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Panasonic AJ-D400E

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Item #:MO777241
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Model Description:
1/2 inch FIT 3CCD DVCPRO Camcorder, PAL Version

Model Details

Designed for professional use, the AJ-D400E camera/recorder combines DVCPRO's outstanding quality and convenience with superior cost-performance that makes it a good fit in any kind of operation. The AJ-D400E features a low-smear, low-noise 1/2" FIT 3CCD. You can make highly detailed camera settings with the AJ-D400E to create the level of imagery needed in professional applications. The VTR section features DVCPRO's digital component recording system to assure superior picture quality.


  • Ultra-sensitive 1/2" 410,000 pixel FIT 3CCD
  • Award-winning DVCPRO system technology format VTR
  • Sets new cost-to-performance standard for digital camcorders
  • Industry-standard 1/2" bayonet lenses and adaptors can accommodate readily-available converter lenses, adaptors and filters
  • 2 lux shooting illumination
  • Linear cue track/linear control track for faster color framing, audio cueing and shorter preroll times
  • Full B/W or color playback
  • Lightweight
  • Shockless AWB control ensures smooth adjustment of white balance according to the image being shot
  • Power Consumption: 23W
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating Humidity: Less than 85%
  • Camera Pick-up Device: Frame Interline Transfer 1/2" CCD image sensor (x3)
  • Camera Picture Element: 410,000 pixels
  • Camera Digital Quantization: 10 bits A/D
  • Camera Digital Signal Processing: 14.3MHz/28.6MHz
  • Camera Sensitivity: 2000 lux with F8.0
  • Camera Optical Filter: 3200K, 5600K+1/4ND, 5600K, 5600K+1/16ND
  • Camera S/N Ratio: 62dB (standard)
  • Camera Vertical Resolution: 450 lines/500 lines (Super-V)
  • Camera Registration: Less than .03% (all zones, without lens)
  • Camera Gain: -3/0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+21/+24/+30 dB
  • Camera Optical System: 11.4 prism system
  • Camera Viewfinder Horizontal Resolution: 600 TV lines (Center)
  • VTR Format: DVCPRO 1/4" Digital compressed recording
  • VTR Recording Track: Digital video; Digital audio: 2CH; Cue: 1 Track; Sub-Code CTL: 1 track
  • VTR Tape Speed: 33.820mm/s
  • VTR Cassette Size: AJ-P66M: 97.5 x 64.5 x 14.6mm
  • VTR Recording/Playback Time: 66 min. with AJ-P66M cassette
  • VTR FF/REW Time: Around 3 min. using AJ-P66M
  • VTR Video Sampling Frequency: Y: 13.5 MHz; C (PB/PR): 3.375 MHz
  • VTR Video Quantization: 8 bits/sample
  • VTR Video Error Correction: Reed-Solomon Code
  • VTR Video Bandwidth: Y: 30Hz to 5.75MHz + 1.0/-3dB
  • VTR Video S/N Ratio: 55dB
  • VTR Video K Factor (2T): 2% or less
  • VTR Video Linearity: 2% or less
  • VTR Video Y/C Delay: 30ns or less
  • VTR Audio Sampling Frequency: 48KHz
  • VTR Audio Quantization: 16 bits/sample
  • VTR Audio Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +1.0/-1.0dB
  • VTR Audio Dynamic Range: More than 80dB (at 1kHz, AWTD)
  • VTR Audio Distortion: Less than 0.1% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
  • VTR Audio Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limit
  • VTR Audio Headroom: 20dB
  • VTR Audio Emphasis: T1=50 micro-secondsS T2=15 micro-seconds (ON/OFF Selectable)
  • VTR Genlock In: BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p 75 ohms
  • VTR Mic In: XLR (CH1/CH2), balanced, 10k ohms; MIC/LINE Switchable; MIC: -60/-50/-40dBu selectable, LINE: +4/0/-6dBu selectable
  • VTR Audio In: XLR (CH1/CH2), balanced, 10k ohms; MIC/LINE switchable; MIC: -60/-50/-40dBu selectable; LINE: +4/0/-6 dBu selectable
  • VTR Timecode In (option): 0.5 to 18Vp-p, high impedance
  • VTR Camera Out: BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p 75 ohms
  • VTR Video Out: BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p 75 ohms
  • VTR Audio Out: XLR (CH1/CH2/MIX selectable); +4dBu balanced, low impedance; 12-pin multiconnector, (optional AJ-YA900) CH1/CH2, -20dBu unbalanced, low impedance
  • VTR Earphone: Stereo mini jack (x1)
  • VTR Timecode Out (option): 1.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms, low impedance
  • VTR RET Video In (option): BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p 75 ohms
  • VTR 26P VTR Connector (option): Component video, 75 ohms
  • VTR ECU: 6-pin, camera remote
  • VTR DC Out: 4-pin, 11VDC to 17VDC, Max. 0.1A
  • VTR Lens: 12-pin

  • Power Requirements : 12VDC (11V to 17V)
  • Net Weight : 5.85 kg (12.87 lbs.) (including lens, viewfinder, tape, and battery pack)
  • Minimum Illumination : 2 lux (F1.4, +30dB gain)
  • Shutter Speed : 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000-sec.
  • Scan Rate : 1/30.4 to 1/57.4-sec., 1/61.7 to 1/250-sec. (variable)
  • Horizontal Resolution : 750 lines (center)
  • Lens Mount : 1/2'' bayonet mount
  • Viewfinder : 1.5" monochrome
  • Tape Format : 1/4" metal particle tape

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