JVC GY-HM180E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Live 4K output via HDMI and 3G-SDI output for flexible connectivity

JVC GY-HM180E 4KCAM Camera

JVC GY-HM180E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Live 4K output via HDMI and 3G-SDI output for flexible connectivity


Cat no: 31093

  • 1/2.3-inch BSI 4K CMOS imager
  • Integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabiliser
  • Dual XLR audio inputs
  • Integrated handle with hot shoe
  • Built-in microphone and dedicated shotgun mic mount
  • Viewfinder and LCD displays
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JVC GY-HM180E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

The JVC GY-HM180E 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.

Product Specification

Camera Front-End Specifications
Image Sensor (inch) 1/2,3 Inch CMOS
Number of Sensors 1
Mega Pixels 12.4
Gain in dB 0 to 36
Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/10000
White Balance Modes FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
Colour Matrix Adjustment Yes
Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR) Yes
User Selected Functions Buttons Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross Shaped)
User Customizes Menu Yes
Optical Specifications
Lens Mount Internal
Optical Zoom X Times 12
Dynamic Zoom X Times 24
Lens F Number 1.2 to 3.5
Lens Ratio from / to 4.67mm to 56.04mm
Lens Ration Equivalent to 35mm 29.6mm to 355mm
Auto Focus Yes
Special Auto Focus Features Area Focus, Near/Far Mode / Face
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Diameter in mm 62mm
Built 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 2
Encoder H.264
File Format MOV Yes
File Format AVCHD Yes
Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD Yes
Video Codec AVCHD Yes
Recording Specials 4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
Simultaneous Recording on 2 Cards Yes
Simultaneous Recording in  2 Modes Yes
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 x 720 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 Yes
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 Yes
Interval Recording Yes
Pre Rec (retro) Recording Yes, 5 sec. (4K)
5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
Clip Trimming Yes
Audio Channels 2
Audio Recording Modes LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)
IN-OUT's Connections
OUT HDSDI Format Maximum 1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
OUT HDMI Format Maximum 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
Built in Microphones Yes, Stereo Mic
Wired Remote IN Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack
USB Data Exchange (Storage) Yes
Operation Panel Type LCD
Operation Panel Resolution 920K
Operation Panel Size Diagonal in Inch 3.5
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type LCOS
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution 1,56M
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size Diagonal in Inch 0.24
Power and Environment Specs
Power AC Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
Power DC Yes, 12 Volt , Battery 7,2V BN-VF823
Battery Types BN-VF823
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 % 85
Mechanical Informations
Weight in kg 1.6 including battery
Measurements (WxHxD) in mm W 149 x H 191 x D 307
Handle Removable Yes
Include Package
Battery Yes, BN-VF823
AC/DC Adapter Yes
Handle Unit Yes, with Professional Audio XLR Support
Instructions Yes
General Editing Note
NOTE Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £26.86 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £76.86 £26.86 £50.00 £1,661.82
48 £81.79 £31.79 £50.00 £1,575.78
36 £90.13 £40.13 £50.00 £1,494.61
24 £106.74 £56.74 £50.00 £1,411.73
12 £156.51 £106.51 £50.00 £1,328.12

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