Introducing the AJ-PX800; a new 2/3-inch; three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds; the PX800 is the industry's lightest camcorder in its class. Delivering the trifecta of low weight; low power consumption and affordability; the PX800 is ideal for virtually all broadcasting needs as well as sports or live events. Built-in network functions support wired LAN; wireless LAN and 4G/LTE connections; enabling on-site preview; streaming and uploading data to a server quickly and easily at low cost with a PC/Mac; tablet or smartphone; or users can connect to the camera via WiFi to control; add or edit metadata; view proxies; or watch live streaming for logging or monitoring.
Panasonic's multi-codec AVC-ULTRA offers master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit; 4:2:2 recording in full raster HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange; its high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats; enabling fast; efficient offline editing; at bit rates from 6 megabits down to 800 kilobits per second.
The PX800 records in AVC-LongG to provide on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. The camera offers three AVC-LongG bit rates: AVC-LongG50/25 providing10 bit/4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 50/25 Mbps; and the more economical AVC-LongG12; which is optimized for field wireless workflows.
The PX800's compact body provides superb mobility; along with low power consumption of 22W. The 2.2 megapixel 2/3 type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x1080) resolution; F12 (59.94 Hz) or F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and low noise with an S/N of 62 dB (with DNR ON). It also achieves rich gradation and vibrant color reproduction. The shoulder-type design allows the use of a variety of interchangeable B4 mount 2/3-inch lenses.
The PX800 can record in AVC-Intra100/50 (1080/60i; 50i; 30p; 25p; 24p and 720/60p;50p; 30p; 25p; 24p); DVCPRO HD; DVCPRO50; DVCPRO and DV; and is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use. The camcorder will be equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance; Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting; a highly accurate flash band detection and compensation algorithm that minimizes this effect; and a 12 + 3 skin tone Axis Matrix Control. The PX800 delivers seven-mode gamma selection and extensive digital image settings; there are two P2 card slots (microP2 cards can be used with an adaptor) and an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording.
Professional interfaces include MON out (can be set to output HD-SDI); HDMI out; HD/SD-SDI in/out; genlock in for multi-camera operation; timecode in/out; USB 2.0 (Host and Device) and a two-channel UniSlot compatible wireless receiver.
Innovative features include a smart user interface that permits accessibility to the camera's extensive functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera; an (optional) 16:9; 3.45-inch; 920;000-dot resolution LCD color viewfinder; which doubles as a LCD monitor when open; a simplified waveform and vectorscope; a 10-pin remote terminal enabling remote camera operation; and an optional camera studio system.
Audio capabilities include two XLR audio inputs; and recording up to four channels of 48kHz; 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra formats (16-bit in AVC-LongG; DVCPRO HD; DVCPRO and DV).
Standard features include Scan Reverse for use with a cinema lens adaptor; Digital Zoom function for 2x; 3x and 4x magnification; Presettable Shutter Speed from 1/12 to 1/2000 sec plus fully variable Synchro Scan; and a four-position (CLEAR; 1/4 ND; 1/16 ND; 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel.