Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced the launch its latest camcorder AG-DVX200 in Dubai, UAE. It is the worlds first lens-integrated 4K/60p camera recorder with a 4/3-type sensor suitable for independent film and documentary production as well as event videography. Delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, […]
Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced the launch its latest camcorder AG-DVX200 in Dubai, UAE. It is the worlds first lens-integrated 4K/60p camera recorder with a 4/3-type sensor suitable for independent film and documentary production as well as event videography.
Delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 is a companion camera to the company’s VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. DVX200 shares the VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones, and a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35. It also incorporates a newly-developed 4/3 large-format MOS sensor and offers variable frame rate recording up to 120fps in FHD mode, enhancing the DVX200s utility in sports and VFX production as well as optimising 4K/HD quality.
The other professional features of the product include a newly-designed Leica Dicomar 4K F2.8 – F4.5 zoom lens (4K/24p: 29.5 mm – 384.9 mm, HD: 28 mm – 365.3mm, 35 mm equivalent), time-code in/out, 3G HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0 (4K) video outs, easy focus and zooming, and programmable user buttons. It can record 4K (4096 × 2160) /slots, facilitating backup and relay recording. For professionals working worldwide, the camera’s master frame rate is selectable between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.
The DVX200’s three manual operation lens rings 13x zoom (Cam driven), focus and iris provide a comfortable manual control, similar to an interchangeable lens camera, but without the need for actual lens changes. The zoom ring’s solid feel and smooth action allow delicate ultra-slow zooming. In addition, the camera’s multi-step zoom control provides fast response and smooth zoom action, yielding the creative freedom every camera operator desires. This enables variable speed zoom, allowing fine zoom control even for low angle shots. The DVX200 also features an enhanced Image Stabilizer, including a five-axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer and 4x correction-area Image Stabilizer that produces clear images without blurring, and a micro-drive focus unit that improves focus speed, tracking and capture performance, facilitating 4K focusing and shallow focus shooting.
Commenting on the launch, Masa Kitamura – General Manager, Broadcast Solutions at PMMAF, said: Panasonic wants to make a strong statement in the broadcast category in the region by expanding its 4K products and solutions. We as Panasonic are looking at meeting these demands of the discerning customers with our continuous efforts and by launching DVX200 we have taken a step towards providing solutions for 4K production that can be practical in the field as well as be the run and gun camera type. It is designed for a variety of production applications including ENG, documentary, sports and all kinds of events.
He added:DVX200, our state-of-the-art camcorder, has the ability to produce elegant imagery and its new Leica Dicomar 4K zoom lens makes it an optimal choice for 4K video. The exacting quality standards of the product serve to suppress the occurrence of ghosting and flare to a minimum. Since the DVX200 is an integrated-lens camcorder, there is no need to perform the flange back adjustments or shading corrections when changing lenses. Due to its superb center-of-gravity balance, DVX200 will be ideal for flexible shooting applications such as mounting on todays popular stabilised camera rigs.
The AG-DVX200 utilizes a front element lens / filter diameter of 72mm, a very common size. It is expected that many third party lens accessory manufacturers will announce items such as close-up lenses and other desired options. It will feature next-generation ergonomics, with the battery positioned in the rear so as not to interfere during handheld shooting. The DVX200 comes with a rugged woven carbon, fiber-like finish, and the recording section is distinctively styled with crimson shading.
With Wide Dynamic Range Capture, Cinematic Image Handling, DVX200 is Equipped for High-Level Production, Ideal Companion Camera to VariCam 35