GZ-HM400 incorporates a 10.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor to record 1920x1080 Full HD AVCHD format video. The camera records at a stunning 1080 TV lines of horizontal resolution – the theoretical maximum level of 1920x1080 Full HD.
High Quality & High Performance
Full HD 1920x1080 Video
Real 9 Megapixel Stills with No Interpolation
The 10.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor is also the source of high quality 9 Megapixel digital still images. By using the Bayer array for arranging RGB colour filters, real 9 Megapixel stills with no interpolation are possible.
HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine
At the heart of the high image quality is the HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine which enables high speed processing of a huge amount of pixel data to allow high quality video recording.
Optical Image Stabiliser
JVC's proprietary Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) uses two active prisms to correct camera shake. It stabilises at the zoom entrance for effectiveness over the entire zoom range.
KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
GZ-HM400 uses a new KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS with a 10x optical zoom, and magnifies up to 15x without any picture degradation thanks to Dynamic Zoom technology.
24Mbps Ultra High Quality Recording
In UXP video recording mode, you can record at 24Mbps, the highest bit rate possible for AVCHD video, for more detailed, sharper images with less noise.
This function outputs a 1080 scanning line image at progressive 50fps so you can enjoy uncompromising picture quality on a TV that accepts 1080P input.
K2 Technology for High Quality Audio
This JVC exclusive technology has been well-received in the audio field and is incorporated for the first time in a camera. It restores the sound details lost during compression to enable high-quality audio playback that is closer to the original.
Manual Controls & Advanced Shooting
Intuitive Manual Operations
A lever switch lets you directly access the Brightness and Focus adjustment. And a manual adjustment dial enables precise adjustment for various manual settings without having to go through menus.
Direct Control Buttons
Easily accessible direct control buttons are available for Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed, and user-assignable operations. You can register frequently used settings, offering a higher degree of personal control.
Pro-Style Zoom Lever
WIDE/TELE seesaw-style zoom lever for sure operation.
Designed for Serious Shooting
External accessories like a microphone or video light can be attached for serious shooting.
Conversion Lens Attachable
Optional wide-angle or telephoto conversion lens (46mm) can be attached for creative shooting.
Mic In & Headphone Out
For advanced video recording with high quality audio in combination with an external microphone and a headphone.
High Speed & Convenient Functions
15fps / 9 Megapixel Motor Drive Shooting
As many as six 9 Megapixel stills can be shot at up to 15 frames per second, a speed that surpasses what's offered by typical 9 Megapixel DSLR cameras. You can also shoot 5.3 Megapixel continuous stills (up to 11) at even higher speed.
|Speed Mode||9 Mega Continuous Stills||5 Mega Continuous Stills|
|High Speed||15fps, up to 6 images||50fps, up to 11 images|
|Medium Speed||7fps, up to 6 images||10fps, up to 11 images|
|Low Speed||2fps, no limit||1fps, no limit|
High-Speed Recording for Ultra-Slow Motion Playback
High-speed recording mode shoots ultra-slow motion video to capture dynamic movement that is not visible to the naked eye. Effective tool for sports technique analysis and nature studies. Three speed modes available.
|Speed Mode||Images Size||Rec. Time||Playback Time|
Dual Mode: 5.3 Megapixel Stills While Recording Full HD Video
GZ-HM400 also allows shooting of 1920x1080/50i Full HD video and 5.3 Megapixel stills at the same time. This way, you won't have to exit the Video mode each time you want to take still images, thereby minimising the chances of a missed shot.
Intelligently detects up to 16 faces then accurately adjusts the focus and exposure for sharp, beautiful images.
Laser Touch Operation
This innovative user-interface features a touch-sensitive slide bar that you slide your finger over to access various functions and select still and video files. It also enables Zooming and Recording start/stop control in addition to the usual buttons on the top and rear of the camera.
Auto Power ON/OFF & Auto Lens Cover
Just open the LCD; the power turns on and the lens cover automatically opens. Just close the LCD to power off and close the lens cover too.
32GB Internal Flash Memory
Allows recording of Full HD video for up to 14hr. 44min. Up to 9999 of 9 Mega stills also storable.
SD Card Slot for Extra Storage
You can use an SD/SDHC card for additional recording. Up to 32GB card compatible.
High Power Battery for Longer Recording
Supplied long-life battery offers industry-leading continuous recording time of 2hr. 25min.
10 Modes of Scene Selection
A variety of preset modes available according to the subject you're shooting.