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Model

Canon HF200JVC GZ-HD40
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Manufacturer Canon Informationen zu Canon

JVC About JVC

Name HF200GZ-HD40
European name ?Legria HF200GZ-HD40
US name ?VIXIA HF200GZ-HD40
lowest US price 519 $ 
On the market since April 2009 August 2008
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
MPEG2-TS
Recording Medium SDHC card
Built-in hard disk
microSD/microSDHC
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
MPEG2 1920x1080 50i
MPEG2 1440 x1080/50i
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/30p
HDV 1440 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
MPEG2 1920 x 1080/60i
Max Bitrate ?24 Mbit/s17 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG2
MPEG4
on-board memory ? 120 GB
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ? Canon
JVC HD
Optical Zoom ?15 x10 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?39,5 mm43,6 mm
Filter diameter ?37 mm43 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
electronical
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?11
Size of image sensor ?1/4 inch
1/3 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?2990000 Pixel 2 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
auto
manual
presets
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/2.0001/4000
Maximum shutter time ?1/61/2
Apperture control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
No
Peaking ?No
Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
Off
70%
100%
Histogram ?No
No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
No
Cinegamma ?Yes
No
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?Yes
No
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
 
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
Out
HDMI ?Out mini
Out
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
- Out
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Mini-jack
Headphones ?also AV-output
Mini-jack
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ?Advanced Mini
Standard
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 340 g 
Weight (with battery) 400 g450 g
Battery type Canon BP-809
 
Battery capacity 890 mAh 
Charger ?internal
internal
Remote control Yes
Yes
Size
Height 62 mm73 mm
Width 70 mm68 mm
Depth 124 mm123 mm
Relative Size ?56
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
No
Color Viewfinder ?-  
Viewfinder format ?-  
Viewfinder pixels ?  
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 2,7 Inch2,8 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?211000 Pixel 207000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
No
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Menu
Manual Aperture ?Menu
Menu
Focus switcher ?No
No
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
 
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
No
No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
MPEG-1 Layer2
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Mini-jack external
Audio Control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Viewfinder
Screen
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?SDHC card
microSD
hard drive
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ?  
Resolutions ?2304 x 1296 - Max
1920x1080
1440x1080
640x480
2432 x 1368
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
No
Misc.

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Specials  -included: dockingstation with USB,AV-Out, component outt and FireWire
-maximum bitrate 17 MPbps AVCHD, 27 Mbps MPEG-2 TS
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?  
Manufacturers URL Website CanonWebsite JVC
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?SatisfactoryGood
Resolution ?GoodSatisfactory
Color performance ?Very goodVery good
subj.Picture impression ?Very goodVery good
Optical Zoom ?SatisfactorySufficient
Wide Angle ?SatisfactoryPoor
Configuration / image ?SatisfactoryGood
Configuration / sound ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Handling ?SatisfactorySufficient
Portability ? Excellent Very good
Photo function ?SatisfactorySufficient
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
367342
Pros + Many manual controls
+ Many manual controls
+ two formats (AVCHD and MPEG2)
+ good image and lowlight quality
Cons - fiddly operation
- No Zebra
- Manual focus very poor
- the controls are hard to getting used to
- formats are not arbitrarily mixable
Conclusion Compared with the older models of the same series the smaller sensor, the picture problems and the exaggerated sharpness offer no real advancementsAdd to that the bad low-light sensitivity with some bright pixel noise, the missing histogram and zebra-displays and the manual focus problems.On the positive side: the low price and the fact that the pictures in the automatic mode (assumed there is enough light) are sharp and generally good.The possibility to record both HD-consumer formats is a good thing, but some details are missing (the formats can not be combined at playback, no backup-tape, no HDV-recording on SD cards).Nice to see that with this introduction of CMOS sensors JVC closed the gap of lagging behind in picture qualityMany important parameters can be adjusted manually, which is great, but the operation requires a little too much patience and practice.If JVC would have included the rich manual controls of the HD7 this cam would have been a real winner for every ambitioned movie maker.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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