The JVC Everio GZ-HM445 has a very similar body and specification to the GZ-HM30, including the same CMOS sensor. But there are some improvements in key areas. It shoots AVCHD at 1080p rather than the 720p Lite variety, it has two SDXC slots instead of one, and best of all it has a touch-screen LCD rather than fiddly buttons to operate the menu. So whilst the HM30 is great value, the HM445 is even better, making this an excellent budget HD camcorder choice.
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