Product Highlights
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Resolution
  • USB Type-A & Type-C / HDMI Output
  • Advanced Image Stabilization
  • Frameless LCD Touch Panel Display
  • 4.5 hrs Battery Life (4K Mode)
JVC Professional EverioR GZ-RY980HU 4K Quad-Proof Camcorder Package JVC Professional EverioR GZ-RY980HU 4K Quad-Pro...
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GZ-RY980H 4K Camcorder

The First Quad-Proof 4K Camera

Some moments can only be expressed in 4K. Some scene can only be reached with Quad Proof reliability. Everio R now offers 4K quality. Quad-Proof camcorder with 4K Video Recording and long-life internal battery. Dual SD card slots ensures extended recording and easy data handling. 4K Time-Lapse Recording and Full HD High-Speed Recording provide unique, creative video.

Key Features:

  • 1/2.3-inch 18.9M pixel Back-illuminated CMOS
  • Dual Memory Card Slots for SDXC/SDHC
  • 10x Optical Zoom / 18x Dynamic Zoom (HD mode) / 200x Digital Zoom
  • QUAD PROOF Body - 5m Water, Dust, 1.5m Shock, Freeze
  • 4.5 Hrs Long-Life Internal Battery

Detailed, Realistic Pictures Full of Presence

GZ-RY980 is the first shooting style camcorder to put 4K video and Quad Proof reliability in the palm of your hand. Record your adventure with lasting 4K quality.

Technologies for High-Quality 4K Images

  • Newly-Developed JVC 4K GT Lens: Provides a wide angle of 29.9mm, custom-designed for fine image reproduction while maintaining a compact profile.
  • New image processing engine – FALCONBRID 4K: Enables high-speed processing of the massive 4K pixel data for high quality video recording, while also contributing to low power consumption.

Quad-Proof Design

Everio R’s renowned Quad-Proof body ensures worry-free usage for outdoor activities or in harsh environments. Also ready for accidents such as sudden rain or drops.

4.5H Internal Long-Life Battery

High capacity internal battery enables 4.5 hours (4K mode)/5.5 hours (HD 60i mode) of continuous recording. You’ll have plenty of power to shoot entire events without worry.

8 Megapixel Stills captured from 4K Video

Still images can be freely captured from 4K video, with more than 8 megapixel quality. Grab that crucial moment in a way that still cameras just can’t. No need to switch recording modes; no need to carry a separate digital still camera. Just record video and choose the best shots afterward.

4K Time-Lapse Recording

You can enjoy time-lapse video in 4K quality. Just set the camera and shoot, and that’s all. No editing required afterward. Take unique, creative videos that are sure to turn heads.

Full HD High-Speed Recording for Slow Motion Playback

With high-speed recording, you can enjoy impressive slow motion of sports, outdoor and near-water scenes, in HD quality. Try recording situations that only a Quad Proof camera can capture, and savor every second of it.

Wide Viewing Angle LCD

New 460K-pixel wide viewing LCD with improved visibility outdoors with a built-in polarizing plate.

Dual SD Card Slots

A single 64GB card can record about 1hr. 45min. of 4K video. Unique features using two cards include; Series Recording to record continuously and seamlessly over two cards and Dual Recording to record the same content (HD only) on both cards.

Full-Fledged Sound with External Mic Input

Super realistic 4K video deserves high-quality realistic sound to go along with it. You can connect an external microphone to record documentary style soundtracks. Photos shows a mounting example with an optional third party microphone and a bar mount.

Easy Data Transfer to iPhone/iPad

By using the optional SD Card Reader, recorded data can easily be copied to your iPhone/iPad. You can handle Everio’s 4K video or photos using your favorite apps on iOS devices and share them on social media instantly. It’s a quick and easy way to transfer data, no PC required.

Wi-Fi Functions

  • Remote Operation: Remote monitoring and camera operation using smartphone/tablet/PC.
  • Live Streaming: Recording and streaming (HD video/audio) are simultaneously possible via Internet.

Additional Features:

  • Compatible with Portable Battery & USB Charging
  • 4K Video Recording (70Mbps)
  • AVCHD Progressive Video Recording (HD mode)
  • 24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording (HD mode)
  • Super LoLux with Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer (HD mode)
  • AUTO Mode
  • 4K Time-Lapse REC
  • Full HD High-Speed Recording for Slow Motion Playback
  • Recording with LCD Monitor Closed
  • Zoom MIC
  • Power Off Zoom Memory
  • Face Detection
  • K2 Technology in REC Mode
  • Auto Wind Cut
  • 8 Megapixel Stills captured from 4K Video
  • External Microphone Input
  • WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
  • Wi-Fi Functions with an optional adapter
  • 46mm Filter Thread
  • Easy Upload to various social networking services
  • 3.0" Wide-Viewing Angle Touch Panel LCD
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 14 provided (for Windows(R), download)
  • Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
  • Mobile User Guide optimized for Smartphone viewing

Common Features:

Y-Shaped Grip Belt

Y-shaped grip belt ensures more comfortable and stable holding. Its dry-easy material and waterresistant processing make it ideal for use in water.

Seesaw Zoom Lever

This professional-type zoom lever provides intuitive “Tele and Wide” operation with a forward/backward movement.

Glove-Sensitive Touch Panel

You can operate even while wearing gloves thanks to the pressure-sensitive touch panel. HD models even offer large menu buttons for easier touch operation.

Conversion Lens Attachable

The filter thread enables you to attach various third-party filters and conversion lenses to boost your creativity. (46mm for 4K model, 37mm for HD model)

Compatible with Portable Battery and USB Charging

Just connect a commercially-available portable battery (power bank) for additional power. You can quick charge via USB terminal to extend operation time.

Recording with LCD Monitor Closed

Recording continues even when the monitor is closed so you can use the camera in more active situations.

Auto Wind Cut

Original technology reduces wind noises picked up at the microphone, so gusts of wind won’t spoil your soundtrack.

Editing and Data Management Supported

  • PC Software Supplied: Windows PC software supplied (via download or in the camera’s memory) for easy import, management and editing of your videos. Also makes sharing your footage on social media a snap.
  • Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X: You can edit your video afterwards with iMovie or Final Cut Pro X just like the pros do.

What's Included

Everio R GZ-RY980H Camcorder
AC Adapter
Power Cable
HDMI Cable
Lens Cap


Product Specifications

GZ-RY980H Camcorder


CMOS 1/2.3"
JVC 4K GT Lens Yes
Zoom Ratio Optical 10x
Dynamic Zoom 18x (HD Mode)
Zoom Ratio Digital 200x
A.I.S (Advanced Image Stabilizer) Yes (HD Mode, Enhanced)


4K Video Recording Yes
AVCHD Video Recording Yes (HD Mode, Progressive Compatible)
Falconbrid Engine Yes


SD Memory Card Slot Yes (SDXC Compatible) x2
USB Standard A Terminal Yes
USB Type C Terminal Yes
HDMI (TM) Output (Mini) Yes
Mic Input (plug-in power) Yes

LCD / Screen

"Frameless" Touch Panel LCD Yes
Auto LCD Backlight Control Yes


Waterproof (IEC Standard publication 529 IPX8) Yes (5 m / (16.4'))
Waterproof (IEC Standard publication 529 IPX6) Yes
Shockproof (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock) Yes (1.5 m (4.9'))
Dustproof (IEC Standard publication 529 IP5X) Yes
Freezeproof Yes (-10 degrees celcius / 14 degrees fahrenheit)
Wi-Fi Function with optional Adapter Yes
Wi-Fi Connection with LCD Monitor Closed Yes
Live Monitoring, Remote Recording / Snapshot Control Yes
Still Image Transfer to PC / Tablet / Smartphone Yes
Live Streaming Yes
Face Detection Yes
Time-Lapse REC Yes (4K Compatible)
Full HD High-Speed Recording for Slow Motion Playback Yes
Pre Rec Mode Yes
Series Recording between two SD cards Yes
Dual Recording on Two SD Cards Yes (HD Mode)
Scene Continuous Recording Yes (4K Mode)
Focus Assist Yes
LoLux Mode Yes
WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) Yes
Flicker Compensation Yes
Colour Matrix Control Yes
Time Code (TC) Yes
Recording with LCD Monitor Closed Yes
Zoom MIC Yes
Power Off Zoom Memory Yes
Auto Wind Cut Yes
Touch Priority (AE / AF) Yes
Silent Mode Yes
High Capacity Internal Battery Yes (4.5H in 4K, 5.5H in HD)
Portable Battery Compatible & USB Charging Yes
In-Camera File Editing Yes
K2 Technology in REC Mode Yes
Power-Linked Operation Yes
Lens Protector (fixed) Yes
Tripod Mounting Hole Yes
Y-Shaped Grip Belt Yes
Works with iMovie & Final Cut Pro X Yes
Mobile User Guide optimized for Smartphone Viewing Yes

Provided Accessories

AC Adapter Yes
Adapter Cable (DC - USB Micro) Yes
AV Cable Yes
Lens Cap Yes
Software (Pixela Everio Media Browser 4) (Win) Yes (provided in camera)

Questions & Answers

JVC Professional EverioR GZ-RY980HU 4K Quad-Proof Camcorder Package

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