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Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder

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Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder
Key Features
  • 3 x 1/3" MOS Sensors, 1080p60 AVC Video
  • Variable Frame Rates up to 60 fps
  • 28 to 616mm CAM-Type 22x Zoom
  • Three Manual Zoom, Focus, Iris Rings
For a wide range of high-resolution and professional options when mobile or in the studio, use the Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder for recording up to 1920 x 1080p HD multicodec video with seven gamma modes. Its layout matches the operation of an ENG camera and allows for mobility and shoulder-mounted options.
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Panasonic AJ-PX230 Overview

For a wide range of high-resolution and professional options when mobile or in the studio, use the Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder for recording up to 1920 x 1080p HD multicodec video with seven gamma modes. Its layout matches the operation of an ENG camera and allows for mobility and shoulder-mounted options.

The AJ-PX230 features three 1/3" MOS sensors that create a dramatic color, low noise, and bokeh effects. The wide-angle zoom lens is constructed of UHR glass and features 18 elements in 12 groups. Its 35mm-equivalent focal length with a 22x optical zoom ranges from 28 to 616mm. The camera's Optical Image Stabilizer provides anti-shake correction for smooth movement, and the three-ring lens design allows for precision iris/focus/zoom manual control. The shutter system functions in three modes: System, Slow, and Syncro Scan, which allow shutter speeds from 1/1 to 1/250 sec. The three-position gain switch allows for greater control over brightness and shutter, and the Super Gain function allows for extra-high sensitivity in low light.

Recording functions include HD and SD resolutions up to 1080p60; DVCPRO, AVC-LongG, and AVC-Intra formats with MPEG-4, DV, and H.264 compression, frame rates up to 60 fps, Pre Rec pre-recording function, interval recording for time-lapse, freeze frame, timestamps, and 24-bit AVC-Intra or 16-bit AVC-LongG/DVCPRO 48 kHz four-channel stereo audio. Two slots record onto microP2 media and support simultaneous recording which allows you to record on both cards at once, or hot-swap recording so you don't have to stop the camera to switch cards. Recording to external P2 media is also supported via a USB 2.0 Type-A output. The camera supports stereo audio input, HDMI and 3G/HD/SD-SDI video and audio output, and 3.5mm stereo headphone output. The camera also supports tally and remote control of the iris, zoom, focus, and start/stop.

The AJ-PX230's auto-assist operations feature a variety of tasks such as autofocus, automatic white balance, one-touch AF, manual focus assist, and focus preset transition, as well as peaking, auto iris, zebra, shutter, marker, and brightness display functions. Image adjustment presets include dynamic range, seven selectable gamma modes, and preset scene files with slots for custom scene files. Use the 3.5" HD display or the .5" OLED viewfinder to preview your video and view your settings.

Accessory mounting options include a cold shoe mount on top. A 5800mAh VW-VBD58 battery, a battery charger, a microphone holder kit, an AC adapter, two power cords, an eye cup, a lens hood with lens cover, a shoulder strap, and a grip belt are also included.

Three 1/3" MOS 2.2MP sensors for dramatic color, low noise, and bokeh effects and multicodec 1080p HD resolution.
AVC Intra and AVC LongG format support, dynamic range, and seven gamma modes such as "Filmlike".
Variable frame rate 1080p HD recording up to 60 fps for slow motion and undercranking.
Includes a built-in 28 to 616mm lens (35mm equivalent) with 22x optical zoom and intelligent full-auto functions.
High-quality AVC-Intra, AVC-LongG, and DVCPRO video can be output via HDMI or 3G-SDI BNC.
Microdrive focus unit provides a high-speed, high-precision intelligent autofocus.
Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) effects handshake correction in various directions.
Two microP2 memory card slots boost recording reliability and content security with support of the microP2 content protection system (CPS).
24-bit, 4-channel AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG audio; 16-bit DVCPRO 4-channel audio.
Recording functions include:

  • Background
  • Relay
  • Hot-swap
  • Simultaneous
  • One-clip mode
  • Pre-record
  • Loop
  • Interval
  • One-shot
  • Last clip delete
  • Text memo
  • Record Check
  • Shot marker
  • Metadata.
The three manual focus/iris/zoom rings and other controls are specially designed to satisfy professional users.
Equipped with professional interfaces such as HDMI out, 3G/HD/SD-SDI out, USB 2.0 out to use a P2 card drive, and control ports for tally and remote functions.

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 2.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type3-Chip 1/3"-Type MOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/249 to 1/24 Second
Gain-3 to 18 dB (Native)
Shutter Angle3 to 360°
Precise Scan Rate ControlYes
Sensitivityf/11 at 2000 lux 89.9% Reflectance
Minimum Illumination0.02 Lux at 1/1 Shutter Speed
White Balance2000 to 15,000K
Lens
Recording ModesAVC-Intra
1920 x 1080 at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
AVC-Intra
1920 x 1080 at 23.98PsF
AVC-Intra
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i
1280 x 720 at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
DVCPRO
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i
1280 x 720 at 50p/59.94p
720 x 480 at 29.97p
720 x 480 at 59.94i
1024 x 576 at 25p
1024 x 576 at 50i
Variable Frame Rates1080p: 1 to 60 fps
1080i: 1 to 50 fps
Recording LimitUp to 480 Minutes
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAVCHD: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
AVCHD: 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: microP2
Video I/O1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line Input
Power I/O1 x Barrel (10.5 to 13.5 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (S.Bus) Control
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (LANC) Control
1 x Mini-USB Data Output
Monitor
Size3.5"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.5"
Resolution1,770,000 Dot
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
General
Battery TypePanasonic AG-VBR Series
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Weight4.85 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.75 x 14.62 x 12.5"

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