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AJ-PX380 1/3" AVC-ULTRA Shoulder Mount Camcorder

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AJ-PX380 $8,395 MSRP | Camera Body

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P2HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and studio camera configuration

Key features

  • 1/3-type 2.2 megapixel 3MOS sensor delivers Full HD resolution with sensitivity of F12 (50Hz) or F11 (59.94Hz) in a lightweight body of 2.7kg
  • Equipped with CAC to maximise lens performance and DRS to compensate for lighting variations
  • Built-in AVC ULTRA recording that features AVC-Intra 200/500/50 and AVC-LongG50/25/12
  • Two P2 slots supports both relay and simultaneous recording capabilities
  • Integrated studio camera adapter which enables easy configuration into a fully-functional studio camera system by connecting to the optional AG-BS300G base station through two standard HD-SDI cables
  • 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 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Power consumption 19 W (body only, 1080/60i,
AVC-Intra 100 standard recording status, LCD ON)
58W (with all optional accessories connected and
maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Weight Approx. 2.7 kg (6.0 lb)
(body only, excluding the battery and accessories)
Dimensions 144 mm (W) x 267 mm (H) x 348 mm (D)
(5-21/32 inches x 10-1/2 inches x 13-11/16 inches)
Body only, excluding protrusion
Camera Unit -
Pickup Devices 1/3 type 2.2 million pixels, MOS x 3
Lens Mount 1/3 type bayonet
ND filter 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Gain setting NORMAL mode:
0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB
-3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB
Super Gain (S.GAIN) Selectable from 24 dB, 30 dB, 36 dB
Shutter Speed 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF) sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 (OFF) sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 (OFF) sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec.
50i/50p mode: 1/50 (OFF) sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 (OFF) sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec.
Synchro Scan Shutter 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.
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Slow Shutter Speed 60i/60p mode: 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
30p mode: 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/12 sec.
50i/50p mode: 1/12.5, 1/12.5 sec.
25p mode: 1/12.5 sec.
Shutter Open Angle 3.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)
Sensitivity NORMAL mode:
F8 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV or higher (center)
Memory Card Recorder -
Recording Media P2 card x1, microP2 card x2
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 Format AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/
formats switchable
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* | AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD 30 GB x 1: Approx. 30 min., 32 GB x 1: Approx. 32 min.
60 GB x 1: Approx. 60 min., 64 GB x 1: Approx. 64 min.
Recording/Playback Time* | AVC-Intra 50/AVC-LongG 50/DVCPRO50 30 GB x 1: Approx. 60 min., 32 GB x 1: Approx. 64 min.
60 GB x 1: Approx. 120 min., 64 GB x 1: Approx. 128 min.
Recording/Playback Time* | AVC-LongG 25/DVCPRO/DV 30 GB x 1: Approx. 120 min., 32 GB x 1: Approx. 128 min.
60 GB x 1: Approx. 240 min., 64 GB x 1: Approx. 256 min.
Recording/Playback Time* | AVC-LongG12 30 GB x 1: Approx. 225 min., 32 GB x 1: Approx. 240 min.
60 GB x 1: Approx. 450 min., 64 GB x 1: Approx. 480 min.
Note * 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.
Digital Video -
Sampling Frequency | AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12 Y: 148.3516 MHz, PB/PR: 74.1758 MHz (1080/59.94p)
Y: 148.5000 MHz, PB/PR: 74.2500 MHz (1080/50p)
Sampling Frequency | AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)
Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)
Sampling Frequency | DVCPRO50 Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR :6.75 MHz
Sampling Frequency | DVCPRO Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 10 bit
Video compression AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
DV: DV Compression
Digital Audio -
Recording audio signal AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50:
48 kHz/16 bit, 4 CH and 48 kHz/24 bit, 4 CH switch
48 kHz/24 bit, 4 CH
48 kHz/16 bit, 4 CH
Headroom 18 dB/20 dB (switchable with menu)
Proxy -
Video Compression Format H.264/AVC Baseline Profile, H.264/AVC High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Approx. Recording Time* (1GB) 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 -
HD SDi (3G/1.5G), SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
SDI OUT2/IN BNCx1, SDI OUT2, SDI IN (menu selection)
(Can be switched to HD SDI/SD SDI on SmartUI.)
HD SDi (1.5G), SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
GENLOCK IN: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
VIDEO OUT: Composite, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
HDMI OUT HDMI x 1 (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)
Audio Input/Output -
Audio IN CH1/3, AUDIO IN CH2/4 XLR (3 pin) x 2, LINE/MIC (switch selection)
LINE: 0 dBu
MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (menu selection),
+48 V ON/OFF (switch selection)
MIC In XLR (3 pin) x 1,
+48 V supported (selectable menu)
-40 dBu/-50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable menu)
Wireless IN 25 pin, D-SUB, -40 dBu, 2 CH supported
Audio OUT Pin jack x 2 (CH1, CH2), Output level: 600 ohms, 316 mV
Phones OUT 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x1
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Other Input/Output Signal -
TC IN/OUT BNCx1, IN/OUT (menu selection)
IN: 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 k ohms
OUT: 2.0 ±0.5 V [p-p], Low impedance
USB 2.0 (Device) Type B connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (HOST) Type A connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (Sub Host) Type A connector, 4 pin (exclusively for wireless module AJ-WM30)
DC IN XLR x 1, 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
DC OUT 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.5 A
REMOTE 10 pin
LENS 12 pin
EVF 20 pin
Included accessories Shoulder strap, Mount cap

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$8,395 MSRP

  • AJ-PX380 Camera Body

Built around the need for an affordable, yet fully featured shoulder mount 3MOS 1/3-inch camera recorder, Panasonic proudly introduces the AJ-PX380, the newest member of the AVC-Ultra P2 camcorder family. Designed for Modern News Production, Education, Industrial and House of Worship, the PX380 offers a host of production features, including powerful IT / wireless connectivity. The PX380 is ideal for those needing the ergonomics and reach of a shoulder mount camera, yet don’t have budget for the larger 2/3-inch native cameras and lenses.

The camera's IT workflow capability is impressive: the PX380 AVC-Ultra CODEC provides simultaneous dual recording, with choices of HD or SD proxies. New wireless workflow offerings include high-quality SD or HD streaming, adaptive QoS streaming, or FTP, all via your choice of 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi or LAN connectivity. Use FTP to move original HD files losslessly, or to quickly feed proxies for fast review and edit. The camera also hosts an internal web server, which via a simple Wi-Fi connection to a PC, tablet or iPad, offers easy viewing of proxies, real-time streaming, metadata entry/manipulation and control over basic camera functions. Recording is to your choice of standard P2 (1 slot), microP2 (2 slots), or even SDHC cards (1 slot) intended for lower bit rates applications of <50Mbs.

The AJ-PX380 is a powerful network connected remote workflow system; it was designed for easy integration into the new Panasonic P2Cast Cloud-based News System. The AJ-PX380 combined with the P2Cast system permits a wide range of remote proxy-based workflow options. Remote preview, streaming, proxy review, simple editing / EDL creation, in-camera conform of selects, FTP of selects, often while the camera is recording new material. P2Cast is designed to optimize modern news field workflows by adding the flexibility of a file-based workflow and multiple user access via a private cloud.

The AJ-PX380's abilities extend to other aspects of production (e.g., live studio, HOW, enterprise, rental and staging). The AJ-PX380 was designed to directly integrate (via two simple HD-SDI cables) to the studio base station AG-BS300. Add a simple EC4 controller / RCP and it's done! This systemized approach, native to the PX380, is much simpler than previous models and removes the need for any cameras head adaptors for studio connectivity. The result is a more simple, more cost-effective system. As can be seen in the diagram below, the AJ-PX380 connects directly to the AG-BS300 base station. Video, return video, intercom audio and control data is multiplexed onto the PX380 dual connections to and from the AG-BS300.

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