As was to be expected, 4K was an even bigger focus this NAB than last year. So we weren’t too surprised that JVC’s new GY-LS300 had 4K capability. What was surprising was the GY-LS300’s numerous other capabilities, such as HD streaming over wi-fi, new CMOS sensor, detachable accessories and more, all in such a small and affordable package. We talked with JVC’s Craig Yanagi about their awesome new camera and its many benefits.
After hearing from their customers that they were interested in a small form camera that had pro-camcorder features, JVC spent about 2-3 years developing the versatile GY-LS300. It has a MFT lens mount, allowing for a wide variety of lenses to be attached. This comes heavily into play with the GY-LS300’s Variable Scan Mapping (VSM) which allows you to match the sensor scan size with the circumference of the lens. As Yanagi show in the video above, 4K uses 100% of the sensor, HD 80%, and even down to Super 16 size. There’s even an option in the VSM menu to meter each corner of the camera’s screen to make sure you aren’t getting a vignette with your lens. This currently the only camera with such capability.
Other features included with the GY-LS300:
Two XLR inputs
Built in 3 step ND filter
Wired remote capability
Two on-board mics, one of which is removable along with the handle
Clean HDMI and SDI out
JVC is actually running an awesome special through September 2015. They are offering you either a Metabones lens adaptor (EF, Nikon, or PL ) or a 35mm Rokinon Prime lens to get you started.
For all the features packed into the GY-LS300, as well as their additional special offer, it’s shocking that the price is only $3,995. It’s also available now, so for anyone looking for a great, feature full, compact camera, you should definitely check out the GY-LS300.
For more information, be sure to visit Pro.JVC.com