Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD Solid-State Camcorder

Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD Solid-State Camcorder Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD Solid-State CamcorderPanasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD Solid-State Camcorder
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SKU: 428264
BRAND: Panasonic


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The Panasonic AG-HPX170 is a handheld P2HD camera which builds on the tradition and success of the AG-HVX200. The camera's enhanced sensor provides lower noise levels while increasing sensitivity in low-light situations. Unlike the AG-HVX200, the AG-HPX170 does not include a tape drive, opting for a lighter and more durable frame. In this case "less" certainly means more; removal of the deck translates into a variety of extra features, including a 75mm lens with improved wide-angle capability, vector scope, waveform monitor, HD-SDI output, a 6-Pin locking FireWire port, and 3 focus-assist modes. While the camera does not record in 1080p/60, it does scan the initial image at 1080p/60 in order to get the best possible picture quality in 1080i/60. Good Things Come In Small PackagesThe AG-HPX170 feels much like the acclaimed AG-DVX100, as opposed to its more similar and larger cousin, the AG-HVX200. Reducing weight makes the camera easy to hold; at 4.2 lbs the camera is very comfortable on long shoots.Professional Camera FunctionsThe AG-HPX170 comes equipped with a variety of professional features usually unheard of for a camera in its class. Features include an HD-SDI output for shooting uncompressed footage directly to a deck or computer. The camera also comes with a 6-pin locking FireWire port making it more robust and less prone to accidental yanks. Other functions include a waveform monitor, histogram, vector scope and delete-last-clip button.P2 Flash Memory Recording StorageP2 is a recording medium for professional systems. Since P2 cards use no drive mechanisms, they provide superior resistance to impact, vibration and temperature changes. There is currently a choice between 16GB and 32GB P2 cards. A 32GB card will record 32 minutes of the highest quality HDTV video, 88 minutes of 720p/24 frame video or over 2 hours of standard definition DVCPRO25/MiniDV video.Superior Quality LensThe 13x zoom lens system features 13 lens elements in 10 groups, including three aspherical lenses. Panasonic has reduced the front lens element from 67mm on the AG-HVX200 to 53.2mm on the AG-HPX170. The use of low-dispersion glass reduces color aberration while a multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting.Super Sensitive CCDsEach pixel has a large light-receiving area, giving this advanced 1/3" progressive CCD the kind of high sensitivity not available in previous compact HD cameras. This advanced CCD combines with a newly developed 14-bit digital signal processor (DSP) to achieve a balance of high resolution and high S/N ratio that rivals even the most sophisticated HD broadcasting cameras.Advanced Digital Signal ProcessorThe AG-HPX170 advanced digital signal processor uses 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit inner processing to attain unprecedented accuracy. While the camera does not record 1080/60p, it is from this capture that all other signals are made. The DSP performs a variety of adjustments, including eight types of gamma settings, for each of the R, G and B channels. It also converts the signals to HD or SD format. With a performance equivalent to the processors used in many higher-end HD cameras, this DSP helps the camera deliver beautiful images in all video formats.DVCPRO HD CodecUsing the DVCPRO HD codec recording system, the AG-HPX170 records HD video with outstanding image and audio quality onto a P2 card in file format. This codec, thanks to a low compression ratio at a video bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) and the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts other than motion blur. The 4:2:2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma edges and is advantageous in image and compositing. Sound quality is excellent too, thanks to DVCPRO HD's uncompressed 16-bit, 4-channel digital audio recording capability.VariCam FunctionsThe AG-HPX170 inherits many of the functions of the popular VariCam which enhanced the production of movies and television programs. It has variable frame rate features that respond to fast and slow action. Its true 24p/30p progressive video, cine-like gamma curves, and cine-like color matrix capture images and scenes with much the same look and feel as footage from a film camera. All controls and system interfaces are designed to meet professional needs.Optical Image StabilizerThe optical image stabilization system ensures glass smooth images even with moderate shaking while shooting hand-held.                       

  • Recording System
  • Optical Zoom
  • Digital Zoom
  • Storage Type
    Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
  • Media Format
  • Resolution
    1,100.0 MP
  • Screen Size
  • Weight
    67.2 Oz.

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Size
  • Optical Sensor Qty

Lens System

  • Lens Type
    Zoom lens
  • Focal Length Range
    3.9mm - 51mm
  • Lens Filter Size
    72 mm
  • Lens System Features
    Aspherical Lens
  • Lens Construction
    10 group(s) / 13 element(s)
  • Lens Manufacturer


  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/12 sec
  • Exposure Modes

Camera Flash

  • Flash Type


  • Viewfinder Type
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size


  • Depth
    15.7 in.
  • Height
    7.1 in.
  • Width
    6.1 in.


  • Display Type
  • Display Rotation
  • Screen Details
    LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.5" - color
  • Display Size


  • Microphone Type
    Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
  • Microphone Technology
    Electret condenser


  • Battery Form Factor
    Manufacturer specific

Environmental Parameters

  • Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C
  • Min Operating Temperature
    0 °C

Other Features

  • Additional Features
    Backlight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Color Viewfinder
  • Waterproof
  • High Definition Video Support
  • Widescreen Video Capture
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