Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 2/3" 3-CCD 16:9 P2 HD VariCam Camcorder, 1280x720 Resolution, 3.5" LCD Monitor, USB 2.0


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About Panasonic AJ-HPX2700

The Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 HD VariCam Camcorder has established itself as an indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. The P2 HD VariCam series advances the art of high-end digital cinematography, combining the exceptional reliability and fast workflow of solid-state technology with master-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording; and the creativity of variable frame rates and shutter speeds to produce beautiful images for movies, documentaries and sports.

The VariCam 2700 offers intuitive operation with single-step variable frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 60 fps (in 720p mode), advanced gamma settings and essential interfaces including three HD-SDI outputs. Utilizing three 1-megapixel 2/3-inch native HD resolution CCDs, the VariCam 2700 records independent-frame 1080 and 720 images in AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50 as well as in industry-standard DVCPRO HD. The solid-state HPX2700 offers you an ever-ready workhorse camera for a variety of professional HD shooting applications. The VariCam 2700 provides the reliability and fast workflow needed in today's demanding production environments. P2 HD provides immediate access to recorded video for on-set viewing and the benefits of metadata to more easily manage your content. With five 64GB P2 cards installed, the VariCam 2700 can record up to 400 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080/24p, 800 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 720/24p and 320 minutes in other AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats.

Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 Features

  • 720p / 1080p switchable
  • AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD codecs
  • AVC-Intra 100 provides master-quality, 4:2:2, 10-bit recording
  • Offers choice of progressive/interlace HD video formats including 720 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p / 50p / 59.94p, as well as 1080 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p / 50i / 59.94i
  • Variable frames (1 to 60fps) and 1080 23.98/24psf HD-SDI output (when in 1080 mode)
  • AVC-Intra compatibility with leading NLEs, including Apple Final Cut Pro 6, Autodesk, Avid Media Composer Family Version 3.0, Avid NewsCutter Family version 7.0 and Quantel
  • Scan reverse allows for anamorphic lens adapter use (to create a 2.35:1 aspect image for wide-screen cinematic shooting) or for use with an HD lens adaptor for 35mm lenses
  • Dynamic Range Stretch to automatically suppress blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • Chromatic Aberration Correction compensates for the inherent color deficiencies found in some lenses
  • Advanced gamma settings including Film-Rec
  • 14-Bit Digital Processing with 12-Axis Color Correction
  • High F10 sensitivity at 2,000 lx, Minimum illumination of 0.021 lx (at 1 fps VFR and +30-dB gain-up)
  • Electronic shutter that offers seven shutter speeds up to a maximum 1/2000 second (plus a Half mode) and unique angle settings (similar to a film camera)
  • Proxy data recording available (with the optional AJ-YAX800G board)
  • Newly-designed grip handle with five threaded holes for mounting accessories and a 3-point locking viewfinder mount for precise adjustment (color viewfinder compatible)
  • 48-kHz/16-bit, four-channel digital audio recording
  • Multiple system Interfaces, including three HD-SDI Outputs, USB 2.0 and down-converted SD video output and IEEE 1394 output (DVCPRO HD codec recording only)

Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 Specifications

Camera: CCD Elements
CCD x 3 (2/3 inch interline transfer type, 1,000,000 pixel)
Camera: Video Format
Camera: Total Picture Elements
1370 (H) x 744 (V)
Camera: Effective Picture Elements
1280 (H) x 720 (V)
Camera: Optical Filters
CC: 3200 K, 4300 K, 5600 K, 1/2 ND ND: CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
Camera: Quantizing
14 bits
Camera: Horizontal Drive Frequency
74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
Camera: Sampling Frequency
74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
Camera: Digital Signal Process
74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
Camera: Programmable Gain
-3 dB, 0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, +9 dB, +12 dB, +15 dB, +18 dB, +21 dB, +24 dB, +27 dB, +30 dB
Camera: VFR
1 to 60 fps (720/59.94p, 720/60p), 1 to 50 fps (720/50p)
Camera: Shutter Speed
1/50 (50 Hz) sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 (59.94 Hz) sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 180 deg, 172.8 deg, 144 deg, 120 deg, 90 deg, 45 deg
Camera: Syncro Scan Sutter
1/61.7 sec. to 1/7200 sec. (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p)
1/30.9 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p, 720/29.97p)
1/24.7 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p (A), 1080/24p, 720/23.98p)
1/51.4 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i, 720/50p)
1/25.7 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p, 720/50p)
Camera: Lens Mount
2/3 inch bayonet mount
Camera: Optical System
F1.4 Prism
Camera: Sensitivity
F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflect, 1080/59.94i)
Camera: Minimum Luminance
1.24 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB) 0.021 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB, VFR=1 FRAME)
Camera: Video S/N
54 dB (standard)
Camera: Registration
Less than 0.03 % (whole zone, without lens distortion)
Memory Card Recorder: Recording Format
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD Format switchable
Memory Card Recorder: Video Signal
48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH (AVC-Intra/DVCPRO HD)
48.048 kHz/16 bits, 4CH (720/60p only)
Memory Card Recorder: Recording Media
P2 card
Recording Playback Time
Approx. 32 min. (when using 32GB P2card AJ-P2C032RG, AVC-Intra 100 codec, recording in 1080/59.94p or 720/59.94p)
Digital Video: Sampling HD Frequency
Y: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) /74.25 MHz (50 Hz), PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) /37.125 MHz (50 Hz)
Digital Video: Quantizing
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits, DVCPRO HD: 8 bits
Digital Video: Video Compression
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile, DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE370M)
Digital Audio: Quantizing
16 bits
Digital Audio: Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.0 dB (reference level)
Digital Audio: Dynamic Range
More than 85 dB (1 kHz, AWTD)
Digital Audio: Distortion
Within 0.1 % (1 kHz, reference level)
Digital Audio: Headroom
18 dB/20 dB selectable
BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohms, (switchable to VIDEO IN or Return Video)
BNC x1 (switchable to VBS/HD SDI), VBS: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HD SDI: 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ohms (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
BNC x 1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ohms (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
BNC x 1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ohms (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
BNC x 1, 0.5Vp-p to 8 Vp-p, 10 kOhms
BNC x 1, low-impedance, 2.0 Vp-p±0.5 Vp-p
6 pin (Output), Transfer Speed: 400/200/100Mbps (selectable), Transfer Data: IEEE 1394-1995/1394a-2000, IEC61883-1,2, SPMTE396M standards, Control Command: AV/C Command Set standards
XLR 3 pin x 2 (CH1/CH2), LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V switchable, LINE: -3 dBu /0 dBu /+4 dBu selectable
MIC: -60 dBu/-50 dBu selectable, MIC+48 V: Phantom +48 V, -60 dBu/-50 dBu selectable
XLR 5 pin x 1, -50 dBu/-40 dBu selectable, Phantom +48 V (ON/OFF)
25 pin, D-SUB, -40 dBu
XLR 5 pin x 1 (CH1/CH2), -3 dBu/0 dBu/+4 dBu selectable, balanced, low-impedance
Stereo Mini Jack x 2
XLR 4 pin x 1, DC12 V (11 V to 17 V)
4 pin, DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V), Max.1.5A
12 pin
20 pin
10 pin for AJ-RC10G
6 pin for AJ-GPS910G
USB (2.0)
USB: 2.0, HOST: 4 pin Type-A, DEVICE: 4 pin Type-B
LCD Monitor
3.5" LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
Power Supply
DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption
38 W
Operating Temperature: 0deg.C to +40deg.C (32deg.F to +104deg.F)
Keeping Temperature: -20 deg.C to +60 deg.C (-4 deg.F to +140 deg.F)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85 % (relative humidity)
Operating Time
Approx. 120 min. (when using DIONIC90 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
137 x 209 x 318mm / 5.39 x 8.22 x 12.51"
4.9kg / 10.8lbs (main unit only, excluding VF)
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