JVC GY-HM170UA Camcorder – Love this Camera

I purchased this camera after reviewing lots of other reviews and sample footage. Despite some limitations (after all it is not a $10,000 camera) i am extremely happy with this purchase. The product quality is very good, video quality when configured and used properly absolutely exceed my expectation. It works like a professional video camera because it is a professional camera. Literally all of the features and capabilities i have been missing all this time in the consumer space. The seller in this case also deserves some recognition as the value i received was really good. They shipped promptly, and all the extras were there, carefully packaged. Great professionalism, i will purchase the next one from them with no hesitation.

Terrific addition to my camera arsenal, little and economic with plenty of capabilities.

Summarythe gy-hm170u is a high-end consumer camcorder with many professional features. It can record excellent video in uhd, has a 12x zoom lens, and, through its attached handle, provides inputs and power for xlr microphones. Feature for feature, it is far less expensive than its competitors. Prosthe lens has very good image quality throughout its zoom range (29. 6-355mm in 35mm equivalent). Records in uhd (3840×2160), which is almost 4k, and produces very sharp raw uhd video. Video recorded in uhd then down-sampled to 1080p (in a video editor) is noticeably sharper than native 1080p shot with the same camera (this is true of most 4k cameras). Has a full complement of manual controls for iris, shutter, gain, and dynamic range, but also has automatic modes (programmed, aperture-preferred, shutter-preferred). Zebra can be customized; histogram can be displayed on-screen. Has a nice high-resolution eyepiece viewfinder that can be tilted up, so the camera can be held chest-high.

The device comes with plenty of auto features that can be used for the not so avid camera operator is capable of going into full manual for the more professional users. The picture quality comes out pretty well providing you have enough light. The handle clamps on securely and has taken some minor beating from use without any incident. The screen is actually pretty easy to read even in outdoor conditions as well. However, the best thing about this camera is not that it shoots 4k. Not that it allows a fully customizable zoom and and focus. I was about to pay $1800 for a canon however i would have paid $500 more and not gotten as many features.

1st and foremost you have to have an understanding of what you want to use this camera for. If you strategy to use this for weddings, probably not the very best alternative in cameras. You can’t acquire a $1200 digicam wondering your going to get $3500 really worth of selections. But when you recognize what this digital camera provides and how you’ll use it its a great minor digital camera. In managed lighting configurations its a gem. Outdoor, perfectly lit dance levels and so on. Minimal gentle darkish wedding ceremony receptions, choose the tips and go on this, you can end up upset. This documents 3840 x 2160 (4k ultrahd), four:two:two 1080p movie up to 60p at fifty mbps and has twin sdhc/sdxc memory card slots. Make sure to use the correct sd card u3 for 4k recording.

  • Excellent high-end consumer camcorder with professional features
  • Compact with plenty to love
  • Love this Camera

Features of JVC GY-HM170UA Camcorder, 3.5″, Black

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  • JVC gy-hm170u ultra 4K HD 4Kcam professional camcorder & top handle audio unit
  • Fully functional high performance 4K ultra HD camcorder
  • 12x optical zoom Lens and 4K CMOS sensor

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JVC gy-hm170u ultra 4K HD 4Kcam professional camcorder & top handle audio unit

Fully functional high performance 4K ultra HD camcorder

12x optical zoom Lens and 4K CMOS sensor

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JVC GY-HM170UA Camcorder, 3.5", Black
Rating
3.9 of 5 stars, based on 8 reviews
Price
$1,279.00