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3-MOS P2 Hand-held Camcorder | AG-HPX255


Item# AG-HPX255
1/3 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS P2 Hand-held Camcorder with Remote Terminal for Studio Integration.
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The AG-HPX255 P2 hand-held camcorder; like its sister model; the AG-HPX250; offers advanced high-performance features including a high-sensitivity 1/3” 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS image sensor; (Ultra Luminance Technology (U.L.T.); and an AVC-Intra codec to enable high-quality recording of Full-HD (1920 x 1080); 10 bit; 4:2:2 full sample images

And exclusive to the HPX255 is a remote terminal that makes it compatible with Panasonic’s AG-EC4 Paint Box remote control. This optional remote control unit has the ability to control virtually all menu; set-up and gamma functions that can be accessed directly through the camcorder’s on-board menu; including shutter; iris; gain; filter positions and detail. The optional EC4 comes with a 10 meter BNC cable that will output the menu onto a monitor. This combines with Genlock input; TC input and output; and HD SDI output to allow multi-camera operation that includes camera control.

Weighing 5.5 pounds; the AG-HPX255 offers a 22X zoom lens for a wide 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent) with 3 independent adjustable rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris); which allows it to cover most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens. The 22X lens also features an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) function that ensures stable images during shooting. Additional advanced focusing functions; including Focus in Red and Expand.

The AG-HPX255 offers variable frame rate (VFR) capability in 1080p from 1fps to 30fps (17 steps) as well as 720p from fps to 60fps (25 steps) at 60Hz for undercranking/overcranking to create fast or slow-motion effects. This allows the HPX255 to offer a level of performance that approaches shoulder-type P2 models; while providing easy operation for image production and broadcasting use.

• 10-bit; 4:2:2; full-resolution; independent-frame; AVC-Intra 100
• 1/3 2.2M 3MOS imager U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology)
• 22X wide HD fixed lens
• Mechanical zoom; 3 rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris)
• HD/SD formats; frame rates; Variable Frame Rates (720p/1080p)
• Professional input/outputs; including Genlock; timecode; HDSDI; HDMI
• Easy Operation with 4 user buttons
• Digital Zoom (2X/5X/10X)
• Flash Band Compensation (FBC)
• Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
• Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader
• 4-position ND optical filter controls
• Auto focus with face detection; white balance; mode display; zebra display; color bar; tally lamps; slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions
• Widescreen LCOS color viewfinder and LCD color flip-out monitor
• Two P2 card slots
• Power consumption of only 15 watts
• Turbo-speed one-push auto-focus
• Seven-mode selectable gamma; such as cine-like mode; for rich gradation
• Scene file; user buttons; and waveform/vectorscope display functions
• The one-clip recording function records multiple cuts in a single clip
• Pre-rec; loop rec; one-shot rec and interval rec capability
• Text memos and shot markers can be added
• Extended warranty options are available. Visit the Panasonic Asset Support System (PASS) website for more information.
• Support for the optional proxy recorder (FOCUS FS-P250) for proxy recording and wireless connection1
• USB 2.0 (Host/Device) and IEEE 1394a (AVC)2 interface

1. Optional FOCUS FS-P250 (coming soon) and optional AJ-WM30 are required
2. IEEE 1394a input/output are not available for AVC-Intra codec files"

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