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Panasonic HPX250

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.


Pricing varies and is based upon the specific model and accessories ordered.


The P2 HD handheld offers all the benefits of a faster, file-based P2 HD workflow, including native AVC-Intra and DVCPRO-HD compatibility with leading nonlinear editing systems and video servers. The HPX250 has powerful pro audio capabilities including four channels of 48kHZ/16 bit digital audio recording, two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line, two RCA audio outputs, and +48V Phantom Power.

Power Supply:

DC7.2V (using battery)
7.9V (using AC adaptor)

Power Consumption:

15W (when LCD Monitor ON)

Operating Temperature:

0°C to 40°C

Operating Humidity:

10% to 80% (no condensation)

Weight:

Approx. 2.5 kg (camcorder only)

Dimensions (WxHxD):

180 mm × 195 mm × 438 mm, excluding the projection part

Pick-up Device:

1/3 Type Progressive, 2.2Mil Pixels, 3MOS

Number of Effective Pixels (HxV):

1920 x 1080

Lens:

Panasonic lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized/manual mode switching, 22x zoom,
F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9mm to 86mm / 35mm equivalent: 28 mm to 616 mm, 16:9)

Filter Diameter:

72 mm

Optical Color Separation:

Prism system

ND Filter:

OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Minimum shooting distance:

Approx. 1 meter

Gain Selection:

0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30dB (+24 & +30 dB are to be allocated only for USER SW)

Shutter Speed (Preset):

50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec.(OFF), 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/60 sec.(OFF), 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.

Slow Shutter Speed:

50i/50p mode: 1/12.5 sec. and 1/25 sec.
25p mode: 1/6.25 sec. and 1/12.5 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/15 sec. and 1/30 sec.
30p mode: 1/7.5 sec. and 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.

Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan):

50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 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.

Aperture Angle:

3 degree to 359.5 degree, by 0.5 degree step selectable

Frame Rate:

50 Hz mode:
1080p: 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 fps - 14 steps
720p: 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 37 / 42 / 45 / 48 / 50 fps - 25 steps
59.94 Hz mode:
1080p: 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 fps - 17 steps
720p: 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 / 40 / 44 / 48 / 54 / 60 fps - 25 steps

Sensitivity:

50 Hz mode:
F8 (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i, P.A.P. FILTER: TYPE2)
F11 (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i, P.A.P. FILTER: TYPE1)
59.94 Hz mode:
F7 (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i, P.A.P. FILTER: TYPE2)
F10 (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i, P.A.P. FILTER: TYPE1)

Minimum Luminance:

0.2 lx (when F1.6, +30dB of gain, and 1/30 sec. of shutter speed, P.A.P. FILTER: TYPE1)

Digital Zoom:

2x / 5x / 10x

Recording Media:

P2 Card

Recording Format:

AVC-Intra 100 / AVC-Intra 50 / DVCPRO HD / DVCPRO50 / DVCPRO / DV

Recording Time:

AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD:
Approx. 16 min. with a 16GB P2 card
Approx. 32 min. with a 32GB P2 card
Approx. 64 min. with a 64GB P2 card
AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50:
Approx. 32 min. with a 16GB P2 card
Approx. 64 min. with a 32GB P2 card
Approx. 128 min. with a 64GB P2 card
DVCPRO/DV:
Approx. 64 min. with a 16GB P2 card
Approx. 128 min. with a 32GB P2 card
Approx. 256 min. with a 64GB P2 card
*Time shown above is when you record a series of 1 shot to P2 card.
Depending on numbers of shots you record, time will get shorter than the number shown above.

Recording Video Format:

1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p,
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN,
720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p, 480/23.98pA

Sampling Frequency:

AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD:
Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50Hz)
Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94Hz)
DVCPRO50:
Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
DVCPRO:
Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz

Quantizing:

AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits
DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits

Video Compression:

AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
DVCPRO HD: DV base compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO: DV base compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV compression (IEC 61834-2)

Recording Audio Signal:

AVC-Intra 100 / AVC-Intra 50 / DVCPRO HD: 48kHz/16bits, 4CH
DVCPRO50: 48kHz/16bits, 4CH
DVCPRO/DV: 48kHz/16bits, 2CH/4CH switchable

GENLOCK IN:

BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O

GENLOCK IN Additional Information:

BB or HD-Y

VIDEO OUT:

Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O

SDI OUT:

BNC x 1 (10 bits 4:2:2 camera through), 0.8Vp-p, 75 O, HD/SD switchable

HDMI OUT:

HDMI x 1, Type A

Built-in Microphone:

Stereo microphone

Audio IN:

XLR (3 pins) × 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2)
LINE / MIC / +48V switchable
LINE: 0 dBu
MIC: -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)

Audio IN Additional information:

Headroom 12dB

Audio Out:

Pin jack x 2 (CH 1, CH 2), Output: 316 mV, 600 O

Headphone:

Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) × 1

Built-in Speaker:

20 mm (round) × 1

Camera Remote:

Super Mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP operations
Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls

TC IN/OUT:

BNC × 1
IN: 0.5 to 8 Vp-p, 10 kO
OUT: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance

IEEE 1394 IN/OUT:

6 Pin, Digital IN/OUT, based on IEEE 1394 Standard

USB2.0 (DEVICE):

Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)

USB2.0 (HOST):

Type A connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)

LCD Monitor:

3.45 inches, LCD color monitor, approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)

Viewfinder:

0.45 inches, LCD color viewfinder, approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)

Standard Accessories:

Battery Pack x 1 (7.2V, 5400mAh), Battery Charger, AC Adapter, AC cable x2,
Wireless Remote Controller with button-type battery,
Microphone Holder, Eye Cup, Shoulder Belt, Lens Hood, Grip Belt, CD-ROM,
Microphone Holder Screws x4, Microphone Holder Adaptor, Lens Cap, INPUT Terminal Cap x2

Leading-edge feature set

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 has great features, for multiple shooting scenarios, including reality TV production, documentaries, news-gathering and more. For example, Flash Band Compensation (FBC) helps to eliminate color tears in the video (often seen with other MOS based cameras) when shooting in areas where external flashes are used. Its Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) feature varies the gamma within the image to help in scooting situations that quickly vary from bright to dark. In addition, with the 2X Focus Assist function, you can zoom the center section of the screen to determine if the focus is correct.

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.

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