HD Shoulder Mount Camcorder


Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance. The camera records on two SDHC or SDXC memory cards in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. And its unique dual battery system keeps you recording for hours and hours since the batteries may be hot swapped during recording. Never before has this much performance been packed into an affordable, professional shoulder supported camcorder.

Note: MZ-V10 Stereo Microphone shown in photos above is an optional accessory and is not included with purchase. 


  • Full 1920 x 1080 capture and recording at 60P in the AVCHD Progressiveformat (28Mbps)
  • 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel oversampled CMOS imager
  • 29.5mm wide angle autofocus zoom lens with 16x dynamic zoom, 200xdigital zoom (35mm equivalent: 25.5mm - 476mm)
  • Manual focus, iris, shutter, white balance control
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Stable, professional shoulder form factor
  • Records to dual SDHc/SDXC memory cards
    • 1080/60P (28 Mbps)
    • 1080/60i (24/17/12/5 Mbps)
    • 720x480 (6/3 Mbps)
  • FALCONBRID™ High Speed Processor
  • High speed video recording (for slow motion) 300 fps (720 x 480resolution)
  • 3-inch Touch Screen LCD display
  • .24-inch LCOS Color Viewfinder
  • Focus assist function
  • Zebra indication (Over 100%/70-80%/OFF)
  • Auto iris/Manual iris adjustment
  • AE adjustment
  • Backlight compensation
  • Touch priority AE/AF
  • Face detection/Smile shot
  • Tele macro
  • Built-in zoom microphone
  • 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • 12MP digital still capture (JPEG format)
  • 2MP still capture during recording
  • Unique dual snap-on battery system (1 provided)
  • 3.5mm Remote Connector (compatible with HZ-M150VZR remote lens controlunit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone out connector




DC 11V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V(Battery)

Power consumption:

Approx. 3.6W (when LCD monitor backlight is set to [Level 3], 1920 x 1080i mode)

Dimensions (WxDxH):

8-15/16" x 9-1/8" x 18-3/4" (227 x 232 x 476 mm) (without battery)


Approx. 6.7 lbs (3.0 kg) (Including one BN-VF823battery, SDHC card)

Operating temperature:

32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C)

Storage temperature:

14 F to 122 F (-20 C to 50 C)

Operating humidity:

35% to 80%

Storage humidity:

Under 85%


Synchronizing system:

Internal synchronization


Optical Image Stabilization with Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer


JVC HD GT LENS F1.2-2.8, f=3.76-37.6mm

35mm conversion: 29.5mm to 476mm*1

Zoom ratios:

Optical 10x Dynamic 16x* 2 Digital (max.) 200x



Filter diameter:

46mm (screw pitch 0.75mm)

Image sensor:

1/2.3" 12M pixels progressive scan 1CMOS

Recording area Video 5.4M to 2.07Mpixels*1

Recording area Still image (16:9) 5.4M to 2.07Mpixels*2

Still image (4:3) 6.04M to 4.5M pixels*2



Minimum illumination:

1 lx: GAIN UP – AUTO SLOW-SHUTTER mode, Shutter Speed 1/30 (GY-HM70U) or 1/25 (GY-HM70E)

Shutter speed:

1/2 to 1/4000



White balance:

Auto, MWB, 5200K, 6000K, 3200K

High-speed video recording

300 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x480:GY-HM70U)

(for slow motion):

250 fps (fixed) (Resolution: 720x576:GY-HM70E)

Continuous shooting speed

High: Approx. 12.5 images/sec, Medium:Approx.

during still image recording):

6.25 images/sec, Low: Approx. 2 images/sec

LCD display:

3.0" LCD 230K pixels, 16:9


0.24" LCOS 260K pixels, 16:9

Internal microphone:

2ch Stereo (with Zoom Microphone Function)

Video/Audio Recording

Recording media:

SDHC/SDXC (Class 4/6/10) Card, Memory Card Slots x2

Recording format:

Video HD: AVCHD/AVCHD Progressive, MPEG-4AVC/H.264

Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC3) 48kHz/16-bit,256kbps

Recording mode:

HD Progressive mode:1920 x1080/60p (GY-HM70U)

/50p (GY-HM70E): Approx.28Mbps (max)

UXP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)

/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.24Mbps

XP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)

/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.17Mbps

SP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)

/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.12Mbps

EP mode:1920 x 1080/60i (GY-HM70U)

/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.5Mbps

SD SSW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i(GY-HM70U)

720x576/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.6Mbps

SEW (16:9) mode: 720x480/60i (GY-HM70U)

720x576/50i (GY-HM70E): Approx.3Mbps

Still Image Recording

Recording media:


Recording format:



Video output:

RCA x1

HDMI Mini Connector (x.v.Color compatible)x1

Audio output:

RCA x2

Mic input:

 3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x1 (Plug in power)


 3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x1


Mini USB Type AB, USB 2.0 compliant


 3.5mm mini jack x1

Accessories Provided

AC adapter (AP-V20), Battery pack (BN-VF823),Composite/audio cable (RCA x 3),

USB cable, Operation manual (CD-ROM)

*1 Image Stabilizer:OFF, Dynamic Zoom: ON

*2 Image Stabilizer:OFF


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