Panasonic introduces new addition to CX series with smallest & lightest 4k 50p/60p camcorder
The Panasonic AG-CX10 Memory Card Camera Recorder, the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 50p/60p camcorder
Panasonic announced a new professional camcorder in the CX Series, the Panasonic AG-CX10 Memory Card Camera Recorder. It is the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 50p/60p camcorder. Packed into a compact body and offering the mobility and portability demanded by professionals, the new camcorder is the first to include built-in Wi-Fi for remote control. The product will start shipping from April 2020.
What is the AG-CX10?
The new AG-CX10 features high-spec optical performance. The integrated LEICA Dicomar Lens offers a powerful, optical 24x zoom that ranges from a 25mm2 wide angle to 600mm tele. i.ZOOM achieves 32x at 4K resolution, and 48x at FHD. The 4-Drive Lens System drives the four lens groups independently to achieve the optical 24x zoom in a compact body size.
Panasonic’s exclusive high-precision Auto Focus (AF) provides high-speed, accurate face detection and focusing for both 4K and FullHD shooting. The AG-CX10 has two manual rings, selectable 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND filter, a built-in and adjustable LED video light, and 24-bit linear PCM audio recording. It makes handheld work during difficult low-angles and high-angles shooting simple. In addition to Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilisation operates to detect and correct handshake in 5 axes, including rotational blurring.
When set for 10-bit recording, the camcorder delivers 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, enabling high-quality image capture with an external recorder. New, highly-efficient HEVC recording (LongGOP/10-bit 4:2:0/MOV) is also supported for recording 50p/60p at a high bit rate of 200 Mbps. As for file formats, in addition to MOV, MP4, and AVCHD, the AG-CX10 also supports the AVC Ultra codec family with P2 MXF file format for use in broadcast applications. This is also includes support for AVC-Intra100/50.3.
As well as Wi-Fi capability, the AG-CX10 has a 3G-SDI output for connection to an external recorder. It also has Ethernet output via the USB 2.0 host, and a NDI|HX4 compatible IP connection function; with connectivity provided for use as a live camera to provide the ultimate flexibility for shooting.
The 3.5-type LCD monitor is clear to view, even in bright sunlight, and the touch pane can be operated with ease to select menu items. To improve work efficiency, the tiltable viewfinder and LCD output simultaneously enables the image being recorded to be seen in the LCD monitor, while also viewed on the Electronic View Finder.
The AG-CX10 will be launched and displayed alongside two consumer models (HC-X2000, HC-X1500) at CES 2020, being held from January 7-10 in Las Vegas, USA. The AG-CX10 will be available from April 2020 with an RRP of £1,916 (excluding VAT).
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- The industry’s smallest and lightweight 4K 50p/60p camcorder, with detachable handle and LED light.
- Integrated Leica lens with a 25mm wide angle, optical 24x zoom, and fast face-detection AF.
- 4K 4:2:2 10 bit HDMI output for high quality external recording
- HEVC Codec for 4K 60p recording
- AVC Ultra Codecs for conventional HD recording in P2 MXF file format.
* For a camcorder with an integrated lens capable of 4K 60p recording (as of January 6th, 2020. Panasonic research).