JVC GY-HM70 ProHD shoulder-supported camcorder announced
JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC Americas today announced the GY-HM70 ProHD shoulder-supported camcorder, which delivers 60p full HD images and innovative features at a cost effective price point. The JVC GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance. Veteran shooters will appreciate the camera’s manual focus, iris, and shutter controls, as well as manual and automatic white balance. The camera also provides an optical image stabilizer, auto focus, and focus assist. JVC’s unique, hot swappable dual battery system allows hours of continuous, uninterrupted shooting.
At the core of the GY-HM70 is its 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel CMOS imager. When combined with JVC’s advanced FALCONBRID high-speed processor, it captures, processes, and records 1080/60p, 1080/60i, and 480/60i (SD) footage at various bit rates to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. It also allows high-speed video recording for slow motion footage at 300 fps (720×480 resolution), and captures 12 megapixel still images.
For shoulder shooting, the GY-HM70 has a .24-inch LCOS color viewfinder, but it also includes a three-inch LCD flip-out touch screen display for tripod shots and playback. Audio features include a built-in zoom microphone, 3.5mm microphone input, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The JVC GY-HM70 will be available for approximately $1,995 in May 2013.