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Panasonic AJ-PX230PJ

MicroP2 AVC-Ultra Camcorder

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AJ-PX230PJ

The Panasonic AJ-PX230PJ AVC ULTRA handheld camcorder, providing the quality, image control and much of the functionality of its predecessor, the popular AJ-PX270.

Offering 10-bit, 1080p AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG codecs, extensive video control, a 22x zoom and lens and OLED Viewfinder, the PX230 is ideal for a wide range of applications, including broadcasting, documentary, education, house of worship and live event work. The camcorder provides the same video recording quality and body design as the PX270, minus network functionality (wired/wireless and FTP/Streaming), dual codec recording (proxy) and Genlock/TC interface, delivering a significantly lower-cost version for shooters who need a higher quality image, but who don't require these features.

The five-pound PX230 features high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3" 3-MOS imagers produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions. With its AVC-ULTRA codec, the camcorder features a wide range of recording modes: for high-quality recording, the camera records in 100Mbps AVC-Intra100, as well as 200 Mbps AVC-Intra200. For applications where file size is critical, it incorporates a choice of AVC-LongG quality levels, including AVC-LongG50, AVC-LongG25 and AVC-LongG12. These 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampled codecs (LongG50/25*) record in much smaller file sizes, saving storage cost and transfer time while maintaining equal or better video quality to existing legacy codecs. The camcorder also offers legacy recording in DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.

The camcorder's compact, 22X zoom lens offers a wide 28 mm to tele 616 mm (35mm equiva-lent) zoom range. The PX230's three manual operation lens rings - zoom, focus and iris -- provide a comfortable manual control similar to interchangeable lenses, but without the need for actual lens changes. The zoom ring's solid feel and smooth action allows delicate ultra-slow zooming. In addition, the camera's multi-step zoom control provides fast response and smooth zoom action, providing the creative freedom every camera operator wants. The zoom control on the handle enables variable speed zoom, allowing fine zoom control even for low angle shots.

Two microP2 card slots enable cost-effective operation. In addition to 1080/60i, the PX230 supports 1080/24p, 30p, 60p (AVC-Intra100, LongG25, LongG12 only), 720p multi HD format and SD recording. Also, 50i, 50p, and 25p are supported by 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switching. Variable frame rates in 1080-59.94p in 25 steps from 1fps to 60 fps, including 24 fps, 25 fps and 30 fps, are standard.

Features:

  • 59.94 Hz / 50 Hz mode switchable
  • Focus Assist Functions: One-Push AF, Focus-in-Red Display, Expand, Focus Bar
  • Built-in ND filters (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • Eight User Buttons
  • Simplified waveform and vectorscope display
  • +36 dB Super Gain: +24 dB/+30 dB/+36 dB Super Gain function enables extra-high sensitivity with subject luminance of as low as 0.02 lx (When set to F1.6, 18 dB gain, 1-second accumulation, HIGH SENS. mode)
  • Electronic Shutter with Slow Shutter Capability: The shutter speed can be set in seven steps between 1/60 and 1/2000 second (60i/60p mode). It is also equipped with Slow and Synchro Scan (variable) modes. The shutter opening angle (deg value) can be set with Synchro Scan mode
  • Advanced flash band compensation
  • Built-in electronic level gauge
  • Six preset scene files stored internal, up to eight stored on memory card
  • One user file containing camera settings can be stored internally, up to eight stored on memory card
  • Aspect Conversion: The aspect ratio can be selected from among Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze mode when down-converting and outputting from the SDI OUT terminal.

Specifications for the Panasonic AJ-PX230PJ

{ "Weight" : [ "Approx. 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs.) ", "(body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories)", "Approx. 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.) ", "(including lens hood, supplied battery, and microphone holder)" ], "Power" : [ "DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)", "DC 12 V (when the AC adapter is used)" ], "Operating temperature" : "0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)", "Power consumption" : "19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used)", "Operating humidity" : "10 % to 80 % (no condensation)", "General" : { "LENS" : [ "Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 22x motorized zoom", "F1.6 to F3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm)", "35 mm conversion: 28 mm to 616 mm (16:9)" ], "Dimensions" : [ "176 mm (H) x 171 mm (W) x 329 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)", "(6-15/16 inches × 6-23/32 inches × 12-15/16 inches)" ] }, "Camera Unit" : { "Pickup Devices" : "1/3-type 2.2 megapixels, MOS solid state image sensor × 3", "ND filter" : "OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64", "Filter Diameter" : "72 mm", "Optical system" : "Prism system", "Gain setting" : [ "L/M/H selector switch, -3 dB to 18 dB (in 1 dB steps)", "(Negative value of gain is only in [HIGH SENS.] mode.)", "(When assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button", "Switching between 24 dB, 30 dB, and 36 dB)" ], "Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.)" : [ "1.1 m from the front lens", "Approx. 0.06 m from front lens (When Macro=On, at wide-end)" ], "Color Temperature Setting" : "ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)", "Shutter Speed" : { "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz" : { "60i/60p mode" : [ "1/60 (shutter off) sec, 1/100 sec, 1/120 sec, ", "1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec" ], "30p mode" : [ "1/30 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, ", "1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec" ], "24p mode" : [ "1/24 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, ", "1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec" ] }, "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz" : { "50i/50p mode" : [ "1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, ", "1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec" ], "25p mode" : [ "1/25 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, ", "1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec" ] } }, "Slow Shutter Speed" : { "Setting is possible when [VFR]=[OFF]" : "", "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz" : { "60i/60p mode" : "1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/15 sec, 1/30 sec", "30p mode" : "1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6sec., 1/15 sec", "24p mode" : "1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec" }, "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz" : { "50i/50p mode" : "1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec, 1/25 sec", "25p mode" : "1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec" } }, "VFR Recording Frame Rate" : { "1080/59.94p" : "1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, and 60 (frames per second)", "1080/50p" : "1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, and 50 (frames per second)" }, "Synchro Scan Shutter" : { "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec]" : { "60i/60p mode" : "1/60.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec", "30p mode" : "1/30.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec", "24p mode" : "1/24.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec" }, "When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec]" : { "50i/50p mode" : "1/50.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec", "25p mode" : "1/25.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec" } }, "Shutter Open Angle" : "3.0 deg to 180.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)", "DIGITAL ZOOM" : "x2/x5/x10", "Lens Hood" : "Hood with lens cover", "Sensitivity" : { "[HIGH SENS.] mode" : [ "F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/59.94i)", "F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/50i)" ] }, "Minimum Subject Illumination" : "0.02 lx (F1.6, gain 18 dB, [1S.EXP.], [HIGH SENS.] mode)", "Sampling Frequency" : [ "AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/", "AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD", "Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR:37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)", "Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR:37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)", "DVCPRO50", "Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR:6.75 MHz", "DVCPRO", "Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz" ], "Recording Media" : "microP2 card", "Recording Format" : "DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats", "Quantizing" : { "AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/" : "", "AVC-LongG25" : "10 bits", "AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV" : "8 bits" }, "Recording video signal" : [ "1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN,720/59.94p, 720/29.97pN,", "720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p", "1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p" ] }, "Memory Card Recorder" : { "Digital Video" : { "Recording slot" : "microP2 card slot ×2", "System format" : "1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i", "Recording/Playback Time*1" : { "16 GB ×1 32 GB ×1 64 GB ×1" : "", "AVC-Intra200" : "Approx. 8 min Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min", "AVC-Intra100" : "Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min", "AVC-Intra50" : "Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min", "AVC-LongG50" : "Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min", "AVC-LongG25" : "Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min Approx. 256 min", "AVC-LongG12" : "Approx. 120 min Approx. 240 min Approx. 480 min", "DVCPRO HD" : "Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min", "DVCPRO 50" : "Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min", "DVCPRO/DV" : "Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min Approx. 256 min" } } } }

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