• Handheld Camera HD/4K
  • 4:2:2 50Mbps 1080 50/60P
  • 4K 24P/25P/30P
  • CMOS 1/2″ 12.4MP
  • 29-355mm 12X
  • 2x SD-HC/SD-XC
  • HDMI 4K Output
  • 3-Pinx XLR Mic/Line Inputs



Status New
Camera Type Handheld Camera

HD Camera

4K Camera


Video Format AVCHD 2.0(MPEG4/H.264) up to 28Mbps – 4:2:0/8bit – M2TS files

MPEG4/H.264 up to 50Mbps – 4:2:2/8bit – MOV files

MPEG4/H.264 up to 150Mbps (4K/HD) – 4:2:0/8bit – MOV files

Video Resolution SD 480i NTSC(16:9)

SD 576i PAL(16:9)

HD 720: 1280x720pixels(16:9 aspect ratio)

HD 1080: 1440x1080pixels(4:3 aspect ratio)

HD 1080: 1920x1080pixels(16:9 aspect ratio)

4K UHD: 3840 x 2160pixels(16:9 aspect ratio)

Slow Motion No
Quick Motion – Time Lapse No
Frame Rate 24P/25P/30P @3840x2160Pixel
24P/25P/30P/50i/50P/60i/60P @1920x1080Pixel
50i/60i @1440x1080Pixel
50i @720x576Pixel
60i @720x480Pixel
Rec Media SD/SD-HC/SD-XC Card   x2
Simultaneous REC Yes
Rec Time 267min @28Mbps with 64GB REC-Media

148min @50Mbps with 64GB REC-Media

49min @150Mbps with 64GB REC-Media

Pre Record Yes


Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2″ (crop factor 5.41)
Sensor Resolution 12.4MP
Lens Type Fixed
Lens Manufacturer JVC
Focal Length 29.6mm to 355mm (35mm equivalent)
Zoom 12X
Aperture Zoom out: F1.2 to F11
Zoom in: F3.5 to F32
Control Rings 2 Rings(Zoom, Focus)
Auto Focus Yes
Image Stabilizer Yes
Filter Diameter 62mm
ND Filters Yes


Video outputs HDMI 4K   x1

CVBS (Jack to RCA)   x1

Audio inputs 3-PIN XLR MIC/LINE   x2
Audio outputs Jack 3.5mm Stereo   x1

Jack to 2xRCA   x1

2CH Embedded Audio HDMI   x1

PC Connections USB2.0
Other Connections Remote (Jack 2.5mm)


Min. Illumination 1LUX
Live Streaming No
FTP Transfer No
LCD 3.5 inch
Viewfinder Yes, 0.24″


Extras Dual Codec Recording
Power JVC BN-VF823 Type Battery

Power adapter

No. of battery slots 1
Power Consumption 7.6W (7.4V/1.03A – 12V/0.63A)
Warranty 2-Years
Country of Origin Japan


Total Weight (KG) 1.20
Total Dimensions (WxHxD) (mm) 149x112x307


  • Battery 2190mAh
  • Upper Handle with Audio Controls and XLR Audio inputs
  • AC adaptor


Brochure JVC_GY-HM170-200_Brochure.pdf
Operation Manual JVC_GY-HM200-170_Manual.pdf
General Features General_Features.pdf

JVC GY-HM200-170 Review

New GY-HM170E/200E HD/4K camcorders

The new JVC GY-HM170E and GY-HM200E handheld camcorders offer HD and 4K Ultra HD recording in a small, compact design. They are based around a single 1/2.3 BSI 12.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor with a 12x optical zoom lens and are packed with professional features. The compact design of the cameras makes them perfect for travelling videographers, since they are lightweight without compromising on professional features. The cameras record full HD at 1080/50p, with a multi-codec system allowing you to record in different formats (4:2:0 or 4:2:2), depending on the selected codec (MOV/ AVCHD).

Both cameras also record in 4K Ultra HD, recording at 23.98/25/30p as a single file via UHS-I U3 SDXC/SDHC cards. For HD recording up to 50Mbps, use class 10 SDHC/SDXC cards; MOV HD needs a minimum of class 6 cards, while AVCHD, SD and web formats require a minimum of class 4 cards. The dual slot system allows continuous recording with hot swap, back-up recording and pre-recording.

The lens on the GY-HM170E and GY-HM200E cameras is a compact zoom lens,from 4.67-56.4mm (29.5-354mm 35mm comparison), with 12x optical zoom and an additional 24x dynamic zoom. A built-in ND filter can be selected from clear, 1/4 and 1/16, with an optical filter attachment for 62mm external filters or add-on lenses. The optic also includes autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The GY-HM170E camcorder comes without a handle and is the smallest compact design in our professional range. It has a built-in microphone, with 3.5mm minijack input for external microphones; a handle with built-in professional XLR audio inputs with phantom power is standard on the GY-HM200E.

The GY-HM200E camcorder also adds all the IP features from the topof- the-range JVC camcorders, including excellent network connectivity, FTP file transfer and live streaming capabilities – from very low bit rates for satellite phone transmissions up to 8Mbps or more for fast internet connections. The camera can also be controlled via a standard web browser (including FTP transmissions) and doesn’t need any dedicated software or applications. It supports a USB host for connecting WiFi, ethernet or 3G/4G dongles.

Both cameras have a range of professional features including focus assist, expand focus, zebra, clip cutter, clip mark and time stamp, while a Super LoLux feature provides extra gain for critical lighting conditions with its 36dB setting. They offer full playback of the recorded contents, up to 4K, via the HDMI single output. The GY-HM200E adds a 3G SD/HD-SDI output – please note that 4K content is automatically down-converted to 1080p when output via this interface.
There will be a list of streaming formats and connections options in the new brochure, which will be available soon, but in the meantime, please visit our website for information about WiFi and 3G/4G dongles.

Source: http://jvcpro.co.uk/product/349/gy-hm170e-compact-4kcam-handheld-camcorder/