The AG-HPX170 is an ultra-mobile P2 HD handheld camcorder featuring full, 4:2:2 independent frame production quality HD and solid-state recording. Based on the AG-HVX200 series, the lighter HPX170 is fully solid state (no DV mechanism), andcomes with a host of enhancements including a new 1/3" progressive 3-CCD imager system, wider Leica Dicomar 13X lens, an HD-SDI interface, metadata input and management, and a 5-year limited warranty (with registration).
Wide Choices in 1080i, 720p, 480i Recording:
The HPX170 has two P2 card slots and records in 20 HD and SD formats - from 1080i, 1080p, 720p to 480i. Its newly enhanced 1/3" progressive 16:9 3-CCD imager delivers an excellent signal-to-noise ratio, lower noise/smear, and exceptional low-light performance. High-end features like Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which allows for better control over highlights and shadows in run and gunsituations.
The digital signal processor with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit processing assure high-quality recordings necessary for top-level production andbroadcast. Because the HPX170 scans the initial image at a 1080p/60 and all camera processing happens at his level. Because of this images maintain the highest quality possible up to the final conversion for compression and recording.
Wider Angle 13X Leica Dicomar Zoom Lens:
Utilizing a powerful 13X Leica Dicomar zoom lens, the HPX170 offers a wide 28mm (35mm equivalent) viewing angle, covering most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens. It also features an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) function that ensures stable images during hand-held shooting.
Variable Frame Rates for Fast- or Slow-Motion Effects:
Like the HVX200A handheld, the HPX170 offers variable frame rate capability, providing professionals with the cinematic expression of higher-end cameras likethe Panasonic VariCam AJ-HDC27. Select from any of 20 steps, between 12 and 60,for undercranking/overcranking for fast or slow-motion effects.
Reliable Solid-State P2 Recording:
The HPX170 is ideal for professionals looking to take full advantage of the reliability and flexibility of the fast, file-based P2 workflow. P2 HD products have no moving parts, unlike tape, hard disk drive, or disc-based systems. It provides instant random access to recorded HD or SD content; and operates reliably in harsh environments, with resistance to temperature extremes, shock and vibration.
Using 32GB P2 cards in the HPX170's two card slots, you can record up to 160 minutes in full frame DVCPRO HD formats, 128 minutes in DVCPRO50, 256 minutes inDVCPRO. Recording times double with the use of a 64GB P2 card.
The Panasonic AG-HPX170 is commonly used for HD shooting and more.The Panasonic AG-HPX170 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic AG-HPX170: Easy to use, Good in low light and Great picture quality.
|Pick-Up Device (size & type)||1/3-inch 3-CCD Progressive|
|Picture Elements (pixels)||Effective 1.1 million pixels|
|Quantization||Video: 19bits; Audio: 16 bits/4ch|
|Minimum Illumination||3lux (F1.6, +12dB gain and 1/24 sec. of shutter speed|
|Horizontal Resolution||650 lines|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9/4:3 Switchable|
|Lens||Leica Dicomar lens w/13x zoom, O.I.S., motorized/manual mode switching, F1.6-3.0(f=3.9mm to 51mm/ 35mm equivalent: 28mm to 368mm)|
|ND Filter||1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Focus||Manual and Auto|
|Media Format||P2 Memory Card|
|Recording Format||DVCPRO HD: 1080/60i (30p over 60i, 24p over 60i, 24pA over 60i) 720/59.94p (30p over 24p over 60p) 720/30PN (Native) 720/24PN (Native) DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV: 480/60i (30p over|
|Recording Playback Time||Approx. 16 mins. (using one 16GB P2 card, recording in DVCPROHD 1080/60i) Approx. 32 mins. (using one 32GB P2 card, recording in DVCPROHD 1080/60i)|
|Frame Rates||Variable 12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps (20steps)|
|Shutter Speeds (sec.)||60i/60p mode: (Preset) 1/60 (off), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec.
30p/30pN mode:1/30, 1/50 (off), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec.
24p/24pA/24pN mode: 1/24, 1/50 (off), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec
|Slow Shutter Speeds (sec.)||60i/60p mode: 1/15, 1/30 sec. 30p/30pN mode: 1/15 sec. 24p/24pN mode: 1/12 sec. (in 720p mode only)|
|Synchro-Scan Shutter (sec.)||60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec. 30p/30pN mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec. 24p/24pA/24pN mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.|
|Assignable Scene Files||6|
|Programmable User Buttons||Yes|
|Filter Wheels||3 Neutral Density|
|White Balance Selection||A, B, Preset or ATW|
|Gain Selection (dB)||60i/60p mode: 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+18 dB, 30p/30pN/24p/24pA/24pN mode: 0/+3/+6/+9/+12 dB, when using slow shutter (1/12 or 1/15), 0dB fixed. when using under 23 fps flame rate, 0dB fixed.|
|Color Matrix||4 preset|
|SMPTE Color Bar Generator||Yes, 1kHz tone|
|Video Connections||HD/SD-SDI out, Analog Component out, Analog Composite out|
|Audio Connections||XLR input (3-pin, dual), Line output (pin-jack, 2-ch), Built-in microphone, stereo mini jack, Built-in speaker (20mm)|
|Other Connections||IEEE 1394 (6-pin), USB 2.0, Camera remote (2.5mm diameter super mini jack for zoom and rec start/stop; 3.5 mm diameter mini jack for focus and iris)|
|SD Memory Card Slot||Yes|
|LCD Screen||3.5-inch color LCD|
|Viewfinder||.44-inch color viewfinder|
|Power Supply||DC 7.2V (with Battery) DC 7.9V (with AC adaptor)|
|Power Consumption||10.9W (when LCD monitor is not used.) 11.7W (when LCD monitor is used.) 13.8W (MAX)|
|Operating Temperature||32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 85% (No condensation)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||7.125'' x 6.125'' x 15.6875''|