High Image Quality

4-Drive Lens System

The 4-Drive Lens System simultaneously and independently drives 4 lens groups (group 2, iris, group 3, group 4). The lens size and drive range for each of the 4 groups can be efficiently suppressed to optimize image quality/zoom power and achieve compact body.

Industry's Widest Angle of 24 mm*

The integrated lens boasts the industry's widest angle of 24 mm* at the wide-angle setting. It enables wide-angle and minimal-distortion shooting without the use of a wide conversion lens and also allows video recording/production in a vehicle or room for example.

  • * Equivalent to 35mm under 4K 24p (aspect ratio of 17:9). Wide angle 24mm is the widest in the industry for a camcorder with integrated lens. (As of June 2017, according to Panasonic survey.) 4K/24p: 24.0 mm (17:9 aspect ratio), UHD/FHD: 25.4 mm (16:9 aspect ratio).

An image shot on an aircraft using the wide angle.

World's First*1 20x Optical Zoom in a Camcorder with 1.0-type*2 Sensor

The 20x optical zoom lens covers the range from 24 mm at the wide-angle end to 480 mm at the telescopic end (35mm film equivalent at 4K 24p).

  • *1: World's first for a camcorder with integrated lens having a 1.0-type or larger sensor. (As of June 2017, according to Panasonic survey.)
  • *2: Effective size

An image shot on an aircraft using the wide angle.

Intelligent Zoom for Maximum 30x Zoom in Super-High Resolution

In FHD shooting modes, the i.Zoom function increases the zooming capability to a maximum of approximately 30x while maintaining high resolution. When the zoom reaches the 20x optical zoom limit it switches seamlessly to i.Zoom.

Manual Three Rings

The AG-UX180 features manual three rings for Zoom, Focus and Iris control. These manual controls ensures professional operation.

Digital Zoom (2x, 5x or 10x)

The AG-UX180 is equipped with 2x, 5x and 10x digital zoom. Using the 20x optical zoom and i.Zoom together, it gives you super-telephoto magnification equivalent to a 300x zoom without dropping in light intensity.

  • * The higher the magnification, the greater the image quality degradation.


This high-performance lens has passed the stringent quality standards of Leica Camera AG. A multi-coating process minimizes ghosts and flaring, resulting in especially clear images.

  • * Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
  • * DICOMAR is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
  • * LEICA DICOMAR products are manufactured using Leica-certified measuring instruments and quality assurance systems based on rigorous quality standards approved by Leica Camera AG.

Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer [4K/UHD/FHD]

The correction area of the Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) has been expanded to approximately 900%* over the conventional area (as compared to the Panasonic AG-AC160). This provides powerful correction even in unstable shooting situations, such as low-angle or high-angle shots. The ball OIS system reduces wear on the drive section, and greatly improves correction for small-amplitude hand-shake.

  • * Excluding the 4K 24p mode.

5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer [FHD]

In HD shooting modes, by using hand-shake correction that combines the effects of both optical and electronic image stabilization, hand-shake in various directions, including the rotary direction, is detected and corrected.

Intelligent Auto Focus Offering High Speed, Excellent Tracking Performance and Stability

  • Top-class* focusing speed in 4K
    The focus status judgment algorithm achieves accurate and quick transition to search operation.
  • Top-class* tracking performance in 4K
    The high-precision, high-speed Micro Drive Focus unit accurately tracks the subject even when a quick change in focal distance occurs.
  • Top-class* stability in 4K
    The AF system accurately judges changes in the subject by actively using minute wobbling motions in the high-resolution 4K image. This contributes to high focusing stability.
  • * As a camcorder with integrated lens having a 1.0-type sensor. (As of June 2017, according to Panasonic survey.)

By moving the Micro Drive Focus Unit minutely and quickly, highly precise AF performance is also achieved when shooting in 4K or shooting with a shallow depth of field.

Custom AF Function for Adjustment of AF Speed, Tracking Sensitivity and Area Settings

Auto focus operation can be customized by adjusting the AF Speed, AF Sensitivity and AF Area Width. This function enables the AF to operate exactly as intended by the user in accordance with the subject type or application.

  • AF Speed: AF speed can be set in seven steps from 1 to 7. The larger the figure, the faster the AF.
  • TAF Sensitivity: AF sensitivity can be set in 10 steps from 1 to 10. The larger the figure, the easier it is to track fast-moving subjects.
  • AF Area Width: The width of the area in which AF is effective can be adjusted.

Auto Focus Speed Configuration

Auto Focus Area Width Adjustment

Focus Assist (Expand and Peaking)

When the Focus Assist button is pressed, Expand (enlargement)* or Peaking (colored emphasis of focus point) is displayed to assist the user's manual focusing operation. Expand and Peaking can also be displayed simultaneously.

  • * The part to be expanded is designated by touching the screen.

Expand and Peaking

* Picture simulated.

One-Push AF

This function temporarily activates Auto Focus when shooting in Manual Focus mode, using a "PUSH AF" button.


* Picture simulated.

Manual Focus Assist

Focus is automatically adjusted after you adjust it with the focus ring in Manual Focus mode. This enables quick and accurate focusing.

  • * Not operable in combination with VFR or wired remote controller (commercially available).

Focus Transition

Up to three focus positions can be preset. The focus can be shifted to a preset focus position (focal distance) with a single touch. The user can set the focus transition time (immediate, 2 to 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 60 sec, 90 sec) and the wait time until the start of focus transition (0 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec).

Focusing Transition

* Picture simulated.

Area Function

Auto Focus is easily possible with just a touch on the LCD panel. You can also change this to Auto Iris and Brightness of the Display on the screen.

Area Function

* Picture simulated.

Recording Quality

High-Image-Quality, High-Sensitivity 1.0-type*1 4K Sensor

The 1.0-type (effective size) MOS sensor (approx. 9,460,000 pixels in 4K 24p*2, approx. 8,790,000 pixels in UHD/FHD) provides an appropriate depth of field and excellent balance between image quality and sensitivity. Images can be recorded with a resolution of 4K (4096 x 2160) /24p, UHD (3840 x 2160) /60p/50p or FHD (1920 x 1080) /60p/50p.

  • *1: Effective size
  • *2: At 4K 24p (aspect ratio 17:9)
  • * With regard to "24p" and "60p" other than that included in "4K 24p" in the above text, images are actually recorded at 23.98p and 59.94p, respectively.

VFR (2 fps to 60 fps)/Super-Slow Motion (120 fps/100 fps)

  • FHD VFR (variable frame rate) Recording: VFR recording can be set in 10 steps* from 2 fps to 60 fps (60Hz) /9 steps from 2 fps to 50 fps (50Hz).
  • Super-Slow Motion: Slow-motion effect can be achieved by high-speed HD recording at 120 fps (59.94 Hz) or 100 fps (50 Hz).
  • * When 1080/23.98p recording mode is selected.

An image shot using the slow motion effect

IR (Infrared) Shooting in Dark Places

IR shooting is possible by turning the IR REC ON (with User button allocation or menu setting). When it is turned ON, images can be captured in dark places by using an IR light (commercially available).

  • * IR lights are optional (waveform length of 850 nm is recommended).
  • * When the IR REC is ON, iris, gain, and shutter speed are automatically adjusted.

Infrared Shooting Function

  • * Image captured from actual footage shot on AG-UX180 and graded for printing.
  Image Size Frame Rate Bit Rate Compressed Mode Sound File Format
4K/UHD 4096 x 2160 24.00p 100 Mbps LongGOP LPCM MOV or MP4
3840 x 2160 59.94p/50.00p 150 Mbps
29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100 Mbps
1920 x 1080 59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 200 Mbps ALL-Intra LPCM MOV or MP4
59.94p/50.00p 100 Mbps LongGOP
59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i 50 Mbps
AVCHD 1920 x 1080 59.94p/50.00p 25 Mbps LongGOP Dolby
59.94i/50.00i/23.98p 21 Mbps
59.94i/50.00i 17 Mbps
1440 x 1080 59.94i/50.00i 5 Mbps
1280 x 720 59.94p/50.00p 8 Mbps
720 x 480 59.94i (16:9/4:3)/50.00i (16:9/4:3) 9 Mbps
720 x 576

Double SD Memory Card Slots

Two SD card slots are provided. This enables unlimited* relay recording by simply changing SD cards, and also allows simultaneous recording and background recording while ensuring high recording reliability.

Unlimited* Relay Recording

Automatically records continuously from Slot 1 to Slot 2. By changing a full SD card with a new SD card, images can be recorded continuously for many hours.

Simultaneous Recording

Identical data is recorded onto cards in both slots in this dual recording mode.

Background Recording

Records ordinary Rec Start/Stop-controlled data in Slot 1, and records all data, even when Slot 1 is stopped, in Slot 2.

  • * Recording can continue across multiple SD memory cards. However, each time the file reaches 96 GB, it will be split into two files, but the recording continues. If the Relay recording time reaches 10 hours, shooting will temporarily stop, and then automatically restart a few seconds later.

Recording Time

Recording Format 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
4K 100 Mbps Approx. 20 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
Approx. 2 hours
40 min.
UHD 150 Mbps Approx. 55 min. Approx. 1 hour
50 min.
100 Mbps Approx. 20 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
Approx. 2 hours
40 min.
FHD 200 Mbps Approx. 10 min. Approx. 20 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
100 Mbps Approx. 20 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
Approx. 2 hours
40 min.
50 Mbps Approx. 10 min. Approx. 20 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
Approx. 2 hours
40 min.
Approx. 5 hours
20 min.
AVCHD PS 25 Mbps Approx. 19 min. Approx. 40 min. Approx. 1 hour
20 min.
Approx. 2 hours
40 min.
Approx. 5 hours
20 min.
Approx. 11 hours
PH 21 Mbps Approx. 21 min. Approx. 45 min. Approx. 1 hour
30 min.
Approx. 3 hours Approx. 6 hours Approx. 12 hours
30 min.
HA 17 Mbps Approx. 30 min. Approx. 1 hour Approx. 2 hours Approx. 4 hours
10 min.
Approx. 8 hours
30 min.
Approx. 17 hours
HE 5 Mbps Approx. 1 hour
30 min.
Approx. 3 hours
20 min.
Approx. 6 hours
40 min.
Approx. 13 hours
40 min.
Approx. 27 hours
30 min.
Approx. 56 hours
HE 8 Mbps Approx. 1 hour Approx. 2 hours Approx. 4 hours
15 min.
Approx. 8 hours
30 min.
Approx. 17 hours
10 min.
Approx. 35 hours
SA 9 Mbps Approx. 1 hour Approx. 2 hours Approx. 4 hours Approx. 8 hours Approx. 16 hours
30 min.
Approx. 34 hours

UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording

This function records images simultaneously into two different formats, Main and Sub (see the table below). Sub-recording files can be used for preview, off-line editing and online transmission. FHD (8 Mbps) sub-recording files can be transmitted via mobile networks so editing work can be performed before the delivery of the main recording files, thus improving the workflow efficiency.

Dual Codec Recording (when FHD 50 Mbps mode)

  Recording Mode Recording Format
Main-Recording side MOV/MP4 UHD/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100 Mbps
Sub-Recording side MOV/MP4* FHD/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 50 Mbps
  • * Same recording mode selected in the main-recording side.

Dual Codec Recording (when FHD 8 Mbps mode)

  Recording Mode Recording Format
Main-Recording side MOV/MP4 UHD/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100 Mbps
FHD/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 200 Mbps
FHD/59.94p/50.00p 100 Mbps
Sub-Recording side MOV FHD/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 8 Mbps

Other Recording Functions

  • Pre Rec
    This function constantly caches approximately 4 seconds of video and audio data in MOV/MP4 format, or approximately 3 seconds in AVCHD format, prior to Rec Start, so the data can be recovered in case there is a delay in pressing Rec Start.
  • Interval Rec
    Records intermittently based on a set interval time of 1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 minute or 2 minutes.
  • Freeze Frame
    Images can be recorded as still images together with audio. This function is convenient when moving the camera to a different location or when shooting a different scene.
  • Time Stamp
    The date and time can be stamped onto recorded images.

16-Axis Independent Color Correction Function

This function provides an independent effect to each of the 16 phases of video images. It enables color matching of multiple cameras under the same lighting conditions as well as creative image rendering.

Skin Detail

Makes skin colors appear soft and beautiful. Especially effective when recording the person up close.

Master Detail

Adjusts the overall degree of contour enhancement.

8-Mode Gamma

The AG-UX180 is equipped with eight selectable gamma modes, including two Cine-Like Gammas, drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam.

HD NORM Suitable for standard HD recording.
SD NORM Increased gain in darker areas more than HD (High Definition).
FILMLIKE 1 Reproduces more gradation in highlight areas than when shooting in HD.
FILMLIKE 2 Reproduces more gradation in highlight areas than when shooting in FILMLIKE 1.
FILMLIKE 3 Reproduces more gradation in highlight areas than when shooting in FILMLIKE 2.
CINE-LIKE D The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize dynamic range.
CINE-LIKE V The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize contrast.
STILL-LIKE Setting to match images captured with still cameras.

Scene Files

Six files preset with picture quality settings are provided as Scene Files (Standard, Shooting under fluorescent lights, Spark, Still like, Cine-like contrast, and Cine-like dynamic range). You can change any of the settings as desired and store one set as a Custom File in the AG-UX180, and up to eight sets on an SD memory card.

Scene File Setting Items

Synchro Scan, Master Detail, Detail Coring, Skin Detail, V Detail Level, RB Gain Control Setting, Chroma Level, Chroma Phase, Matrix, Color Correction Setting, Master Pedestal, Gamma Mode, Black Gamma, Knee Mode, Knee Master Point, Knee Master Slope, DRS, DRS Effect, Auto Iris Level, Auto Iris Level Effect, NR Control

Other Professional Picture Quality Settings

  • Selectable matrix tables including CINE-LIKE mode
  • V detail, detail coring
  • Chroma level, chroma phase, color temperature, master pedestal
  • Knee point setting

User Buttons

Any of the 44 functions can be allocated to the User Buttons. There are a total of 13 User Buttons: Nine on the AG-UX180 body, and four on the LCD Touch Panel.

Sliding 3.5-type Touch-panel LCD

The 3.5-type monitor LCD built into the handle section can be pulled out and turned 270 degrees in the vertical direction for use in high-angle, low-angle or selfie shots. The touch panel function can be used for menu setting and area functions.

High-Resolution OLED EVF

The viewfinder features a high-resolution OLED display (approximately 1,770,000 dots) for excellent color reproduction.

ND Filters, Gain, White Balance

  • ND Filters
    OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND filters built-in.
  • Gain Selector
    Negative gain is added. Select from -3 dB to 24 dB gain for 3-position (L/M/H) allocation.
  • AWB Selector
    Two-value (A/B) memory and presets (3200/5600/VAR) can be selected.
  • ATW (auto-tracking white balance) function.

LCD/EVF Displays That Assist Shooting

  • Waveform and Vectorscope Display
    WAVE (Waveform) and VECTOR (Vectorscope) can be easily displayed on a subscreen of the LCD monitor. The subscreen display position can be set to one of the four corners.
    Two zebra patterns are integrated, from 50% to 105% in 5% steps.
  • Marker (Y Level)
    The brightness level in the center of the screen is displayed in percentage.
  • Level Gauge
    Horizontal or vertical tilting of the camcorder can be checked on the LCD and viewfinder.
  • A Safety Zone Marker and Center Marker can be displayed.

WAVE (Waveform)



Excellent Operability

3G-SDI for connecting to an External 1080/60p, 1080/50p Recorder

The 3G-SDI output terminal (BNC connector, 5CFV) can be used to transmit FHD 1080/60p, 1080/50p signals through a coaxial cable over a distance of up to 100 m. Panasonic recorders equipped with SDI input can be linked to the Rec Start/Stop function of the AG-UX180.

  • HDMI OUT*1: Outputs images up to 4K 24p, UHD 60p and UHD 50p*2.
  • VIDEO/AUDIO OUT: Outputs analog signals for video and audio monitoring.
  • *1: HDMI and SDI signals cannot be output simultaneously.
  • *2: Images output during UHD 60p and UHD 50p recording are FHD.

16-Bit PCM for High-Sound-Quality*1 Professional Audio Recording

Equipped with two channels of XLR audio input (with switchable 48 V phantom power supply, MIC and LINE) and manual audio volume. This enables recording of two high-quality audio channels using either the 16 bit linear PCM system (MOV/MP4) or Dolby Audio system (AVCHD). Other professional features include the OSD level meter, 1 kHz test tone output*2 and headphone output (3.5 mm-diameter stereo mini-jack).

  • *1: HDMI and SDI signals cannot be output simultaneously.
  • *2: Images output during UHD 60p and UHD 50p recording are FHD.

TC Synchro Multi-Camera Recording Supported

The TC PRESET IN/OUT terminal (BNC) allows synchronization of the initial value for the time code in multi-camera shooting. The camera number (0 to 16) can be added* to the name of the recording folder to facilitate editing.

  • * Only when the MOV/MP4 codec is used for recording. Setting must be made in each camera.

Wireless Remote Control from an iPad

The AG ROP app for iPad*1 is available free of charge from the Apple App Store. It enables wireless remote control of the AG-UX180, with installation of a wireless module (optional AJ-WM50/AJ-WM30). In addition to a multitude of control functions, such as camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu setting, the AG ROP app allows control of the AG-UX180's internal lens for remote operation of the i.Zoom, zoom and focus. It also displays a thumbnail view and preview*2 so recorded clips can be checked on an iPad.

  • *1: iOS 7.1, iOS 8.1, and iOS 9 are supported.
  • *2: Only sub-recording (8 Mbps) of dual codec recording is supported with preview.
  • * App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Wired Remote

Equipped with a REMOTE terminal for remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and REC start/stop.

  • * A wired remote controller (commercially available) is required.

Large-Capacity Battery Options

The AG-UX180 is compatible with the AG-VBR118G, AG-VBR89G and AG-VBR59 battery packs which offer large capacity and quick charge.*

  • * Quick charge is possible only when the AG-BRD50 battery charger is used.