Panasonic Sets Dates for Latest P2 and AVCCAM HD Camcorders
New HD cameras are more affordable and fully featured for their size
The cameras features three 1/3-inch progressive 16:9 CCD imagers with low noise and smear specs and improved low-light performance. Enhanced metadata features allow shooters to use a software keyboard to input of key data about the shoot and attach it to the file itself. This capability is not available on the HPX200.
The HPX170 also offers an expanded 20-step frame rate selection in 720p mode for variable-speed shooting in the 12fps to 60fps range to acquire fast- or slow-motion in-camera effects. Professionals can select from six advanced gamma modes including CineGamma, which produces the warm film-like images recordings.
The company also announced that its new AG-HMC150 AVCCAM camcorder would be available October 2 at a suggested list price of $3,995. Based on the existing DVX100, this new camcorder offers both 1080 and 720 HD recording onto solid-state SD memory cards.
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