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Panasonic AJ-PX230


The Panasocic PX230 is ideal for a wide range of applications, including transmissions, documentaries, education, places of worship and live event work.

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The AJ-PX230 is a P2HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and integrated microP2 card slots. In addition to the established AVC-Intra100 codec, the AJ-PX230 integrates AVC-LongG for extended recordings and the optional AVC-Intra200 codec for master recordings with a wide range of options. This handheld camcorder integrates two microP2 card slots with simultaneous recording functionality and a compact lens with multipurpose zoom of special design.

The AJ-PX230 encompasses recordings at both high and low bit rates thanks to inherent compatibility with the AVC-ULTRA codec family. The AVC-LongG25 codec allows quality recordings for expanded broadcast of 1920 x 1080, 10 bits and 4: 2: 2 (four times higher than the AVC-Intra100). The AJ-PX270 also supports DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 as standard for SD recordings as well as DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, along with the new compression methods AVC-LongG12, G25 and G50 as standard for HD recordings . For even higher quality recordings, the AJ-PX230 supports the AVC-Intra 200 codec without visual loss, as an option for a compact, all-in-one master-quality handheld camera.

Superior image quality: high sensitivity and high quality sensor

Additional features of the camcorder include a compact newly designed 22x zoom lens, which covers a wide range of focal lengths, from 28mm to 616mm (equivalent to a 35mm camera). The three lens rings for camera, focus, and iris type zoom modes provide manual control similar to interchangeable lenses. The new 3MOS 1/3 low noise, high sensitivity sensors generate superior image quality, even in dim light conditions.

Super-economic operation

Two slots for microP2 cards allow cost-effective use. With the same reliability as P2 cards, microP2 can be used without an adapter for recording in continuous mode; When a card is full, the AJ-PX230 dynamically selects the second to continue with recording, or for simultaneous recording, when the same codec is recorded on both cards at the same time to create a backup copy. The microP2 card slots can be used with standard SD cards to further increase efficiency when recording * 3 codecs with 50 Mbps or less.

Professional results for flexible filming

The AJ-PX230 integrates all the audiovisual connections you would expect from a professional camera, including the SD / HD / 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs. The AJ-PX230 integrates two XLR audio inputs with three connectors; one on the front, behind the microphone, for easy connection to an external microphone and another on the back of the camera.

New ergonomic design, compact and intuitive

The ergonomic design of the AJ-PX230 maintains the common video and audio connections on the side of the camera, so they do not get in the way when many cables are connected. As for the distribution of the controls, the lightweight and balanced AJ-PX230 is inspired by many of the characteristics of professional shoulder cameras. The white balance switching and video gain switches are easily placed by hand under the lens and an audio dimming control and a recording start and stop control are included in the front of the camera.

2x Micro P2 64GB Cards
Battery Panasonic CGA- D54s
Battery Panasonic VW-VBD58
Optical filter
Rain cover
Transport bag

  • Weight Approx. 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs.) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories) Approx. 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.) (including lens hood, supplied battery, and microphone holder)
    Power DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used) DC 12 V (when the AC adapter is used)
    Operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
    Power Consumption 19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used)
    Operating Humidity 10 % to 80 % (no condensation)
    Lens Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 22x motorized zoom F1.6 to F3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm) 35 mm conversion: 28 mm to 616 mm (16:9)
    Dimensions 176 mm (H) x 171 mm (W) x 329 mm (D) (excluding protrusions) (6-15/16 inches × 6-23/32 inches × 12-15/16 inches)
    Camera Unit
    Pickup Devices 1/3-type 2.2 megapixels, MOS solid state image sensor × 3
    ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Filter Diameter 72 mm
    Optical System Prism system
    Gain Setting L/M/H selector switch, −3 dB to 18 dB (in 1 dB steps) (Negative value of gain is only in [HIGH SENS.] mode.) (When assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button: Switching between 24 dB, 30 dB, and 36 dB)
    Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.) 1.1 m from the front lens Approx. 0.06 m from front lens (When Macro=On, at wide-end)
    Color Temperature Setting ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)
    Shutter Speed When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (shutter off) sec, 1/100 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 30p mode: 1/30 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 24p mode: 1/24 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec 25p mode: 1/25 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec
    Slow Shutter Speed Setting is possible when [VFR]=[OFF] When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/15 sec, 1/30 sec 30p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6sec., 1/15 sec 24p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz 50i/50p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec, 1/25 sec 25p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec
    VFR Recording Frame Rate 1080/59.94p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, and 60 (frames per second) 1080/50p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, and 50 (frames per second)
    Synchro Scan Shutter When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec] 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec 30p mode: 1/30.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec 24p mode: 1/24.0 sec to 1/249.8 sec When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec] 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec 25p mode: 1/25.0 sec to 1/250.0 sec
    Shutter Open Angle 3.0 deg to 180.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)
    Digital Zoom x2/x5/x10
    Lens Hood Hood with lens cover
    Sensitivity [HIGH SENS.] mode F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/59.94i) F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/50i)
    Minimum Subject Illumination 0.02 lx (F1.6, gain 18 dB, [1S.EXP.], [HIGH SENS.] mode)
    Sampling Frequency AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/ AVC‑LongG25/AVC‑LongG12/DVCPRO HD Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz) DVCPRO50 Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz DVCPRO Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
    Recording Media microP2 card
    Recording Format AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/AVC‑LongG25/AVC‑LongG12 DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats
    Quantizing AVC‑Intra200/AVC‑Intra100/AVC‑Intra50/AVC‑LongG50/ AVC‑LongG25: 10 bits AVC‑LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits
    Recording Video Signal 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN,720/59.94p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
    Memory Card Recorder
    Digital Video
    Recording Slot microP2 card slot ×2
    System Format 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i

For more information, you can check the manufacturer's website

Manual AJ-PX230

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