JVC JY-HM360 Handheld HD Camcorder

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JVC JY-HM360 Handheld HD Camcorder


The JVC JY-HM360 handheld HD Memory camcorder with dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, light enough to take with you anywhere, ideal for use by wedding and event videographers. It features 1/2.3-inch 18.9 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, when  combined JVC’s dynamic 19X F1.2 Bright GT lens, delivers high resolutions pictures, with excellent sensitivity and less noise even in low light environment. This makes it possible to record social functions or weddings without the need for additional lighting. The HD camcorder features JVC’s original high-speed picture processing FALCONBRID™ engine. An array of popular codecs and file formats are supported including H.264 video format in 50Mbps (MOV) extreme high quality (XHQ) mode for virtually no block noise when capturing moving objects. The JY-HM360 ergonomically designed for quality performance with number of functions ideal for wedding filming, including Face Recognition Auto Focus, Optical image stabiliser and beautiful skin mode.

The JY-HM360 was created to capture life's precious events with the quality they deserve. Its light and ergonomic form offers excellent maneuverability, yet it's packed with versatile features to help you concentrate on the client's special day.


  • Supports an array of popular codecs
  • High-performance 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • Features dual SD card slots
  • Professional layout while being user-friendly
  • Various functions to beautify faces
  • Convenient Pre-Rec mode
  • Includes an XLR audio input


  • 1 x Battery Pack (SSL-JVC50)
  • 1 x AC Adapter
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 1 x Instructions Manual (Basic) 

High-performance CMOS Sensor Combined with F1.2 Lens for High-sensitivity Shooting
At the heart of the JY-HM360 is a 1/2.3-inch 18.9 M pixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, which offers high resolution recordings. When combined with JVC’s Dynamic 19x F1.2 Bright GT Lens, brilliant results with excellent sensitivity and less noise can be achieved even in low light environments. This way you can record events, social functions, or weddings without the need for additional lighting.

Supports an Array of Popular Codecs and File Formats
Featuring JVC’s original high-speed picture processing FALCONBRID™ engine, the camera is capable of supporting major file formats such as .MOV with Apple Final Cut ProTM, .MP4 of XDCAM EX™ cameras, and .MTS for AVCHD compatibility, as well as high-definition images in MPEG-2 35Mbps and AVCHD 28Mbps (Progressive) format. Furthermore, the processor also supports H.264 video format in 50Mbps extreme high quality (XHQ) mode for virtually no block noise and to capture high-speed moving subjects.

Professional Layout, Stylish Design and User-friendly Operations
As a handheld camcorder, the JY-HM360 is ergonomically designed to satisfy discerning videographers. For instance, 3 Rec Trigger button is convenient for any shooting scenes while Zoom Seesaw lever enables smooth zooming from very slow to high speed. The camera also features essential switches and buttons for shooting including white balance, iris, gain, and focus, which are located mainly on the left side panel, enabling intuitive controls to quickly change settings even while shooting. Up to 11 functions can be customized that are assigned to seven user buttons on the camera body and four on the LCD’s cross-shaped buttons.

For higher level of shooting, image parameters such as gamma and color-matrix as well as other detail settings can be customized and stored in both the camera’s internal memory and SDHC/SDXC card.

Optimum Shooting Mode with Flick of a Switch using Scene Select
As a wedding cameraman, you might use spot lighting to create more dramatic scenes. However, a sudden change in lighting requires quick adjustment of shooting modes. In such instances, the Scene Select function comes in handy as it enables selection of the optimum shooting mode with the flick of a switch. Position A and B in Scene Select can be assigned to specific scenes such as Indoor and Outdoor, both Indoors, or both Outdoors, each of which are assigned with five shooting modes. Using the menu displayed on the LCD and viewfinder. These modes can be set with values. Once set, you simply flick between A and B to achieve the optimum lighting for a scene.

Clip Continuous Recording – Convenient for File Management and Editing
This function enables you to store a number of shots from rec start to rec stop together as a single clip file. Instead of having to manage enormous amounts of files, or browsing through dozens of separate files just to gather up the scene you need, you can use pre-grouped clips for easier transfer and editing.

Dual SD Card Slots for Maximum Failsafe Recording
Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the JY-HM360 a truly versatile camcorder, offering different recording modes with reliable and cost-effective media. Series (or relay) recording is for making long-hour seamless recording from card A to B and vice versa, Simultaneous (or dual) recording for creating 2 identical cards at same format, and Backup recording for creating 2 different recordings – while the REC trigger is used to REC and STOP recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function.

Beautiful Faces – Essential for Weddings
Made to work at its best in weddings, the JY-HM360 features a number of functions to beautify faces including Face Recognition Auto Focus, Optical Image Stabilizer, and Beautiful Skin mode. Allocated to one of the seven USER customizable buttons, Beautiful Skin mode can be assigned for turning the feature on or off when shooting. When the Beautiful Skin mode is turned on, the feature icon will appear on the LCD and viewfinder.

Convenient Pre Rec Mode
Enabling Pre Rec Mode, the camcorder continuously buffers up to 15 seconds of video, so that when recording begins the cached video is included in the recorded file, which keeps you from missing a crucial shot because you didn’t hit the record button in time.

Just for Professional Utility – Cutting-edge Connectivity including XLR Audio Input
The JY-HM360 offers versatility while meeting the needs of professional applications. For instance, one of the two XLR audio inputs can be used for mic and the other for LINE input of external audio equipment. The list of interfaces featured on the camera includes:

  • HDMI out (50p support)
  • TC Sync in/out
  • AV out
  • USB (Device x1)
  • XLR 3-pin x 2 (MIC, +48V
  • <phantom power>, LINE)
  • Aux in for Wireless Receiver
  • ø2.5mm Remote Control
  • ø3.5mm Stereo Headphone out

Other Features

  • 0.24-inch 1.56M pixel LCOS Color Viewfinder and 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD Display
  • Auto Focus and other functions to assist shooting
  • Mini-jack terminal for Wireless mic receiver or other equipment



Power DC12V (AC adapter), DC7.4V (Battery)
Power consumption Approx. 6 W (with VF in REC mode, default setting )
Dimensions 177.5 mm (W) x 197 mm (H) x 416 mm (D)
Weight approx. 1.7 kg (without battery)
Operation temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 50°C ( 14°F to 122°F)
Operating humidity 30% to 80%
Storage humidity under 85%
Image sensor 1/2.3" CMOS 18.9M pixels 
Stabilizer Optical image stabilization with Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer
Lens  F1.2 (wide) to F2.8 (Tele) f= 3.76mm to 37.6mm (f=29.9 mm to 586mm [35mm equivalent; Dynamic Zoom ON])
Filter diameter 46 mm
Shutter speed 1/6.25 ~ 1/10000, EEI
Gain 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,21,24 dB, Lolux (30 dB), AGC 
LCD display 3.5-inch 920 k pixels, 16:9
Viewfinder 0.24-inch 1.56 M pixel, 16:9
Recording media 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card (HD: Class 6/10 AVCHD/SD: Class4)
Video recording
Video codec 
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (HD/SD), MPEG-2 Long GOP VBR (HD/SD) 
Video recording
File format 
Video recording
HQ mode:1920x1080/59.94i, 50i; 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i; 1280x720/59.94p, 50p; (Max 35Mbps)
Video recording
SP mode: 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i (25Mbps) 
Video recording
HD (H.264) 
XHQ mode: 1920x1080/59.94p, 59.94i, 50p, 50i (Max 50Mbps)
UHQ mode: 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i (Max 35Mbps)  
Video recording
HQ Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p
HQ mode (Max 24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i
SP mode (Max 18Mbps): 1920 x1080/59.94i, 50i
LP mode (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 50i
EP mode (5Mbps): 1440 x1080/59.94i, 50i 
Video recording
SD (H.264) 
720 x 576/50i (Max 8Mbps) (16:9 / 4:3)
Audio recording LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit (HD/SD, MOV/MP4), Dolby Digital, 2ch (AVCHD)
Video output AV output (ø3.5mm mini jack x1)
HDMI output x1 
Audio input XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), ø3.5mm mini jack x1
Audio output AV output (ø3.5mm mini jack x1)
Headphone ø3.5mm mini jack x1
Remote ø2.5mm mini jack x1
Time code link input/output RCA x1
USB DEVICE x1 (Mass storage)
  Battery Pack (SSL-JVC50) x1, AC Adapter, Power Cord, Instruction Manual (Basic)

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