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AJ-PX270 microP2 AVC-ULTRA Handheld Camcorder Discontinued

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AJ-PX270 $$6,495 MSRP

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P2HD Handheld Camcorder which features AVC-ULTRA codecs, microP2 card compatibility, and wired and wireless network capabilities. It's ergonomic, compact and intuitive design takes inspiration from our field-proven professional shoulder-mount cameras.

Key features

  • 1/3-type 2.2 megapixel 3MOS sensor with a 22x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens for superb quality of image
  • Built-in AVC ULTRA recording that features AVC-Intra 200/500/50 and AVC-LongG50/25/12
  • Dual microP2 card slots for cost efficient microP2 cards & simultaneous recording capabilities
  • Network workflow connectivity with LAN connection as standard
  • High quality 10bit/4:2:2 recording video recording at 50Mbps or 25Mbps
  • HDMI logo
  • P2HD
  • P2
  • AVC-Ultra
  • AVC-Intra
  • AVC-LongG
  • AVC-Proxy
  • Micro P2
  • SDXC logo


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Specification Description
General -
Power DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power consumption 19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used)
Operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating humidity 10 % to 80 % (no condensation)
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)
Dimensions 176 mm(H) x 171 mm(W) x 329 mm (D) (excluding protrusion)
(6-15/16 inches x 6-23/32 inches x 12-15/16 inches)
Pickup Devices 1/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS solid state image sensor x 3
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)
Filter Diameter 72 mm
Optical system Prism system
ND filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
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)
Gain Settings 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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
DIGITAL ZOOM x2/x5/x10
Lens Hood Hood with lens cover
Memory Card Recorder Section -
Recording Media microP2 card, P2 card
Recording slot microP2 card slot x2, P2 card slot x1
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
Recording Formats AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/
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
Recording/Playback Time*1 16 GBx1 32 GBx1 64 GBx1
AVC-Intra200: Approx. 8 min. Approx. 16 min. Approx. 32 min.
AVC-Intra100: Approx. 16 min. Approx. 32 min. Approx. 64 min.
AVC-Intra50: Approx. 32 min. Approx. 64 min. Approx. 128 min.
AVC-LongG50: Approx. 32 min. Approx. 64 min. Approx. 128 min.
AVC-LongG25: Approx. 64 min. Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
AVC-LongG12: Approx. 120 min. Approx. 240 min. Approx. 480 min.
DVCPRO HD: Approx. 16 min. Approx. 32 min. Approx. 64 min.
DVCPRO 50: Approx. 32 min. Approx. 64 min. Approx. 128 min.
DVCPRO/DV: Approx. 64 min. Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
Digital Video -
Sampling Frequency AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/
Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)
Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)
Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/
AVC-LongG25: 10 bits
Video Compression Format AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV Compression (IEC 61834-2)
Digital Audio Specification -
Recording audio signal AVC-Intra200/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 48 kHz/24 bits, 4 CH
48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH and 48 kHz/24 bits, 4 CH switch
AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH
Headroom 12 dB/18 dB/20 dB switchable menu
AVC Proxy -
File Format MOV
Video Compression Format (AVC Proxy) H.264/AVC Baseline Profile, H.264/AVC High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Approximate Recording Time (1GB)*2 AVC-G6 2CH MOV: Approx. 13 min.
SHQ 2CH MOV: Approx. 25 min.
HQ 2CH MOV: Approx. 78 min.
LOW 2CH MOV: Approx. 135 min.
Video input/output -
SDI Out BNC x 1, HD (3G/1.5G), SD: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
VIDEO OUTPUT BNC x 1, Also used as the GENLOCK IN, IN/OUT switch selection
Composite: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
(HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)
Built-in microphone Supports stereo microphone
AUDIO INPUT 1/AUDIO INPUT 2 XLR x 2, 3 pin.Input high impedance, LINE/MIC switch selection
LINE: 4 dBu/0 dBu (selectable menu)
MIC: -40 dBu/-50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable menu),
+48 V on/off (switch selection)
Audio OUT 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1, Output level: 600 ohms, 316 mV
Headphone 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1
100 ohms, -16 dBV (32 ohms load, at maximum output level)
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Cam Remote 2.5 mm diameter super mini jack x1 ZOOM S/S
GENLOCK IN BNCx1, also used as the VIDEO OUT, IN/OUT switch selection, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
Used as the input and output terminals, IN/OUT switch selection
Input: 1.0 V - 4.0 V [p-p], 10 k ohms
Output: 2.0 V±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
USB 2.0 (Device) Type miniB connector, 4 pin
USB 3.0 (Host) Type A connector, 9 pin
USB 2.0 Host (Sub-Host) Type A connector, 4 pin (exclusively for wireless module AJ-WM30)
DC IN 12V DC 12 V (DC 10.5 V - 13.5 V), EIAJ type 4
LCD monitor 3.5 type QHD color monitor (Approx. 1560000 dots)
View Finder 0.5 type OLED (organic EL display)
(Approx. 2360000 dots, video display area: Approx. 1770000 dots)
Included accessories Battery (VW-VBD58), Shoulder strap, Battery charger, AC adaptor, Microphone holder,
Screw for microphone holder (12 mm), Power code x 2, Eye cup, Lens hood, Grip belt
Note *1: Figures are for continuous recording as one clip. Depending on the number of clips, the overall
recording time may be shorter than the above.
*2: These are reference values for continuous recording using the Panasonic products. The recording time
may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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The Ultimate Handheld Pro Camcorder

The AJ-PX270 is the first P2 HD handheld camcorder combining the high quality and incredible efficiency of low bit rate AVC-ULTRA recording and the flexibility of a 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility. The 5-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of the high-end; shoulder-mount camera (AJ-PX5000 P2 HD with AVC-ULTRA). It features newly-developed high-sensitivity; low-noise 1/3 type 3MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures; even in low lighting conditions.

AVC-ULTRA Codec Family Provides a Wide Range of Recording Bit Rates

With its innovative AVC-ULTRA codec; the AJ-PX270 features both low-bitrate and normal recordings. For high-quality recording; the camera records in 100Mbps AVC-Intra100; as well as 200 Mbps AVC-ULTRA Class 200 (optional). For applications where file size is critical; e.g.; for wireless feeds; the PX270 records in low-bit rate AVC-LongG for extended recording and AVC-LongG25 enables extended 1920 x 1080 10-bit 4:2:2 broadcast-quality recording (four times longer than AVC-Intra100 for the same memory space).

New 22x Zoom Lens with Three Manual Rings

A newly designed; compact; 22X zoom lens offers a wide 28 mm to tele 616 mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range. Its three manual operation lens rings, zoom, focus, and iris -- provide a comfortable manual control similar to interchangeable lenses; but without the need for actual lens changes. The zoom ring's solid feel and smooth action allow delicate ultra-slow zooming.

In addition; the camera's multi-step zoom control provides fast response and smooth zoom action; providing the creative freedom every camera operator wants. And the zoom control on the handle enables variable speed zoom; allowing fine zoom control even for low angle shots.

Network Function with Wireless Connection

Networking functions are included as standard, and options are available to allow for proxy video to be automatically uploaded to the cloud and for compatibility with a planned cloud workflow; allowing immediate editing from a remote location.

The PX270 features a Wireless LAN function via an optional Wireless LAN dongle and supports the existing Panasonic live uplink solutions. Dongle support for wireless workflow over a mobile 3G/4G/LTE network is also scheduled for the near future. Thanks to these wireless features; users of the AJ-PX270 can easily uplink low-bit rate proxy data and full quality broadcast content. The handheld camera's network function makes the production work-flow more efficient and accelerates the broadcasting work-flow from shooting to on-air.

Two microP2 Card Slots

Two microP2 card slots enable the ultimate cost-effective operation. The microP2 card; with the same reliability as the P2 card; can be used without an adapter.


  • Industry's first OLED viewfinder for true-to-life tones and zero lag or smear; and the industry's first 1.56-megapixel high-resolution LCD monitor
  • 3G SDI to support 1080 60p video output
  • Variable frame rates in 1080-59.94p in 25 steps from 1fps to 60fps; including 24fps; 25fps and 30 fps
  • An XLR connector is conveniently located at the rear; off to the side for easier cable connection during handheld shooting
  • Gain control 
  • In another industry first; the audio recording level control is located towards the front for easy adjustment during shooting