The GY-HM180 is a professional compact 4K Ultra HD camcorder, with HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs. The JVC HM180 is fully featured with manual controls, full auto settings are available for less experienced operators. It has professional audio connectors (XLR) and can shoot at 4:2:2, in full HD at 50Mbps. It will also output 4K via the HDMI if required.

The HM180 has a 12x optical zoom lens, however when shooting in HD mode a Dynamic Zoom combines with the optical zoom and pixel mapping from the 4K sensor creating a seamless and lossless 24x zoom, ideal for filming events and stage productions. The 4K CMOS sensor records superb quality 4K or Ultra HD content to SDHC or SDXC cards.

The ability to record in H.264 4:2:2 50p at 50Mbps gives excellent colour accuracy (4:2:2) even when images are in sharp contrast to the background. 4:2:2 is especially useful when shooting strong colours in contrast to bright backgrounds, or for use green screen production.

Camera Specification

Image Sensor (inch)     1/2,3 Inch CMOS
Number of Sensors     1
Mega Pixels     12.4
Gain in dB     0 to 36
Shutter Speed     1/4 to 1/10000
White Balance Modes     FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
Colour Matrix Adjustment     Yes
Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)     Yes
User Selected Functions Buttons     Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross Shaped)
User Customizes Menu     Yes
Optical Specifications
Lens Mount     Internal
Optical Zoom X Times     12
Dynamic Zoom X Times     24
Lens F Number     1.2 to 3.5
Lens Ratio from / to     4.67mm to 56.04mm
Lens Ration Equivalent to 35mm     29.6mm to 355mm
Auto Focus     Yes
Special Auto Focus Features     Area Focus, Near/Far Mode / Face
Optical Image Stabilization     Yes
Filter Diameter in mm     62mm
Built in ND Filters     2 Filters: 1/4, 1/16

Recording Formats
Media     SDHC/SDXC
Media Class     4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10
4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
Recording Slots     2
Encoder     H.264
File Format MOV     Yes
File Format AVCHD     Yes
Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD     Yes
Video Codec AVCHD     Yes
Recording Specials     4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
Simultaneous Recording on 2 Cards     Yes
Simultaneous Recording in  2 Modes     Yes
Recording Resolution Formats     
Resolution 3840 x 2160     Yes, 29,97p/25p/23.98p
Resolution 1920 x 1080     Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/1080i60/i50
Resolution 1440 x 1080     Yes, 60i/50i
Resolution 1280 x 720     Yes, 60p/50/30p/25p/24p
Resolution 720 x 576     Yes, 59i
Resolution 960 x 540     Yes, 30p/25p/24p
Resolution 480 x 270     Yes, 30p/25p/24p
High Speed Recording     Yes
High Speed Recording Modes     1920x1080 QuickTime (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264)
Recording Data Rate 1     150 Mbps (UHD)
Recording Data Rate 2     70 Mbps (UHD)
Recording Data Rate 3     8,17,24,28 Mbps (AVCHD)
Recording Data Rate 4     35 Mbps (UHQ)
Recording Data Rate 5     50 Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
Recording Data Rate 6     8 Mbps (SD)
Recording Data Rate 7     9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3,0.2 (WEB)
SD Recording     Yes
Interval Recording     Yes
Pre Rec (retro) Recording     Yes, 5 sec. (4K)
5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
Clip Trimming     Yes
Audio Channels     2
Audio Recording Modes     LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), µlow 2ch (Proxy)

IN-OUT's Connections
OUT HDSDI Format Maximum     1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
OUT HDMI     Yes
OUT HDMI Format Maximum     2160/30p,25p,24p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
1080/60p,50p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
OUT AV     Yes, 3.5mm mini jack
OUT Audio Line     Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
OUT Audio Headphone     Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
IN Audio XLR MIC/LINE     Yes, 2 times supports LINE and MIC Level with +48V
IN Audio AUX     Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
Built in Microphones     Yes, Stereo Mic
Wired Remote IN     Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack
USB Data Exchange (Storage)     Yes
Operation Panel Type     LCD
Operation Panel Resolution     920K
Operation Panel Size Diagonal in Inch     3.5
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type     LCOS
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution     1,56M
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size Diagonal in Inch     0.24

Power and Environment Specs
Power AC     Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
Power DC     Yes, 12 Volt , Battery 7,2V BN-VF823 - 1x Battery supplied in hire kit
Battery Types     BN-VF823
Power Consumption     Approximate 7,9W with VF in 4K REC mode, default settings

Mechanical Information
Weight in kg     1.6 including battery
Measurements (WxHxD) in mm     W 149 x H 191 x D 307

Records To: SD Memory Cards (Not supplied)

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JUST £60.00

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JUST £180.00

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