Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 2/3" 3-CCD 1080 P2 HD VariCam Camcorder with 4:4:4 Capability, 3.5" LCD Monitor, USB 2.0


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Panasonic AJ-HPX3700: Picture 1 regular $59,950.00

About Panasonic AJ-HPX3700

Designed to capture feature films, television episodics and commercials, the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 is Panasonic's new workhorse camera producing uncompromising cinematic image quality with the exceptional reliability and faster workflow of solid-state P2 HD.

Recognized worldwide as the industry's premier digital cinematography camera, Panasonic's VariCam HD Cinema Camera has established itself as an indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. As the Flagship model of the new P2 HD VariCam series, the VariCam 3700 ushers in a new solid-state era that features a master-quality codec, maximum image performance and film-style operability.

The VariCam 3700 raises the bar for cinematic image quality, offering a native 1920x1080 imager, including 10-bit, 4:2:2 full-raster recording (AVC-Intra 100), as well as Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response capability. The 2/3" 2.2 mega-pixel 3-CCD camera records high resolution, independent frame HD images in AVC-Intra 100, for the highest level of quality; in AVC-Intra 50 for extended recording; and industry-standard DVCPRO HD for added flexibility.

Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 Features

  • Exceptional Creativity and Enhanced Imaging Features: The VariCam 3700 features CineGamma function, which gives images the prized film-look legendary to the VariCam
  • Enhanced Digital Cinema Workflow with Solid-State Reliability: The VariCam 3700 brings a fast, proven, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO-HD nonlinear workflow to your high-end cinema production
  • AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD codecs
  • AVC-Intra 100 provides master-quality, 4:2:2, 10-bit, full-raster, native 1920 x 1080 recording
  • Native 1920x1080 imager
  • Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response capability and simultaneous 4:2:2 HD record in camera
  • Offers choice of progressive/interlace HD video formats including native 1080 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/30.00p, as well as 1080 50i and 1080 59.94i
  • Variable frames (1 to 30fps) and 23.98/24psf output (via HD-SDI)
  • 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
  • 4:4:4 record compatibility, including variable frame rate support with Codex, S-Two and Keisoku Giken
  • 4:4:4 compatible with the Panasonic AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD VTR with AJ-HDP2000 2K Processor
  • Scan reverse allows for anamorphic lens adapter use (to create a 2.35:1 aspect image for wide-screen cinematic shooting), or, use an HD lens adaptor for 35mm lenses
  • Advanced gamma settings including Film-Rec and P10 Log (Cineon)
  • 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)
  • Five P2 card slots allow for over 6 hours of 1080/24p record time (with five 64GB P2 cards)
  • 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

Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 Specifications

Camera: CCD Elements
CCD x 3 (2/3 inch interline transfer type, 2,200,000 pixel)
Camera: Video Format
Camera: Total Picture Elements
2010 (H) x 1120 (V)
Camera: Effective Picture Elements
1920 (H) x 1080 (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/23.98 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 Hz)
Camera: Sampling Frequency
74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz/23.98 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 Hz)
Camera: Digital Signal Process
74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz/23.98 Hz), 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 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 30 fps (1080/59.94i),1 to 25 fps (1080/50p)
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)
1/30.9 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p)
1/24.7 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p (A) )
1/51.4 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i)
1/25.7 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p)
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
2.48 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB) 0.042 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
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)
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/299M standards)
BNC x1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ohms (SMPTE292M/299M/372M/352M standards), with HD SDI B Dual Link
BNC x1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ohms (SMPTE292M/299M/372M/352M standards), with HD SDI A Dual Link
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
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
42 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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