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JVC GYHM70U HD Shoulder Mount Camcorder

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  • 29.5mm wide angle autofocus zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 25.5mm - 476mm); 16x dynamic zoom, 200x digital zoom
  • Full 1080/60P capture and recording in the AVCHD Progressive format (28Mbps)
  • High speed video recording (for slow motion) 300 fps (720 x 480 resolution); 12MP digital still capture (JPEG format)
  • 1/2.3” 12MP oversampled CMOS imager; Optical image stabilizer
  • Time lapse recording (1 to 80 sec. intervals); Manual focus, zoom, iris, shutter, white balance
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Product description

Product description

The JVC GY-HM70U HD 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.

From the Manufacturer

GY-HM70U Professional Camcorder
JVC GY-HM70U shown with optional microphone
Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance*. The camera records on two SDHC or SDXC memory cards in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. And its unique dual battery system keeps you recording for hours and hours since the batteries may be hot swapped during recording. Never before has this much performance been packed into an affordable, professional shoulder supported camcorder.
  • Full 1920 x 1080 capture and recording at 60P in the AVCHD Progressive format (28Mbps)
  • 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel CMOS imager
  • 29.5mm wide angle autofocus zoom lens with 16x dynamic zoom*, 200x digital zoom
    (35mm equivalent: 25.5mm — 476mm)
  • Manual focus, iris, shutter, white balance control
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Stable, professional shoulder form factor
  • Records to dual SDHc/SDXC memory cards
    • 1080/60P (28 Mbps)
    • 1080/60i (24/17/12/5 Mbps)
    • 720x480 (6/3 Mbps)
  • FALCONBRID™ High Speed Processor
  • High speed video recording (for slow motion)
    300 fps (720 x 480 resolution)
  • 3-inch Touch Screen LCD display
  • .24-inch LCOS Color Viewfinder
  • Focus assist function
  • Zebra indication (Over 100%/70-80%/OFF)
  • Auto iris/Manual iris adjustment
  • AE adjustment
  • Backlight compensation
  • Touch priority AE/AF
  • Face detection/Smile shot
  • Tele macro
  • Built-in zoom microphone
  • 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • 12MP digital still capture (JPEG format)
  • 2MP still capture during recording
  • Unique dual snap-on battery system (1 provided)
  • 3.5mm Remote Connector (compatible with HZ-M150VZR remote lens control unit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone out connector

*By oversampling the HD (2MP) frame within the 12MP imager, smooth 16x dynamic zoom is achieved with the 10x optical lens. This is different that digital zoom which enlarges pixels (up to 200x) causing a loss of resolution.




DC 11V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)

Power consumption

Approx. 3.6W (when LCD monitor backlight is set to [Level 3], 1920 x 1080i mode)


227(W) x 232(H) x 476(D)mm (8-15/16" x 9-1/8" x 18-3/4")
(without battery)


Approx.3.0kg (6.7lbs) (Including one BN-VF823 battery,
SDHC card)

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%


Synchronizing system

Internal synchronization


Optical Image Stabilization with Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer


JVC HD GT LENS F1.2-2.8, f=3.76-37.6mm
35mm conversion: 29.5mm to 476mm*1

Zoom ratios

Optical 10x Dynamic 16x* 2 Digital (max.) 200x



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*1
Recording area Still image (16:9) 5.4M to 2.07M pixels*2
Still image (4:3) 6.04M to 4.5M pixels* 2



Minimum illumination

1 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



White balance

Auto, MWB, 5200K, 6000K, 3200K

High-speed video recording
(for slow motion)
300 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x480: GY-HM70U)
250 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x576: GY-HM70E)
Continuous shooting speed
during still image recording)
High: Approx. 12.5 images/sec, Medium: Approx.
6.25 images/sec, Low: Approx. 2 images/sec

LCD display

3.0" LCD 230K pixels, 16:9


0.24" LCOS 260K pixels, 16:9

Internal microphone

2ch Stereo (with Zoom Microphone Function)

Video/Audio Recording

Recording media

SDHC/SDXC (Class 4/6/10) Card, Memory Card Slots 2

Recording format

Video HD: AVCHD/AVCHD Progressive, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC3) 48kHz/16-bit, 256kbps

Recording mode

HD Progressive mode:1920 x 1080/60p (GY-HM70U)
/50p (GY-HM70E): Approx.28Mbps (max)
UXP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)
/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.24Mbps
XP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)
/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.17Mbps
SP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)
/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.12Mbps
EP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)
/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.5Mbps

SD SSW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i (GY-HM70U)
720x576/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.6Mbps
SEW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i (GY-HM70U)
720x576/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.3Mbps

Still Image Recording

Recording media


Recording format



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)


3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x1


Mini USB Type AB, USB 2.0 compliant


3.5mm mini jack x1

Accessories Provided

AC adapter (AP-V20), Battery pack (BN-VF823), Composite/audio cable (RCA x 3),
USB cable, Operation manual (CD-ROM)

*1 Image Stabilizer: OFF, Dynamic Zoom: ON
*2 Image Stabilizer: OFF

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