Panasonic HPX-170

The AG-HPX170 is an ultra-mobile P2 HD handheld camcorder featuring full, 4:2:2 independent frame production quality HD and solid-state recording. Based on the AG-HVX200 series, the lighter HPX170 is fully solid state (no DV mechanism), and comes with a host of enhancements including a new 1/3″ progressive 3-CCD imager system, wider Leica Dicomar 13X lens, an HD-SDI interface, metadata input and management.

Detailed Specs:

Manufacturer: Panasonic
Device Inputs: HDMI, VGA, HD/SD-SDI, Thunderbolt,
Device Outputs: HDMI, DVI, HD/SD-SDI, Thunderbolt,
Framerates: 20 variable frame rate steps include: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60
Resolutions: 720p, 1080p, 1080i,

Full Description:

HD/SD-SDI output for serial digital playout or live output of uncompressed audio/video signals

Enhanced metadata management feature saves details, like names or titles, onto the recorded clip

Additional Neutral Density filters, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

20 variable frame rate steps include: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60

Built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope as well as three advanced focus assist functions (2X center zoom, histogram and focus bar display)

Dynamic Range Stretch in 60i/60p HD replaces News Gamma

Enhanced user buttons that allow you to delete the last clip, pre-record, select P2 card slots or go into variable frame rates with the touch of the button

6-pin Firewire with locking connection (no power out)

Dynamic focus ring/manual focus assist (300°/150° rotation) ensures camera reaches the last critical focus point. Iris/focus ring assignment switch enables focus ring to be the iris

10X, 5X, 2X Digital Zoom in 1080/60i mode

Color bars with 1kHz tone

Camera playback format can be changed without going into menus

Time/date stamp burn-in for legal and surveillance work

Improved 3.5-inch LCD screen can also be flipped for use with 35mm adapters

Intuitive design - most cables face the rear to reduce conflicts; audio connections located in the same place

Lightweight (4.2lbs), yet durable construction with magnesium aluminum alloy (same as AG-HVX200 series)

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