JVC GY-HM600 ProHD ENG Camcorder

Product Code: GY-HM600E
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JVC GY-HM600 comes with 2 year warranty.

Firmware update 3.05 SPL2937-V0305    

  • Improve Backup REC reliability for some specific SD cards
  • Improve Audio Level characteristics in Auto mode to reduce distortion
  • Add -32dB option to "INPUT1/2 Mic Ref." 
  • Gain up for Headphone Amp.
  • Reduce step-like luminance variation in Iris Ring operation 
  • Other minor bug fix, usability improvement.


The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG delivering exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Offering superb low light performance (F12 at 2000 lux) in Extended Mode, a long (23x) wide angle autofocus zoom lens, and file interoperability from acquisition to air. The camera now also features a user selectable Standard Mode which optimises the camera for use under ideal lighting conditions.

The lightweight camera records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. In addition to relay mode for uninterrupted recording, the GY-HM600 allows simultaneous recording to both memory cards for instant backup or client copy. The 600 series are the first JVC camcorders to feature 3 x 1920x1080 full HD sensors.

1/3-inch 12-bit full HD CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)

Two user selectable filming modes - Standard (controlled/ideal lighting), Extended (challenging low light environments) with F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50 Hz)

15 second Pre Record function and flash band compensation

Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings

23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions 

F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)

Multiple encoding formats:

HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)

AVCHD 1920x1080 50i/60i (24/17 Mbps)

1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode

1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode

SD H.264

Wide media format compatibility:

.MOV (Final Cut Pro)




Features from new v.3.0 firmware

1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps.

Enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area.

Advanced Streaming Functions including ZIXI data transfer technology and additional bit rates in various resolutions (GY-HM650 only). 

Image sensor: 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS

2 user selectable operation modes:

Standard mode for controlled lighting situations with enhanced iris control

Extended mode: F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50Hz)

Next generation Falconbrid image processing engine with 2D DNR processing

Internal synchronization

Optical image stabilizer

Flash band compensation

Native workflow for leading NLE systems

Focus assist function available in both manual and full-auto modes.

15 second pre record (retro cache) mode

Interval recording

Variable frame rate recording (over and under crank) 

TC sync functionality

High capacity battery system  - features newly developed high capacity (4900mAh) battery

Lens: Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)

Filter diameter: 72mm

Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000


Standard Mode: 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24dB

Extended Mode:16, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24db, Lolux, ALC

ND filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

3.5" 920K pixels, 16:9 LCD display

0.45" 1.22M pixels, 16:9 viewfinder

2x SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for Class 6/10

Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)

File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD)

Recording modes:- 


HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

SP mode: 1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i

1280 x 720 / 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p


HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i

SP mode: 1920 x1080 / 50i

1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode

1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode

SD (H.264)

720 x 576/50i (European models only)

Proxy (H.264)

LP/LV mode: 480 x 270/25p

Audio recording: LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3(AVCHD)

Video output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1) SDI output (BNC x1) HDMI output x1

Audio input: XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1

Audio output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)

Headphone: f3.5mm mini jack x1

Time code link input/output: RCA x1

Remote: f2.5mm mini jack x1

Operating temperature: 0˚ to 40˚C (32˚ to 104˚F )

Storage temperature: -20˚ to 50˚C (-4˚ to 122˚F )

Operating humidity: 35% to 80%

Storage humidity: Under 85%

Power: DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)

Power consumption: Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)

Dimensions: 178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm

Weight: Approx. 2.4kg

Includes battery x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1

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