An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Steve Cooperman of Panasonic. Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. In this interview Steve talks with us about the newly announced Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camera.
Combining the heritage of the DVX100 with a large 4/3" image sensor, the DVX200 is poised to become a go-to camera for run-and-gun documentary and live-event shooters looking for that traditional and convenient handheld form factor while being able to take advantage of the shallow depth that a larger sensor offers. It is equipped with a 13x optical zoom lens and offers professional features such as Panasonic’s V-Log L gamma curve, allowing you to match footage easily with Panasonic’s VariCam family of cameras.
Physically, the DVX200 has a sleek look with a carbon-fiber-like finish and a crimson-colored transparent cover on the recording-section controls. However, it’s what’s inside the camcorder that really counts. The camcorder has a newly developed 4/3" MOS sensor that delivers 4K (4096 x 2160) video at true 24 fps and UHD (3840 x 2160) up to 60 fps in either MP4 or MOV file formats. Video is recorded to dual SD cards slots, with a UHS speed class 3 (U3) card required for 4K recording. It also offers variable frame rate recording up to 120 fps in 1080p mode, a useful feature in slow-motion sports capture or VFX work.
The camcorder is equipped with a 13x Leica Dicomar 4K f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens that provides a 35mm equivalent range of 29.5 to 384.9mm in 4K/24p mode and 28mm to 365.3mm in HD mode. A common 72mm front lens diameter facilitates the addition of filters, as well as optional close-up and wide-angle lenses. Three lens rings give you manual control over zoom, focus, and iris. Additionally, you’ll find a variable speed zoom control handgrip and top handle. The DVX200 features enhanced image stabilization, including Panasonic’s 5-axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer and 4x-correction area image stabilizer to produce clearer handheld images. It also has a micro-drive focus unit that improves autofocus speed and tracking performance.
The AG-DVX200 will feature next-generation ergonomics, with the battery positioned in the rear so as not to interfere during handheld shooting. The DVX200 comes with a rugged woven carbon,fiber-like finish, and the recording section is distinctively styled with crimson shading.
The AG-DVX200 will be available in Fall 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000.
For more information please visit: www.Panasonic.com