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JVC GY-HM70U HD Professional Shoulder Camcorder, 12MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 16x Digital Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, 1/2 to 1/4000 Shutter Speed

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About the JVC GY-HM70U

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.

JVC GY-HM70U Includes

  • JVC GY-HM70U HD Professional Shoulder Camcorder
  • AC adapter (AP-V20)
  • BN-VF823 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Composite/Audio Cable (RCA x 3)
  • USB Cable
  • Operation Manual (CD-ROM)
  • JVC Limited Warranty

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JVC GY-HM70U Features

  • 1/2.3" 12 megapixel oversampled CMOS image sensor
  • 3.76-37.6mm f/1.2-2.8 JVC HD GT Lens (29.5-476mm 35mm equivalent)
  • 10x optical zoom, 16x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom
  • Auto exposure adjustment, auto iris, touch priority AE/AF
  • Manual focus, zoom, iris, shutter and white balance controls
  • Records up to 1080/60p at 28Mbps in the AVCHD Progressive format
  • 12MP digital still capture during recording
  • Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for extended recording times
  • Dual snap-on battery system enables hot swapping during recording
  • 3" touch screen LCD display and 0.24" LCOS color viewfinder
  • High frame rate recording up to 300fps with 720 x 480 resolution
  • FALCONBRID High Speed Processor
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Focus assist function
  • Zebra indication (over 100%/70-80%/OFF)
  • Backlight compensation
  • Face detection and Smile Shot
  • Built-in zoom microphone and 3.5mm mic jack
  • Tele macro
  • 3.5mm remote connector (compatible with HZ-M150VZR remote lens control unit)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

JVC GY-HM70U Specifications

Synchronizing system Internal synchronization
Stabilizer Optical Image Stabilization with Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer
Lens JVC HD GT LENS F1.2-2.8, f=3.76-37.6mm
35mm conversion: 29.5mm to 476mm
Zoom ratios Optical 10x Dynamic 16x Digital (max.) 200x
Focus Auto/Manual
Filter diameter 46mm (screw pitch 0.75mm)
Image sensor 1/2.3" 12M pixels progressive scan 1CMOS
Recording area Video 5.4M to 2.07M pixels
Recording area Still image (16:9) 5.4M to 2.07M pixels
Still image (4:3) 6.04M to 4.5M pixels
Minimum illumination lx: GAIN UP - AUTO SLOW-SHUTTER mode, Shutter Speed 1/30 (GY-HM70U) or 1/25 (GY-HM70E)
Shutter speed 1/2 to 1/4000
Iris F1.2-5.6
White balance Auto, MWB, 5200K, 6000K, 3200K
High-speed video recording 300 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x480: GY-HM70U)
250 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x576: GY-HM70E) (for slow motion)
Continuous shooting speed High: Approx. 12.5 images/sec, Medium: Approx. 6.25 images/sec, Low: Approx. 2 images/sec (during still image recording)
LCD display 3.0" LCD 230K pixels, 16:9
Viewfinder 0.24" LCOS 260K pixels, 16:9
Internal microphone 2ch Stereo (with Zoom Microphone Function)
Video/Audio: Recording media SDHC/SDXC (Class 4/6/10) Card, Memory Card Slots x2
Video/Audio: Recording format Video HD: AVCHD/AVCHD Progressive, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC3) 48kHz/16-bit, 256kbps
Recording mode 1 HD Progressive mode:1920 x 1080/60p
UXP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)
XP mode:1920 x 1080/60i
SP mode:1920 x 1080/60i
Recording mode 2 EP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (
SD SSW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i
SEW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i
Still Image: Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Still Image: Recording format JPEG
Video output RCA x1
HDMI Mini Connector (x.v.Color compatible) x1
Audio output RCA x2
Mic input 3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x1 (Plug in power)
Headphone 3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x1
USB Mini USB Type AB, USB 2.0 compliant
Remote 3.5mm mini jack x1
Power DC 11V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
Power consumption 3.6W (when LCD monitor backlight is set to [Level 3], 1920 x 1080i mode)
Operating temperature 0 C to 40 C (32 F to 104 F)
Storage temperature -20 C to 50 C (14 F to 122 F)
Operating humidity 35% to 80%
Storage humidity Under 85%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 227x232x476mm / 8-15/16x9-1/8x18-3/4" (without battery)
Weight 3.0kg / 6.61lbs (Including one BN-VF823 battery, SDHC card)
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