JVC GY-HM100 Worlds smallest professional format 3-CCD camcorder

3ccd.jpgThe JVC GY-HM100 is the smallest professional format 3-CCD camcorder available at about the size of a lens for a 2/3-inch imager camera. This makes it ideal for applications where a full size camera would be impractical, such as tight quarters and operating in potentially unsafe situations.Three newly developed ΒΌ-inch progressive scan CCDs provide rich, accurate colors. To separate primary colors, JVC has incorporated a high quality – glass prism and a proprietary mounting technology. The JVC GY-HM100U utilizes a high definition lens by Fujinon. The lens surface has a new Electronic Beam Coating (EBC) that greatly reduces degradation caused by light reflecting off the lens surfaces, leading to greater light transmission and reduced flaring and ghosting. Focus is controlled manually or automatically. To conserve space, a single ring is used for both manual focus and manual zoom. Additional manual controls include white balance, shutter, gain, and audio levels.

Despite its size, the JVC GY-HM700 camera’s hand grip has an ergonomic shape, accommodating hands of all sizes. Control and switches are placed with professional users in mind. The JVC GY-HM700 is scheduled for delivery in March 2009. More details will be released in February 2009.