2/3-inch P2 HD camcorder weighing less than 3.2kg, Shoots 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC Intra HD, Upgradeable to AVC-Ultra recording.


Weighing in at less than 3.2 kg and also being able to use low power, the brand new HPX600 combines a clever, newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor to not only produce high-quality HD and SD images, But the HPX600 will achieve a high sensitivity of F12 (at 59.94 Hz) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 59dB. It supports not only AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, and DV as standard, but is also upgradeable to the New Panasonic AVC-Ultra recording format. (this is an optional upgrade, availabilty 2013). It is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use.

The industry's lightest* weight of approximately 3Kg** for the main unit. A compact body for superb mobility.
The 2/3 type lens mount accomodates a large variety of existing interchangeable lenses
Featuring a newly developed MOS sensor. Excellent camera quality with high f12 sensitivity (at 60Hz) and low noise with a S/N of 59dB.
Comes standard with AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV format
50Hz / 60Hz switchable (standard equipped)
An optional upgrade provides compatibility with the new AVC-ULTRA family of codecs***
This system allows a variety of optional functions to be added, so users can select and install only the functions they need****

The HPX600 will allow the user to upgrade his camera as new functionality becomes available. 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 AVC-ULTRA recording. When available within 2013, AVC-ULTRA will offer master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit, 4:2:2 recording in Full HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission (AG-HPX600 will not support all AVC-ULTRA formats.). The HPX600 also features wireless and wired connection ability with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet. In addition, a future feature option will support LiveU for video uplink with real time indication of LiveU's transmission status and video transmission quality to camera operator.

"With its ultra-light weight and low power consumption, the HPX600 is the first shoulder mount that's easy on the shoulder while being super efficient on battery usage," said Joseph Facchini, Vice President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "With its innovative design and selectable options, the HPX600 enables upgrading to new technology such as wireless remote from a smartphone and much more."

Ideal for news, sports or live events, the interchangeable lens camera recorder will be equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance. A Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function helps compensate for wide variations in lighting, while highly accurate flash band detection and compensation software eliminates this effect. Original features will include a smart user interface that permits accessibility to the camera's extensive functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera. The HPX600 will offer two P2 Card Slots and an SD Card Slot.

The AG-HPX600 will be available in Autumn at a targeted RRP of under €14,000 excluding VAT (body only) & under €16,000 with AG-CVF10 new colour viewfinder.

*As of April 2012, based on Panasonic research.

The AG-HPX600 is the first model to offer expandability* to Panasonic's new AVC-ULTRA Series of professional codecs.

Accommodating a variety of interchangeable lenses, this 2/3 Shoulder Mount camcorder has a compact body with the industry's lightest weight** (3kg***).

Its newly developed MOS sensor attains high F12 sensitivity (at 60Hz) and low noise with a S/N of 59dB. AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and the DV format are equipped as standard recording codecs.

Over and above these basic specifications, the AG-HPX600 offers optional compatibility with AVC-ULTRA codecs and other essential functions.

AG-HPX600 enables the configuration of a low cost, easy to use image acquisition system for news gathering, image production and other applications.

* Compatibility scheduled for the future. Not all AVC-ULTRA formats will be supported.
** As a 2/3 type shoulder type HD camera recorder (as of April 2012).
*** Development target value.
**** Optional functions will not be free.