HD Handheld Studio Camera
HD Camcorder with a high-sensitivity 1/3-type 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS image sensor
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Key Features

Full-HD (1920 x 1080); 10 bit; 4:2:2 full sample images

Dynamic Range Stretch

Flash Band Compensation

Connectivity with AG-EC4 controller for studio application.
High-Powered Lens, High-Sensitivity Sensor and High-Quality Full-HD 10 Bit 4:2:2 Recording - Shoulder-Type performance in a handheld camera for broadcasting and production work

  • Progressive-compatible U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) image sensor (1/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3MOS sensor
  • 22x Zoom Lens with Wide Coverage from Wide-Angle to Telephoto
  • Full P2HD Image Quality with AVC-Intra Codec Recording
  • High-End Operation with Multi-Camera Synchronizing and VFR Recording
  • 4-position (clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel

The AG-HPX255 Memory Card Camera Recorder is a new handheld model for Panasonic's broadcasting and professional P2HD Series. Incorporating new technology in the lens, camera section and recorder section, this compact unit offers a level of performance that approaches full-size, shoulder-type broadcasting camera recorders. It's also the first handheld model to support AVC-Intra codecs.


Combined with the high-sensitivity, low-noise, 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3MOS image sensor, it enables high-quality recording of Full-HD (1920 x 1080), 10 bit, 4:2:2 full sample broadcast-level images. In addition to covering a wide range, from wide-angle to telephoto, the lens is provided with three rings - a cam-type zoom ring, a focus ring and an iris ring - for the same kind of manual operation that you get with interchangeable lenses.


The AG-HPX255 also features GENLOCK input and TC input/output for synchronizing multiple cameras. Together with HD SDI output, this provides smooth operation in a live relay and recording system for multi-camera broadcasting and production work. A variable frame rate (VFR) function for slow-motion and quick-motion images, and a cine-like gamma setting also bring versatile expression to all kinds of image production. This stunning image quality, operating ease and handheld camera mobility work together to open a new dimension in news gathering and image recording.



Extension Control Unit

  • Ideally matched to the AG-HPX500 series
  • The maximum length of the remote control cable is 164' (50 meters)
  • Compact and light at 1.4 lbs (630 g)

Camera Studio System
AG-BS300: Base Station
AG-CA300G: Camera Adaptor
AG-EC4G: Extension Control Unit
AG-YA500G: VF Interface Box

This new camera studio system boosts the level of cost-performance for a wide range of P2 HD and DVCPRO HD camera-recorders. BNC cables transmit degradation-free HD digital images up to 328' (100 meters). Plus, in addition to giving you full remote control of camera functions and recording, the system supplies power to the camera and provides return images and signals including mic of intercom. The ability to operate with both AC and DC power brings camera extension system recording to a variety of studio and field applications.

Supported camera recorders:

P2 HD: AG-HPX500 series, AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000/2100

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General Specification
Supply Voltage DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used) DC 7.9 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power Consumption 15.0 W (when the LCD monitor is used) 17.5 W (when the LCD monitor and AG-EC4G are used)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight Approx. 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) excluding battery and accessories
Dimensions (W x H x D) 180 mm x 195 mm x 438 mm (7 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 17-1/4 inches) excluding battery, accessories and protrusions
Camera Section
Pickup Devices 1/3-type progressive, 2.2-megapixel, 3MOS sensor
Effective Pixels 1920 (H)x1080 (V)
Lens Optical image stabilizer lens, 22x motorized zoom, F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9 mm - 86 mm), 35 mm conversion: 28 mm - 616 mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter 72 mm
Optical System Prism color separation
ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting Distance Approx. 1 m
Hood Large-sized lens hood with wide angle of view
Gain Settings 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 dB, (+24 dB, +30 dB: USER SW allocation only)
Shutter Speed Settings • 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 30p mode: 1/30 (OFF), 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 24p mode: 1/24 (OFF),1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (OFF),1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 25p mode: 1/25 (OFF),1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec
Slow Shutter • 60i/60p mode: 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec. • 30p mode: 1/7.5 sec., 1/15 sec. • 24p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec. • 50i/50p mode: 1/12.5 sec., 1/25 sec. • 25P mode: 1/6.25 sec., 1/12.5 sec.
Synchro Shutter • 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec. • 30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec. • 24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec. • 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec. • 25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Shutter Opening Angle 3 degrees to 359.5 degrees in 0.5 degree increments
Frame Rates • 59.94 Hz mode: 1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/ 27/28/30 fps (frames per second) 17 step 720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/ 27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps, 25 step • 50 Hz mode: 1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25 fps (frames per second) 14 step 720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/ 26/27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 fps, 25 step
Sensitivity • 59.94 Hz mode: (at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection) F7 (1080/59.94i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE2) F10 (1080/59.94i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1) • 50 Hz mode: (at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection) F8 (1080/50i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE2) F11 (1080/50i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1)
Minimum Illumination 0.2 lx (F1.6, Gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 sec., P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1)
Digital Zoom x2, x5, x10
Memory Card Recorder Section
Recording Media P2 card
Recording Formats AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD/ DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats switchable
Recording/Playback Time*1 (with a 64GB P2 Card) AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 64 min AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50: approx. 128 min DVCPRO/DV: approx. 256 min
Recording/Playback Time*1 (with a 32GB P2 Card) AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 32 min AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50: approx. 64 min DVCPRO/DV: approx. 128 min
Recording/Playback Time*1 (with a 16GB P2 Card) AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 16 min AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50: approx. 32 min DVCPRO/DV: approx. 64 min
Digital Video Specification
Recorded Video Signals 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p, 480/23.98pA, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
Sampling Frequency AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz) DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits
Video Compression AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M) DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M) DV: DV Compression (IEC 61834-2)
Digital Audio Specification
Recording Audio Signal AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH DVCPRO50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bits, 2CH/4CH switchable
Video Input/Output
Genlock In BNC x 1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75ohms
Video Output Pin jack x 1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75ohms
SDI Out BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75ohms, HD/SD switching via menu, 10 bit 4:2:2 via camera through out
Audio Input/Output
Built-In MIC In Supports stereo microphones
Audio In XLR 3 pin x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2) LINE/MIC/+48 V switchable, LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -40 dBu/-50d Bu/-60 dBu switching via menu
Audio Out Pin jack x 2 (CH1/CH2), Output: 316 mV, 600 ohms
Headphone • 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x 1
Internal Speaker 20 mm diameter x 1
Other Input/Output
Remote 10 pin, for AG-EC4G (AG-HPX255 only
TC In/Out BNCx 1, IN: 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 k ohms OUT: low impedance, 2.0±0.5 V [p-p
Cam Remote 2.5 mm diameter, Super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM, S/S) 3.5 mm diameter Mini jack x 1 (FOCUS, IRIS)
IEEE 1394 *2 6 pin, digital input/output (compliant with IEEE 1394)
USB 2.0 (Device)*2 Type-miniB, 4 pin USB (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
USB 2.0 (Host)*2 Type-A, 4 pin USB (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
Monitor, EVF and Seaker
LCD Monitor 87.63 mm (3.45 inches) color LCD monitor with approx. 921,000 dots (16:9)
EVF 11.43 mm (0.45 inches) color LCD monitor with approx. 1,226,000 dots (16:9)
Included Accessories AC adaptor Battery charger, AC cord, DC cord, 5400 mAh battery pack, Wireless remote controller with button-type battery, Microphone holder, Eye cup, Shoulder strap, P2 card driver software install CD-ROM
Note *1: The Recording/playback times listed are continuously recorded time as one clip. The number of recording clips may reduce the recording time. *2: AG-HPX255EJ/HPX250EJ don't support input via IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0. Weight and dimensions are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.