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  • JVC GY-HM170 4K Camcorder

    Product Code: GYHM170

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  • Features

    - Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels
    - High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
    - Dynamic Zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom.
    - 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card
    - 4:2:2 Full HD recording at 50Mbps (24-60p)
    - Live 4K UHD output via HDMI connector
    - 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
    - Built-in stereo microphone
    - Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
    - 3.5-inch color LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function
    - 0.24-inch color viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist function
    - Wired remote control supported
    - 9 user button assignable functions
    - Includes BN-VF823 7.2V Battery, AC Adapter

GY-HM170: Overview

The GY-HM170 is a fully functional high performance 4K Ultra HD camcorder that's equally capable of shooting 4:2:2 Full HD at 50Mbps. Its integrated 12x optical zoom lens and 4K CMOS sensor, deliver razor sharp 4K Ultra HD recordings directly to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. GY-HM170 can even record on 2 cards simultaneously for instant backup or extended recording time. Output live 4K UHD camera signals through the built-in HDMI connector. And its tiny size allows you to shoot in venues that may be unfriendly to larger cameras.


Integrated 12x Ultra HD Lens, 1/2.3-inch CMOS Sensor

GY-HM170 Ultra high quality imagery begins with a precision 12x F1.2-3.5 optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm). JVC GY-HM170 4K CMOS sensor with 12.4M pixels delivers high sensitivity and excellent performance over a wide range of lighting conditions. Details are crisp and accurate throughout the entire image plane. When shooting in the HD mode, Dynamic Zoom combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom. GY-HM170 allows the camera to have a long zoom range while retaining its small form factor. Shooters will also appreciate the convenient ND filter wheel: 0, 1/4th and 1/16th positions.

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4K Ultra HD Recording at 150Mbps and Live Output

GY-HM170 Working with 4K has never been easier! Insert an SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I Speed class3) memory card and record hours of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) material. Recordings are made using the Quicktime (.MOV) file format and are compatible with many popular editing systems. GY-HM170 Connect a 4K Ultra HD monitor with a single HDMI cable, and view the camera's live 4K signal. You can also play back recorded files directly from the camera. The GY-HM170 also down converts UHD signals to standard HD for output through the built-in SDI or HDMI connectors.


JVC GY-HM170 4K Camcorder


4:2:2 Full HD recording at 50Mbps

The GY-HM170 records 4:2:2 HD signals up to 60p at 50Mbps making it an ideal camera for general HD production work. 50Mbps files are stored in the Quicktime (.MOV) format for easy editing. Conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) recording is also possible, providing wide editing compatibility in an array of standard HD and SD formats.

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Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots

Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the GY-HM170 a truly versatile camcorder, offering such benefits as simultaneous recording and relay recording. In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously and seamlessly over multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switches seamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cards are hot swappable, there is in effect no limit to the continuous shooting time in any mode, even with lower capacity cards.

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Web Friendly (Proxy) file formats

GY-HM170 Lower resolution H.264 files (480x270p and 960x540p) may be recorded simultaneously with full HD files. These files are significantly smaller than HD files, and thus are very suitable for immediate posting to the web. A file recorded in the 960 x 540 mode is approximately 1/10th the size of a full HD file recorded at 35 Mbps, and therefore takes a fraction of the time to post. The smaller files may be quickly imported to an iPad for easy editing using iMovie or Pinnacle Studio. Transporting video to the web or back to the studio has never been faster.





DC 12V (AC adapter), DC 7.2V (Battery)

Power Consumption

Approx. 8.1W (with VF in 4K REC mode, default setting)


Approx. 1.11kg (including battery)


153 mm(W) x 112 mm(H) x 299 mm(D)

Operation temperature

0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)

Storage temperature

-20℃ to 50℃ ( 14°F to 122°F)

Operating humidity

30% to 80%

Storage humidity

under 85%


Image Sensor

1/2.3-inch Back Side Illuminated CMOS
Total 12.4M pixels


Internal synchronization


Optical image stabilizer

Shutter speed

1/4 ~ 1/10000


F1.2 (wide) to F3.5 (tele)
f=4.67mm to 56.04mm
35mm equivalent: 29.5mm to 354mm

Filter diameter



0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,21,24 dB, Lolux(30,36 dB), AGC

ND filter

none , 1/4, 1/16

LCD display

3.5-inch 920 k pixels, 16:9


0.24-inch 1.56 M pixel, 16:9


Recording media

2x SDHC/SDXC memory card (4K:UHS-1 U3 HD:50Mbps Class10, MOV HDClass 6 AVCHD Class4)

Video recording

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (4K/HD) ,AVCHD(HD/SD)


File format : MOV(H.264), MTS (AVCHD)


NTSC setting: 3840 x 2160 /29.97p, 23.98p
PAL setting: 3840 x 2160/25p


NTSC setting:
XHQ 422 mode:1920 x1080/59.94p.29.97p,23.98p (50Mbps),
XHQ mode: 1920x1080/59.94p,29.97p, 23.98p (50Mbps),1920x1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p (35Mbps) 1280x720/59.94p (35Mbps)

PAL setting:
XHQ mode:1920 x 1080/50p(50Mbps)
XHQ mode:1920x1080/50p,50i,25p (50Mbps),1920x1080/50i,25p (35Mbps), 1280x720/50p (35Mbps)


NTSC setting: Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps):1920 x 1080/59.94p,
HQ mode (24Mbps):1920 x 1080/59.94i, SP mode (17Mbps):1920 x1080/59.94i
LP mode (9Mbps):1440 x 1080/59.94i, EP mode (5Mbps):1440 x1080/59.94i
PAL setting: Progressive mode(Max 28Mbps):1920 x 1080/50p,
HQ mode (24Mbps):1920 x 1080/50i, SP mode (17Mbps):1920 x1080/50i
LP mode (9Mbps):1440 x 1080/50i, EP mode (5Mbps):1440 x1080/50i


NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i
NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i


NTSC setting: HQ mode (3Mbps):960 x 540 /29.97p,  23.98p, LP mode (1.2Mbps) :480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p
PAL setting: HQ mode (3Mbps):960 x 540 /25p, LP mode (1.2Mbps) :480 x 270/25p

Audio recording

LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit (4k/HD/SD MOV)), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)


Video output

AV output (φ3.5mm mini jack x1)
HDMI output x1

Audio input

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), φ3.5mm mini jack x1

Audio output

AV output (φ3.5mm mini jack x1)


φ3.5mm mini jack x1


φ2.5mm mini jack x1


DEVICEx1 (Mass storage)


Handle unit, Battery(BN-VF823) x1, AC Adapter x1


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