The AJ-HPX3100 is Panasonic's most compact; lightweight 2/3" P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder ever. Featuring three 2/3" high density 2.2 million pixel CCDs; the HPX3100 acquires full-raster 1920 x 1080 resolution imaging with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling using the advanced AVC-Intra codec. Offering a new compact size (similar to the AG-HPX370) for added mobility; the two P2 slot camcorder records in multiple worldwide formats; in HD in AVC-Intra and in DVCPRO HD at 1080 in 24p; 25p; 30p; 50i and 60i; and in SD (480i/586i) in DVCPRO50; DVCPRO and DV. AVC-Intra; the industry's most advanced compression technology; is a professional intra-frame video codec with bit rates of 50 and 100Mbps; utilizing the High-10 and High-422 profiles of H.264 respectively. AVC-Intra provides high-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality; and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate; thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card.
Designed for scripted programming; documentary; nature; cinema and commercial production; the master-quality HPX3100 offers new features including 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra 100/50; wireless metadata input capability via wireless LAN; and a high-quality proxy recording (option). The HPX3100 is equipped with six advanced gamma settings; including Film-Rec 600% mode (made popular by the VariCam); film-like shutter controls; and intuitive film camera-like operation. It also features a built-in reverse scan that allows unique setups such as mounting the camera upside down or usage of an ultra prime lens or an anamorphic lens adapter to create a 2.35:1 aspect image.