JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera

JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera

JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera

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JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera

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  • Three 1/3" 12-Bit CMOS Sensors
  • Full HD Up to 59.94p/ Records SD Video
  • Integrated Fujinon 23x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Supports .MOV, .MP4, and AVCHD 2.0
  • HDMI, HD-SDI Output, 2x XLR Audio Inputs
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JVC GY-HM620U Overview

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The JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera features a lightweight-user-friendly design providing capacity for fast, efficient mobile newsgathering. The GY-HM620 offers Dual media card slots that allow you to record virtually endlessley by swapping out media cards as they fill up.

The camera's imaging system consists of three 1/3" 12-bit CMOS sensors with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The camera records NTSC broadcast compatible frame rates up to 59.94p in AVCHD and integrates a 23x Fujinon autofocus zoom lens with manual focus and zoom capability with a built-in 3-position ND filter. Connections include HD-SDI and HDMI. Comprehensive recording options consist of MPEG-2, AVCHD 2.0, and SD and Proxy H.264. Two SDXC/SDHC slots are available for simultaneous dual codec recording or relay recording. A viewfinder, LCD display and built-in microphone provide additional flexibility in on-the-go shooting.

  • Three 1/3" 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 each)
  • 23x Fujinon autofocus wide angle zoom lens with manual functions F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm equivalent: 29 to 667mm)
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Inputs / Outputs
  • HD/SD-SDI and HDMI outputs
  • 2-ch balanced audio mic/line switchable inputs with phantom power supply
Frame Rate
The camera records at NTSC compatible frame rates of up to 59.94 i/p
Multiple Encoding Formats
  • HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
  • AVCHD 1920 x 1080 59.94p/60i
  • SD H.264
Wide Media Format Compatibility
  • .MP4 (XDCAM EX)
  • .MOV
Pre Record
In this mode, the camera continually records up to 15 seconds in cache memory. When the trigger is pressed, the live signal is appended to the cached recording. This feature is useful for situations when you don't know when the action will start, and allows you to press record after the event has happened, and still capture it, without worrying about wasting recording time or overwriting your media cards.
Additional Features
  • SDXC/SDHC memory card recording (2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • Time lapse recording
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder
  • 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist
  • High performance 2D DNR
  • Wired remote control connector
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JVC GY-HM620U Specs

Image Sensor 3-Chip 1/3" CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 2.2 MP
Gain -6 to 18 dB
Focal Length 4.1 to 94.3mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29 to 667mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 23x
Maximum Aperture f/1.6 to 3
Filter Size 72 mm
Image Stabilization Optical
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), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots  (U1 / Class 10 or faster cards recommended)
Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC
Recording Modes MPEG2 4:2:0:
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
1440 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps 
1280 x 720p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps 
AVCHD 4:2:0:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
Audio Recording 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Video Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control 
1 x RCA Timecode Input/Output
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3.5"
Screen Resolution 920,000 Dots
EVF Display Type LCOS
Screen Size .45"
EVF Resolution 1,220,000 Dots
Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Power Consumption 12 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity 35 to 80%
Storage Humidity 85%
Dimensions 7 x 7.8 x 16.3" / 17.8 x 19.8 x 41.6 cm
Weight 5.3 lb / 2.4 kg

JVC GY-HM620U Reviews

GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera for the money. Period. Find my review for the JVC GY-HM600. Everything I said is the same, only better. This is my personal camera for everything I shoot and I only share it with my students when we have to have 6 cameras at once. I'm a big fan of JVC cameras. We've bought 14 in the past 7 years for our studio, news shooting and sports and concert multi camera shoots. They work and have managed to survive 7 years of student used/abuse. That says a lot. Best camera for the money. Period.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Camera - Little Restrictive on the Formats This is a solid camera all around. Weighted very nicely for both sticks and run n' gun. Cinema mode produces a very nice picture with rich saturation without overdoing it. My needs run from quick, grind it outs to this is going to the 'c-suite', make it look like a movie, so that is nice. Don't expect a 5D-Mark III finish, but you get a lot more versatility with pro connections, manual switches and toggles, and features. Only 2 major cons: You can only shoot 24p in MPEG-2 or MP4 formats. I prefer that look and space-saving files. 2nd Focus Assist appears in the Viewfinder in B/W. Takes getting used to. I like Panasonics because the FA is in color. One major plus is that there is a one toggle all-auto mode. So if I need to hand the camera off to a non-pro, at least I know I can get usable footage.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the money Using this camera for live production worship shots at church. Great picture quality and simple user functions make it a great camera for volunteers to learn to operate quickly and efficiently.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay camera I bought the camera for church live streaming. I needed a second camera that would perform just as good or better than the Canon XF305. I had a horrible experience with the 4k Panasonic AG-UX180 so I returned it and bought this one. All the cameras work great in sunlight, but when it comes to indoor where you have difficult lighting conditions, the color reproduction and optical lens set the camera apart. This camera did well under low light. When it comes to zooming really far, the image no longer is sharp. It did much better than the Panasonic but not as good as the Canon. Canon has bigger lens than the JVC. Panasonic has the smallest. You will have to play around with the color adjustment because it does not reproduce exact color automatically like the Canon or Sony.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Purchased the next model higher earlier and figured I would try this one since it's has pretty much everything as the more expensive model except steaming module in it. Love the way it looks on IMAG and recording quality.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay camera 2 In addition to my previous post, I've discovered that when you zoomed in all the way on JVC 23x vs. Canon 18x, they both were about the same because the Canon lens is bigger. Both cameras did well because when you zoom really far, your aperture gets smaller. Canon is at 2.8 and JVC is at 3.0. Manufacture will try to save money by making smaller lens in the new 4K cameras. The problem with that is like trying to get a lot of water running through a smaller pipe at a faster speed.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 15 sec buffer is tops one needs to download the full manual, the one supplied, dosn't cover it all. Even in the full manual, many usages are not fully explained/covered. The manual also includes instructions for the 660 camera and sometimes it is not clear if instructions are for 620 or not.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera!! Just recieved my new JVC? GY-Hm620 and went out to test it at a club. I was amazed how well it adjusted to the light. The unit was able to record and see everyone without and back light or turning up any outside source. It was easy to work and took no time to learn the basic recording techniques.? The instructions were easy to read and understand. Very impressed with the quality of the video so far.
Date published: 2018-01-25
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Does the JVC GY-HM620 record GPS data?
Asked by: Steven
The JVC GY-HM620 has a built-in GPS feature.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


How long does the stock battery run?
Asked by: Guy H.
Battery life depends on many factors. Since it is not possible to say with absolute accuracy, manufacturers do not list run times anymore. Our opinion is that this battery should last 2-4 hours. As working professionals, we suggest carrying extra batteries so that you get through your day.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Can The GY-HM620 output SDI and HDMI at the same time?
Asked by: Kevin P.
The GY-HM620 can output SDI and HDMI at the same time. Go to the Menu> Output> SDI+HDMI.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can this camera worn off of external power while ...

Can this camera worn off of external power while filming and does it record on anything else other than the SD cards can download info straight to the computer using Coreldraw Graphics?
Asked by: Kenneth
This camcorder comes with a battery and an AC Power supply that can be used to charge the battery in the camera or power the camera. It records to SD Cards though.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-28

Does the camera come with the mount for a shotgun ...

Does the camera come with the mount for a shotgun mic?
Asked by: Jovan
Yes, the mount for a shotgun microphone is included.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-03-25

Is there a way to make the main zoom on the body ...

Is there a way to make the main zoom on the body fixed and not variable like the handle zoom? I cant find anything.
Asked by: Charles
The Zoom Lever at the Grip is variable only.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-14


Since this has a Fujinon lens (albeit built-in), does that mean I can connect standard Fujinon remote zoom and focus controls to the lens (including a focus block)?
Asked by: Dale
We do not think you will be able to use a traditional back control set up with this camera. However Varizoom offers a Zoom, Focus and Iris Control Rocker that will work with this camera, B&H # VAVZROCKJ600.https://bhpho.to/2K71On7
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


I have the battery JVC- BN-VF823U is compatible to JVC GY-HM620 ?
Asked by: grzegorz g.
I am sorry no, they are two different batteries. Two that we sell that will work are the JVC SSL-JVC50 7.4V IDX Lithium-Ion Battery for JVC Camcorders B&H # JVSSLJVC50 and the JVC BN-S8I50 7.2V/6.6Ah Lithium-Ion Battery for GY-LS300, HM200/600/650, DT-X Monitors B&H # JVBNS8I50.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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