Midrange 4K/UHD camcorders launch13 September 2016
Two new midrange 4K/Ultra HD cameras have been introduced by Panasonic to take over from its AVCCAM series of professional AVCHD camcorders, bringing the total to five UHD camcorders, including two VariCams and the DVX200.
Both new units use 1in sensors, with the premium model, the AG-UX180, having a 20x zoom, 0.37-inch OLED viewfinder and 4K/24p or UHD 50/60p recording. The AG-UX90 has a 15x zoom, 0.24in LCD viewfinder and UHD 25p recording. The UX180 is 50/60p switchable and can also deliver up to 120 fps slow motion in HD, and both will offer variable frame rate recording (2-50/60fps) in HD.
The camcorders feature 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen monitors, built-in ND filters, five-axis hybrid image stabilisation, and will record to dual SD memory slots (for relay and simultaneous recording).
The UX180 also supports dual codec recording (HD and UHD – but not at 50/60p), cache recording, IR shooting in low light, and both 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 output.