Panasonic Sets a New Standard for Video Quality in Handheld HD Acquisition

16 September, 2011 by IF

Weighing only 2.5kg, the AG-HPX250EN incorporates high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to acquire native 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Combined with a powerful 22x HD lens that features wide 28mm to 616mm telephoto (35mm equivalent) with 3 independent adjustable rings, the AG-HPX250EN covers most shooting situations without the need for conversion lenses. Also equipped with an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) the lens ensures stable images during shooting.

In addition to AVC-Intra 100/50 recording, the AG-HPX250EN records in DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition recording in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. With variable frame rate (VFR) capability in 1080p up to 25fps as well as 720p up to 50fps for undercranking/overcranking to create fast or slow-motion effects the AG-HPX250EN lets you record in pretty much any frame rate you will need.


For added flexibility the AG-HPX250EN has Genlock/Timecode input for multi-camera operation, as well as an HD-SDI output, an HDMI output, and an IEEE 1394 in/out. The camcorder is equipped with a Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting, a waveform monitor and vector scope display, and two focus assist functions – a picture expanding function and a focus bar.
The P2HD camera offers all the benefits of a faster, file-based P2 HD workflow including virtually instant recording startup, clip thumbnail view for immediate access to video content on all cards, and a host of time-saving recording modes including continuous recording, card slot selection, hot swapping, loop, pre-record (three seconds in HD and seven seconds in SD), one-shot and interval recording.
The AG-HPX250EN will be available in Sept 2011 at select dealers in each state. It is backed by a five-year limited warranty program (1 year + 4 additional years with registration)