Compact 4K camcorder with 3G-SDI


The new GY-HM180 sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras with improved recording features over its predecessor. With full professional controls and an integrated 12x zoom lens it delivers stunning 4K Ultra HD video recordings directly to economical SDHC/SDXC memory cards. And, should you need to go-live, it you can output 4K through its HDMI connector, or HD through the newly added 3G-SDI output.

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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

    • Wired remote control supported
    • 9 user button assignable functions
    • 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
    • 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (UHS-I Speed class3) card
    • 3G HDSDI and HDMI output
    • External microphone not included
    • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
    • 4:2:2 full HD recording at 50Mbps (24-60p)
    • 120fps HD slow motion recording
    • Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels (9.03 active)
    • Dynamic zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom
    • Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
    • Built-in stereo microphone
    • Live 4K UHD output via HDMI connector
    • 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
    Technical Specifications
    Technical Specifications
    Camera Front-End Specifications
    Image Sensor (inch)
    1/2,3 Inch CMOS
    Number of Sensors
    Mega Pixels
    Gain in dB
    0 to 36
    Shutter speed
    1/4 to 1/10000
    White Balance modes
    FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
    Color Matrix adjustment
    Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)
    User selected function buttons
    Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross shaped)
    User Customizes Menu
    Optical Specifications
    Lens mount
    Optical Zoom X times
    Dynamic Zoom x times
    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
    Special Auto Focus Features
    Area Focus, Near/Far mode / Face
    Optical Image stabilization
    Filter Diameter in mm
    Build in ND Filters
    2 Filters: 1/4, 1/16
    Recording Formats
    Media Class
    4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10
    4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
    Recording slots
    File Format MOV
    File Format AVCHD
    Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD
    Video Codec AVCHD
    Recording specials
    4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
    Simultaneous recording on 2 cards
    Simultaneous recording in 2 modes
    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
    High Speed Recording Modes
    1920x1080 QuickTime (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264)
    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
    Interval Recording
    Pre Rec (retro) recording
    Yes, 5 sec. (4K)
    5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
    Clip Trimming
    Audio Channels
    Audio Recording modes
    LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)
    IN-OUT´s Connections
    Yes, 3G HDSDI
    OUT HDSDI Format max.
    1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
    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
    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)
    EVF and LCD
    Operation Panel Type
    Operation Panel Resolution
    Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch
    Power and Enviroment Spec´s
    Power AC
    Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
    Power DC
    Yes, 12 Volt , Battery 7,2V BN-VF823
    Battery types
    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 %
    Mechanical Informations
    Weight in kg
    1.6 including battery
    Measurements (WxHxD) in mm
    W 149 x H 191 x D 307
    Handle removable
    Include Package
    Yes, BN-VF823
    AC/DC adapter
    Handle unit
    Yes, with Professional Audio XLR support
    General Editing Note
    Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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