JVC GY-HM700 HD Camcorder Kit with Canon 14x4.4 Lens

by JVC
JVC GY-HM700 HD Camcorder Kit with Canon 14x4.4 Lens
Camcorder Kit with Canon 14x4.4 Lens. The GY-HM700 on-shoulder memory card camcorder offers high level of performance suitable for demanding applications in mainstream production, electronic newsgathering and cinematography.

See also: JVC GY-HM750 HD Camcorder with Canon 14x4.4 Lens


Industry's 1st to record in Apple's Final Cut Pro (FCP) Quicktime Native File format (.MOV )

Newly developed 1/3" 3-CCD progressive imager that records Full HD 1920 X 1080 resolution

High quality picture of up to 35Mbps

Records to inexpensive SDHC cards (2 slots) and up to 64GB
(6 hours continuously)

Records in SxS Memory card to Sony's XDCAM EX .MP4 file format (optional KA-MR100 media recorder required)

Detachable lens capability

HD-SDI output


Power requirement: DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power consumption: Approx. 23 W (during recording [when the
camcorder + standard lens + LCD monitor are in use])
Mass: Approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.)
Temperature: Operating: 0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)
Storage: -20oC to 60oC (-4oF to 122oF)
Humidity: Operating: 30% to 80% RH
Image pickup device: 3-chip 1/3" Progressive CCD
Color separation prism: F1.4, 3-color separation prism
Sync system: Internal sync (built-in SSG)
Lens mount: 1/3" bayonet system
ND filter: OFF, +1/4ND, +1/16ND
Gain: 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, ALC
Electronic shutter: 1/6 to 1/10000, EEI
Minimum illumination: 1.25lx (typical) (1920x1080 mode, F1.4, +18dB, with 8-frame accumulation)
LCD monitor: 4.3" LCD, 800 x 480 (WVGA, 410,000 pixels)
Viewfinder: 0.45" LCOS, 1.22 Megapixels (852 x 480 x 3)
Lens: Canon F1.6, 14x, f = 4.4-61.6 mm (35 mm conversion: 32 to 448 mm)
Filter diameter: 82 mm
Supported media: SDHC (Class 6) Slots: x 2
Recording time: Approx. 25 minutes (8 GB SDHC card, 35 Mbps, VBR mode)
Recording file format: QuickTime File Format for Final Cut Pro /MP4 File Format (w/KA-MR100)
Recording format:
Video: MPEG-2 long GOP
HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps (Max) MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps (1440x1080i)/
19 Mbps (1280 x 720p24/25/30): MPEG-2 MP@H-14
19 Mbps (1280 x 720p50/60): MPEG-2 MP@HL
Audio: LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16bit
Video frame rate:
NTSC settings:
HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
1440 x 1080/59.94i (MOV only), 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
PAL settings:
HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i (MOV only), 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
Variable frame rate (HQ 720p mode):
NTSC settings: 10/12/15/20/24/30/40/48/60 fps
PAL settings: 10/12.5/20/25/40/50 fps
Analog composite output (480i or 576i: Downconverted, 4:3/16:9):
1.0 V (p-p), 75-ohms, BNC (unbalanced)
Component output (720p/1080i): Y: 1.0 V (p-p), 75-ohms Pb,
Pr: 0.7 V(p-p), 75-ohms, BNC x 3 (unbalanced)
SDI output terminal (480i or 576i: Downconverted/720p/1080i:
embedded audio), BNC (unbalanced)
HD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 292 M
SD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 259 M
Audio input:
[MIC]: -60 dBu, 3k-ohms, XLR (balanced), +48 V output (phantom power supply)
[LINE]: +4 dBu, 10k-ohms, XLR (balanced)
Audio output: -8+/-1 dBu (when audio signal process output is -20 dB), 1k-ohms, RCA x 2 (unbalanced)
Headphone: 3.5 mm mini jack (stereo) x 2
Remote: DIN 6-pin
IEEE1394 output: 4-pin
USB: Mini USB-B type, USB 2.0, miniB, slave function (mass storage class) only

In the Box

Canon KT14x4.4KRS Lens
V-Lock Battery Mount


Reviewed by 4 Customers
Rating: 4.5
Awesome camera for motorsports
Rating: 5.0
By from east coast, USA on
I shoot alot of auto racing so I am in the pits alot. I previously had a Sony FX1 and this camera was a major jump and I love the form factor. With that said I agree with some of the others who say the picture quality is average. Someone mentioned they changed all the settings, does anyone have those changes? The Canon lense is awesome. I did use a friends with the Fujinon 17x lense and there is a noticeable difference in picture quality.
Great camera for the price
Rating: 5.0
By from Sydney, Australia on
OK - it is a 1/3" chip CCD camera so it is not a fantastic low light camera but to compare this with the Canon A1 which is a bulky handheld thing with poor ergonomics and a consumer grade lens is just crazy. I regularly shoot in studio situations with the A1 and the 700 and the A1 always looks soft by comparison.

If you want something that performs better in low light get the EX1R or the EX3 (both more expensive than this cam) and put up with CMOS issues like rolling shutter and infra red contamination - Sony largely solved the IR contamination on the EX1R but you still get rolling shutter in action situations.

In the field the HM700 is a pretty rugged camera, which is important if you are an action shoooter and in good light this camera sings. It has two much better lens options (14x Canon and 17x Fuji) than the equivalent Panasonic and the stock standard Sony MXF file structure or Quicktime mov means it is compatible with just about every NLE out there - AMA works on Avid, and both MXF and .MOV work on Final Cut.

If I had the money I'd buy the 2/3" shoulder mounted Sony for 20K+ but if you're on a budget then the JVC represents excellent value.

Best uses: Corporate and tourist based field work. If you look after your gear with a decent camera skin.

Pros: Proven ergonomics, excellent workflow, shoots to Class 6 SD cards (reasonably cheap), good glass options, really nice LCD monitor.

Cons: Low light performance average - probably 2 stops slower than the EX1/3.
fabulous ergonomics, that where it stops
Rating: 3.0
By from Australia on
I purchased the Hm700 for docco work, I attached the Letus 1/3" relay and Extreme adaptor hoping to get some fabulous 35mm look film..
However the Hm700 is tragic in any low light scenario, and has a very average picture..
The Canon A1 I have is over 3 years old and still performs as good...
The only thing going for the 700 is the wow factor, when you pull it out of the case in corporate situations...SDHC cards are the way to go, this workflow is amazing..
Don't get me wromg, it is a great camera all round with great controls and features but even being a 1'3" chip, it falls short in many critical areas...

Would I buy another one...NO I would not...
Awesome camera!!!
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Australia on
JVC GY-HM700 HD Camcorder Kit with Canon 14x4.4 Lens. Thanks GMP.. You
dispatched & delivered my order to my address in Australia in a matter of
days!! Love my new HM700.. already making plans for purchasing some very
affordable add-on's made available via GMP. Cheers :]

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