Panasonic unveils world’s lightest 2/3 type camera-recorder
Additional portable recorder offers wireless or wired network streaming and sharing
AMSTERDAM. (12th September 2014) – Panasonic used IBC 2014 to showcase its new AJ-PX800 ultra-light 3MOS sensor camera recorder, set for release in October.
Weighing only 2.8 kg (main unit), the AJ-PX800 is the world's lightest*1 shoulder 2/3 type camera-recorder equipped with 3MOS image sensors, and is aimed at improving mobility in news-gathering situations.
The camera captures both SD and HD and comes with a comprehensive range of codecs including AVC-Intra and the AVC- LongG (50/25/12Mbps) codec set.
Low rate AVC- Proxy file recording on the AJ-PX800 allows support for network operation and off-line editing. Two P2 cards can be accommodated offering dual recording to speed workflow and reduce media costs. MicroP2 cards can also be used in conjunction with an AJ-P2AD1G memory card adapter.
The standard LAN/Ethernet port allows network connection via a wired LAN, whilst the optional wireless means remote LAN connectivity. This enables the use of functions such as proxy preview and camera remote control from a PC, Mac, tablet device or smartphone.
4G/LTE network connectivity is also supported, allowing broadcast stations to edit recorded data immediately, enabling faster news turnaround and opening up live stream capabilities.
The AJ-PX800 will be released alongside the new AJ-PG50 portable recorder which enables dual-codec recording and comes with two micro P2 and a single P2 card slot, to accelerate the AVC-ULTRA workflow in the field.
The AVC-ULTRA player/recorder allows production companies to copy clips to an external HDD via USB and also offers wireless*2 or wired network streaming and sharing. It will be the first SDI/HDMI input/output Panasonic recorder which supports 1080/59.94p, 50p and to be released in December 2014.
For more information, please visit the Panasonic booth Hall 9, C45 at IBC 2014, or visit