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Panasonic AG-HPX250 2.2MP P2 HD Handheld Camcorder, 22x Optical Zoom, 3.45" LCD Monitor, Dual P2 Card Slots, USB 2.0

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About the Panasonic AG-HPX250

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Panasonic AG-HPX250 2.2MP P2 HD Hand-Held Camcorder 22x Optical Zoom, 3.45? LCD Monitor, 2.2 Mp 1/3?-type 3MOS Imager, Three individual control rings, Optical Image Stabilization
Let your inner videographer come out naturally when you purchase the Panasonic AG-HPX250 2.2MP P2 HD Hand-Held Camcorder. The AG-HPX250 Hand-Held Camcorder is Panasonic?s revolutionary new camcorder that lets you record videos with high-quality AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec. The AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec is a video coding that is fully compliant with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard, and is the perfect choice for any project involving tasks like high quality green screen shooting. This lightweight, ultra-compact Panasonic camcorder is built with a spectacularly essential 22x zoom lens and 3.45? LCD Monitor, which let you record high-definition videos even from afar and on a wider view. Plus, it is equipped with the Optical Image Stabilization that delivers great results under any circumstances.

Moreover, the AG-HPX250 Hand-Held Camcorder?s new 2.2 Mp 1/3?-type 3MOS imager offers versatility, reliability, and value as it records video formats not just only AVC-Intra, but also several flavors of DVCPRO (including DVCPRO HD), as well as DV. This camera sensor will give you brilliant HD resolution each and every time. Three individual control rings, on the other hand, allow you to manually control the iris, the zoom, and the focus options of the camera. Great for native slow- and fast-motion video-recording effects, the Panasonic AG-HPX250 2.2MP P2 HD Hand-Held Camcorder consistently provides outstanding image quality that will definitely stand out. With this lightweight Panasonic camcorder, you will no longer have to sacrifice quality for mobility. It is the perfect choice for professional or freelance videographers.

Product Highlights

  • AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec: allows you to record SD and HD videos with high-quality resolutions
  • 22x zoom lens: helps you record professional-quality videos even from afar
  • Optical Image Stabilization: lets you handle video recordings without losing clarity under shaky hands
  • 2.2 Mp 1/3?-type 3MOS imager: helps you capture video recordings with true HD resolutions
  • Three individual control rings: allow you to manually control the iris, the zoom, and the focus options of the camera
  • Lightweight, handheld camcorder: gives you the benefit of capturing quality videos anywhere while experiencing operational convenience and increased mobility

Panasonic AG-HPX250 Includes

  • Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cables (2)
  • DC Cord
  • 5400mAh Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Battery (Remote)
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screws (4)
  • Microphone Holder Adaptor
  • Eye Cup
  • Camera Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Terminal Caps (2)
  • Grip Belt
  • P2 Card Driver Installer CD-ROM
  • Panasonic 1 Year Warranty (Plus 4 Additional Years with Online Registration)

Panasonic AG-HPX250 Features

  • Panasonic Optical Technology: The HPX250's high-performance 22x zoom lens was designed specifically for professional HD video production. Sharing the wide-angle capability found in the DVX & HVX series, the lens offers some additional telephoto capability for a 28-616mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range
  • Manual Control Rings: Three manual rings - mechanical (cam-driven) zoom, focus and iris - allow you to operate as if you've got an interchangeable-lens camcorder, for fine, tactile control over the parameters of the captured image
  • Optical Image Stabilization: To compensate for any shaking of the operator's hand, the HPX250 features an optical image stabilizer (OIS)
  • High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor: The 1/3-type 2.2 Mp 3MOS sensor features the same Ultra Luminance Technology (ULT) that's incorporated in Panasonic's shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders
  • 20-Bit Digital Signal Processor: The AG-HP250's high-performance 20-bit DSP handles rendering processes such as gamma and detail-enhancement functions with uncommon precision
  • Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS): The DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights in scenes that involve wildly varying contrast levels (such as indoor vs. outdoor elements in the same frame)
  • Focus Assist Function: A convenient Focus Assist button expands the center of the LCD screen, allowing you to check for correct focus quickly & easily. A Focus Bar that indicates the focus level can be displayed on the LCD
  • Scene File / User File: The HPX250 features a dial for "Set Scene," which allows you to choose an appropriate matrix of settings instantaneously. You can modified the 6 preset files if you'd like, 1 set of which can be stored internally in the camcorder and 4 more can be stored on an SD memory card
  • Three-Position Gain Selector + Super Gain: The three-position Gain Selector contains Low, Medium and High settings. To each setting you can assign gain value of 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +15 and +18 dB. Also, there are Super Gain settings of +24 and +30 dB
  • Simplified Waveform & Vectorscope: The AJ-HPX250 has waveform and vectorscope display functions for analyzing a captured video signal on the LCD
  • High-Quality 4-Channel Audio: The AG-APX250 records high-quality 16-bit audio on all four channels. Freely select the audio source for each channel, choosing from built-in mic, external mic and line in. Adjust the volume level for each channel
  • Double-Slot P2 Card System: Not only can you record continuously on two P2 cards, but you can also choose Card Select mod and Hot-Swap Recording, in which the card in the stand-by slot can be exchanged while the camcorder is recording to the other card
  • MXF File-Based Recording: File-based recording enables data transfers that are much faster than real time. Filed recorded to the HPX250's P2 cards have MXF wrappers, which are compatible with all major nonlinear editing systems
  • Clip Thumbnail Display & Clip Editing: This lets you display a visual representation of the clip on the LCD, delete clips and confirm or edit metadata. You can delete the last clip with a single touch, also with a single button press & check the beginning & ending of most recently recorded clip
  • Shot Market & Text Memo: When mounted to a PC using the downloadable P2 Viewer Windows application, the user can view only marked clips if desires. Text memos can be posted to any scene of a clip (up to 100 in all) for a digital version of "sticky" notes
  • One-Clip Rec Mode: Record up to 99 cuts as a single file in One-Clip Rec mode. A text memo is automatically attached at each start-record point, making it easy to find desired cuts within the clip once you're in the edit suite working with a single, unified file
  • Multi-Camera Synchronization: The AG-HPX250 features every capability you'd want for synchronizing more than one camera for multi-camera shoots: SMPTE time code generator/reader, time code input and output and genlock input
  • Video Outputs: SDI, HDMI & More: SDI output includes embedded audio and supports Record Stop/Start linked backup recording with a Panasonic recorder equipped with HD-SDI input. When outputting SD-SDI down-converted from an HD source, Aspect Ratio Conversion mode can also be selected
  • Low-Angle Shots: On the upper part of the handle grip you'll find both the Rec Start/Stop button and a lens zoom speed control (three speed levels). This assures easy, comfortable shooting at low angles
  • LCD Monitor Mirror Mode: The LCD monitor's mirror mode is extremely convenient for shooting interviews
  • Workflow Versatility: The Panasonic P2 family includes many decks and mobile storage units, providing a wealth of options for offloading, field editing and cutting back in the edit room
  • White Balance Functions: The camera features two values (A/B) for white balance memory and one preset value. There's also an ATW (auto tracing white balance) function
  • Zebra: Select any two zebra levels from 50% to 100% (in 1% steps)
  • Y-GET Brightness Check: The camera's Y-GET function measures the brightness at the screen center and displays precise numerical data
  • Tally Lamps: Tally lamps are provided on the front and rear of the HPX250

Panasonic AG-HPX250 Specifications

Image Device 3x 1/3-type progressive 2.2 Mp CMOS
Prism color separation
Lens 22x optical zoom
2x, 5x, 10x digital zoom
3.9-86mm (28-616mm 35mm equivalent)
18 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Approx. 3.3' (1 m)
Filter Diameter 72mm
Sensitivity 59.94 Hz mode (at 2000 lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection): F7 (1080i59.94, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE2), F10 (1080i59.94, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
50 Hz mode (at 2000 lux, 3200K, 89.9% reflection): F8 (1080i50, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE2), F11 (1080i50, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
Minimum Illumination 0.2 lux (f/1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 second, P.A.P. Filter: TYPE1)
Signal System NTSC/PAL
Built-in Filters ND filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor 3.45" (87.63mm) color LCD monitor with approx. 921K dots (16:9)
Viewfinder 0.45" (11.43mm) color LCoS monitor with approx. 1226K dots (16:9)
Memory Card Slot 2x P2 slots
Shutter Speed 60i/60p mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
30p mode: 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
24p mode: 1/24, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
50i/50p mode: 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
25p mode: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
Slow Shutter 60i/60p mode: 1/15, 1/30 second
30p mode: 1/7.5, 1/15 second
24p mode: 1/6, 1/12 second
50i/50p mode: 1/12.5, 1/25 second
25p mode: 1/6.25, 1/12.5 second
Synchro Scan Shutter 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 second
30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 second
24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 second
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 second
25p mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 second
Shutter Opening Angle 3-359.5deg. in 0.5deg. increments
Frame Rates 59.94 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30 fps, 17 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps, 25 step
50 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25 fps, 14 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/50 fps, 25 step
Gain Selection 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 db (+24 db, +30 db: USER SW allocation only)
Recording Media P2 card
Recording Formats AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV
Maximum Recording Time (With 1x 64 GB P2 card)
AVC-Intra 100, DVCPRO HD: 64 minutes
AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO50: 128 minutes
DVCPRO, DV: 256 minutes
Video Signals 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p, 480/23.98pA, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
Sampling Frequency AVC-Intra 100, 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
Quantization AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50: 10-bit
Video Compression AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Intra profile
DVCPRO HD: DV-based compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO50, DVCPRO: DV-based compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV compression (IEC 61834-2)
Audio Signal AVC-Intra 100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50: 48 kHz, 16-bit, 4-channel
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2/4-channel switchable
Speaker 1x 20mm diameter
Video Outputs Composite: 1x pin jack, 1.0V [p-p], 75 ohm
SDI: 1x BNC, 0.8V [p-p], 75 ohm, HD/SD switching via menu, 10-bit 4:2:2 throughout
HDMI: 1x HDMI Type A
Audio Input 2x XLR 3-pin (input 1, input 2)
Line/Mic/+48V switchable
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 dBu / -50 dBu / -60 dBu switching via menu
Built-in Mic In supports stereo microphones
Audio Output 2x pin jack (channel 1 / channel 2), 316mV, 600 ohm output
1x 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack for headphones
Other I/O Connections Genlock In: 1x BNC, 1.0V [p-p], 75 ohm
Time Code In/Out: 1x BNC (In: 0.5V [p-p] to 8V [p-p], 10 k-ohm; Out: Low-impedance, 2.0±0.5V [p-p])
Camera Remote: 1x 2.5mm diameter super mini jack (zoom, shutter speed); 1x 3.5mm diameter mini jack (focus, iris)
IEEE 1394: 1x 6-pin, digital input/output
USB 2.0 (Device): 1x Type Mini B, 4-pin USB 2.0
USB 2.0 (Host): 1x Type A, 4-pin USB 2.0
Power Requirements 7.2V DC via battery
7.9V DC via AC adapter
Power Consumption 15.0W with monitor in use
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 Deg.C (32 to 104 Deg.F)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (180 x 195 x 438mm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) excluding battery and accessories
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