Review - JVC GY-HM70U Camcorder

19.11.2013 10:23

Hands-On Review: the JVC GY-HM70U HD Camcorder

Courtesy B&H PhotoVideo

In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, presents an objective review of the JVC GY-HM70U camcorder, examining the camera’s many features. The video offers a realistic overview of the camcorder and how it performs.

Highlighted in the video are the camera’s low-light performance, still-photo capture, and the camera’s high-speed-shooting capability. McCormick also goes over the camcorder’s form factor, design features, functionality, and how well it meets the criteria you would expect from a camcorder in its price range. Get the new JVC GY-HM70U Camcorder for just $1599


The JVC GY-HM70U HD Camcorder features a shoulder-mount form factor, a 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens. The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 29.5-476mm, and the 10x optical zoom is supplemented by a 16x dynamic and 200x digital zoom. The GY-HM70U can record up to 1080/60p video in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots and a dual battery system enable extended recording times.

  • 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel oversampled CMOS image sensor
  • 3.76-37.6mm f/1.2-2.8 JVC HD GT Lens (29.5-476mm 35mm equivalent)
  • 10x optical zoom, 16x dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom
  • Auto exposure adjustment, auto iris, touch priority AE/AF
  • Manual focus, zoom, iris, shutter and white balance controls
  • Records up to 1080/60p at 28Mbps in the AVCHD Progressive format
  • 12MP digital still capture during recording
  • Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for extended recording times
  • Dual snap-on battery system enables hot swapping during recording
  • 3" touch screen LCD display and 0.24" LCOS color viewfinder
  • High frame rate recording up to 300fps with 720 x 480 resolution
  • FALCONBRID High Speed Processor
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Focus assist function
  • Zebra indication (over 100%/70-80%/OFF)
  • Backlight compensation
  • Face detection and Smile Shot
  • Built-in zoom microphone and 3.5mm mic jack
  • Tele macro
  • 3.5mm remote connector (compatible with HZ-M150VZR remote lens control unit)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack