Panasonic AJ-HDX900 HD Camcorder

The Panasonic AJ-HDX900 is a professional tape-based DVCPRO HD camera designed for a wide variety of applications, including news, documentary, and dramatic television/cinema.

The 1-megapixel 3CCD system provides pristine images while performing exceptionally well in low-light situations. This professional camcorder has the ability to capture both 1080i and 720p, which means that no project is out of reach.

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The Panasonic AJ-HDX900 is a professional tape-based DVCPRO HD camera designed for a wide variety of applications, including news, documentary, and dramatic television/cinema.

The 1-megapixel 3CCD system provides pristine images while performing exceptionally well in low-light situations. This professional camcorder has the ability to capture both 1080i and 720p, which means that no project is out of reach.

DVCPRO HD Codec

Thanks to a low compression ratio at a bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) along with the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, DVCPRO HD is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts whatsoever, making it ideal for slow-motion capture. The 4:2:2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma edges and is advantageous in image compositing. Sound quality is excellent as well, thanks to uncompressed 16-bit, 4-channel digital audio recording capability.

Professional Camera Features

The camera features almost every conceivable input, including HD-SDI. Serial Digital Interface (SDI) allows users to output and view digital video without any digital to analog conversion. This can be used for both recording and display purposes, providing the highest quality signal possible. The standard 2/3" bayonet mount allows cinematographers to change lenses depending on budget and application.

Advanced Digital Signal Processor

The AG-HDX900's advanced digital signal processor uses 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit inner processing to attain unprecedented accuracy. With performance equivalent to processors used in many higher-end HD cameras, the AG-HDX900 delivers beautiful images in 1080i and 720p video formats.

Filmlike Gamma Curve

Panasonic included a gamma curve that further emulates the gamma look of film, making the camera ideal for dramatic and documentary work.

Digital Super Gain

The camera has the ability to function at incredibly high gain levels without compromising image quality, up to 62 dB.

Signal System 1080/60i, 30p, 24p1080/50i, 25p720/60p, 30p, 24p720/50p, 25p<
Image Device 2/3" 3CCD
Lens None
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 54dB
Horizontal Resolution 700 TV Lines
Sensitivity F10 at 2000 lux
Minimum Illumination 0.032 Lux @ 36dB, 20dB, 6dB
Vertical Smear Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Filters CC: Cross, 3200K, 4300K, 6300K ND: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor No
Viewfinder 20-Pin, B/W, NTSC/PAL Switchable 1
Scan Matching YesDifferent Ranges for Different Record Modes
Memory Card Slot SD Memory Cards for Scene-File Sharing
Shutter Speed Range 1/60 (50Hz), 1/100 (59.94Hz), 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,1/1000, 1/2000 sec and HALF
Gain Selection 0-18dB Range
VTR
Tape Format Not Applicable
Tape Speed 60i: 67.640 mm/s50i: 67.708 mm/s
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time 33 min
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range 85dB
Audio Signal Format 16 bit/48kHz Four Channels
Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
General
Input and Output Connectors Composite: BNC (x1 Output)Component: D4 Terminal (x1 Output)SDI/HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)

FireWire: 6-Pin

DC Power: XLR (x1 Input, x1 Output)

Remote: 10-Pin

Lens: 12-Pin

EVF: 20-Pin

USB 2.0: 4-Pin (Type-B)

Microphone: XLRx2 (x1 Input)

Analog Audio: XLRx2 (x1 Input)

Line Out: Pin Jack

Headphone: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack

Wireless: 25pin D-Sub

Power Requirements 12VDC (11 - 17V)
Power Consumption 36W
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 10.7 x 13" (12.9 x 27.1 x 32.9cm)
Weight Body Only: 9.9 lb (4.5kg)During Operation: 16.7 lb (7.6kg)
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