Panasonic has announced a new handheld camcorder for image production and broadcasting applications. Spearheading the series is the AG-CX350 Memory Card Camera Recorder, which will start shipping in February 2019.
The AG-CX350 features a wide-angle of 24.5mm, with a high-powered optical 20x zoom lens and a new high-definition, high-sensitivity 1.0-type 15M MOS sensor, enabling 10-bit image quality, 4K (UHD) resolution recording with maximum 60p or FHD with maximum 60p on to SDXC card.
The camera is built with a new, high-efficiency HEVC codec (LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0/MOV) that enables smooth playback and editing with a notebook PC or MacBook. It also features an HLG gamma mode that supports HDR image production. Equipped with a high-brightness, high-definition LCD and providing parallel output of SDI/HDMI, the AG-CX350 offers operation and usability, with light weight of 1.9 kg, compact size, and low power consumption.
Speaking about the new launch, Hiroaki Kotera, General Manager – Media Entertainment Business Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) said: “Panasonic continues to push boundaries with our premium 4K solutions and the AG-CX350 is a true embodiment of our cutting-edge technology. The AG-CX350 boasts uncompromised image-recording quality, at the same time, offers users excellent flexibility with its advanced connectivity functionality. From documentaries to event coverage to high-end corporate productions, this camera has been designed to help videographers across industries thrive in this ever-evolving digital age.”