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JVC Ultra HD 4K Camcorder With 3G-SDI

code: GY-HM180E
  • £1,344.00
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  • 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (UHS-I Speed class3) card
  • 4:2:2 full HD recording at 50Mbps (24-60p)
  • 3G HDSDI and HDMI output
  • Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels (9.03 active)
  • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
  • Live 4K UHD output via HDMI connector
  • 3.5-inch colour LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function
  • 0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist function
  • 120fps HD slow motion recording
  • 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
  • External microphone not included
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 9 user button assignable functions


JVC GY-HM180E (GY/HM180E, GY_HM180E, GYHM180E, GY HM180E) Ultra HD 4K Camcorder With 3G-SDI

The GY-HM180 is a full-featured compact 4K Ultra HD camcorder, featuring a 3G-SDI output. It has professional audio connectivity and is capable of shooting 4:2:2 full HD at 50Mbps, plus you can output live 4K via HDMI. The GY-HM180’s integrated 12x optical zoom lens and 4K CMOS sensor deliver razor-sharp 4K Ultra HD recordings directly to SDHC/SDXC memory cards, plus its small size allows you to shoot in venues unsuitable for larger cameras.

Full HD 4:2:2 recording at 50Mbps

The ability to record H.264 4:2:2 24-60p at 50Mbps makes this an ideal camera for broadcasting and production houses alike. The colour accuracy of 4:2:2 enables the camera to deliver exceptional colour resolution even when images are in sharp contrast to the background. This is particularly useful when strong colours are in contrast to bright backgrounds, or in green screen usage.

1/2.3-inch 12.4M CMOS sensor

This camcorder was built to deliver stunning, life-like 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) video. JVC’s 4K CMOS sensor with 12.4M pixels delivers high sensitivity and excellent performance over a wide range of lighting conditions. Details are crisp and accurate throughout the entire image plane.

12x optical zoom and seamless 24x dynamic zoom

The ultra high quality imagery begins with a precision 12x F1.2–3.5 optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.6–355mm). When shooting in HD mode, Dynamic Zoom combines optical zoom and pixel mapping from a 4K image sensor to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom. This allows the camera to have a long zoom range while retaining its compact form factor.

HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI output

The camcorder comes with a wide variety of connectors to meet the needs of professional applications, including HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI. Secured digital connection is assured between external devices such as a recorder or switcher. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is also possible.

120fps high-speed recording for slow motion playback

The camcorder allows high-speed recording at up to 120fps (59.94Hz) / 100fps (50Hz) for smooth slow motion playback. This can be used to create artistic effects or to review action replays when examining sporting skills. The feature is only available at 1920x1080 resolution only, and offers up to 1/5 slow at 24p mode.

Detachable handle unit with professional XLR audio

The detachable heavy-duty handle makes the camcorder easy to carry and also makes it simple to shoot from low angles, thanks to its built-in REC button with lock function, and zoom lever. XLR audio inputs are provided for the attachment of a professional microphone or for LINE input, complete with Phantom power supply capability.


Camera Front-End Specifications

  • Image Sensor (inch): 1/2,3 Inch CMOS
  • Number of Sensors: 1
  • Mega Pixels: 12.4
  • Gain in dB: 0 to 36
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • White Balance modes: FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
  • Color Matrix adjustment: Yes
  • Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR): Yes
  • User selected function buttons: Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross shaped)
  • User Customizes Menu: Yes

Optical Specifications

  • Lens mount: Internal
  • Optical Zoom X times: 12
  • Dynamic Zoom x times: 24
  • Lens F Number: 1.2 to 3.5
  • Lens ratio from / to: 4.67mm to 56.04mm
  • Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm: 29.6mm to 355mm
  • Auto Focus: Yes
  • Special Auto Focus Features: Area Focus, Near/Far mode / Face
  • Optical Image stabilization: Yes
  • Filter Diameter in mm: 62mm
  • Build in ND Filters: 2 Filters: 1/4, 1/16

Recording Formats

  • Media: SDHC/SDXC
  • Media Class: 4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10, 4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
  • Recording slots: 2
  • Encoder: H.264
  • File Format MOV: Yes
  • File Format AVCHD: Yes
  • Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD: Yes
  • Video Codec AVCHD: Yes
  • Recording specials: 4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
  • Simultaneous recording on 2 cards: Yes
  • Simultaneous recording in 2 modes: Yes

Recording Resolution Formats

  • Resolution 3840 x 2160: Yes, 29,97p/25p/23.98p
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080: Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/1080i60/i50
  • Resolution 1440 x 1080: Yes, 60i/50i
  • Resolution 1280 x720: Yes, 60p/50/30p/25p/24p
  • Resolution 720 x 576: Yes, 59i
  • Resolution 960 x 540: Yes, 30p/25p/24p
  • Resolution 480 x 270: Yes, 30p/25p/24p
  • High Speed Recording: Yes
  • High Speed Recording Modes: 1920x1080 QuickTime (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264), 120fps/100fps
  • Recording Data rate 1: 150 Mbps (UHD)
  • Recording Data rate 2: 70 Mbps (UHD)
  • Recording Data rate 3: 8,17,24,28 Mbps (AVCHD)
  • Recording Data rate 4: 35 Mbps (UHQ)
  • Recording Data rate 5: 50 Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
  • Recording Data rate 6: 8 Mbps (SD)
  • Recording Data rate 7: 9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3,0.2 (WEB)
  • SD Recording: Yes
  • Interval Recording: Yes
  • Pre Rec (retro) recording: Yes, 5 sec. (4K), 5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
  • Clip Trimming: Yes
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Audio Recording modes: LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)

IN-OUT´s Connections

  • OUT HDSDI Format max.: 1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
  • OUT HDMI: Yes
  • OUT HDMI Format max.: 2160/30p,25p,24p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE, 1080/60p,50p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
  • OUT AV: Yes, 3.5mm mini jack
  • OUT Audio Line: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • OUT Audio Headphone: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • IN Audio XLR MIC/LINE: Yes, 2 times supports LINE and MIC Level with +48V
  • IN Audio AUX: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • Build in Microphones: Yes, Stereo Mic
  • Wired remote IN: Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack
  • USB Data Exchange (Storage): Yes


  • Operation Panel Type: LCD
  • Operation Panel Resolution: 920K
  • Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch: 3.5
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type: LCOS
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution: 1,56M
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch: 0.24

Power and Enviromental

  • Power AC: Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
  • Power DC: Yes, 12 Volt , Battery 7,2V BN-VF823
  • Battery types: BN-VF823
  • Power consumption: Approximate 7,9W with VF in 4K REC mode, default settings
  • Operation Temperature in Celsius degrees: 0 to 40
  • Storage Temperature in Celsius degrees: -20 to 50
  • Operation Humidity in %: 30 to 80
  • Storage Humidity under %: 85

Mechanical Information

  • Weight in kg: 1.6 including battery
  • Measurements (WxHxD) in mm: W 149 x H 191 x D 307
  • Handle removable: Yes

In The Box

  • Ultra HD 4K Camcorder With 3G-SDI
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • BN-VF823 Battery
  • Top Handle Unit
  • Hood
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