P2HD handheld camera recorder to feature the AVC-ULTRA*1 codec family and microP2 cards
Master Quality Codecs
The AJ-PX230 is a P2HD handheld camera recorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. In addition to the established AVC-Intra100, the AJ-PX230 has AVC-LongG for extended recording and the optional AVC-Intra200 codec for master level recording offering a wide range of choice. This handheld camera features two built-in microP2 card slots with simultaneous recording functionality and an especially designed multipurpose compact zoom lens.
The AJ-PX230 covers both low-bit rate and high-bit rate recording thanks to its inherent support of the AVC-ULTRA codec family. The AVC-LongG25 enables extended 1920 x 1080 10 bit 4:2:2 broadcast-quality recording (four times longer than AVC-Intra100). The AJ-PX230 also supports DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 as standard for SD recording and DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100 along with the new AVC-LongG12, G25 and G50 as standard for HD recoding. For even higher quality recording, the AJ-PX230 supports the visually lossless AVC-Intra 200 codec, as an option for master quality all in one compact handheld camera.
Superb Image Quality - High Quality, High Sensitivity Sensor
Additional features of the camera include a newly designed built-in compact 22x zoom lens which covers a wide range from 28mm to 616mm (35mm camera equivalent). The three lens rings for Cam-Type Zoom, Focus and Iris operation provide comfortable manual control similar to that of interchangeable lenses. The newly developed high-sensitivity and low-noise 1/3 type 3MOS sensors produce superb image quality, even in dim light.
Ultimate Cost Effective Operation
Two microP2 card slots enable cost-effective operation. With the same reliability as the P2 card, the microP2 cards can be used without an adapter for either relay recording, when one card is full the AJ-PX230 seamlessly switches to the second card to continue recording; or simultaneous recording, where the same codec is recorded on to both cards at the same time for backup use. The microP2 slots can be used with standard SD cards for even greater efficiency when recording*3 codec’s with 50Mbps or less.
Professional Outputs for Flexible Shooting
The AJ-PX230 has all the A/V connections you would expect on a professional camera, including SD/HD/3G-SDI output and HDMI. The AJ-PX230 has two 3 pin XLR audio inputs; one in front behind the microphone mount for easy connection to an external mic and one at the rear side of the camera.
New Ergonomic, Compact and Intuitive Design
The ergonomic design of the AJ-PX230 sees the common video and audio connections mounted on the side of the camera, keeping them out of the way when cables are connected. When it comes to control layout, the low weight and well balanced AJ-PX230 takes many of its inspirations from the professional shoulder mount style cameras. White balance and video gain control toggle switches are positioned easily to hand under the lens and an audio fader control and record start/stop are located at the front of the camera.
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*1: AVC-ULTRA is the name of Panasonic's professional video codec family. The AJ-PX230 does not support all of the formats included in the AVC-ULTRA family.
*2: Not all codec's support 10bit 4:2:2
*3 Not all SD cards are guaranteed to work with the AJ-PX230EJ or record. Recording speeds are limited to a maximum 50Mb/s.
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|Power||DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used) DC 12 V (when the AC adapter is used)|
|Power Consumption||19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used)|
|Operating Temperature||0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 % to 80 % (no condensation)|
|Weight||Approx. 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs.) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories) Approx. 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.) (including lens hood, supplied battery, and microphone holder)|
|Dimensions||176 mm (H) x 171 mm (W) x 329 mm (D) (excluding protrusions) (6-15/16 inches × 6-23/32 inches × 12-15/16 inches)|
|Pickup Devices||1/3-type 2.2 megapixels, MOS solid state image sensor × 3|
|Lens||Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 22x motorized zoom F1.6 to F3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm) 35 mm conversion: 28 mm to 616 mm (16:9)|
|Filter Diameter||72 mm|
|Optical System||Prism system|
|ND Filter||OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.)||1.1 m from the front lens Approx. 0.06 m from front lens (When Macro=On, at wide-end)|
|Gain Setting||L/M/H selector switch, −3 dB to 18 dB (in 1 dB steps) (Negative value of gain is only in [HIGH SENS.] mode.) (When assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button: Switching between 24 dB, 30 dB, and 36 dB)|
|Color Temperature Setting||ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)|
|Shutter Speed||When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (shutter off) sec, 1/100 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 30p mode: 1/30 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 24p mode: 1/24 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 25p mode: 1/25 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|Slow Shutter Speed||Setting is possible when [VFR]=[OFF] When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/15 sec, 1/30 sec 30p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6sec., 1/15 sec 24p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz 50i/50p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec, 1/25 sec 25p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec|
|Synchro Scan Shutter||When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec] 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec 30p mode: 1/30.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec 24p mode: 1/24.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec] 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec 25p mode: 1/25.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec|
|Shutter Open Angle||3.0 deg to 180.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)|
|VFR Recording Frame Rate||1080/59.94p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, and 60 (frames per second) 1080/50p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, and 50 (frames per second)|
|Sensitivity||[HIGH SENS.] mode F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/59.94i) F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/50i)|
|Minimum Subject Illumination||0.02 lx (F1.6, gain 18 dB, [1S.EXP.], [HIGH SENS.] mode)|
|Lens Hood||Hood with lens cover|
|Memory Card Recorder|
|Recording Media||microP2 card|
|Recording Slot||microP2 card slot ×2|
|System Format||1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i|
|Recording Format||AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/AVC‑LongG25/AVC‑LongG12 DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats|
|Recording Video Signal||1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN,720/59.94p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p|
|Recording/Playback Time*1||16 GB ×1 32 GB ×1 64 GB ×1 AVC‑Intra200: Approx. 8 min Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min AVC‑Intra100: Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min AVC‑Intra50: Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min AVC‑LongG50: Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min AVC‑LongG25: Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min Approx. 256 min AVC‑LongG12: Approx. 120 min Approx. 240 min Approx. 480 min DVCPRO HD: Approx. 16 min Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min DVCPRO 50: Approx. 32 min Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min DVCPRO/DV: Approx. 64 min Approx. 128 min Approx. 256 min|
|Sampling Frequency||AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/ AVC‑LongG25/AVC‑LongG12/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|
|Quantizing||AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/ AVC‑LongG25: 10 bits AVC‑LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits|