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JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI

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JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" 12.4MP CMOS Sensor
  • Record UHD 4K 24/30p at 150 or 70 Mb/s
  • Live UHD 4K Output via HDMI
  • 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mb/s
The JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI packs multiple pro features into its compact form, with updates including a 3G-SDI output in addition to an HDMI out. Its single 1/2.3" 12.4MP CMOS sensor captures UHD 4K images in 24 or 30p, at bit rates of 150 or 70 Mb/s, Full HD up to 60p/50 Mb/s, and HD up to 120 fps for smooth slow motion. The 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs can be used to feed and trigger an external recorder.
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JVC GY-HM180 Overview

The JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI packs multiple pro features into its compact form, with updates including a 3G-SDI output in addition to an HDMI out. Its single 1/2.3" 12.4MP CMOS sensor captures UHD 4K images in 24 or 30p, at bit rates of 150 or 70 Mb/s, Full HD up to 60p/50 Mb/s, and HD up to 120 fps for smooth slow motion. The 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs can be used to feed and trigger an external recorder.

Lower-res proxy files may be recorded simultaneously with full-size HD files, providing smaller files suitable for posting to the web or editing on the go. Live UHD 4K is output via the HDMI port, with HD video supported via the 3G-SDI BNC port. GY-HM180 viewing options include a 3.5" LCD screen, a 0.24 color viewfinder, and a smart focus-assist function.

Additional features include hot-swappable dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, two internal ND filters, and a histogram display. Pro-style audio features include 2-channel XLR audio inputs and a built-in stereo mic. Capture options include recording 1080p up to 60 fps in a 4:2:2, 50 Mb/s .MOV file, or in AVCHD for compatibility with a variety of HD/SD formats and editing systems. The JVC GY-HM180 comes with a top handle unit, a hood, and an AC adapter with a power cord.

Note:
The included battery is charged on the camera using the AC adapter; a separate battery charger is not included.

Key Features

UHD 4K Recording at 150 or 70 Mb/s

Record UHD 4K at 150 Mb/s to UHS-I Class 3 or faster SDXC cards, or at 70 Mb/s to Class 10 or higher SDXC/SDHC cards

Live 4K Output via HDMI

Output live 4K via HDMI for monitoring, 4K switcher use, or external recording; output HD using the 3G-SDI BNC connector

HD Recording in MOV or AVCHD

Capture 4:2:2 HD images in MOV-wrapped 50 Mb/s files, or in 4:2:0 AVCHD files for compatibility with a variety of HD/SD formats and editing systems

Dual Media Recording

Two SDHC/SDXC memory card slots enable simultaneous recording to provide a backup or relay recording with hot-swapping for uninterrupted shooting

Simultaneous Proxy Capture

Record lower-resolution proxy files at the same time as full-size HD; these smaller files are perfectly suited for posting to the web, or for quick editing

Color Viewfinder and 3.5" LCD

A 3.5" color LCD panel features a 920,000-pixel resolution, while the 0.24" viewfinder offers a crisp 1.56 million-pixel resolution

12x Optical / 24x Dynamic Zoom

The 12x optical / 24x digital zoom uses pixel mapping in HD mode for seamless extended zooming

Two-Position ND Filter

Use the two-position ND filter (1/4 and 1/16) for adjustable image control, including the use of a slower shutter speed for more natural motion blur

Audio Features

Pro-style audio features include XLR audio inputs with phantom power for external mics, as well as a built-in stereo mic
UPC: 046838078811

JVC GY-HM180 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 12.4 Megapixel
Sensor Type1/2.33"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16) ND Filters
Gain0 to 24 dB (Native)
30 to 36 dB (Expanded)
Lens
Focal LengthNot Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Zoom Ratio12x
Max Digital Zoom24x
Maximum Aperturef/1.2 to 3.5
Minimum Focus DistanceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Size62 mm
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
1 x USB Type-A Data
Size3.5"
Resolution920,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity30 to 80%
Storage Humidity0 to 85%
Battery TypeJVC BN-VF823
Power Consumption≥8 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.1 x 7.5 x 5.9" / 307 x 191 x 149 mm (With Handle)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 11 x 9.99"

JVC GY-HM180 Reviews

John review

By Ralf
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

I saw your review John your problem with the monitor in bright light look on the internet for solution you can make sunscreen from black cardboard or thick paper and stick it to the lcd screen, when out using double sided tape pieces if you are carefull you can use it again or make more they work great even if they look cheap !!! i use them in midsummer on heathland against bright blue sky filming raptors with my old camera i am going to make them again for this one with kind regards Ralf

Fantastic Camera.. Works well...

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-03

I really love this Camera... Works great. Picture quality is great, controls are easy, very light camera, but very rugged as well. When shooting freehand with a Steady Stick, I find that focusing Long Distances is difficult with manual focus and impossible with Auto Focus (I primarily shoot a lot of RC A/C.. Distance shots even zoomed in hard to focus through the viewfinder and using the flip out monitor in daylight is useless as you just get blinded.... I Have a GY-HM100U camera and I do not have the RC shooting problem that I have with the 180, However this is a minor issue for me. However, even with all of that, I really like the camera. Heavy Duty, Great Video, works well... Inside use of the camera is 2nd to none... everything works great and as advertised as does shooting at night does very very well. One feature that I noted is the Remote Port... It is actually LANC and works well with LANC Devices, even though it is not advertised... A great feature that JVC should push, but do not seem to do.

JVC GY-HM180 doesn't dissappoint

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-27

So, I was hesitant to purchase this 6 months ago at the beginning of the pandemic... and then it was on backorder. We shoot multicamera webcasts on a budget and this camera works great. My only issue with it would be that it's too light. Almost feels thinly constructed. Of course the last camcorder that i purchased was an HVX-200... That was a completely different build and for a camera that was 3 times the JVC's price. Then I compared the feel to a Blackmagic pocket 4k... and it feels like the same build. The $80. zoom controller that i purchased (here) ... worked great. sony protocol. The image quality looked great... maybe not the best low light camera out there... So bring lights... Love the SDI connector. Love the pro physical controls all around. For $1500., best bang for the buck. I shouldn't of waited.

very poor low light

By chad
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-03

for a camera like this one would think that the low light capabilities would be much better. there are so many artifacts and grain in the image that the content is nearly unusable. Not pleased

More than expected for the pri

By Gerard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-05

i got it on time as expected and works perfectly and the picture quality is so perfect

Needs so much work

By James
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-06

If you do any kind of motion video skip this camera. The autofocus feature is industry worse by far. I have ruined not 1 or 5 or 20 shots, but hundreds of shots with this camera because the autofocus changes while nothing in the shot is changing. Yes, I use autofocus. And I love autofocus. And it should work on a camera of this price. The camera is light and balanced and takes good video if you use manual focus.

JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

Great camera price, perfect packaging, perfect item, incredible customer service. thank you, B&H for your service.

good camera

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-11

the bundle saves funds

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