JVC has announced three new 4K cameras: the $4500 JVC GY-LS300, the $2999 JVC GY-HM200 and the $2495 JVC GY-HM170.
The GY-LS300 is a Super 35mm camcorder that accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the GY-HM200 is a versatile, full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming, and the GY-HM170 delivers 4K Ultra HD imagery in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features.
JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM S35mm Camcorder
The GY-LS300 records to SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and web-friendly proxy formats. It features JVC’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with MFT lens mount. JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super35, MFT, and Super16. As a result, lens options for the camera are almost limitless.
JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Streaming Camcorder
The versatile GY-HM200 delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery with a 1/2.33-inch BSI CMOS chip. It also features a built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. Both the GY-LS300 and GY-HM220 include dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable and feature built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.
The JVC GY-HM200 is also JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder, and can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC media cards. A built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200 and GY-LS300 to hardware decoders, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Engine, and ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. A variety of streaming protocols including RTMP allows delivering content directly to popular streaming websites and content delivery networks (CDN). Zixi’s Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping, while JVC’s Streamconfidence delivers real-time feedback of LTE and streaming status in the viewfinder.
JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM Compact Camcorder
While very compact, the economical GY-HM170 features a heavy duty body with professional control layout and comprehensive video profile settings for professional use. Keeping with JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the camera records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files, and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Other features include an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with two ND filters, built-in stereo microphone and 3.5mm audio input, and live 4K UHD output through a built-in HDMI connector.
All three new cameras feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for dual, backup, and continuous recording. The camcorders also include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, both with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording.