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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC GY-HM200. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the usability and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability and durability.

portability, price, image quality, zoom, usability

size, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GY-HM200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Not as good as I'd hoped


Well, even though we just got this B&H has asked for a here goes. We've only used the camera for one job so far, a 2-day seminar held in a hotel. This was one of the main reasons we got the camera. The HM-200 is not good in mid to low...

Feb, 2016

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Pretty average


We were forced to go for this camera as we wanted a model with 4K and xlr inputs on a limited budget.

Feb, 2016

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Beware of the EEI Limit


I have never wrote a review here, but after what I've been through with this camcorder, I have to...

Jan, 2016

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Soft edges and bad with event lighting spl with purple color


Over all look was okay but when i started using this for a event i noticed its all soft edges. sharp in middle but edges are so soft. also it has issue with purple color led light. as long as even is running with any other light captured nice but as...

Jan, 2016

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Jvc gy hm200 4k cam


This camera has some good features. I like the look of the image that is processed. The ability to record various codecs is awesome. However the controls to adjust the image being recorded is cumbersome. There should be an easier way to control gain,...

Jan, 2016

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The Camera does it all


JVC camera

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Super incredible camera


When we git this camera, we could not ask for more. The picture quality is like using a feather duster to dust off particular, so clear and crispy picture. The inbuilt mic is superb.

Dec, 2015

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Excellent Camera for broadcasting Live directly from Camera!


I've been using this camcorder for the latest 4 months continuously at many venues to broadcast live on my youtube channel. It has worked pretty much flawlessly and it has never let me down!

Nov, 2015

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Great Camera


I used this camera to document a 29 day trip across the US. It's light weight made it ideal for hands on video.

Nov, 2015

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Quality 4K at an affordable price


I've been waiting for something affordable to make the jump to 4K. This seems to be it.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3, LPCM


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:SSL-JVC50
Battery voltage:7.4


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):920000

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12
Filter Size:6.2
Focal length range (f-f):4.67 - 56
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):35.4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.95

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB Connectivity:Y
XLR in: Yes


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :19