Panasonic Adds 4K Cameras, IP Support

Panasonic AG-UX180

Panasonic grew its 4K acquisition line for this year’s NAB Show.

Two models of the new UX series of 4K handheld camcorders are slated for a fall release: the premium AG-UX180 and the standard AG-UX90. The UX180 features a 1-inch MOS sensor, 20x optical zoom, 60p recording and an expected list price of less than $4,000. The UX90 features the same sensor, 15x zoom and 30p recording for under $3,000.

For the studio, Panasonic announced the immediate availability of the AK-UC3000 and the AK-UC5000 cameras. The UC5000 features two-thirds 3-CMOS sensors and will output 1080/239.76p. The UC3000 uses a single MOS sensor with an internal conversion lens for 4K 60p output. High dynamic range will be supported with a future firmware update.

A new camera control unit, the AK-UCU500, provides power up to 6,600 feet over hybrid fiber and outputs 4K and HD simultaneously.

Panasonic also announced the immediate availability of the under 6-pound VariCam LT 4K cine camcorder, capable of handling 4K, UHD, 2K and HD, as well as high dynamic range. The LT also features new codecs that enable capture at up to 240 fps.