While not ignoring the existing business it’s been doing with 1/3-inch camcorders for news and studio work, JVC has started to head in the 4K direction.
“What’s on everybody’s mind is 4K, Ultra HD,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing communications at JVC Kenwood USA Corp. “We now have a 4K product line; three cameras in a family that can produce very nice ultra HD recordings. And they can also be used today in the HD realm.”
The GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35mm Camcorder is JVC’s new 4KCAM flagship product, featuring a 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and MFT lens mount. It utilizes Variable Scan Mapping technology to maintain the native angle of view for lenses from the Super35, Super16, MFT and other lens families. It also features built-in HD
streaming and records 4K Ultra HD or full HD.
Second in the line is the GY-HM200 4KCAM Streaming Camcorder, the company’s most affordable streaming camcorder, capable of delivering 4K Ultra HD, full HD and SD imagery with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. It features a built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer.
Rounding out the family, JVC is showcasing its GY-HM170 4KCAM Compact Camcorder, which records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files, and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates.