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Mini-DV Camcorders


BCS Price: $3,306.90
Item #:MO22144
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Model Description:
1/3-inch 3-CCD DV Streamcorder with Battery and AC Adaptor/Charger

Model Details

Built to meet the needs of today's broadband information distribution networks, JVC's new GY-DV300U "StreamCorder" is the ideal choice for "webcasting". This high-quality 1/3-inch 3-CCD camera not only boasts powerful 12-bit A/D, 24-bit digital signal processing and high-quality MiniDV recording with professional functions, but also comes fully equipped to connect to the Internet so you can distribute your images in real time over the World Wide Web or local intranets.

Of course, you're not restricted to live image distribution only. This camcorder can also record to DV tape while streaming, or record onto a CF card. You can also transfer your pictures and sound to a digital editing system for editing and processing.

It all adds up to today's most complete and versatile professional camcorder. From ENG to teleconferencing, the new GY-DV300U is setting a new standard for video production and distribution in the broadband era.


  • Manually controllable 14:1 power zoom lens
  • 1/3" 3-CCD pickup with spatial offset for superb imaging
  • Advanced 12-bit digital A/D
  • 24 bit digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Professional color matrix w/adjustable gamma
  • 700 TV Line resolution
  • Excellent low light performance (2.65 lux)
  • Maintains proper black level by correctly handling 7.5 IRE set-up
  • High-quality PCM audio (even at 110 dB SPL)
  • Professional DV digital recording (with MiniDV cassette)
  • Record directly to memory card (w/optional KA-DV300U)
  • Built-in web server for setup and control
  • Equipped with DV (i.LINK) IEEE-1394 connector
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • 0.5" color LCD viewfinder
  • XLR microphone inputs
  • 4:3 to 16:9 (letterbox) switchable
  • 115dB Smear rejection
  • Output MPEG-4 web streaming (w/optional KA-DV300U)

Image pickup device:1/3-inch interline-transfer CCDs
Color separation optical system:F1.6, 3 Color separation prism
Total number of pixels:410,000 (811H x 508V)
Number of effective pixels:NTSC:380,000 (768 (H) x 494 (V))
Color system:wide-band R-Y, B-Y encoder
Sync system:Internal sync (built-in SSG)
Color bars:SMPTE type
Lens magnification:14x optical
Optical filter:1/32ND internal
Sensitivity:F11, 2000 lux
Minimum illumination:2.65 lux with F 1.6, LOLUX mode
Horizontal resolution:More than 700 lines (internal)
Gain adjustment:gain -3, 0, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, variable gain in ALC and LOLUX (33dB)
Electronic shutter:1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, variable (ALC)
Variable scan:NTSC:60.1 to 2084.6 Hz
Detail correction:Horizontal and vertical dual-edged
Zebra pattern:4 steps


Auto iris:Iris detect (normal/ AVG/ peak/ back L/ spot L) , selectable
Focus:Auto / Manual
Focus length:f = 5.7 mm to 79.8 mm
Maximum diameter ratio:1: 1.6 (wide) to 1: 2.8 (tele) 
Shortest shooting distance:1.0 m (all areas for zooming)
Swaying correction range:+/- 3 degrees
Filter diameter:52mm


Format:DV format SD specifications
Signal format:NTSC
Usable tape:MiniDV tape
Tape speed:18.812 mm/sec. SP mode
12.555 mm/sec. LP mode
Record/play time:60 minutes (with an M-DV60ME tape) in SP mode
90 minutes (with an M-DV60ME tape) in LP mode
FF/rewind time:Apx. 2 min. (with an M-DV60ME tape)
Time code:Drop, rec run, regeneration


Video signal recording format:8 bit, 13.5 MHz, 4:1:1 component recording


Audio signal recording format:16-bit, 48 kHz 16-bit PCM for 2 channels
12-bit, 32 kHz 12-bit PCM for 4 channels
(recording only for 2 channels)
Frequency response:20 Hz to 20 kHz (48 kHz mode)
Dynamic range:71dB or more


Video output:1.0 Vp-p,75 ohms (BNC), unbalanced composite video
Y/C output (4 pin):(Y) 1.0 Vp-p,75 ohms unbalanced
:(C) 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced
IEEE 1394 interface:4-pin(IN / OUT)
Microphone inputs:-60 dBs,3 kohms (XLR,3-pin) +48V phantom power supply
Audio outputs:-6 dBs, low impedance, unbalanced (RCA)
Earphone jack:-60 dBs to -28 dBs, 8-ohm impedance (monaural sound mini-jack)
RS-232C connector:Mini-DIN 6 pin
Built-in microphone:uni-directional, sensitivity of -40 dBs


Power requirement:DC 7.2 V to 12 V
Power consumption:Approx. 6 W in rec mode
Weight:1.4 kg (3.1 lbs.)(without battery)
Temperature:0 degrees C to 40 degrees C (operating)
-20C to 60C (storage)
Humidity:30% to 80% RH (operating)
85% RH or less (storage)

Additional Detailed Information:
  • Output MPEG-4 web streaming (w/optional KA-DV300U)
  • Manually controllable 14:1 power zoom lens
  • 1/3" 3-CCD pickup fo

  • Additional Information


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