Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots

Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots

Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots

B&H # PAAJPX5000G MFR # AJ-PX5000G
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Product Highlights

  • 2/3" 2.2MP MOS Image Sensor
  • Full-HD Resolution of 1920 x 1080
  • Built-In P2, microP2 & SD Card Slots
  • NTSC & PAL Compatible Frame Rates
  • Flip Out 3.45" LCD Screen
  • Pre-Recording & Loop Recording
  • AVC-ULTRA Recording/Dual Codec Recording
  • Image Control & Camera Tools
  • 3G-SDI Input/Output &Wireless Slot
  • Wired LAN Remote Connector & USB 3 Port
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Panasonic AJ-PX5000G overview

  • 1Description

The Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots is a full sized ENG style HD camcorder with an interchangeable lens system that captures Full HD video to P2 or micro P2 media cards. The camera records HD Video in either NTSC or PAL compatible frame rates, to the AVC-Ultra family of codecs. In addition to the two microP2 slots and two standard P2 card slots, the camcorder incorporates an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording. The camera body incorporates a 3.45" flip out LCD screen and can accept optional B&W or Color Viewfinders.

The camera is well suited to capture breaking news as it records approximately 8 seconds of video in standby mode, so you can record about 8 seconds of video before pressing the record button. For long developing news situations, you can record in loop mode, letting the camera record to your data cards and then start recording over allocated space on the cards. It records using codecs that include AVC-Intra and 10-bit AVC-LongG50/25 and supports Dual Codec recording with the Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Incorporated image control tools include: CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation) when using a CAC compatible lens, DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch and a choice of 7 Gamma selections. The camera features digital zoom, an electronic shutter, two rotating optical filters, focus assist, Zebra, Y-Get, a simplified Waveform and Vectorscope display, and five user assignable function buttons. The camera features 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, allowing you to pass feeds from and to other cameras, and a slot for optional two channels wireless receivers. A wired network port allows you to remotely control the camera using an optional studio remote panel. The built-in USB 3.0 port allows high-speed file copying to compatible storage media of 2TB or less directly from the camera without requiring a computer.

Note: Dual Codec recording is an optional function.


The camcorder features a 2/3" lens mount that allows you to use a interchangeable lenses. No lens is included with the camera.
The built-in 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) color LCD serves as a monitor when shooting, displays menus, and provides Waveform and Vectorscope displays. After recording, clips selected from clip and thumbnail displays can be played or deleted (single or multiple clips). In addition to VTR-like pause, fast-forward, and rewind functions, multiple clips can be consecutively played in any desired sequence for transmitting data from the shooting location.
Optional color and black & white viewfinders are available for this camera.
The camcorder records at interlaced compatible frame rates, allowing your video to play back on progressive and interlaced HD video systems, as well as be easily converted to play back on SD video systems.
2.2MP, 2/3-type MOS image sensor achieves F12 (at 59.94 Hz) or F13 (at 50 Hz) sensitivity and 60 dB signal-to-noise ratio.
The camera supports two full sized P2 cards and two microP2 sized cards, providing you the flexibility to use your P2 cards or if you wish, migrate to the microP2 format.
AVC-LongG50/25 and AVC-Intra100/50 codecs provided as standard features. AVC-LongG50/25 codecs achieve 10 bit/4:2:2 image quality at a data rate of approximately 50/25 Mb/s.
The camera supports 23.98, 29.97, 59.94 frame rates, as well as 50p, 50i, and 25p.
The frame rates of 23.98, 25, and 29.97 can be recorded as native frame rates, or as a pulldown recording which interpolates the data as a 60/50i recording.
You can select to record 23.98 (24) fps with a 24PA (pulldown advanced) recording scheme, which alters the 3:2 pulldown sequence from 3:2:3:2 to 3:2:2:3 field order, which makes it less computing intensive to convert the pulldown sequence to a native 23.98 (24) fps sequence for editing. Please note that the 24PA pulldown sequence can result in jumpy looking images during normal playback and require that your footage be imported into your NLE correctly for viewing/editing.
Simultaneous recording to two media cards creates an instant backup of your recording.
The camera is capable of recording and playing 1080/59.94p and 1080/50p progressive images (AVC-Intra100 and AVC-LongG25 modes).
While recording with the AVC-Intra100 or LongG50/25 codec, you can simultaneously record with the AVC-LongG6 low-bit-rate, HD codec.
The 3G-SDI input and outputs allow you to daisy chain your camera with other cameras to share a single feed, useful when shooting press conferences that is providing a single feed.
3G-SDI output #1 supports 3 Gbps, providing 1080/60p and 50p progressive full frame image output. It allows Rec Start/Stop linked backup recording with an optional Panasonic recorder equipped with SDI input.
3G-SDI output #2 is separate from output #1 and supports HD-SDI or down-converted SD-SDI.
The aspect ratio can be selected from among Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze mode when down-converting and outputting from SDI OUT1/SDI OUT2 terminals.
The HDMI connector allows digital A/V output to a wide range of devices with both professional and consumer specifications.


The camera does not include a microphone, but accepts a variety of optional, compatible, professional mics with a 3-pin XLR connector using an optional 3-pin XLR cable.
The AJ-PX5000G offers 4-channel audio in all recording modes. Each channel input can be selected from FRONT (mic), REAR (line) and WL (wireless). The level volume control also supports 4 channels. The large audio dials (4 channel) feature a push lock function.
The Audio Input level adjustment (front) can be switched ON/OFF and allocated to desired channels.
The AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG modes support 24 bit digital audio recording.

Camera Functions

Built-in ND filters (Off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND)
Zebra: Select any two levels from among 0% to 109%, in 1% steps. A mode also allows two patterns to be overlaid and displayed.
Y-GET: Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data.
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) provides a wider dynamic range with minimal blown highlights and blocked shadows.
Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function works with a CAC-compatible lens.
Focus Assist: Features Focus in Red, Expand, and Focus Bar display functions. Focus in Red and Expand can be allocated to User buttons for one-touch control.
Shockless White Balance: A smooth transition occurs when switching White Balance modes. This is effective, for example, when moving from outdoors to indoors.
WFM: Simplified Waveform and Vectorscope display.
Five user assignable buttons on the camera body allow you to quickly access your most used functions.
The USB port supports USB 3.0 as a host, and USB 2.0 as either a host or device. You can connect an optional (AJ-WM30) wireless module that allows wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 standard) connection for tablet or smartphones linking.
Setup Files: Eight camera setup data files (including four scene files) can be saved on an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.

Camera Interface Connectors

The camera features a built-in Timecode generator/reader, and a Timecode in and Timecode out connector.
The Genlock connector allows you to sync this camera with other optional cameras for multi-camera shoots.
The UniSlot is compatible with available 2 channel wireless receivers.
The XLR audio input supports 2 channel mic/line inputs providing +48V phantom power supply.
Back tally, rear tally equipped. ON/OFF switchable.
The camera is equipped with earphone terminals (stereo mini-jack) and speaker.
An optional network function allows previewing, streaming, and metadata editing of proxy images with a PC or Mac.
Lens Files: Stores settings for interchangeable lenses. Eight files can be stored in the camera unit, and 64 (8 x 8) files can be saved on an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.
Built-in GPS function enables positioning data to be saved onto recorded files as metadata.
Built-in CC filters (3200 / 4300 / 5600 / 6300 K).
Production support with Scan Reverse and 7-mode Gamma.
USB 3.0 (Host) for high-speed copying to an external HDD.
One-clip recording function records multiple cuts in a single clip.
Loop rec, pre-rec, interval rec, and one-shot rec capability.
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Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots
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    • 1Description

    Panasonic AJ-PX5000G specs

    Image Sensor 2/3" 3-Chip MOS sensor
    Resolution 2.2 MP
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution (Video) Full-HD 1920 x 1080
    Lens Mount 2/3" type bayonet
    Filter CC
    A: 3200K
    B: 4300K
    C: 5600K
    D: 6300K

    1: clear
    2: 1/4
    3: 1/16
    4: 1/64
    Gain Normal
    -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 dB

    High Sens
    -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 dB

    Digital Super Gain
    Selectable - 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 28, 34 dB
    Shutter Speed 59.94 Hz
    60i/60p mode: 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1200 second, HALF
    30p mode: 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second, HALF
    24p mode: 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second, HALF, 180.0°, 172.8°, 144.0°, 120.0°, 90.0°, 45°

    50 Hz
    50i/50p mode: 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second, HALF
    25p mode: 1/60 sec, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1,1000, 1/2000 second, HALF, 180.0°, 172.8°, 144.0°, 120.0°, 90.0°, 45°

    Note: 24p,25p, and 29.97p/30p mode are scheduled for June 2014
    Synchro Scan Shutter 59.94i/p
    1/60.1 sec. to 1/7200 second

    1/50.1 sec. to 1/6000 second

    1/30.1 sec. to 1/3600 second

    1/24.1 sec. to 1/2880 second

    1/25.1 sec. to 1/3000 second

    Note: 24p,25p, and 29.97p/30p mode are scheduled for June 2014
    Shutter Opening Angle 3 to 359.5° in 0.5° steps
    Sensitivity Normal
    F9: 2000 Lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080i 59.94
    F10: 2000 Lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080i 50

    High Sens
    F12: 2000 Lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080i 59.94
    F13: 2000 Lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080i 50
    Minimum Subject Illumination Approx. 0.0004 lx (F1.4, +42 dB (S. GAIN), + 34 dB (DS. GAIN))
    S/N Ratio (Video) 62 dB (standard)
    Horizontal Resolution 1000 TVL
    Memory Card Recorder
    Media Card Slots 2 x P2
    2 x microP2
    System Format 1080i/p 59.94/50
    1080 23.98PsF
    720p 59.94/50
    Video Recording Format • AVC-Intra200 (optional firmware upgrade)
    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25
    • AVC-Intra100
    • AVC-Intra50
    • AVC-LongG12
    • DVCPRO50
    • DVCPRO
    • DV
    Recording Video Signals 1080i/p 59.94/50
    1080p/N 29.97/25/23.98
    720p 59.94/50
    720p/N 29.97/25/23.98
    576i 50
    480i 59.94
    Digital Video Recorder
    Sampling Frequency Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50Hz)
    • AVC-Intra200 (optional firmware upgrade)
    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25
    • AVC-Intra100
    • AVC-Intra50
    • AVC-LongG12

    Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
    • DVCPRO50

    Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
    • DVCPRO
    • DV
    Quantizing 10-bit
    • AVC-Intra200 (optional firmware upgrade)
    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25
    • AVC-Intra100
    • AVC-Intra50

    • AVC-LongG12
    • DVCPRO50
    • DVCPRO
    • DV
    Video Compression MPEG-4 AVCH/H.264 Intra Profile
    • AVC-Intra200 (optional firmware upgrade)
    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25
    • AVC-Intra100

    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25
    • AVC-LongG12

    DV-Based Compression
    • DVCPRO50
    • DVPRO
    • DV
    Digital Audio
    Audio Signal Recording Format 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH:
    • AVC-Intra200 (optional firmware upgrade)
    • AVC-LongG50
    • AVC-LongG25

    48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH and 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH
    • AVC-Intra100
    • AVC-Intra50

    48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH
    • AVC-LongG12
    • DVCPRO50
    • DVCPRO
    • DV
    Headroom 18/20 dB (switchable in the menu)
    Video Compression Format MPEG4: Simple Profile
    H.264/AVC: Baseline Profile
    H.264/AVC: High Profile
    Audio Compression Format AAC-LC
    Linear PCM
    Recording Time 1GB
    • SHQ 2CH MOV: approx. 25 min
    • HQ 4CH MOV: approx. 72 min
    • HQ 2CH MOV: approx. 78 min
    • LOW 2CH MOV: approx. 135 min STD 2CH MP4 Approx. 78 min, AVC-G6 2CH MOV Approx. 13 min
    Camera Unit
    Input / Output SDI Input
    1 x BNC
    • HD-SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
    • SD-SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω

    SDI Output 1
    • HD-SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
    • SD-SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω

    SDI Output 2
    • HD-SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
    • SD-SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω

    Video Out
    1 x BNC
    • Composite: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω

    HDMI Input
    1 x HDMI (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)

    Audio Input (CH1/CH2) Line/Mic/Mic+48: 2 x XLR 3-pin audio inputs
    • LINE: 4 dBu (−3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu)
    • MIC: −60 dBu (−60 dBu/−50 dBu selectable menu)
    • LINE: MIC+48V: Phantom +48 V supported, −60 dBu (−60 dBu/−50 dBu selectable menu)

    Microphone: 1 x XLR 5-pin
    • Phantom +48 V (selectable menu)
    • −40 dBu (−50 dBu/−40 dBu (selectable menu)

    Wireless Slot
    1 x 25 pin, D-SUB, −40 dBu, 2CH supported

    Audio Output (CH1/CH2)
    Output: 1 x XLR 5-pin equilibrium low impedance 4 dBu (−3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu)
    Headphone: 2 x stereo mini jack
    Speaker: 1 x round 20mm diameter

    Genlock: 1 x BNC 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
    TC IN: 1 x BNC 0.5 V [p-p] - 8 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
    TC Out: 1 x BNC 2.0 ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
    DC In: 1 x XLR 4-pin, 12VDC (Range: 11.0 to 17VDC)
    DC Out: 1 x 4-pin, 12VDC (Range: 11.0 to 17VDC), maximum output current 1.5A
    Remote: 10-pin
    Lens: 12-pin
    VF: 20-pin
    LAN: 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T
    USB 2.0 (device): Type B connector, 4-pin
    USB 2.0 (host): Type A connector 4-pin
    USB 3.0 (host): Type A connector 9-pin
    Light: 1 x 2-pin, 12VDC (Range: 11.0 to 17VDC), maximum output current 4.5A (approx. equivalent to 50 W)
    LCD Display
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Display Size 3.45" / 8.76 cm
    LCD Module 920,000 dots resolution color LCD
    Power Consumption 29 W: body only, 1080/59.94i, AVC-Intra 100 standard recording status, LCD ON
    70 W: with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 10 to 85% (relative)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.8 x 10.5 x 13.5" / 147 x 267 x 342 mm
    Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

    Panasonic AJ-PX5000G reviews

    AJ-PX5000G 2/3" ENG Style Camcorder with P2 & microP2 Media Card Slots is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great picture, but... it's not the easiest of camera's to use. Finding the white balance button takes some getting used to, but it makes a great picture. The configuration takes some getting used to if you're used to using other shoulder mounted cameras. I'm old school, so I like the dual filter/ND wheels. I haven't tried the streaming function. I'm a one man shop, so I have no need for it. Buyer beware. Panasonic is phasing out the P2 media. It also only works with the F-series full size cards, but the micro P2 cards work well too. Bottom line: if you already have a P2 infrastructure, it's not a bad upgrade, if you still want a shoulder mount.
    Date published: 2016-04-02
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