JVC GZ-HM65 Camcorder (Black)

JVC GZ-HM65 Camcorder (Black)

JVC GZ-HM65 Camcorder (Black)

No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • 2.5MP Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • Takes up to 2.3MP Still Photos
  • 3" LCD Touchscreen Display
  • Intelligent Auto and Manual Recording
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • In-Camera Effects Composition
  • Interval and Stop Motion Record Modes
  • Tele Macro Close-Up Shooting
  • HDMI and AV Outputs
Show moreShow less

Enter to win a $1000 B&H Gift Card!

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of four $1000 B&H Gift Cards! 1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 13th!
Limit 1 entry per day; Come back every day to increase your chance of winning!

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Share on Twitter

First winner announced on Nov 13th

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B & H $1,000.00 Giveaway (the "Giveaway" or "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about November 6, 2017 until on or about December 4, 2017 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links therein (www.bhphoto.com) and mention #BHWishList; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment) (optional) to: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total four (4) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $1,000.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!


JVC GZ-HM65 overview

  • 1Description

The black GZ-HM65 Camcorder from JVC is a solid-state home movie camera that can record full HD (1920 x 1080) video as well as take 2.3 MP still photos. The camcorder records video and photos on SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. It requires Class 4 cards or faster, and will accept capacities up to 128GB. A flip-out 3" LCD screen allows you to preview your shots, and provides a touchscreen interface so you can access the menu as well as shooting and playback modes.

Allowing you to enjoy your movie on the big screen, the camcorder features an AV output for standard definition video and stereo audio. In addition, there is an HDMI mini (type C) output so that you can connect the camera to and HDTV and playback video at its native, Full HD resolution. Audio recording is facilitated by a built-in stereo microphone, and there is a speaker for on-board audio output.

3" LCD Screen with Touchscreen
Additional functions, including advanced menu settings, beyond the dedicated buttons can be accesses via the touchscreen function of the flip-out LCD screen. The touchscreen also allows you to toggle between record, video, photo, and playback modes
Date and Time Stamp
Allows you to burn the date and time permanently into the video image; this is useful for legal depositions, which typically require time and date stamp

Recording Modes

Interval Recording
Shoots one frame per user-defined interval to create time-lapse effects. Interval settings are: OFF, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 80 seconds. At 20 seconds or higher the camcorder automatically switches to power-saving mode until it is about to take the next frame
Capture Photos During Video Recording
You don't have to stop recording to take a photo. By pressing the Photo button while the camera is rolling you can save a snapshot to the memory card. In this mode, still will be saved at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
Slow-Motion Recording
The camcorder can record up to 300 fps at 720 x 480 (SD) resolution. It will record at this speed for up to 144 minutes and the resulting scene can be expanded up to 12 hours
Frame Record
Create stop-motion video by recording two frames at a time. In this mode, every time you press the Record button two frames are recorded
Auto Start Motion Detection
When enabled, automatically starts recording when motion is detected in the scene. This works by sensing changes in brightness within a specified frame, designated by a red outline, that is positioned within the image
Delay the photo shutter release or video recording starting by putting the camera on a self-timer that lasts from two to ten seconds. Alternatively, Face Detection can be used as another way to automatically trigger the camera
Tele Macro
By enabling the Tele Macro Mode you can take close up, macro shots to get more detail from small objects by zooming in

Optional Setting and Scene Modes

i.A. Intelligent Auto and Manual Recording Modes
In Intelligent Auto (i.A.), the camcorder does all of the work for you, setting focus, exposure, white balance and other parameters to what it deems best. For users looking for more control, there is also a manual (M) mode that allows you to set many of these parameters yourself
Scene Select
While in Manual Mode you can select from a collection of preset scene modes. Scene modes are semi-automatic settings that are optimized for different types of commonly-encountered shooting conditions. They include: back-light compensation, custom white balance, macro, landscape with a foregroud subject, Night Alive, and Spotlight
Silent Mode
Darkens the LCD screen and mutes any audio output from the speakers for disruption free operation during a performance, service, or other similar situation
Face Registration
Save a specific individual's face before filming so that brightness and focus can be adjusted automatically using the face tracking function. Up to six faces can be saved, and these can be ranked using priority levels

Playback Options

Playlists and Trimming
Normally the camcorder plays clips in the order they were shot, starting with the oldest. However, you can also create custom playlists to create a simple in-camera edit that plays clips in the order you choose. For further refinements, you can trim clips by highlighting only the portion you actually want
Scene Indexing
Index markers can be inserted during recording or playback. This allows you to quickly find the same point in the video again later on. Even if scenes aren't indexed, it is still possible to locate what you are looking for based on the date it was recorded on

Special Effects

Animation Effects
Animations and motion graphics stored in the camcorder can be composited into your scene, and will be recorded along with the video. Animations include: hearts, particle effects, comets, musical notes, flowers, stars, and more
Decorate Face Effect
Uses face detection to automatically align animation features such as sunglasses or crowns over a subject's face
Allows you to draw freely over the image in different colors and record the effect as an permanent overlay that is burned into your movie
In the Box
JVC GZ-HM65 Camcorder (Black)
  • AC-V11U Power Adapter
  • BN-VG107U Battery Pack
  • QAM1322-001 AV Cable
  • USB Cable (Type A to Mini Type B)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    JVC GZ-HM65 specs

    Sensor 1 x 1/5.8" CMOS
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross 2,510,000 MP
    Effective Pixels 1,010,000 MP (Video / Dynamic Zoom On, Image Stabilizer Off)
    1,710,000 MP (4:3 Photo)
    2,290,000 MP (16:9 Photo)
    Focal Length 2.9 - 116mm
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 40.5 - 2430 at 16:9 Dynamic Zoom ON
    40.5 - 1620 at 16:9 Dynamic Zoom OFF
    49.5 - 1980 at 4:3 Still photo only
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8 - f/6.3
    Zoom Optical: 40x
    Dynamic: 60x
    Digital: 999x

    Only Optical Zoom available in Photo Mode

    Filter Size None
    Built-In ND Filters None
    System NTSC
    Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC (128 GB Maximum)
    Recording Time SD/SDHC/SDXC 64 GB
    1920 x 1080 355 minutes at 24 Mbps
    1920 x 1080 500 minutes at 17 Mbps
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Slow Motion Mode 300 fps Recorded at 720 x 480p
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
    JPEG: 2.3 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    JPEG: 1.7 Megapixel, 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
    JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)

    8 MP mode follows interpolation

    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
    Sampling Frequency Dolby 2-Channel: 48.0 kHz
    Bit Rate Dolby 2-Channel: 256.0 kbps
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Pixel Count 230,000
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Lux 3
    1 (NIGHTALIVE scene mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type-C)
    1 x
    1 x USB Mini-B For file transfer
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.5-3.6 VDC
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    Power Adapter 5.2 VDC
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.0 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 5.1 x 5.8 x 11.7 cm
    Weight .43 lbs / 195.04 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.5 x 3.8"

    JVC GZ-HM65 reviews

    JVC GZ-HM65 Q&A

    JVC GZ-HM65 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.