The JVC GY-HM70U HD Professional Shoulder Camcorder features a shoulder-mount form factor, a 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens. The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 29.5-476mm and the 10x optical zoom is supplemented by a 16x dynamic and 200x digital zoom. The GY-HM70U can record up to 1080/60p video in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots and a dual battery system enable extended recording times.
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I love this camera! The JVC GY-HM70U is an affordable pro-sumer camcorder loaded with some amazing touches that makes it stand alone in it's category. I was looking for a camera with decent compression, and at 28 mbps, the image is outstanding. Color reproduction is pretty rich considering this camera has only single chip CMOS. This camera performs very well at low light levels, but does however top out at a 5.6 F stop, and unfortunately this camera lacks a built in ND filter. Also there are no XLR inputs, so if professional audio inputs are what you are looking for in an HD camera, this one is not for you. But back to the positive, this camera also offers high speed recording at 300 fps, time lapse, and a variety of recording settings if you are also looking to record in standard definition. The built in still camera (with 12 megapixels!) is a nice touch as well, and the color LCD viewfinder compliments the fold out LCD touch screen for both shoulder mounted shooting and the old under-slinging method of shooting. This is a great camera for the price and it gives you a nice alternative to the shaky palm sized camcorder.