-1/3" 2.2MP 3MOS Sensors
-1920x1080p up to 60 fps
-AVC-Intra50/100/200 and AVC-LongG Codecs
-22x Optical Zoom LensFeaturing a classic handheld form-factor and offering 10-bit, 1080p AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG recording up to 60 fps, the Panasonic AJ-PX230 is ready to fit the bill for a wide range of applications, including professional broadcast, documentary, and ENG work. The camera utilizes 1/3"-type 3MOS sensors that support a 600% dynamic range level to capture expanded highlight and shadow detail for more film-like images and post-production flexibility. Adding to the camera's versatility is multi-codec support, including the high-quality AVC-Intra200 codec, and variable frame-rate shooting for in-camera slow-motion and fast-motion effects.
The AJ-PX230 is equipped with a 22x optical zoom lens that offers a 28 to 616mm range (35mm equivalent), covering you from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths. Built-in optical image stabilization helps to correct for shake and jitters when shooting handheld. Three rings on the lens give you full manual control over zoom, focus, and iris, providing a shooting experience similar to larger interchangeable-lens ENG cameras. For monitoring your shots and navigating through the menu system, the camera features a 0.5" OLED EVF and a 3.5" IPS LCD screen.
Taking a page from the larger shoulder mount rigs, the camera features a front XLR audio input, ideal for a camera-mounted mic, and a rear audio XLR input for a second microphone. Additional connectivity includes a 3G-SDI output, HDMI output, USB connection, and remote control ports. Video is recorded to microP2 cards, with two slots provided to support a variety of recording options, including simultaneous, relay, and background recording.
The 1/3"-type 3MOS sensors features 2.2 MP resolution, providing 1920x1080p images at up to 60 fps. It features two menu settings, the default setting and the High Sensitivity setting, which acts a gain boost with noise reduction, providing a cleaner image than just using the gain function. The sensor achieve a maximum 600% dynamic range level for expanded shadow and highlight detail capture.
The FILM-REC gamma achieves a latitude that exceeds the CINE-LIKE D mode found on previous camcorders. Gamma curves can be selected from 7 modes: HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1, FILMLIKE 2, FILMLIKE 3, FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC.
-Panasonic AJ-PX230 Specs
-Image Device 1/3" 2.2MP 3MOS
-Lens 3.9 to 86mm (28 to 616mm, 35mm equivalent)
-f/1.6 to 3.2
-18 lens elements in 12 groups
-Zoom Optical: 22x
-Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' / 1.1 m (from front of lens) Macro Mode: 2.4" / 0.06 m (from front of lens)
-Filter Diameter 72 mm
-Gain −3 to 36 dB
-LCD Monitor 3.5", approximately 1.56 million dots
-Viewfinder 0.5" OLED, approximately 2.36 million dots (video display area: approx. 1.77 million dots)
-Power Requirements 7.2 VDC (with battery)
-12 VDC (with AC adapter)
-Power Consumption 19.5 W (with LCD monitor on)
-Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
-Operating Humidity 10 to 80% (no condensation)