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Panasonic AG-HPX170

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BCS Price: $3,590.00
Item #:EQ502488N
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Equipment Description:
HDSDI, with 16GB Card

Model Description:
Panasonic AG-HPX170 Fully Solid State 1/3" 3-CCD P2 HD Camcorder

Model Details

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), and comes 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).


HD/SD-SDI output for serial digital playout or live output of uncompressed audio/video signals
Enhanced metadata management feature saves details, like names or titles, onto the recorded clip
Additional Neutral Density filters, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
20 variable frame rate steps include: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60
Built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope as well as three advanced focus assist functions (2X center zoom, histogram and focus bar display)
Dynamic Range Stretch in 60i/60p HD replaces News Gamma
Enhanced user buttons that allow you to delete the last clip, pre-record, select P2 card slots or go into variable frame rates with the touch of the button
6-pin Firewire with locking connection (no power out)
Dynamic focus ring/manual focus assist (300°/150° rotation) ensures camera reaches the last critical focus point. Iris/focus ring assignment switch enables focus ring to be the iris
10X, 5X, 2X Digital Zoom in 1080/60i mode
Color bars with 1kHz tone
Camera playback format can be changed without going into menus
Time/date stamp burn-in for legal and surveillance work
Improved 3.5-inch LCD screen can also be flipped for use with 35mm adapters
Intuitive design - most cables face the rear to reduce conflicts; audio connections located in the same place
Lightweight (4.2lbs), yet durable construction with magnesium aluminum alloy (same as AG-HVX200 series)
Backed by Panasonic's 5-year limited warranty (must register after purchase)
Comes standard with a 16GB P2 card ($900 retail value) and Barry Green's HVX and HPX Book


Pick-Up Device (size & type)1/3-inch 3-CCD Progressive
Picture Elements (pixels)Effective 1.1 million pixels
QuantizationVideo: 19bits; Audio: 16 bits/4ch
Signal Processing14bits
SensitivityISO 500
Minimum Illumination3lux (F1.6, +12dB gain and 1/24 sec. of shutter speed)
Horizontal Resolution650 lines
Aspect Ratio16:9/4:3 Switchable
LensLeica 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 Filter1/4, 1/16, 1/64
FocusManual and Auto
Media FormatP2 Memory Card
Recording FormatDVCPRO 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)
480/60i (30p over 60i, 24p over 60i, 24pA over 60i)
Recording Playback TimeApprox. 16 mins. (using one 16GB P2 card, recording in DVCPROHD 1080/60i)
Approx. 32 mins. (using one 16GB P2 card, recording in DVCPROHD 1080/60i)
Frame RatesVariable 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 Files6
Programmable User ButtonsYes
Filter Wheels3 Neutral Density
White Balance SelectionA, 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 Matrix4 preset
SMPTE Color Bar GeneratorYes, 1kHz tone
Video ConnectionsHD/SD-SDI out, Analog Component out, Analog Composite out
Audio ConnectionsXLR input (3-pin, dual), Line output (pin-jack, 2-ch), Built-in microphone, stereo mini jack, Built-in speaker (20mm)
Other ConnectionsIEEE 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 SlotYes
LCD Screen3.5-inch color LCD
Viewfinder.44-inch color viewfinder
Power SupplyDC 7.2V (with Battery)
DC 7.9V (with AC adaptor)
Power Consumption10.9W (when LCD monitor is not used.)
11.7W (when LCD monitor is used.)
13.8W (MAX)
Operating Temperature32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)
Operating Humidity10% to 85% (No condensation)
Dimensions (H x W x D)7.125'' x 6.125'' x 15.6875''
Weight4.19 lbs


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