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Panasonic Now Shipping the AG-HPX500 P2 Camcorder
6/15/2007

Panasonic is now shipping its AG-HPX500 shoulder-mount P2 HD camcorder, which was introduced at NAB2007.

The HPX500 offers 2/3-inch progressive imagers, interchangeable lens, variable frame rates and extended recording capability. At a price range of $14,000, Panasonic says the camcorder is the first to offer such high-end features. The camcorder is backed by Panasonic’s total 5-year extended warranty program.

The multiformat camcorder can record in 32 HD and SD formats including 1080i and 720p in full bandwidth DVC PRO HD. It offers 14-bit A/D conversion and its digital signal processor employs 19-bit internal processing. The 8.2-pound camcorder is equipped with eight gamma modes to cover a wide range of shooting situations, including Cine-like gamma for a film look.

Key interfaces include IEEE-1394, USB 2.0, HD-SDI, analog component and four audio XLR inputs. Its four 48-kHz/16-bit digital audio channels are independently controllable. The camera also features an SD memory card slot for saving or loading file scenes and user settings as well as a variety of shooting assist functions and presets. The camera also features an automatic Chromatic Aberration Compensation function that allows the camera to automatically optimize its performance with new CAC lenses.   Print Page