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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of JVC ProHD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and zoom are overall positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and durability, while there are some mixed views about the portability.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, battery

durability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC ProHD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of JVC ProHD from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The price and zoom are also appreciated. The size and portability get mixed comments.

zoom, price, usability, image quality

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GY-HM600U ProHD HANDHELD CAMCORDERJVC GY-HM600U ProHD HANDHELD CAMCORDER

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Hanlon (

New JVC ProHD Camcorder records to SDHC media


Times are changing fast in the video industry! JVC's latest shoulder-supported pro camcorder, the GY-HM700, is the first to store files on inexpensive SDHC memory cards. Developed for mainstream production, electronic newsgathering and cinematography,...

The GY-HM700 natively records the QuickTime file format used by Apple for Final Cut Pro. There is no need to convert or rewrap files prior to editing. Post-production can begin immediately after shooting. It is even possible to edit directly from the...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Guzzi Pete (

Now used for 12 months


My initial impression on unboxing was one of horror. It felt flimsy. On opening the LCD screen, it creaked and felt like it would snap off and was wobbly, it had to go back for repairs. The SD card flap is flimsy and the on/off button does not feel...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Ronnie (

Power Problems


I bought six of these for my high school broadcasting class in May. I just sent the second one back to JVC for repair because it won't power on. Not doing my students a lot of good while they are in the shop.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Richard (

Camcorder arrived unuseable


The camcorder produces terrible quality - essentially it is non-useable.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Hardy Video Production (

Had to buy a second one


After buying the first one approximately a year ago I had to buy a second one. These cameras are great. The only thing I think they need to do if they every rebuilt the camera is maybe a larger view finder.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Luis Melgar (

Good camera for affordable price


This is a very good camera for run and gun journalism, it has an amazing zoom and all the necessary features to work well and deliver professional work. The white balance is sometimes tricky to manage and the colors of the LCD screen are not that...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Jevin Productions (

Amazing camera just got more amazing


I bought two of these for event and studio shoots after reading reviews from B&H. I seriously searched for a week trying to find someone who bad mouthed this camera. After buying I realized why no one said anything bad. I love both of them and could...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: BHill (

Great Video Camera


I use the camera to shoot a web series. I love the picture quality and battery life. I think this is a great camera for the price. I don't like that the camera can go out of focus in low light when it is trying to refocus but overall this is a great...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Hardy Video Production (

Great Camera So Far


I took a chance in buying this camera. It was between the Sony NX cam and the JVC. I was surprised at the picture quality they where very sharp and crisp with ultra high resolution. Camera is extremely easy to operate. I particularly like the...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Barbara Baskets Studios (

Feature filled and Highly Functional


No camera has all the features we could want , however , this model comes close. The JVC GY HM600 works great at the Full Auto setting and on Manual it eliminates any focus hunting. My first shoot included difficult lighting sources and the focus/...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.2

Lens System

Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29 - 667
Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 94.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:23

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


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


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MOV, MP4, MPEG2
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.45

Weight & Dimensions

Height :19.8