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AJ-PX800 Full-HD P2 Shoulder Mount Camera

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AJ-PX800 $15,000 MSRP | Camera Body

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This P2HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and 3 image sensors revolutionizes news gathering with high mobility, superb picture quality and game changing network functions.

Key features

  • 2/3-type 3MOS sensor and reduced rolling-shutter effect delivers a horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines, sensitivity of F13 at 50i and S/N of 60dB
  • Equipped with CAC to maximize 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
  • Network connectivity achieves a faster news workflow - wired LAN, wireless LAN and 4G/LTE networks are supported
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  • AVC-Ultra
  • AVC-Intra
  • AVC-LongG
  • AVC-Proxy
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Specification Description
Weight Approx. 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs.)
(body only, excluding the battery and accessories)
Power DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Power consumption 22 W (when the optional board AG-YA600G is installed)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
LENS 12 pin
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)
DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR:6.75 MHz
DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
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.
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.
Recording Media P2 card (for microP2 card: adaptor is required)
Quantizing AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 10 bit
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Included accessories Shoulder strap, Mount cap
Lens Mount 2/3 type bayonet
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV or higher (center)
Dimensions 144 mm (W) x 267 mm (H) x 350 mm (D)
(5-21/32 inches x 10-1/2 inches x 13-25/32 inches)
Body only, excluding protrusion
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Headroom 18 dB/20 dB (switchable with menu)
Sensitivity NORMAL mode:
F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
F13 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
Recording audio signal AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50:
48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH and 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH switch
48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH
48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH
Recording video signal 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p,
1080/50i, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
VF 20 pin
Proxy -
Memory Card Recorder -
Digital Video -
Video Compression Format AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
DV: DV Compression
Digital Audio -
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Camera Unit -
Minimum Subject Illumination Approx. 0.22 lx (HIGH SENS MODE, F1.4, +42 dB (S.GAIN))
System format 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98psF, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
Video Compression Format (Proxy) H.264/AVC Baseline Profile, H.264/AVC High Profile
Gain setting NORMAL mode: -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB
HIGH SENS mode: -6 dB, -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB
Super Gain (S.GAIN) Selectable from 30 dB, 36 dB, 42 dB
Synchro Scan Shutter 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Image S/N 62 dB (standard)
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.

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.
SDI OUT/IN (option) BNCx1
1.5 G HD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
USB 2.0 (Sub Host) Type A connector, 4 pin
(exclusively for wireless module AJ-WM30)
Note Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Time shown above is when you record a series of 1 shot to a P2 card. Depending on numbers of
shots you record, the time will get shorter than the number shown above.
General -
Pickup Devices 2/3 type 2.2 million pixels, MOS x 3
ND filter 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Open Angle 3.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)
Recording Formats AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV
formats switchable
Recording/Playback Time* 16GB x 1 32GB x 1 64GB x 1
AVC-Intra100: Approx. 16min. Approx. 32min. Approx. 64min.
AVC-Intra50: Approx. 32min. Approx. 64min. Approx. 128min.
AVC-LongG50: Approx. 32min. Approx. 64min. Approx. 128min.
AVC-LongG25: Approx. 64min. Approx. 128min. Approx. 256min.
AVC-LongG12: Approx. 120min. Approx. 240min. Approx. 480min.
DVCPRO HD: Approx. 16min. Approx. 32min. Approx. 64min.
DVCPRO 50: Approx. 32min. Approx. 64min. Approx. 128min.
DVCPRO/DV: Approx. 64min. Approx. 128min. Approx. 256min.

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.
Video input/output -
(Can be switched to HD SDI/SD SDI/analog composite on SmartUI. )
1.5 G HD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohms
Composite: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
HDMI OUT HDMIx1 (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)
Audio Input/Output -
AUDIO IN 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) x1,
+48 V supported (selectable menu)
-40 dBu/-50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable menu)
Wireless IN 25 pin, D-SUB, -40 dBu, 2CH 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
GENLOCK IN BNCx1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohms
TC IN/OUT BNCx1, IN/OUT switch 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
DC IN XLRx1, 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
USB 2.0 (HOST) Type A connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (Device) Type B connector, 4 pin

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Introducing the AJ-PX800, a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, the PX800 is the industry's lightest camcorder in its class. Delivering the trifecta of low weight, low power consumption, and affordability, the PX800 is ideal for virtually all broadcasting needs as well as sports or live events. Built-in network functions support wired LAN, wireless LAN, and 4G/LTE connections, enabling on-site preview, streaming and uploading data to a server quickly and easily at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet or smartphone, or users can connect to the camera via WiFi to control, add or edit metadata, view proxies or watch live streaming for logging or monitoring.

Panasonic's multi-codec AVC-ULTRA offers master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit 4:2:2 recording in full raster HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange its high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing at bit rates from 6 megabits down to 800 kilobits per second.

The PX800 records in AVC-LongG to provide on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. The camera offers a few AVC-LongG bit rates: AVC-LongG50/25 providing10 bit / 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 50/25 Mbps and the more economical AVC-LongG12 which is optimized for field wireless workflows.

The PX800's compact body provides superb mobility along with low power consumption of 22W. The 2.2 megapixel 2/3 type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x1080) resolution, F12 (59.94 Hz) or F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and low noise with an S/N of 62 dB (with DNR ON). It also achieves rich gradation and vibrant color reproduction. The shoulder-type design allows the use of a variety of interchangeable B4 mount 2/3-inch lenses.

The PX800 can record in AVC-Intra100/50 (1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p, and 720/60p: 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV and is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use. The camcorder will be equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting, a highly accurate flash band detection and compensation algorithm that minimizes this effect, and 12 + 3 skin tone Axis Matrix Control. The PX800 delivers seven-mode gamma selection and extensive digital image settings, there are two P2 card slots (microP2 cards can be used with an adaptor) and an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording.

Professional interfaces include MON out (can be set to output HD-SDI), HDMI out, HD/SD-SDI in/out, genlock in for multi-camera operation, timecode in/out, USB 2.0 (Host and Device) and a two-channel UniSlot compatible wireless receiver.

Innovative features include a smart user interface that permits accessibility to the camera's extensive functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera, an (optional) 16:9 3.45-inch 920,000-dot resolution LCD color viewfinder which doubles as a LCD monitor when open, a simplified waveform and vectorscope, a 10-pin remote terminal enabling remote camera operation and an optional camera studio system.

Audio capabilities include two XLR audio inputs and recording up to four channels of 48kHz 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra formats (16-bit in AVC-LongG, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO, and DV).

Standard features include Scan Reverse for use with a cinema lens adaptor, Digital Zoom function for 2x, 3x, and 4x magnification, Presettable Shutter Speed from 1/12 to 1/2000 sec plus fully variable Synchro Scan and a four-position (CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel.