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Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder

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Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1/3"-Type 2.2 Mp 3MOS Imager
  • Integrated 22x (28-616mm Equiv) Lens
  • 10-Bit AVC-Intra Recording at 100 Mb/s
  • DVCPRO HD & SD Recording
The Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder is the first handheld professional camcorder model to record the extremely high-quality AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec. Featuring an integrated 22x zoom lens and a 2.2 Mp 1/3"-type 3MOS imager, the versatile HPX250 records not only AVC-Intra but also several flavors of DVCPRO (including DVCPRO HD) as well as DV. A variety of frame rates are possible in DVCPRO modes, for native slow- and fast-motion effects.
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Panasonic AG-HPX250 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Panasonic Optical Technology
  • 3Manual Control Rings
  • 4Optical Image Stabilization
  • 5High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor
  • 6Flash Band Compensation
  • 720-Bit Digital Signal Processor
  • 8Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
  • 9Seven-Mode Gamma for Rich Gradation
  • 10Other Camera Image Settings
  • 11Focus Assist Function
  • 12Scene File / User File
  • 13Three-Position Gain Selector + Super Gain
  • 14Simplified Waveform & Vectorscope
  • 15Five User Buttons
  • 16Full-Pixel, Full-Sample AVC-Intra Recording (10-Bit, 4:2:2)
  • 17Native Recording & Pulldown Modes with PAL/NTSC Support
  • 18High-Quality 4-Channel Audio
  • 19Dual P2 Memory Card Slots
  • 20MXF File-Based Recording
  • 21Variable Frame Rates, Even in 1080p
  • 22Clip Thumbnail Display & Clip Editing
  • 23Shot Market & Text Memo
  • 24One-Clip Rec Mode
  • 25Other Recording Modes
  • 26Multi-Camera Synchronization
  • 27Video Outputs: SDI, HDMI & More
  • 28Other Interfaces
  • 29Stylishly Designed for Mobility
  • 30High-Resolution, High-Brightness Color Viewfinder & LCD
  • 31Low-Angle Shots
  • 32LCD Monitor Mirror Mode
  • 33Workflow Versatility
  • 34White Balance Functions
  • 35Zebra
  • 36Y-GET Brightness Check
  • 37Tally Lamps

The Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder is the first handheld professional camcorder model to record the extremely high-quality AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec. Featuring an integrated 22x zoom lens and a 2.2 Mp 1/3"-type 3MOS imager, the versatile HPX250 records not only AVC-Intra but also several flavors of DVCPRO (including DVCPRO HD) as well as DV. A variety of frame rates are possible in DVCPRO modes, for native slow- and fast-motion effects.

For video that will later endure heavy processing in the form of effects and other processes, the intra-frame compression options of the HPX250 are crucial. The AVC-Intra 100 codec is a perfect choice for any projects that involve tasks such as greenscreen shooting. The HPX250 could thrive as the second camcorder on an independent feature production, or as the go-to model for a freelance videographer who does a variety of jobs, from SD to HD – and with support for PAL/NTSC signal systems, it will cross oceans without missing a beat. Its compact size makes it hard to leave at home.

Panasonic Optical Technology

The HPX250's high-performance 22x zoom lens was designed specifically for professional HD video production. Sharing the wide-angle capability found in the DVX and HVX series, the lens offers some additional telephoto capability for a 28-616mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range. The lens combines 18 elements in 12 groups and adds an ultra-high refractive (UHR) glass element, a low-dispersion element, and aspheric elements. Unique to Panasonic, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) technology minimizes color bleeding in the surrounding image and achieves rich expression by way of finely rendered nuances and excellent shading

Manual Control Rings

Three manual rings – mechanical (cam-driven) zoom, focus, and iris – allow you to operate as if you've got an interchangeable-lens camcorder, for fine, tactile control over the parameters of the captured image

Optical Image Stabilization

To compensate for any shaking of the operator's hand, the HPX250 features an optical image stabilizer (OIS)

High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor

Thanks to Progressive Advanced Processing (PAP) technology, high sensitivity up to F10 (F11 in 50 Hz mode) is possible, for low-noise performance in dimly lit environments. The 1/3-type 2.2 Mp 3MOS sensor features the same Ultra Luminance Technology (ULT) that's incorporated in Panasonic's shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders. This sensor maximizes the performance of the lens and the signal processing circuit in standard conditions

Flash Band Compensation

The CMOS sensor system uses a rolling shutter system that sequentially scans each line of pixels, thereby lowering power consumption vs. CCD cameras and enabling high-speed drive. But because the exposure timing differs for each line, when an external flash is used, it tends to produce images with a "divided" level of brightness from top to bottom. The HPX250 ameliorates this "flash-band effect": it detects by comparing frame pairs and compensates to adjust the level

20-Bit Digital Signal Processor

The AG-HP250's high-performance 20-bit DSP handles rendering processes such as gamma and detail-enhancement functions with uncommon precision

Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)

The DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights in scenes that involve wildly varying contrast levels (such as indoor vs. outdoor elements in the same frame). DRS estimates a gamma curve and knee slope to match the contrast of each pixel and applies them in real time, producing excellent gradation for each shade and minimizing blocked shadows and blown highlights

Seven-Mode Gamma for Rich Gradation

Drawing upon the technology of the high-end VariCam line, the HPX250 features gamma functions for seven shooting scenarios, including two cinema modes: HD NORM (for standard HD recording), LOW (flattens out a high-contrast scene); SD NORM (for standard SD recording); HIGH (softens contrast and expands the tone of dark parts, making an image brighter); B.PRESS (sharpens the contrast compared to LOW); CINE-LIKE D (prioritizes dynamic range); and CINE-LIKE V (prioritizes contrast)

Other Camera Image Settings

The camera's shutter speed is variable from 1/6 to 1/2000 second, plus there's a Synchro Scan function. As with gamma, matrix setting includes a Cine-Like mode. H & V detail levels are adjustable, as are detail coring and skin-tone detail. That's not all: chroma level, chroma phase, color temperature, and master pedestal are all adjustable as well. The camera offers four settings for knee point: Auto, Low, Mid, and High

Focus Assist Function

A convenient Focus Assist button expands the center of the LCD screen, allowing you to check for correct focus quickly & easily. A Focus Bar that indicates the focus level can be displayed on the LCD

Scene File / User File

The HPX250 features a dial for "Set Scene," which allows you to choose an appropriate matrix of settings instantaneously. You can modified the six preset files if you'd like, one set of which can be stored internally in the camcorder, and four more can be stored on an SD memory card

Three-Position Gain Selector + Super Gain

The three-position Gain Selector contains Low, Medium, and High settings. To each setting you can assign gain value of 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +15, and +18 dB. Also, there are Super Gain settings of +24 and +30 dB

Simplified Waveform & Vectorscope

The AJ-HPX250 has waveform and vectorscope display functions for analyzing a captured video signal on the LCD

Five User Buttons

A total of five user buttons can be set to trigger any selection of 18 different camera functions

Full-Pixel, Full-Sample AVC-Intra Recording (10-Bit, 4:2:2)

The HPX250 is the first handheld camcorder to offer 10-bit AVC-Intra recording (at both 100 and 50 Mb/s). Based on highly advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, this codec employs intra-frame compression, which results high image quality – especially in the edit suite, where inter-frame codecs can start to break down. Both AVC-Intra 100 and 50 modes are offered – as is DVCPRO HD, for compatibility with that very popular format. For 1080i/p, AVC-Intra 100 uses full-pixel 1920 x 1080 frames, with 10-bit quantization (4:2:2). The very bit-efficient AVC-Intra 50 codec records 1440 x 1080 video at 10-bit, 4:2:0

Native Recording & Pulldown Modes with PAL/NTSC Support

For cinematic 24-frame-per-second projects, the HPX250 supports 1080p recording at 23.98 fps (29.97 fps is also possible). For PAL regions, the camcorder is capable of recording at 1080/25pN and 720/25pN. The camcorder also records natively (without pulldown) in 720p modes, which results in recording efficiency that allows you to record for 2 to 2.5 times the duration allowed by pulldown recording. In pulldown mode with the DVCPRO HD codec, the camera applies a 2:3 pulldown to 23.98p, and a 2:2 pulldown to 29.97p, to record 1080/59.94i or 720/59.94p and 1080/25p over 50i or 720/25p over 50p. With 2:3:3:2 advanced pulldown, the 23.98pA mode is supported, allowing editing on many NLE systems with little image degradation. The camcorder also features a 59.94/50 Hz selector for worldwide compatibility and SD image acquisition with either 480 or 576 lines and aspect ratio conversion (select Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze). This is an internationally compatible camcorder that can fit seamlessly into almost any production workflow

High-Quality 4-Channel Audio

The AG-APX250 records high-quality 16-bit audio on all four channels. Freely select the audio source for each channel, choosing from built-in mic, external mic, and line in. Adjust the volume level for each channel

Dual P2 Memory Card Slots

P2 cards offer capacities of up to 64GB, and the HPX250's dual P2 memory card slots enable extended continuously recording times and Hot-Swap recording.

MXF File-Based Recording

File-based recording enables data transfers that are much faster than real time. Filed recorded to the HPX250's P2 cards have MXF wrappers, which are compatible with all major nonlinear editing systems. File-based recording to memory cards allows for high-speed starts, recording starts with no need for cueing, and protection against accidental data overwriting

Variable Frame Rates, Even in 1080p

Like the popular VariCam line of professional camcorders, the HPX250 features variable frame rate (VFR) "overcranked" and "undercranked" recording to at wide variety of frame rates (see Specifications for details). The result is cinematic slow-motion and quick-motion effects of the type used widely in TV commercials and cinematic productions

Clip Thumbnail Display & Clip Editing

Recorded clips are automatically allocated a thumbnail image and metadata. This lets you display a visual representation of the clip on the LCD, delete clips, and confirm or edit metadata (using the built-in Software Keyboard function). You can delete the last clip with a single touch, also with a single button press, and check the beginning and ending of the most recently recorded clip

Shot Market & Text Memo

Clips can be marked during or after recording. When mounted to a PC using the downloadable P2 Viewer Windows application, the user can view only marked clips if desires. Text memos can be posted to any scene of a clip (up to 100 in all) for a digital version of "sticky" notes

One-Clip Rec Mode

Record up to 99 cuts as a single file in One-Clip Rec mode. A text memo is automatically attached at each start-record point, making it easy to find desired cuts within the clip once you're in the edit suite working with a single, unified file

Other Recording Modes

Loop Rec repeatedly re-records a particular recurring time slot, always maintaining a recording of the most recent period. Pre-Rec continuously stores in standby mode up to 3 seconds of HD video (or 7 seconds of SD), and this pre-record cache is only recorded to the P2 card once you press Record. This helps you get the shot every time, even if you "miss" the crucial moment by a couple seconds. Interval Rec gives you automatic intermittent recording based on a set interval and recording time. One-Shot Rec captures a single frame – useful for animations. Time Stamp appends the date and time onto recorded images, which is a crucial feature for evidential images

Multi-Camera Synchronization

The AG-HPX250 features every capability you'd want for synchronizing more than one camera for multi-camera shoots: SMPTE time code generator/reader, time code input and output, and genlock input

Video Outputs: SDI, HDMI & More

SDI output in HD and SD allows camera-through output during HD/SD recording, or outputs high-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 images for playback of AVC-Intra footage. As you'd expect, SDI output includes embedded audio and supports Record Stop/Start linked backup recording with a Panasonic recorder equipped with HD-SDI input. When outputting SD-SDI down-converted from an HD source, Aspect Ratio Conversion mode can also be selected. In addition, the HPX250 gives you HDMI output for live monitoring and for playback on compatible HDTV screens, as well as SD composite output that downconverts recorded HD files

Other Interfaces

Both "host" and "device" USB 2.0 connections are included on the HPX250, so you can offload data to a laptop or P2 deck or directly to and from a hard drive. On the LCD monitor, you can even view thumbnails of P2 files saved to the external hard drive. In addition, the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port enables you to input or output a DVCPRO (including DVCPRO HD) or DV stream. There's a camera remote input for controlling focus, iris, zoom, and REC stop/start, and two-channel XLR audio mic/line inputs supporting 48V phantom power

Stylishly Designed for Mobility

The compact, stylish HPX250 has a similar form factor to the popular HVX200, but the handle grip and LCD position are shifted forward to effect and overall better weight balance for the camcorder, improving the visibility of the screen and enabling you to shoot comfortably for longer periods of time. The HPX250 chassis is composed of die-cast magnesium alloy for rugged durability

High-Resolution, High-Brightness Color Viewfinder & LCD

The AG-HPX250's color electronic viewfinder uses a 0.45", 1,226,000-dot equivalent (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) display panel. It delivers bright, detailed, high-res images and a high response speed. The camcorder's 3.45" LCD monitor has is an approximately 921,000-dot (1920 x 480) high-resolution panel

Low-Angle Shots

On the upper part of the handle grip you'll find both the Rec Start/Stop button and a lens zoom speed control (three speed levels). This assures easy, comfortable shooting at low angles

LCD Monitor Mirror Mode

The LCD monitor's mirror mode is extremely convenient for shooting interviews

Workflow Versatility

The Panasonic P2 family includes many decks and mobile storage units, providing a wealth of options for offloading, field editing, and cutting back in the edit room. In addition, the file-based nature of the HPX250's acquisition enables recorded video to be integrated into IT-based infrastructure, for unlimited options for sharing and distributing P2 content

White Balance Functions

The camera features two values (A/B) for white balance memory and one preset value. There's also an ATW (auto tracing white balance) function

Zebra

Select any two zebra levels from 50% to 100% (in 1% steps)

Y-GET Brightness Check

The camera's Y-GET function measures the brightness at the screen center and displays precise numerical data

Tally Lamps

Tally lamps are provided on the front and rear of the HPX250

Panasonic AG-HPX250 Specs

Image Device3x 1/3-type progressive 2.2 Mp CMOS
Prism color separation
Lens22x optical zoom
2x, 5x, 10x digital zoom
3.9-86mm (28-616mm 35mm equivalent)
f/1.6-3.2
18 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.)Approx. 3.3' (1 m)
Filter Diameter72mm
Horizontal ResolutionNot specified by manufacturer
Sensitivity59.94 Hz mode (at 2000 lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection): F7 (1080i59.94, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE2), F10 (1080i59.94, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
50 Hz mode (at 2000 lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection): F8 (1080i50, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE2), F11 (1080i50, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
Minimum Illumination0.2 lux (f/1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 second, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
Vertical SmearNot specified by manufacturer
Signal SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-in FiltersND filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor3.45" (87.63mm) color LCD monitor with approx. 921K dots (16:9)
Viewfinder0.45" (11.43mm) color LCoS monitor with approx. 1226K dots (16:9)
Scan MatchingNot specified by manufacturer
Memory Card Slot2x P2 slots
Shutter Speed60i/60p mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
30p mode: 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
24p mode: 1/24, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
50i/50p mode: 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
25p mode: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
Slow Shutter60i/60p mode: 1/15, 1/30 second
30p mode: 1/7.5, 1/15 second
24p mode: 1/6, 1/12 second
50i/50p mode: 1/12.5, 1/25 second
25p mode: 1/6.25, 1/12.5 second
Synchro Scan Shutter60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 second
30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 second
24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 second
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 second
25p mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 second
Shutter Opening Angle3-359.5° in 0.5° increments
Variable Frame Rate59.94 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30 fps, 17 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps, 25 step

50 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25 fps, 14 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/50 fps, 25 step
Gain Selection0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 db (+24 db, +30 db: USER SW allocation only)
Recording MediaP2 card
Recording FormatsAVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV
Maximum Recording Time(With 1x 64 GB P2 card)
AVC-Intra 100, DVCPRO HD: 64 minutes
AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO50: 128 minutes
DVCPRO, DV: 256 minutes
Signal-to-Noise RatioNot specified by manufacturer
Video Signals1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p, 480/23.98pA, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
Sampling FrequencyAVC-Intra 100, DVCPRO HD:
Y: 74.1758 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)
Y: 74.2500 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)

DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, Pb/Pr: 6.75 MHz
DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, Pb/Pr: 3.375 MHz
QuantizationAVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50: 10-bit
DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV: 8-bit
Video CompressionAVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Intra profile
DVCPRO HD: DV-based compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO50, DVCPRO: DV-based compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV compression (IEC 61834-2)
Audio SignalAVC-Intra 100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50: 48 kHz, 16-bit, 4-channel
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2/4-channel switchable
Speaker1x 20mm diameter
Video OutputsComposite: 1x pin jack, 1.0V [p-p], 75 ohm
SDI: 1x BNC, 0.8V [p-p], 75 ohm, HD/SD switching via menu, 10-bit 4:2:2 throughout
HDMI: 1x HDMI Type A
Audio I/OInput:
2x XLR 3-pin (input 1, input 2)
Line/Mic/+48V switchable
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 dBu / -50 dBu / -60 dBu switching via menu
Built-in Mic In supports stereo microphones

Output:
2x pin jack (channel 1 / channel 2), 316mV, 600 ohm output
1x 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack for headphones
Other I/OGenlock In: 1x BNC, 1.0V [p-p], 75 ohm
Time Code In/Out: 1x BNC (In: 0.5V [p-p] to 8V [p-p], 10 k-ohm; Out: Low-impedance, 2.0±0.5V [p-p])
Camera Remote: 1x 2.5mm diameter super mini jack (zoom, shutter speed); 1x 3.5mm diameter mini jack (focus, iris)
IEEE 1394: 1x 6-pin, digital input/output
USB 2.0 (Device): 1x Type Mini B, 4-pin USB 2.0
USB 2.0 (Host): 1x Type A, 4-pin USB 2.0
Power Requirements7.2V DC via battery
7.9V DC via AC adapter
Power Consumption15.0W with monitor in use
Operating Temperature0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Dimensions7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (180 x 195 x 438mm)
WeightApprox. 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) excluding battery and accessories
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.5 x 14.8 x 12.5"

Panasonic AG-HPX250 Reviews

Great Camera!!

By Gary
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-03

I've owned this for roughly a month. I am enjoying it and the foot age looks a lot better than my HVX-200a. Some of the menus are a little difficult to navigate. Otherwise a great camera.

Complex Camera

By Mike
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-03-06

Great shooting, high quality results. Gives you all the options with full control of video and audio quality, iris, shutter speed, focal length, and several convenient areas to control zoom. Great disk storage capability. My only complaint is that there should be a less expensive alternative method for the casual videographer to download P2 disks.

Great Camera for Price

By BitterJester
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-10-01

As with many, upgraded from the DVX to the HVX and now the HPX250. Been using it for a year. Beautiful image. Lowlight is very good. 50mb and 100mb option gives you flexibility. Amazing zoom (with the caveat that f3.6 is a big change from f1.8 so you need to keep that in mind). For filming live events, documentary, and run-and-gun, this is your friend. A great compliment as a second camera to a c300 or Af100 type camera when you don't want to be fighting low depth-of-field. Only 4 stars cause the zebra is different from the HVX and I'm not a fan, but we work around it. I would suspect we'll still be using this camera in 3-4 years for web projects, even as the broadcast world starts to move to 4k.

A Giant Step Forward

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-18

I bought a DVX-100 in 2002, and an HVX-200 in 2007, so I have watched this line of cameras evolve from prosumer to fully professional. This camcorder has all the features I have been praying for: Timecode in and out, SDI and HDMI outputs, 1080p recording, the AVC-Intra codec, and an improved zoom lens. I am a documentary and concert videographer, so I mainly use my cameras at fairly close range, but the extra focal length on this camera comes in quite handy. And, most amazing of all, it's still a very user-friendly camera, easy to handle, well-balanced and not too heavy.

Great camcorder

By Michael P.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-02

Finally, a true iris ring. Great image quality. Big step-up from the HVX-200a.

Amazing Image Quality at Low Price

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-20

We recently purchased the HPX250 to replace our HPX170. The 20x optical has changed everything coming from a 13x. Not to mention that the native 1080p picture with the CMOS chip have amazing color. We now think that we will not have a need to purchase the HPX 370 since this camera also gets a nice depth of field with the new optics. I would defiantly recommend this camera to anyone. You get a lot for your money.

BEST ON THE MARKET

By TJ
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-15

LIGHT, GREAT PRICE, AWESOME PRODUCT

Great camera.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-04-01

We bought two of these for iMag at church, replacing older non-SDI cameras. So far, they've worked great. Lens reach is nice and long, colors are accurate, and its easy to use. I was worried about sensor size, but it seems that fear was unjustified, as a well lit speaker in a darkened room doesn't really qualify as a 'low light' situation. That said, performance is on par with many 1/2 sensors.

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Is this a 4k camera? I'm looking for a good 4k camera, and was hoping this one is 4k. I'm applying for a graduate certificate in documentary film, and want a good camera to learn with as I take the course.
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Is there a way to desaturate the image on this camera? I'd like to go black and white if possible, maybe through a scene file?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Does this camera take mini p2 cards?
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Thinking of picking this one up but am wondering the difference between this one and the Panasonic AG-HPX255. Can anyone explain? Thanks.
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Wonder to know the sd slot on HPX250 is for what use?
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