The AG-HPX250 is Panasonic's first P2 HD handheld camcorder with master-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra 100 recording. This lightweight, ergonomic-designed camcorder incorporates high-sensitivity 1/3", full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to capture stunning high resolution images.
The HPX250 includes professional features, like genlock, timecode, HD-SDI and HDMI input/outputs for multi-camera operation and monitoring, as well as a color viewfinder. The powerful hand-held is equipped with a 22x wide zoom (28mm to 616mm) HD lens with 3 independent adjustable rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris). The 22x lens also features an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) function that ensures stable images during hand-held shooting.
The HPX250 offers international HD/SD formats and frame rates. In addition to AVC-Intra 100 recording, the HPX250 also records in AVC-Intra 50, industry-standard DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. The camera can record for over 5 hours in AVC-Intra 100 at 720/24pN, almost 3 hours in AVC-Intra 100 1080/24pN and 2 hours in other AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats on two 64GB cards. In addition the HPX250 offers variable frame rate capability in 1080p up to 30fps (17 steps) as well as 720p up to 60fps (25 steps) for undercranking/overcranking to create fast or slow-motion effects.
10-bit, 4:2:2, full-resolution, independent-frame, AVC-Intra 100
1/3" 2.2M 3MOS imager
22X wide HD fixed lens
Mechanical zoom, 3 rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris)
HD/SD formats, frame rates, Variable Frame Rates (720p/1080p)
Professional input/outputs, including Genlock, timecode, HDSDI, HDMI
Easy Operation with 4 user buttons
Digital Zoom (2X/5X/10X)
Flash Band Compensation (FBC)
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader
4-position ND optical filter controls
Auto focus with face detection, white balance, mode display, zebra display, color bar, tally lamps, slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions
Widescreen LCOS color viewfinder
Widescreen LCD color flip-out monitor
Two P2 card slots