Panasonic shows new AJ-HDX900 HD camcorder

The new AJ-HDX900 captures images at 100Mb/s HD in any of eleven video formats, including 60Hz and 50Hz.

At NAB2006, Panasonic unveiled the AJ-HDX900 multiformat DVCPRO HD camcorder, which captures images at 100Mb/s HD in any of the 11 video formats, including 60Hz and 50Hz.

Representing an HD version of the company's AJ-SDX900 DVCPRO50 camera, the AJ-HDX900 supports 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p/23.98pA and 720 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p.

The new 14-bit AJ-HDX900 camcorder, which will be available in July, features a native 16:9, 2/3in HD, one million pixel 3-CCD system that produces a high sensitivity of F10 (at 2000 lux) and low-light sensitivity down to 0.032 lux (at+62 dB gain). This includes 4:2:2 color sampling and independent frame compression.

Other standard features include: two, four-position optical filters (ND: clear, _, 1/16, 1/64; CC: Cross, 3200K, 4300k and 6300K); four user scene files, three user-customized buttons; electronic shutter (1/100 to 1/2000 sec.) with synchro scan shutter (1/60.3 to 1/249.8 sec.); remote control Unit support; an easy-slide shoulder pad that adjusts 1.18in in 10-steps; and a three-point locking viewfinder mount for precise adjustment.

At NAB, the company also debuted the AJ-PCD20, a new five-slot P2 solid-state memory drive.

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