer JVC Informationen zu JVC

Name GZ-HM845
European name ?GZ-HM845
US name ?GZ-HM845
lowest US price (699) $
On the market since April 2011
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slashCAM rating ?Good
test picture 1200 Lux
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Video formats ? AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
built-in flash memory
SDXC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
Max Bitrate ?24 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
on-board memory ?8 GB
Optics Manufacturer ?JVC HD
Optical Zoom ?10 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?29,5 mm
Filter diameter ?- mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
ND Filter ?No
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?1
Size of image sensor ?1/2, 33 inches
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ? 
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
White Balance ?auto
Focus ?auto
Minimum shutter time ?1/4000
Maximum shutter time ?1/2
Apperture control ?auto
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?No
Peaking ?Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
Histogram ?No
adjustable sharpness ?No
Adjustable color ?No
Cinegamma ?No
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?No
Colorbars ?No
Shot Transition ?No
Custom Presets ?No
Set Time Code ?No

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synonymous: RCA, composite
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
synonymous: Component Signal
HDMI ? Out
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
USB ?USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?No
Headphones ?No
Lanc ?No
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ?No
Weight (without battery) 330 g
Weight (with battery) 370 g
Battery type JVC BN-VG114E
Battery capacity 1400 mAh
Charger ?internal
Remote control Yes
Height 54 mm
Width 62 mm
Depth 121 mm
Relative Size ?4
Viewfinder available ?No
Color Viewfinder ?-
Viewfinder format ?-
Viewfinder pixels ? 
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 3,5 Inch
Display format ?16:9
Display pixels ?920000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Manual Aperture ?Menu
Focus switcher ?No
ND Filter ?No
Exp Lock ?No
Gain ?No
White balance ?No
Push AF ?No
Audio Levels ?No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Audio Control ?auto
Audio levels ?No

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Recording Medium ?built-in flash memory
SDHC card
SDXC card
Medium included ?No
Effective pixels ? 
Resolutions ?3968 x 2976 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes

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Manufacturers URL Website JVC
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Very good
Resolution ?Very good
Color performance ?Good
subj.Picture impression ?Good
Optical Zoom ?Sufficient
Wide Angle ? Excellent
Configuration / image ?Satisfactory
Configuration / sound ?Poor
Handling ?Satisfactory
Portability ?Very good
Photo function ?Satisfactory
Optics ?Good
Dynamics ?Good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
Pros + Lowlight
+ wide angle
Cons - few manual control options
- Complicated operation
Conclusion The JVC GZ-HM960 is a very sharp camera with a solid technical foundation, but unfortunately it doesn´t recommend itself for ambitious videographers.Too little manual control is offered along with the otherwise very up-to-date technical specs.Rather, the GZ-HM960 will appeal to users who are interested in technical gadgets.The 3D mode, however, is no comparison to real 3D camcorders and should be seen more as a gimmick.The similarly constructed but cheaper GZ-HM845 on the other hand, would be a pretty interesting device in its price class, if only JVC would have enabled more manual features.In its 1000 Euro price class the competition by now allows more manual control.
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