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Panasonic AJ-PX230EJ MicroP2 Professional AVC-Ultra Full HD Camcorder


Handheld P2HD broadcast camera recorder featuring AVC-ULTRA*1 codec family and microP2 cards
  • AVC-Intra 200100/50 + AVC-LongG50/25/12
  • High quality 10bit / 4:2:2 recording
  • New compact / lightweight 22x lens
  • Dual microP2 card slots
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD variable framerate recording

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The Panasonic AJ-PX230EJ is the newest addition to the P2HD camcorder range. It features a powerful 22x optical zoom lens with three manual rings - a must feature for any professional ENG cameraman. The 35mm equivalent coverage of the fixed lens is 28mm to 616mm f1.6 to f3.2 enabling any cameraman to get the shot they need.

The AJ-PX230EJ is capable of capturinga 600% dynamic range thanks to a trio of1/3-type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors, and AVC-Ultra multi-codec recording including the highquality AVC-Intra200 codec. All the power of the camcorder is harness in a an easy-to-operate, familiar and professional camera design with all the knobs and switches for GAIN, ISO and Audio adjustment where you'd expect them to be.

Highlights and Features
  • AVC-Intra 200100/50 +AVC-LongG50/25/12
  • High quality 10bit/4:2:2 recording video recording*2
  • New compact / lightweight 22x lens (f=28mm - 616mm / 35mm)
  • Dual microP2 card slots for cost efficient microP2 cards

  • Detailed Features

    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 reliab

    Image Device1/3" 2.2MP 3MOS
    Lens3.9 to 86mm (28 to 616mm, 35mm equivalent)
    f/1.6 to 3.2
    18 elements in 12 groups
    ZoomOptical: 22x
    Digital: 2x / 5x / 10x
    Minimum Focus Distance3.6" / 1.1m (from front of lens)
    Macro mode: 2.4" / 0.06m (from front of lens)
    Filter Diameter72mm
    Gain-3 to 36dB
    SensitivityHigh sensitivity mode: F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i)
    F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1920 x 1080 / 50i)
    Minimum Illumination0.02 Lux (F1.6, Gain 18 dB, 1 second exposure, high sensitivity mode)
    Built-in FiltersND Clear
    White BalanceATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K, preset 5600 K, VAR (2000 to 1500 K)
    Shutter Speed59.94Hz SYSTEM MODE:
    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

    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 Speed59.94Hz SYSTEM MODE:
    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: 1/1sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4sec, 1/6sec, 1/12sec

    50Hz SYSTEM MODE: 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, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec
    Synchro Scan Shutter59.94Hz SYSTEM MODE:
    60i / 60p mode: 1/60 to 1/249. 8 sec
    30p mode: 1/30 to 1/249.8 sec
    24p mode: 1/24 to 1/249.8 sec

    50i / 50p mode: 1/50 to 1/250 sec
    25p mode: 1/25 to 1/250 sec
    Shutter Angle3 to 360° (in 0.5° steps, angle display)

    Recording FormatAVC-Intra200, AVC-Intra100, AVC-Intra50
    AVC-LongG50, AVC-LongG25, AVC-LongG12
    Resolutions & Frame Rates59.94Hz SYSTEM MODE:
    1920 x 1080 / 59.9ip, 59.94i, 29.97pN, 23.98pN
    1280 x 720 / 59.94p, 29.97pN, 23.98pN
    720 x 480 / 59.94i, 29.97p

    50Hz SYSTEM MODE: 1920 x 1080 / 50p, 50i, 25pN
    1280 x 720 / 50p, 25pN
    720 x 576 / 50i, 25p
    Variable Frame Rate1080 / 59.94p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, and 60fps
    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 50fps
    Sampling FrequencyAVC-Intra200 / AVC-Intra100 / AVC-Intra50 / AVC-LongG50 / AVC-LongG25 / AVC-LongG12 / DVCPRO

    Y: 74.1758MHz, PB / PR: 37.0879MHz (59.94Hz)
    Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB / PR: 37.1250 MHz (50Hz)

    Y: 13.5MHz, PB / PR: 6.75MHz

    Y: 13.5MHz, PB / PR: 3.375MHz
    QuantizingAVC-Intra200 / AVC-Intra100 / AVC-Intra50 / AVC-LongG50 / AVC-LongG25: 10 bit
    AVC-LongG12 / DVCPROHD / DVCPRO50 / DVCPRO / DV: 8 bit
    Video Compression FormatAVC-Intra200 / AVC-Intra100 / AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264Intra Profile
    AVC-LongG50 / AVC-LongG25 / AVC-LongG12: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    DVCPROHD: DV-Based Compression
    DVCPRO50 / DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression
    DV: DV Compression
    Memory Card Slot2 x microP2
    Recording Audio SignalAVC-Intra200 / AVC-LongG50 / AVC-LongG25: 58kHz / 24 bit, 4 channel
    AVC-Intra100 / AVC-Intra50: 48kHz / 16 bit, 4 channel and 48kHz / 24 bit, 4 channel switch
    AVC-LongG12 / DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50: 48kHz / 16bit, 4 channcel
    DVCPRO / DV: 48kHz / 16 bit, 4 channel
    Headroom12dB / 18dB / 20dB (switchable in menu)

    LCD Monitor3.5", approximately 1.56 million dots
    Viewfinder0.5" OLED, approximately 2.36 million dots (video display area: approx. 1.77 million dots)

    Video Output1 x 3G-SDI (BNC)
    1 x HDMI (Type A)
    Audio Input2 x XLR (3-pin), high impedance, LINE/MIC switch

    LINE: 4dB / 0dBu (selectable)

    MIC:-40dBu / -50dBu / -60dBu (selectable), +48 V on/off
    Audio Output1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack, 100 Ohms, -16 dBV (32 Ohms load, at maximum level)
    1 x 0.8" / 20mm diameter speaker
    Remote1 x 2.5mm super mini jack for Zoom control
    1 x 3.5mm mini jack for Focus and Iris control
    USB1 x USB 2.0 mini-B
    Power Input12 VDC (10.5 to 13.5 VDC), EIAJ type 4

    Power Requirements7.2 VDC (with battery)
    12 VDC (with AC adapter)
    Power Consumption19.5 W (with LCD minitor on)
    Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity10 to 80% (no condensation)
    Dimensions/td>6.9 x 6.7 x 13" / 176 x 171 x 329mm
    Weight4.9 lb / 2.2 kg (body only)
    5.7 lb / 2.6 kg (including lens hood, supplied battery, and microphone holder)
  • Panasonic AJ-PX230 microP2 AVC-Ultra Camcorder
  • VW-VBD58 Battery pack (7.2V, 5800mAh)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Battery charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Microphone holder
  • Screw for microphone holder
  • 2 x power cord
  • Eye cup
  • Lens hood
  • Grip belt
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