The GY-HM600 is a next-generation handheld ProHD camera that delivers exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG offering superb low light performance, a long (23x) wide angle zoom lens, and expanded file interoperability from acquisition to air.
1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
Optical image stabilizer
3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder
3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist
SDXC/SDHC memory card recording (2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)
High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
At the heart of the GY-HM600 are three, 1/3-inch CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Offering an excellent sensitivity of F11 (60Hz) /F12 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction.
Newly-developed 23x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Manual Functions
The GY-HM600 is equipped with the newly-developed Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, giving the highest magnification in the industry. Delivering superior low-light performance and ensuring brightness at the tele end, the lens offers F1.6-3.0, a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes servo zoom, manual focus, and iris rings, along with a four-position (clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64) ND filter. Other features include an optical image stabilizer, chromatic aberration correction.
Outstanding low light performance
The GY-HM600 produces outstanding images in all sorts of lighting environments, including in situations where there's not much light at all. Minimum illumination is less than 1 lux: 0.15lx (typical)*. JVC's exclusive LoLux feature permits shooting in adverse lighting conditions. LoLux can be assigned to a USER button, and set in the menu to offer +30dB or +36dB of gain. A convenient gain switch provides default gain values of -6dB, 0dB, +9dB. These switch positions can be adjusted to various gain amounts from -6dB to +24dB. An ALC mode is also available to boost gain values from +6dB to +24dB. Standard sensitivity of the GY-HM600 is measured at F11@2,000 lux.
*1920 x 1080 mode, F1.6, Lolux mode, 1/30 or 1/25 shutter
FALCONBRID� Image Processing Engine
FALCONBRID� is JVC's high-speed processor for advanced video applications. Delivering tremendous processing power on a single chip, the on-board FALCONBRID� engine processes large amounts of video data at exceptional speeds. Together with this technology, superior image quality has been realized with 2D DNR processing and compensation circuitry for wide dynamic range.
MPEG-2 and AVCHD Recording
The GY-HM600 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format, widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD 24/17Mbps mode, which provides compatibility with a wide range of affordable editing systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows.
Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots for Maximum Versatility
Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the GY-HM600 a truly versatile camcorder, offering such benefits as simultaneous recording and relay recording with reliable and cost-effective media. 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.