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JVC GYHM100U Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom and 2.8-Inch LCD Screen - Black
- Professional format recording with selectable data rates up to 35Mbps
- Native Final Cut Pro format: Fastest HD shoot to edit workflow. Edit immediately without conversion or transcoding
- Native .MP4 format: Compatible with most professional non-linear editing systems
- Records to dual SDHC memory cards (no moving parts in recording system)
- Full HD recording (selectable): 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/25/30, 1080i) and 1280 x 720P (p60/50/30/25/24)
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|Included Components||JVC GY-HM100U ProHD Camcorder - Battery Pack|
|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 11.5 x 13 inches|
|Item Weight||6.83 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Shipping Weight||6.75 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||mpeg-2|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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I am trying to make my filming worthy of the quality this camera produces!
This is pricey but worth it.. so if you have the $$, don't hesitate to buy this thing, you won't be sorry.
The main reason that I ended up choosing to buy this camera is because it supported SD card file storage (nearly up to 4 hours on the highest HD setting if you know where to buy the cards), 24fps that lends to a very film-like look and feel to your footage, as well as basic components for audio recording IE: the XLR microphone inputs. An HD camera with all of these features at this pricetag is somewhat hard to come by, and finding this camera was a blessing. (UPDATE 2014: I rarely use this camera now because it lacks sufficient latitude. Get a Canon or Nikon DSLR.)
My only problem with the camera is that it does not handle low-light situations well at all. And by low-light, I mean situations where there is not a spotlight shining directly onto the set. The footage gets progressively more and more grainy depending on the amount of light in the shot, and even some well-lit candid interior shots using natural lighting have poor-image quality. I haven't really ever seen a camera handle this poorly when it comes to lighting a scene, and I have used the Panasonic DVX-100 which required constant attention to lighting. But what the DVX could handle, the GY-HM100u requires even more, something that baffles and annoys me. It makes documentary style shooting outdoors or inside a hassle, as the final product will end up looking very grainy unless the area is properly lit. When filming candid scenes, portable lighting isn't really an option.
All in all, I like this camera, and I'm glad that I was able to find it. I just wish that it was able to handle lighting a bit better than it does.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To be fair, I only gave this camera a 4 star rating because I also own the later model (JVC GYHM150U) and there are a few "key" features in the newer version not found on... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alex Batista
Just no remote for the camcorder but overall in solid shape.I am looking forward to using the camera for different events.Published 22 months ago by Michael Layne
I did not buy this product from amazon but I have used it previously and wanted to give my review. My experience with camcorders/filming is very limited but this was easy to use... Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Alia M