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JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit

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JVC
JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit
Key Features
  • 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor
  • Ultra HD 4K 24/30p Recording at 150 Mb/s
  • 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mb/s
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
4K is no longer reserved for theatrical cinema presentation; it is in demand at all levels of production. With Ultra HD recording, the GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit from JVC is designed to fulfill the requirement for professional functionality. It offers ND filters, custom-assign buttons, and professional audio inputs with manual gain control in a form-factor closer to a consumer camcorder. The camera records 3840 x 2180 UHD 4K in 24 or 30p, at a bit rate of 150 Mb/s, encoding the file in an .MOV-wrapped H.264 codec. With two SDHC/SDXC card slots, the camera supports dual, backup, and continuous recording. Besides 4K, it can also record 1080p at up to 60 fps in an 8-bit 4:2:2 50 Mb/s .MOV file, or in AVCHD for compatibility with consumer editing software.
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Expected availability: Sep 2022
$1,495.00
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Whats your opinion on the HM170UA vs the Canon XA20. Obviously the canon is only HD.I like the touch screen for focus and facial recognition. I'm mainly looking to film weddings.So low light is a concern and accurate focus. Can anyone voice an opinion on these questions / concerns?Thanks!
Asked by: John C.
The impression I get with this camera is that it is a deal. It has features that just a few years ago were impossible to get at all, let alone under $1300. It has XLR mic inputs, 4K, 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mbps, built in ND filters, and independent gain control. Those features are a steal in this price range. It appears however that the videographer has to bring skill for shooting in low light. You have to recognize the difference between low light and bad light. No camera is going to make bad light look good. Be ready for using an on camera light. You do not have to use it full blast, just enough to a pleasant low key exposure. The Canon XA20, on the other hand, has big fans for it's quality of manufacture, features, reliability and image quality. If you do not want 4K, that might be the way to go.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can you remove and replace lenses on this model?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens is removable. Not sure what's out there to replace it with.
Answered by: TOM B.
Date published: 2020-09-09

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WHAT BATTERY DOES THIS MODEL USE ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Currently, we sell four batteries that this camera can use. As you go up the pay scale, the longer the battery lasts.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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ax100 or this?
Asked by: RSI T.
The Sony FDR-AX100, B&H # SOFDRAX100, has a larger 1 sensor that will give you a better performance in low light situations. However, the HM170UA is considered a professional level camcorder that adds XLR inputs for connecting higher quality microphones and has more manual controls on the camera body itself. It will really just be a matter of which features you prefer.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I wrote a review of this camera that has never appeared here !!! ????
Asked by: Al
Beware: On my replacement HM170UA the lens hood still doesn't fit correctly. When you attempt to put it on you have 3 choices: It can fit crookedly (at an angle) which looks bad, or it fits with the short sides of the hood on top and bottom so it looks funny but does work but unacceptable for a professional. Or you can not use the lens hood at all which means the lens is not protected in case of fall. Why B&H is not posting my full review is suspicious. Could this camera have flaws and that's why it's on sale. Calling JVC will get you the run around.
Answered by: Al H.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can you record 4k and use HDMI Out at the same time?
Asked by: Brandon W.
yes I have a HDMI monitor used at the same time while recording 4K, works fine.
Answered by: Richard N.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How do you replace the CR 2025 battery?

How do you replace the CR 2025 battery?
Asked by: Rex
It’s a little tricky, but the replacement (spare) battery just snaps in at the back of the camera.
Answered by: Phil
Date published: 2020-12-31

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Can you output a clean 4K signal at 30p through the HDMI connector while not recording?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can output a clean 4K signal at 30p through the HDMI connector while not recording.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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