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|Recording Media||2 x SDXC card slots (dual, backup, and continuous recording supported) Note: UHS-I Class 3 or faster required for 4K recording|
|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)|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||13.6 x 11.0 x 10.2"|
|Package Weight||6.1 lb|
|Built-In Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone|
|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|
|White Balance||Selection: A, B, and Preset|
|Resolution||Total: 12.76 million pixels Active Area: 9.03 million pixels|
|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)|
|Gain||Selection: Low, Medium, and High (gain value user-defined)|
|ND Filter||1/4, 1/16, OFF (selectable)|
|LCD Display||Size 3.5" Resolution: 920,000 pixels|
|Viewfinder||Size: 0.24" Resolution: 1.56 million pixels|
|User Assign Buttons||9 x Assignable buttons|
|Remote||1 x Remote port|
|Audio Input||1 x 3.5 mm Analog audio input|
|Video Output||1 x HDMI (Ultra HD 4K supported)|
|Inputs||2 x 3-pin XLR|
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...
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.
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...
Great addition to my camera arsenal, small and economic with plenty of features! I Love It!
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.
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.
For concert recording in a concert hall - I have to record from 49 feet away, and the lower lighting images are OK, not great, I stepped up 3DB of gain without any problems and I thought the image I have was amazing, from first impressions and being 49 feet away.
Perfect size and zoom in capabilities
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.
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.