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AG-UX180 4K/HD Handheld Camcorder Discontinued

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AG-UX180 $$3,495 MSRP

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4K/UHD/FHD Camcorder with 24mm industry-best wide-angle*, 20x optical zoom and super-slow motion recording

Key features

  • 20x optical zoom and 24mm industry-best wide-angle* LEICA DICOMAR lens
  • 1.0-type 4K MOS Sensor with 4K 24p and UHD 60p/50p recording capabilities
  • Intelligent Auto-Focus supports smooth and fast focusing when shooting in 4K
  • High-Resolution Intelligent Zoom increases zooming capability by 30x whilst maintaining high resolution
  • Super-Slow Motion recording at 120fps in FHD
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  • 4K Professional (Gold) logo
  • Leica Dicomar logo
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Specification Description
General -
Power DC 7.28 V (when the battery is used)
DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power consumption 19.7 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 Body: Approx. 2.0 kg (4.41 lb)
(body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories)
Shooting: Approx. 2.4 kg (5.29 lb)
(including lens hood, battery, and eye cup)
Dimensions 173 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 346 mm (D)
(6-13/16 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 13-5/8 inches)
(excluding protrusion and eye cup)
173 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 392 mm (D)
(6-13/16 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 15-7/16 inches)
(including eye cup, excluding protrusion)
Camera Unit -
Pickup Devices 1.0-type (effective size) MOS solid state image sensor
Effective Pixels 8.79 megapixel: UHD/FHD 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p
9.46 megapixel: 4K 24p
LENS Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 20x motorized zoom
F2.8 to F4.5 (f=8.8 mm to 176 mm)
35 mm equivalent:
f=25.4 mm to 508.0 mm: UHD/FHD 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p
f=24.0 mm to 480.0 mm: 4K24.00p
Filter Diameter: 67 mm
ND Filter: 4 Positions (OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
IR Filter: Incorporates the ON/OFF control function
Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.):
Approx. 1.0 m from the front lens
Gain setting L/M/H selector switch
Standard mode: 0 dB to 24 dB (Adjustable in 1 dB steps)
(Automatic setting can be assigned to L/M/H)
Extended ON: -3 dB to 24 dB (Adjustable in 1 dB steps)
(Automatic setting can be assigned to L/M/H)
30 dB and 36 dB switched
(when assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button)
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 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/180 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec.,
1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/180 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec.,
1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/48 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec.,
1/120 sec., 1/180 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec.,
1/1000 sec., 1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.
When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50.00 Hz
50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/125 sec.,
1/180 sec.,1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec.,
1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/125 sec.,
1/180 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec.,
1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter) When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz
60i/60p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.,
30p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50.00 Hz
50i/50p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.
25p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan) When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz
59.94i/59.94p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.7 sec.
29.97p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.7 sec.
23.98p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.6 sec.
24.00p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.9 sec.
When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50.00 Hz
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
VFR Recording Frame Rate When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz
30p mode: 2, 15, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 45, 60 (fps)
24p mode: 2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60 (fps)
SYSTEM MODE = 50.00, Hz
25p mode: 2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37, 50 (fps)
Super-Slow Motion Recording When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz
Shooting frame rate FHD 120 fps,
Slow motion effect 1/4 speed (when 30p mode),
1/5 speed (when 24p mode)
When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50.00 Hz
Shooting frame rate FHD 100fps,
Slow motion effect 1/5 speed (when 25p mode)
Sensitivity When [HIGH SENS.] mode
F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflect, 1080/59.94i)
F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflect, 1080/50i)
Minimum Subject Illumination 0.2 lx (F2.8, gain 18 dB, Manual slow shutter 1/2S,
When [HIGH SENS.] mode)
DIGITAL ZOOM 2x/5x/10x, i.Zoom (max. 30x)
Lens Hood Hood with lens cover
Memory Card Recorder -
Recording Media*1 SDHC memory card (4 GB to 32 GB),
SDXC memory card (48 GB to 128 GB), UHS-I supported
Recording slot Slot x 2
System format 59.94 Hz/50 Hz
Motion Picture Recording Recording Format: MOV, MP4, AVCHD
Recording Mode Please see page 07 for the Recording Format table.
Recording Time Please see back cover for the Recording Time table.
2 Slot Functions Relay, Simultaneous, Background*2, Dual codec
Still Picture Recording Mode JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Still picture recording Motion Picture Playback: 8.8M: 4096 x 2160 (17:9),
8.3M: 3840 x 2160 (16:9), 2.1M: 1920 x 1080 (16:9),
0.9M: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
Digital Video -
Video Signal for External Output 8bit 4:2:2*3
Recording video signal 8bit 4:2:0
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile (MOV/MP4/AVCHD)
Digital Audio -
Recording audio signal 48 kHz/16 bit 2CH
Audio Signal Format LPCM (MOV/MP4), Dolby Digital (AVCHD)
Headroom 12 dB
Dual Codec -
Recording Method MOV, MP4
Video Compression Format (Dual Codec) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Signal Format (Dual Codec) LPCM
Recording Format Please see page 08 for the Dual Codec Recording table.
Recording Time (Dual Codec) 32 GB: Approx. 1 hour 20 min.(FHD 50Mbps) Approx. 8 hours 30 min.(FHD 8Mbps)
64 GB: Approx. 2 hour 40 min.(FHD 50Mbps) Approx. 17 hours 10 min.(FHD 8Mbps)
128 GB: Approx. 5 hours 20 min.(FHD 50Mbps) Approx. 35 hours(FHD 8Mbps)
Video input/output -
SDI Out BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω, 3 G/1.5 G, HD SDI, SD SDI supported
Output format: 1080/59.94p LEVEL-A/50.00p LEVEL-A,
1080/59.94i/50.00i, 720/59.94p/50.00p, 480/59.94i, 576/50.00i
VIDEO OUTPUT AV connector x 1
HDMI Type A connector x 1, VIERA Link not supported
Output format: 2160/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p,
720/59.94p/50.00p, 480/59.94p, 576/50.00p
Built-in microphone Stereo microphone
XLR Input XLR (3-pin) x 2 (INPUT1, INPUT2)
Input high impedance, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V (switchable SW)
LINE: +4 dBu/0 dBu (switchable menu)
MIC: -40 dBu/-50 dBu/-60 dBu (switchable menu)
SDI 2 ch (LPCM) switchable gain: 0 dB/-6 dB/-12 dB
HDMI (Audio Output) 2 ch (LPCM)
Audio OUT AV connector x 1, Output level: 600 Ω, 316 mV
Headphone 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Camera Remote 2.5 mm diameter super mini jack x1 (ZOOM, S/S)
3.5 mm diameter mini jack x1 (FOCUS, IRIS)
TC PRESET IN/OUT BNC x 1, Used as the input and output terminals
Input: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p] 10 KΩ
Output: 2.0 V ± 0.5 V [p-p] low impedance
USB 3.0 (Host) Standard-A connector, 9-pin, external media device connection*4,
bus power supported
USB 3.0 (Device) Micro-B connector, 10-pin, Mass storage function (read only)
DC IN 12V DC 12V (11.4V to 12.6V) EIAJ Type4
Monitor/Viewfinder -
LCD monitor 3.5 type LCD color monitor, Approx. 1,150,000 dots
View Finder 0.39 type OLED (organic EL display)
Approx. 2,360,000 dots, video display area: approx. 1,770,000 dots
Included accessories Battery (AG-VBR59), Battery charger (AG-BRD50), AC adaptor, Microphone holder kit, AC
cable, Eye cup, Lens hood, INPUT terminal cap, Operating instructions
Note *1: An SD memory card with a capacity of UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) is required to shoot videos with a bit rate of 100 Mbps or higher. An SDXC memory card with a capacity of 64 GB or more and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) is required to shoot UHD 2160/59.94p/50.00p videos with a bit rate of 150 Mbps or higher.
*2: It supports in record mode less than 50 Mbps.
*3: Output of UHD/59.94p/50.00p becomes 8 bit 4:2:0.
*4: External media devices with a capacity of below 32 GB or a capacity above 2 TB cannot be used.

Replacement Parts

  • Is an extended warranty available for this product?

    This product comes with the option to upgrade to Panasonic Pro Protection, a service program that offers enhanced service and support coverage for up to 5 years. This service must be purchased at the time of the product purchase and is only available through Authorized Panasonic Resellers in the United States.

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  • What are "Scene Files" and where can I download them for this camcorder?

    Scene files can change everything about how a camera performs, from frame rate to complete changes in the color correction matrix and gamma used to create looks. There are several scene files offered for Panasonic cameras, each containing a unique look that can be stored in the camera. To change a look, you must change the scene file's parameters for tone and color. Panasonic has done that for you by creating many different scene file options to choose from. 

    Download a free package of look files developed specifically for your professional camera at the link below.

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4K UX Series Professional Camcorder

The AG-UX180 is the premium model in the 4K UX Professional Camcorder Series, featuring a 1” (effective size) high-sensitivity MOS sensor and the industry’s widest angle zoom lens (20x to 24mm at the widest angle). With its extensive focus assist features, multiple recording formats in 4K and HD, as well as precise image adjustment functions, the highly-affordable UX180 is the pro camcorder you’ve been waiting for to upgrade to 4K acquisition.

Version 1.11 Firmware Update

AG-UX180 Best Coaching Sports Video Analysis Camcorder Camera

We're pleased to announce a brand-new free firmware update for the AG-UX180. One of many new benefits is enhanced resolution in 720p PM recording mode, which is often used in sports applications, specifically coaching analysis. This enhanced resolution is useful for following uniform numbers, such as in football games. The firmware update also provides several operational improvements. For an overview of all the updates and to download the new firmware, click the link below.

High Performance 4K LEICA Dicomar Lens

The AG-UX180 is one of the world’s first 1” sensor cameras (with an integrated lens) to feature 20x optical zoom. Combined with the industries widest lens (24 mm), it ensures you get the shot you need, near or far, with the ability to take your frame from 24 mm (wide) to 480 mm (telescopic) in no more than 2 seconds. The i.Zoom function (HD mode only) increases the zooming capability to a maximum of approximately 30x zoom, while still maintaining high resolution. If needed, Digital Zoom (2x, 5x or 10x) gives you super-telephoto magnification equivalent to a 300x zoom without a significant drop in light intensity.

4K Optical Image Stabilization

Using a handheld camera, encountering shooting conditions, such as low-angle, high-angle or zoomed in shots, which result in visible handshake is inevitable. The UX180 is equipped with an advanced O.I.S. system which uses the measure of small balls inside the camera to correct the stability of your image. This, paired with a 5-Axis (Roll / Pitch / Yaw / X / Y) Hybrid Image Stabilizer helps detect and correct unwanted handshake.

Variety of Recording Formats

The variety of recording modes with selectable image quality, frame rate and bit rate settings are ideal for a wide range of applications, from cinema production to online distribution. Images can be recorded with a resolution of 4K (4096 x 2160)/24p, UHD (3840 x 2160)/60p or FHD (1980 x 1080)/60p. Versatile and easy-to-use MOV (QuickTime), MP4 and AVCHD file formats are supported.

IR (Infrared) Shooting in Dark Places
The IR Cut Filter can be turned ON/OFF (allocated on the User button). When the filter is turned OFF, IR lights (sold separately) can be used for shooting in dark places.

Variable Frame Rates
VFR (2 fps to 60 fps)
FHD VFR (variable frame rate) Recording: VFR recording can be set in 10 steps from 2 fps to 60 fps (60Hz) / 9 steps from 2 fps to 50 fps (50Hz).

Slow Motion
Super-Slow Motion (120 fps/100 fps)
Super-Slow Motion: Slow-motion effect can be achieved by highspeed HD recording at 120 fps (59.94 Hz) or 100 fps (50 Hz).

Dual SD Memory Card Slots

The AG-UX180 comes equipped with two SD cards slots, enabling options such as unlimited relay recording, simultaneous recording, background recording and UHD/FHD Dual Codec recording. Dual codec recording allows for simultaneous capture of UHD 30p and FHD, or FHD and FHD low bit rates, which essentially produces master and offline/proxy versions of footage. An efficient workflow can be achieved by using the Sub Rec File for tasks such as previews, offline editing and Internet data transfers.

Precise Image Adjustments

The UX180 comes fully equipped to help provide you with the best possible colored image, featuring broadcast-grade camera image adjustments, such as 16-axis color correction. Easily match the look of any other camera you may be shooting with, and create your own scene files.

Skin Detail
Makes skin colors appear soft and beautiful. Especially effective when recording the person up close.

Master Detail
Adjusts the overall degree of contour enhancement.

8-Mode Gamma
The AG-UX180 is equipped with eight selectable gamma modes, including two Cine-Like Gammas, drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam.

Versatile Professional Interfaces

Equipped with the features you would expect from a camera far more expensive than this one, the UX180 comes with a 3G-SDI output for connecting to an external 1080/60p recorder, a TC preset in/out terminal for time synch/synchronized multi-camera recording, two channels of XLR audio input for professional high-quality audio recording and HDMI output for on-shoot 4K video monitoring.

ROP iPad App: Wireless Camera Operation

The AG ROP app for iPad is available free of charge from the App Store. It enables wireless remote control of the AG-UX180, with installation of a wireless module (optional AJ-WM50/AJ-WM30). In addition to a multitude of control functions, such as camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu setting, the AG ROP app allows control of the UX180's internal lens for remote operation of the i.Zoom, zoom and focus. It also displays a thumbnail view and a preview view, so sub-recording clips can be displayed as thumbnails and previewed on an iPad.