JVC's GY-HC500USPCU Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features both scoreboard and broadcast overlays, built-in GPS, and sports metadata tagging. The camera incorporates a 1" CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, and it can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).

The camera captures in various flavors of ProRes, as well as MP4, and is capable of streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings; one each for iris, focus, and zoom. the EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4" diagonally. The camera features IFB and return video over IP, as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots, and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.

10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)

4K UHD 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 8-bit recording to SDHC/SDXC card

The camera enables both scoreboard and broadcast overlays, features built-in GPS functionality, and enables sports metadata tagging

HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)

1-inch (effective) CMOS sensor with high picture quality, F11 Sensitivity

Newly-developed 3-ring 4K lens with 20x zoom (f=28mm-560mm 35mm equivalent)
20x optical zoom, 40x lossless dynamic zoom

4-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder

XLR audio connectors

High-performance 1080 60p/50p live streaming (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20Mb/s

LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host (v3.0)
Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically

JVC GY-HC500USPCU Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder

  • Specs

    JVC GY-HC500SPC Specs

    Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution 9.35 MP
    Sensitivity f/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance
    Focal Length 9.4 to 188.6mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 28 to 560mm
    Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5
    Filter Size 82 mm
    Control Rings Focus
    Focus Control Autofocus
    Manual Focus
    Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Recording Media 2 x SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Card Slots  (U3 / V30 or faster cards recommended)
    Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
    Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit: 
    3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
    ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit: 
    3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
    ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit: 
    3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
    H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit: 
    3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit: 
    3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (70 Mb/s) 
    H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit: 
    1920 x 1080p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
    H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit: 
    1280 x 720p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
    720 x 480 (8 Mb/s) 
    960 x 540 (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
    480 x 270 (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
    Audio Recording MOV:  
    IP Streaming MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, TCP: 640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p  (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)
    Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    1 x HDMI Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output 
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mic Level Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm 
    1 x RCA Timecode 
    1 x USB (Unspecified Type) LAN Data 
    1 x RJ45 LAN 
    1 x 2.5 mm Control 
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.97"
    Screen Resolution 800 x 480 (384,000 Dots)
    EVF Display Type LCOS
    Screen Size .25"
    EVF Resolution 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dots)
    Battery Type JVC BN-VC264
    Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
    Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Dimensions 7.68 x 9.06 x 17.52" / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
    Weight 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg