Compact 4K camcorder with 3G-SDI


    The GY-HM180 is a full-featured compact 4K Ultra HD camcorder, featuring a 3G-SDI output. It has professional audio connectivity and is capable of shooting 4:2:2 full HD at 50Mbps, plus you can output live 4K via HDMI. The GY-HM180’s integrated 12x optical zoom lens and 4K CMOS sensor deliver razor-sharp 4K Ultra HD recordings directly to SDHC/SDXC memory cards, plus its small size allows you to shoot in venues unsuitable for larger cameras.

    HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI output

  • The camcorder comes with a wide variety of connectors to meet the needs of professional applications, including HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI. Secured digital connection is assured between external devices such as a recorder or switcher. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is also possible.

    1/2.3-inch 12.4M CMOS sensor

    This camcorder was built to deliver stunning, life-like 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) video. JVC’s 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.

    12x optical zoom and seamless 24x dynamic zoom

    The ultra high quality imagery begins with a precision 12x F1.2–3.5 optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.6–355mm). When shooting in HD mode, Dynamic Zoom combines optical zoom and pixel mapping from a 4K image sensor to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom. This allows the camera to have a long zoom range while retaining its compact form factor.

    Full HD 4:2:2 recording at 50Mbps

    The ability to record H.264 4:2:2 24-60p at 50Mbps makes this an ideal camera for broadcasting and production houses alike. The colour accuracy of 4:2:2 enables the camera to deliver exceptional colour resolution even when images are in sharp contrast to the background. This is particularly useful when strong colours are in contrast to bright backgrounds, or in green screen usage.

  • 120fps high-speed recording for slow motion playback

  • The camcorder allows high-speed recording at up to 120fps (59.94Hz) / 100fps (50Hz) for smooth slow motion playback. This can be used to create artistic effects or to review action replays when examining sporting skills. The feature is only available at 1920x1080 resolution only, and offers up to 1/5 slow at 24p mode.

    Detachable handle unit with professional XLR audio

  • The detachable heavy-duty handle makes the camcorder easy to carry and also makes it simple to shoot from low angles, thanks to its built-in REC button with lock function, and zoom lever. XLR audio inputs are provided for the attachment of a professional microphone or for LINE input, complete with Phantom power supply capability.


    • 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (UHS-I Speed class3) card
    • Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels (9.03 active)
    • 3G HDSDI and HDMI output
    • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
    • 4:2:2 full HD recording at 50Mbps (24-60p)
    • Live 4K UHD output via HDMI connector
    • Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
    • 120fps HD slow motion recording
    • Dynamic zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom
    • 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
    • Wired remote control supported
    • 0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist function
    • 3.5-inch colour LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function
    • 9 user button assignable functions
    • External microphone not included
    • Built-in stereo microphone
      Technical Specifications

      GY-HM180E - Compact 4K camcorder with 3G-SDI

      Camera Front-End Specifications
      Image Sensor (inch)
      1/2,3 Inch CMOS
      Number of Sensors
      Mega Pixels
      Gain in dB
      0 to 36
      Shutter speed
      1/4 to 1/10000
      White Balance modes
      FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
      Color Matrix adjustment
      Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)
      User selected function buttons
      Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross shaped)
      User Customizes Menu
      Optical Specifications
      Lens mount
      Optical Zoom X times
      Dynamic Zoom x times
      Lens F Number
      1.2 to 3.5
      Lens ratio from / to
      4.67mm to 56.04mm
      Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm
      29.6mm to 355mm
      Auto Focus
      Special Auto Focus Features
      Area Focus, Near/Far mode / Face
      Optical Image stabilization
      Filter Diameter in mm
      Build in ND Filters
      2 Filters: 1/4, 1/16
      Recording Formats
      Media Class
      4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10
      4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
      Recording slots
      File Format MOV
      File Format AVCHD
      Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD
      Video Codec AVCHD
      Recording specials
      4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
      Simultaneous recording on 2 cards
      Simultaneous recording in 2 modes
      Recording Resolution Formats
      Resolution 3840 x 2160
      Yes, 29,97p/25p/23.98p
      Resolution 1920 x 1080
      Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/1080i60/i50
      Resolution 1440 x 1080
      Yes, 60i/50i
      Resolution 1280 x720
      Yes, 60p/50/30p/25p/24p
      Resolution 720 x 576
      Yes, 59i
      Resolution 960 x 540
      Yes, 30p/25p/24p
      Resolution 480 x 270
      Yes, 30p/25p/24p
      High Speed Recording
      High Speed Recording Modes
      1920x1080 QuickTime (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264)
      Recording Data rate 1
      150 Mbps (UHD)
      Recording Data rate 2
      70 Mbps (UHD)
      Recording Data rate 3
      8,17,24,28 Mbps (AVCHD)
      Recording Data rate 4
      35 Mbps (UHQ)
      Recording Data rate 5
      50 Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
      Recording Data rate 6
      8 Mbps (SD)
      Recording Data rate 7
      9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3,0.2 (WEB)
      SD Recording
      Interval Recording
      Pre Rec (retro) recording
      Yes, 5 sec. (4K)
      5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
      Clip Trimming
      Audio Channels
      Audio Recording modes
      LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)
      IN-OUT´s Connections
      Yes, 3G HDSDI
      OUT HDSDI Format max.
      1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
      OUT HDMI
      OUT HDMI Format max.
      2160/30p,25p,24p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
      1080/60p,50p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
      OUT AV
      Yes, 3.5mm mini jack
      OUT Audio Line
      Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
      OUT Audio Headphone
      Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
      IN Audio XLR MIC/LINE
      Yes, 2 times supports LINE and MIC Level with +48V
      IN Audio AUX
      Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
      Build in Microphones
      Yes, Stereo Mic
      Wired remote IN
      Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack
      USB Data Exchange (Storage)
      EVF and LCD
      Operation Panel Type
      Operation Panel Resolution
      Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch
      Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type
      Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution
      Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch
      Power and Enviroment Spec´s
      Power AC
      Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
      Power DC
      Yes, 12 Volt , Battery 7,2V BN-VF823
      Battery types
      Power consumption
      Approximate 7,9W with VF in 4K REC mode, default settings
      Operation Temperature in Celsius degrees
      0 to 40
      Storage Temperature in Celsius degrees
      -20 to 50
      Operation Humidity in %
      30 to 80
      Storage Humidity under %
      Mechanical Informations
      Weight in kg
      1.6 including battery
      Measurements (WxHxD) in mm
      W 149 x H 191 x D 307
      Handle removable
      Include Package
      Yes, BN-VF823
      AC/DC adapter
      Handle unit
      Yes, with Professional Audio XLR support
      General Editing Note
      Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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