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

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

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

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

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  • 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
  • 3G-SDI & HDMI Triggers External Recorder
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • 120 fps HD for Smooth Slow Motion
  • Simultaneous Full-Size & Proxy Recording
  • 12x Optical / 24x Digital Zoom Lens
  • 2 x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
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JVC GY-HM180 overview

  • 1Description

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 display, 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.

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, and a built-in stereo mic
UPC: 046838078811
In the Box
JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI
  • Top Handle Unit
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    JVC GY-HM180 specs

    Imaging
    Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution 12.4 MP
    Gain 0 to 24 dB (Native)
    30 to 36 dB (Expanded)
    Lens
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.6 to 355mm
    Optical Zoom Ratio 12x
    Maximum Aperture f/1.2 to 3.5
    Filter Size 62 mm
    Control Rings Focus Ring
    Zoom Ring
    Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilization
    Focus Control Autofocus
    Manual Focus
    Camera
    Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16) ND Filters
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots  (U3 / V30 or faster cards recommended)
    Max Digital Zoom 24x
    Recording
    Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
    Recording Modes H.264 4:2:2:
    3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (70 to 150 Mb/s) 
    H.264:
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    H.264:
    1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
    AVCHD:
    1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps (28 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (24 Mb/s) 
    720 x 576i at 50 fps (8 Mb/s) 
    H.264:
    960 x 540p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
    720 x 480i at 59.94 fps 
    720 x 576i at 50 fps 
    480 x 270p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
    AVCHD:
    1440 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (9 Mb/s) 
    720 x 480i at 59.94 fps (8 Mb/s) 
    720 x 576i at 50 fps (8 Mb/s) 
    H.264:
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94/120 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 25/50/100 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/60 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 25/50 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    Audio Recording AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
    Interfaces
    Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    1 x HDMI Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V Output
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS Headphone/Microphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm Control 
    1 x USB Type-A Data 
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.5"
    Screen Resolution 920,000 Dots
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    EVF Display Type LCD
    Screen Size .24"
    EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
    Power
    Battery Type JVC BN-VF823
    Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
    Power Consumption ≥8 W
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
    Operating Humidity 30 to 80%
    Storage Humidity 0 to 85%
    General
    Dimensions 12.09 x 7.52 x 5.87" / 307 x 191 x 149 mm (With Handle)
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg

    With optional battery.

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 11.5 x 9.9"

    JVC GY-HM180 reviews

    GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Value It is a very good value. The LCD is the same quality as the 170 that I have as well. I use an external SDI monitor so I can get around the low quality LCD. I shoot many depositions and recently bought the Sony PXW-Z90V thinking the time date stamp would work with the lower MBPS resolutions and it doesn't, so I got rid of it. I shot with the 90v for 2 months and I couldn't deal with the AVCHD file splitting at 2 gigs. It added extra post work that I didn't need. I just got the 180 last week and shot 5 depositions at 960 X 540 with time and date with small files sizes and it works really great. Low light isn't as good as the 90V but in most situations it works perfect. I always bring a light kit that I almost never use. I will say the headphone jack is good but not perfect. I like it loud and it just doesn't get that loud but better than the 90V. I like the audio limiter settings the camera has as well. I usually monitor of my Sound Devices mixer paying attention to the VU on the LCD on the camera. The LCD also seems a little flimsy but not as bad as the Sony 90V did. I don't see this camera as a run and gun camera. It works amazing in a controlled environment and not in full automatic mode. I see getting many years of use out of this camera I just wish the LCD resolution was better than just plain bad.
    Date published: 2018-07-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Poor Image Quality, & Bad Auto Focus Not Impressed!! On paper this camera sounds excellence and I really looked forward to using it. I videotaped an event with speakers on a stage with good lighting. I did not have the luxury of an external reference monitor and relied on the built in flip-out LCD screen. When I got the footage back to my studio, the results were terrible. There was too much grain/noise in the footage, especially more prominent in dark colors. A couple speakers wore black suits. Also when I set the Auto Focus on, the focus would stay on the subject, but when they made a slight move, the AF would randomly go out of focus and hunt. By the time it recovered it would take at least 3-5 seconds. The AF cannot be  relied upon, one has to use manual focus. I was recording in HD 1920x1080 QT format, not 4K. I was using manual controls for exposure and white balance etc. the Full Auto feature over exposed the image and whites and bright parts of the image were over exposed. Its a shame that this camera failed me. I am returning it and will look at other brands, Sony or Panasonic equivalents. The SDI and HDMI outputs worked well and coupled with QT recording and dual card SDXC slots, this is what was appealing to me for the price point. I searched high and low for reviews on this camera before buying, and could not find a single bad review on image quality. Do you have this camera or its bigger brothers the HM200 or HM250 which are essentially the same?  Id like your feedback on the image quality and level of noise/graininess in your images.
    Date published: 2018-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome nice price for the specs on paper. good value
    Date published: 2018-11-14
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