The JVC GY-HM100U is a Compact Handheld camcorder with performance and features found only in larger and more expensive models. It's designed to be easy to use, making it ideal for news reporters and producers. Seasoned shooters will find that its small size lets them work in environments where larger cameras would be impractical - all while producing recordings on par with broadcast cameras.
Three newly developed 1/4-inch progressive scan CCDs - one each for red, green and blue - provide rich, accurate colors. To separate primary colors, JVC has incorporated a high accuracy Fujinon glass prism and the proprietary mounting technology.
The GY-HM100U utilizes a high definition lens by Fujinon, world leader in HD lens technology. This lens features 3 aspheric elements which minimize the weight and space required, while producing less distortion, ghosting and flare.
JVC's digital signal processor (DSP) processes all images as full 1920x1080 progressive signals, providing the maximum image information to work with regardless of the actual recording mode that is used.
The GY-HM100 records on widely available SDHC Class 6 memory cards, presently available in capacities up to 32GB. The camera provides 2 memory card slots, for a total of up to 64GB of on board storage - enough for more than 6 hours of continuous HD recording.
The GY-HM100 records 2 channels of uncompressed LPCM (linear pulse code modulated) 16 bit audio sampled at 48Khz. Audio levels can be controlled manually, or automatically using AGC.
|Image sensor||1/4" Progressive scan 3CCD|
|Synchronizing system||Internal synchronization|
|Stabilizer||Optical image stabilizer|
|Lens||Fujinon F1.8, 10x, f=3.7-37mm (35mm conversion:39 to 390mm)|
|Shutter speed||1/4 to 1/10000|
|Gain||0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, ALC|
|HD Video Recording media||2x SDHC memory card Class 6|
|HD Video recording||Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP
File format: Quick time format for Final Cut Pro/ISO base media file format
|HD Video Recording mode||60 Hz setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
50Hz setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, 25p 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
|Audio recording||LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(Internal stereo mic/External mic input)|
|Still Image Recording media||Multimedia card/SD card/SDHC card|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Video output||Composite output (480i, 4:3/16:9) (f3.5mm mini jack)
Component output (480i /720p /1080i) (Multi-pin cable)
HDMI output (480i: / 720p /1080i)
|Audio input||XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)|
|Mic input||3.5mm mini jack|
|Audio output||3.5mm mini jack|
|Headphone||3.5mm mini jack|
|USB||USB2.0, mini B|
|Power||DC 11V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)|
|Power consumption||7.2W (with VF and LCD monitor)|
|Operating temperature||0 to 40 Deg C (32 to 104 Deg F)|
|Storage temperature||-10 to 60 Deg C (18 to 140 Deg F)|
|Operating humidity||30% to 80%|
|Storage humidity||Under 85%|
|Dimensions||138(W) x 178(H) x 365(D)mm (5-7/16" x 7" x 14-3/8")|
|Weight||Less than 1.4kg (3.1 lbs) (Including battery, microphone, SDHC cards)|
|Warranty||JVC 1 year parts and labor warranty|