JVC Camcorder Comparison




GY-HM890U

GY-HM850U

GY-HM660U

GY-HM620U

GY-LS300CHU

GY-HM200U

GY-HM170U

Product line ProHD ProHD ProHD ProHD 4KCAM 4KCAM 4KCAM

MSRP

$9,995 w/20x AF Fujinon lens

$7,995 w/20x AF Fujinon lens

$5,495 w/23x Fujinon lens

$3,195 w/23x Fujinon lens

$4,395 less lens

$2,495 w/12x  lens

$1,995 w/12x lens

Form factor

Compact Shoulder, Studio

Compact Shoulder

Hand held

Hand held

Hand held

Compact Hand held

Compact Hand held

Weight

10.6 lbs (w/lens, mic, battery)

10.6 lbs (w/lens, mic, battery)

5.4 lbs. (w/battery)

5.3 lbs. (w/battery)

3.6 lbs. (w/battery)

3.53 lbs. (w/battery)

3.5 lbs.
(w/battery)

Image Sensor

1/3-in CMOS 2.2MP (x3)

1/3-in CMOS 2.2 MP (x3)

1/3-in CMOS 2.5 MP (x3)

1/3-in CMOS 2.5 MP (x3)

Super 35 CMOS 13.5MP (x1) 

1/2.3-in CMOS 12.4MP (x1)

1/2.3-in CMOS 12.4MP (x1)

Lens / Mount

1/3-in Bayonet Mount
20X Fujinon AF lens w/OIS

1/3-in Bayonet Mount
20X Fujinon AF lens w/OIS

Integrated 23x Fujinon lens

Integrated 23x Fujinon lens

Micro four thirds Mount

Integrated 12x lens
29.6-355mm (35mm equiv.)

Integrated 12x lens
29.6-355mm (35mm equiv.)

Auto focus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical image stabilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic zoom  24x 24x

ND Filter

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

Encoder

MPEG2 / H.264

MPEG2 / H.264

MPEG2/H.264

MPEG2/H.264

H.264

H.264

H.264

4:2:2 HD Record (H.264, 50 Mbps)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recording Media

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)
(4K requires UHS-1 U3)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)
(4K requires UHS-1 U3)

SDHC/SDXC (2 slots)
(4K requires UHS-1 U3)

File formats

MOV,MP4,MXF,AVCHD

MOV,MP4,MXF,AVCHD

MOV,MP4,MXF,AVCHD

MOV,MP4,AVCHD

MOV, AVCHD

MOV, AVCHD

MOV, AVCHD

Simultaneous recording on 2 cards

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Simultaneous recording in 2 modes

HD + SD
HD + Web

HD + SD
HD + Web

HD + SD
HD + Web

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recording modes

  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60/p50/p30/p25/p24)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (30p/25p)
  • 480 x 270 (30p/25p/24p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60/p50/p30/p25/p24)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (30p/25p)
  • 480 x 270 (30p/25p/24p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60/p50/p30/p25/p24)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (30p/25p)
  • 480 x 270 (30p/25p/24p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60/p50/p30/p25/p24)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 4096 x 2160
    (24p, 23.98p)
  • 3840 x 2160
    (29.97p, 23.98p)
  • 2048 x 1080
    (24p, 23.98p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (24/30p)
  • 480 x 270 (24/30p)
  • 3840 x 2160
    (29.97p, 23.98p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (24/30p)
  • 480 x 270 (24/30p)
  • 3840 x 2160
    (29.97p, 23.98p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30/p60, 1080i60/i50)
  • 1440 x 1080 (60i/50i)
  • 1280 x 720P (p60)
  • 720 x 480 (60i)
  • 960 x 540 (24/30p)
  • 480 x 270 (24/30p)

 Recording data rates

19Mbps, 25Mbps, 35Mbps
5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ)
8 (SD)
5,3,0.8 (WEB)

19Mbps, 25Mbps, 35Mbps
5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ)
8 (SD)
5,3,0.8 (WEB)

19Mbps, 25Mbps, 35Mbps
5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ)
8 (SD)
5,3,0.8 (WEB)

19Mbps, 25Mbps, 35Mbps
5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ)

70,150Mbps (UHD)
8,17,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
8 (SD)
9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3, 0.2 (WEB)

70,150Mbps (UHD)
8,17,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
8 (SD)
9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3, 0.2 (WEB)

70,150Mbps (UHD)
8,17,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
35Mbps (UHQ)
50Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
8 (SD)
9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3, 0.2 (WEB)

Live Streaming

Yes
0.2,0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8 Mbps
Zixi, UDP

Yes
0.2,0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8 Mbps
Zixi, UDP

Yes
0.2,0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8 Mbps
Zixi, UDP

Yes
0.2,0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8,12 Mbps
Zixi, UDP, RTMP

Yes
0.2,0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8,12 Mbps
Zixi, UDP, RTMP

FTP File Transfer

Yes
FTP, SFTP, FTPS

Yes
FTP, SFTP, FTPS

Yes
FTP, SFTP, FTPS

Yes
FTP, SFTP, FTPS

Yes
FTP, SFTP, FTPS

Over / Under Crank

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

120fps (HD)

120fps (HD)

120fps (HD)

Clip trimmer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SD Recording capability

Yes, simultaneous with HD

Yes, simultaneous with HD

Yes, simultaneous with HD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre Rec (retro) recording

10 seconds

10 seconds

15 seconds

15 seconds

5 seconds (4K)
5,10,15 seconds (HD/SD)

5 seconds (4K)
5,10,15 seconds (HD/SD)

5 seconds (4K)
5,10,15 seconds (HD/SD)

Audio channels

4

4

2

2

2

2

2

Audio Inputs

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE)
3.5mm mini jack x1

Interval Recording

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Digital Output

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI (3G)

HDMI
HD/SD-SDI (3G)

HDMI

USB Interface

Host
Device

Host
Device

Host
Device

Device

Host
Device

Host
Device

Device

GPS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Viewfinder

0.45 LCOS 
1.22M pixels

0.45 LCOS 
1.22M pixels

0.45" LCOS
1.22 Mpixels

0.45" LCOS
1.22 Mpixels

0.24 LCOS 
1.56M pixels

0.24 LCOS 
1.56M pixels

0.24" LCOS
1.56M pixels

LCD panel

4.3 (410,000 pixels)

4.3 (410,000 pixels)

3.5" 920K pixels

3.5" 920K pixels

3.5" 920K pixels

3.5" 920K pixels

3.5" 920K pixels

Gain setting

dB (-6 to 24)

dB (-6 to 24)

dB (-6 to 24)

dB (-6 to 24)

dB (0-24)
ISO (400-6400)

dB (0 to 24)

dB (0 to 24)

Battery

Anton-Bauer mount
Battery not included

Anton-Bauer mount
Battery not included

7.4V
4.9AH Lion
(one included)

7.4V
4.9AH Lion
(one included)

SSL-JVC50 (7.4V)
(one included)

SSL-JVC50 (7.4V)
(one included)

BN-VF823 (7.2V)
(one included)

Wired remote control

LANC
Optional RM-LP25/55
Optional multicore or fiber CCU

LANC
Optional RM-LP25/55

LANC

LANC

LANC

LANC

LANC

Web based remote control

Built-in web server provides remote viewing, extensive remote control via computer, tablet or smartphone

Built-in web server provides remote viewing, extensive remote control via computer, tablet or smartphone

Built-in web server provides remote viewing, extensive remote control via computer, tablet or smartphone

Built-in web server provides remote viewing, extensive remote control via computer, tablet or smartphone

Built-in web server provides remote viewing, extensive remote control via computer, tablet or smartphone

Multicore / Fiber capability

Yes
w/optional modules



VF-HP790 large dedicated VF compatibility

Yes

Yes

68 pin expansion connector

Yes

No

Genlock

Yes

Yes

Time code input/output

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pool feed input

HD-SDI

Tripod plate

Optional KA-551U

Optional KA-551U