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

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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-PX5000 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.

Camera

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.

Audio

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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic AJ-PX5000 specs

    Imaging
    Image Sensor 3-Chip 2/3" MOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution 2.2 x
    Horizontal Resolution (TV Lines) 1000 TV Lines or More
    Gain -3 to 30 dB (Native)
    -6 to 34 dB (Expanded)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 62 dB
    Minimum Illumination 0.0004 lux
    Camera
    Lens Mount B4 Mount
    Shutter Speed 1/1/24 to 1/1/7200 sec
    Shutter Angle 3 to 360
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Recording Media 2 x P2 Card Slots
    2 x microP2 Card Slots
    Recording
    Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
    Recording Modes AVC-LongG:
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (12 to 50 Mb/s) 
    AVC-Intra:
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 to 100 Mb/s) 
    DVCPRO:
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
    Interfaces
    Video Connectors 1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Input
    2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
    1 x BNC (Composite) Output
    1 x HDMI Input
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    1 x 5-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    2 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x BNC Genlock 
    1 x BNC Timecode Input
    1 x BNC Timecode Output
    1 x 10-Pin RCU Control 
    1 x 12-Pin Lens Control 
    1 x 20-Pin Monitor Output
    1 x RJ45 LAN 
    1 x USB Type-B 
    2 x USB Type-A 
    1 x 25-Pin D-sub Wireless Receiver 
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.45"
    Screen Resolution 920,000 Dots
    Power
    Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR (11 to 17 VDC) Input
    1 x 4-Pin XLR (11 to 17 VDC up to1.5 A) Output
    1 x 2-Pin Light (11 to 17 VDC up to4.5 A) Output
    Power Consumption 29 W
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 10 to 85%
    General
    Dimensions 5.8 x 10.5 x 13.5" / 147 x 267 x 342 mm
    Weight 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg

    Panasonic AJ-PX5000 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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