New 16 GB P2 Card Now Available From Panasonic
Panasonic is now delivering the AJ-P2C016RG
, a 16 GB version of its P2 media. The new card doubles the capacity of the previous solid-state memory card.
The card is available at a suggested list price of $900. Panasonic says that by using a five-slot P2 camcorder, users can record up to 200 minutes at native 720/24pN in DVCPRO HD, 80 minutes in 1080i/720p in DVCPRO HD and 160 minutes in DVCPRO 50, all with 16 GB cards. A four slot P2 camcorder using all 16 GB cards, could record up to 160 minutes at native 720/24pN in DVCPRO HD, 128 minutes at 720p/30pN in DVCPRO HD, 64 minutes in 720p/60 in DVCPRO HD, 128 minutes in DVCPRO 50 and 256 minutes in DVCPRO. Users of the Panasonic compact AG-HVX200 P2 HD handheld camcorder, which has two card slots, could record up to 32 minutes in DVCPRO HD, 64 minutes in DVCPRO 50 and 128 minutes in DVCPRO, using the 16 GB cards.
Panasonic says a 32 GB P2 card with a suggested list price of $1,800, will be available by year-end.