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

Model #GY-HM170UA

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Specifications

Recording

Recording Media 2 x SDXC card slots (dual, backup, and continuous recording supported) Note: UHS-I Class 3 or faster required for 4K recording
Audio Recording 2-channel
Bit Depth 8-bit
Video Recording 4K (H.264 in .MOV wrapper) 3840 x 2160 (4K UltraHD): 30p, 24p at 150 Mbps HD 4:2:2 (.MOV) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 24p, 30p, 60p at 50 Mbps AVCHD (4:2:0)

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 11.0 x 10.2"
Package Weight 6.1 lb

Microphone

Built-In Microphone Built-in stereo microphone

Lens

Zoom Optical: 12x Dynamic: 24x
Filter Diameter 62 mm
Image Stabilization Optical: Yes
Aperture f/1.2 to 3.5
Focal Length 4.6 to 56mm 35mm Equivalent: 29.5 to 354mm

Imaging System

White Balance Selection: A, B, and Preset
Sensor 1/2.33 CMOS
Resolution Total: 12.76 million pixels Active Area: 9.03 million pixels

General

Temperature Operation: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Storage: 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Humidity Operating: 30 to 80% Storage: Under 85%
Power Voltage 7.2 VDC (battery) 12 VDC (AC adapter) Consumption Approximately: 8.1 W (with VF in 4K REC mode, default setting)
Weight Approximately: 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (camcorder only, with battery)
Dimensions 6.0 x 4.4 x 11.8" / 15.3 x 11.2 x 29.9 cm (camcorder only)

Exposure Control

Gain Selection: Low, Medium, and High (gain value user-defined)
ND Filter 1/4, 1/16, OFF (selectable)

Display

LCD Display Size 3.5" Resolution: 920,000 pixels
Viewfinder Size: 0.24" Resolution: 1.56 million pixels

Controls

User Assign Buttons 9 x Assignable buttons

Connectivity

Remote 1 x Remote port
Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm Analog audio input
Video Output 1 x HDMI (Ultra HD 4K supported)

Audio

Inputs 2 x 3-pin XLR
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
2 May 2017
4.0/10

I previously own a jvc gy 150u and I really like it, it was my first pro camera, I bought the hm170 thinking I'll get the same results, but unfortunately the image is a disaster, I wasn't expecting good image on low light situations but at least better than the five year old camera, under dj lights...

Amazon.32817384
6 December 2016
10/10

SUMMARY The GY-HM170U is a high-end consumer camcorder with many professional features. It can record excellent video in UHD, has a 12X zoom lens, and, through its attached handle, provides inputs and power for XLR microphones. Feature for feature, it is far less expensive than its competitors.

B h photo.34921152
5 April 2017
10/10

Continue to review this camera ( previous review on 5-14-2016).Updated newest firmware version 0305-0182 the camera will not have any problem about blue light...

Amazon.32817384
10 May 2017
10/10

Great addition to my camera arsenal, small and economic with plenty of features! I Love It!

B h photo.34921152
14 August 2017
8.0/10

I purchased this camera for a specific project that needed run and gun capabilities...fast and accurate auto focus, image stabilizer, XLR audio in... in short the type of camera I had for many years prior to DSLR / separate audio recording. I am a one-man-band so to speak.

B h photo.34921152
24 May 2017
6.0/10

For the price of this camera it is a solid value. The image quality is average at best and becomes noisy very fast. The monitor is absolutely terrible and a disgrace. The top handle is a blessing and the two balanced XLR inputs are fantastic.

B h photo.34921152
16 October 2017
10/10

Excellent cameras, I have 3 just be careful in low light! Quality degrades so be prepared to light situations, outdoor quality is excellent, indoor is very good with decent light. Low light is not an option!

B h photo.34921152
14 February 2019
10/10

Perfect size and zoom in capabilities

B h photo.34921152
10 December 2018
2.0/10

Unfortunately, we have had problems with this camera from day one. At first we thought it might be user error, but after extensive testing it appears to have some major focus issues. it does not hold focus and auto focus does not work so about 75% of our shots are not crisp.

B h photo.34921152
4 December 2018
4.0/10

I have been using this camera for a couple of years in a part-time ENG capacity. Business has not been good enough to purchase a new camera, otherwise I would have replaced the GY-HM170UAlong ago. I have been limping along with it, and its problems have cost me several good shots.First, the good.

Product Highlights
  • 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Ultra HD 24/30p Recording at 150 Mbps
  • 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mbps
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Live 4K UHD Output via HDMI
  • 12x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Two Position ND Filter
  • 9 User-Assignable Function Buttons
  • Two XLR Inputs for External Microphones
  • Independent Gain Control
In The Box
  • JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit
  • Top Handle Unit with XLR and Audio Control for GY-HM170
  • BN-VF823 Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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