Panasonic ships VariCam 2700

Panasonic will begin shipping its VariCam 2700 (model AJ-HPX2700) 2/3in P2 HD camcorder this month.

Panasonic’s new P2 HD VariCam series, which consists of the VariCam 2700 and the VariCam 3700 (model AJ-HPX3700), combines VariCam’s film look with key functions, including variable frame rates, wide dynamic range and master-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording.

The VariCam 2700 is equipped with three full 1-megapixel 2/3in native HD CCDs. It records independent-frame 1080 and 720 images using advanced AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50 compression. With the VariCam 2700, professionals can record in progressive or interlace HD video formats and is switchable between 59.94Hz and 50Hz recording for use worldwide.

Offering a full range of variable frame rates, from 1fps to 60fps (in 720p mode) in single-frame steps, the VariCam 2700 provides precise control for overcranking and undercranking for fast- and slow-motion effects.

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