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JVC KENWOOD Corporation is, 4K From JVC brand adopt a Nikon F-mount that allows you change the lens on the handheld body with excellent mobility. JVC has achieved progressive record 4K video (3840 × 2160 pixels), the 4K live output from memory card camera recorder “JY-HMQ30”, as Victor direct limited product release to (start accepting orders).
The combination of 1.25 type CMOS sensor and a large variety of lens, while taking advantage of the lens performance, the machine delivers a rich visual expression in 4K high definition sensor. Including content production, it will respond to a wide range of shooting applications. In addition, high-speed image processing engine “FALCONBRID” by (Falcon hybrid), record to four SDHC / SDXC cards using 32GB × 4, about 2 hours.


The JY-HMQ30 has a Nikon F-mount and will allow shooting in manual operation. In addition, even if you use a replacement lens with no aperture ring, manual shooting in aperture ring of the body can be mounted.

HDW : I thought this 4K camcorder was ditched as many of us were not impressed by the picture relying on 4 SD cards to stitch a 4K picture, if one card happens to be faulty there is no 4K recording !!!


Afterthought… This comes from a growing need for camera manufacturers to supply backup as SD cards are proving less than reliable, I just handed back an SD card to a friend who shot 2 first holy communions on it and only one was successfully recorded. If camera manufacturers are not going to supply dual recordable SD card slots then the ability to record simultaneously to both SD and internal memory…is a must !


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

5 thoughts on “JVC JY-HMQ30 4K camcorder with Nikon mount (Japan only)

  1. It seems that this weird HMQ30 will be some kind of limited edition for the Japanese market only, so at least we don’t have to worry too much about it…

  2. I disagree regarding SD reliability. Have had zero failures in 4 years of two camera 59.94P full HD stream shoot with three canera setups. OK I bought reputable product…but then you woukd do the same for tape based camcorders?
    My only criticism of this would be the move to single bayer filter sensor which reduces the color resolution to lower than 3MOS HD?

  3. I must have been lucky with SDHC too… been using Transcend for years, not had a single problem.

    However, this cam looks ridiculous.. far better solutions out there.

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