Panasonic Shout Out at NAB: AG-HPX600, Industry’s Lightest Shoulder-Mount, MicroP2 Media Series with SD Card Form Factor

At our annual NAB press conference in Las Vegas, with an overflowing crowd of more than 150 international media, Panasonic made several exciting product introductions. The dominating news were the AG-HPX600 P2 HD camcorder  with10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and the lowest weight of a shoulder-mount unit, and a new series of memory cards called microP2 card, which have an SD card form factor to further cost-efficiencies in media pricing.

Both the HPX600 and the microP2 card, will support Panasonic’s newest video compression platform, AVC-ULTRA.

Weighing less than 7 pounds and using low power, the HPX600 incorporates a newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor to produce beautiful HD and SD images. This future-proof camera will provide inventive functionality and improved workflows, with options such as wireless metadata input, proxy recording, and variable frame rates (available this fall), and then AVC-ULTRA recording.

The new series of 64GB and 32GB microP2 cards will ensure high-speed transfer, high reliability and the writing assurance of all P2 frame rates, formats and codecs, The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 Card Adaptor means that microP2 cards will operate in current P2 hardware

Other new product introductions included the PT-DZ21 3-chip DLP projector series, the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors; the expansion of our  high-end LCD production monitors with the BT-LH2170 21.5” and BT-LH1850 18.5” models; and upgrades to  the AG-AF100 Large Sensor HD Cinema camera, and the AG-HPX250  P2 HD and AG-AC160/AC130 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorders, as well as to the AJ-HPM200 and AJ-HPD2500 solid-state recorders.

If you are here at the show, visit us at booth #C3607. For more information about our NAB announcements, visit www.panasonic.com/nab.