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The AJ-PX230 is a unique new model camera recorder with extremely high cost-performance. It features a powerful CAM-type 22x zoom lens with three manual rings, a 600% dynamic range with 1/3-type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors, and AVC-ULTRA* multi-codec recording, including the high-quality AVC-Intra200 codec, all in an easy-to-operate, professional camera design.
As the ultimate handheld camera recorder, the AJ-PX230 offers high-quality acquisition for a host of uses, from ENG to video production.
|Power:||DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)|
|DC 12 V (when the AC adapter is used)|
|Power Consumption:||19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used)|
|Operating Temperature:||0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity:||10 % to 80 % (no condensation)|
|Weight:||Approx. 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs.) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories)|
|Approx. 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.) (including lens hood, supplied battery, and microphone holder)|
|Dimensions:||176 mm (H) x 171 mm (W) x 329 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)|
|(6-15/16 inches × 6-23/32 inches × 12-15/16 inches)|
|Pickup Device:||1/3-type 2.2 megapixels, MOS solid state image sensor × 3|
|Lens:||Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 22x motorized zoom|
|F1.6 to F3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm)|
|35 mm conversion: 28 mm to 616 mm (16:9)|
|Filter Diameter:||72 mm|
|Optical System:||Prism system|
|ND Filter:||OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Shortest Shooting Distance:||1.1 m from the front lens|
|(M. O. D.)||Approx. 0.06 m from front lens (When Macro=On, at wide-end)|
|Gain Setting:||L/M/H selector switch, −3 dB to 18 dB (in 1 dB steps)|
|(Negative value of gain is only in [HIGH SENS.] mode.)|
|(When assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button: Switching between 24 dB, 30 dB, and 36 dB)|
|Colour Temperature Setting:||ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)|
|Shutter Speed:||When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz|
|• 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (shutter off) sec, 1/100 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|• 30p mode: 1/30 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|• 24p mode: 1/24 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz|
|• 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|• 25p mode: 1/25 sec, 1/50 (shutter off) sec, 1/60 sec, 1/120 sec, 1/250 sec, 1/500 sec, 1/1000 sec, 1/2000 sec|
|Slow Shutter Speed:||Setting is possible when [VFR]=[OFF]|
|When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz|
|• 60i/60p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/15 sec, 1/30 sec|
|• 30p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6sec., 1/15 sec|
|•24p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec|
|When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz|
|• 50i/50p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec, 1/25 sec|
|• 25p mode: 1/1 sec, 1/2 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/6 sec, 1/12 sec|
|Synchro Scan Shutter:||When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec]|
|• 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|
|When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50 Hz and [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [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 Open Angle:||3.0 deg to 180.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps, angle display)|
|VFR Recording Frame Rate:||• 1080/59.94p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, and 60 (frames per second)|
|• 1080/50p: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, and 50 (frames per second)|
|Sensitivity:||[HIGH SENS.] mode|
|F11 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/59.94i)|
|F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflection, 1080/50i)|
|Minimum Subject Illumination:||0.02 lx (F1.6, gain 18 dB, [1S.EXP.], [HIGH SENS.] mode)|
|Lens Hood:||Hood with lens cover|
|Memory Card Recorder|
|Recording Media:||microP2 card|
|Recording Slot:||microP2 card slot ×2|
|System Format:||1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i|
|DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats|
|Recording Video Signal:||1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25pN, 720/50p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p|
|Recording/Playback Time*4:||16 GB ×1||32 GB ×1||64 GB ×1|
|AVC-Intra200:||Approx. 8 min||Approx. 16 min||Approx. 32 min|
|AVC-Intra100:||Approx. 16 min||Approx. 32 min||Approx. 64 min|
|AVC-Intra50:||Approx. 32 min||Approx. 64 min||Approx. 128 min|
|AVC-LongG50:||Approx. 32 min||Approx. 64 min||Approx. 128 min|
|AVC-LongG25:||Approx. 64 min||Approx. 128 min||Approx. 256 min|
|AVC-LongG12:||Approx. 120 min||Approx. 240 min||Approx. 480 min|
|DVCPRO HD:||Approx. 16 min||Approx. 32 min||Approx. 64 min|
|DVCPRO 50:||Approx. 32 min||Approx. 64 min||Approx. 128 min|
|DVCPRO/DV:||Approx. 64 min||Approx. 128 min||Approx. 256 min|
|Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)|
|Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)|
|Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz|
|Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz|
|AVC-LongG25: 10 bits|
|AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits|
|Video Compression Format:||AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50:|
|MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile|
|AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression|
|DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression|
|DV: DV Compression|
|Recording Audio Signal:||AVC-Intra200/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 48 kHz/24 bits, 4 CH|
|AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH and 48 kHz/24 bits, 4 CH switch|
|AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH|
|DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4 CH|
|Headroom:||12 dB/18 dB/20 dB switchable menu|
|SDI OUT:||BNC × 1, HD (3G/1.5G), SD: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω|
|HDMI OUT:||HDMI × 1 (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)|
|Built-in Microphone:||Supports stereo microphone|
|AUDIO INPUT 1/2:||XLR × 2, 3 pin, high impedance, LINE/MIC switch selection|
|LINE: 4 dBu/0 dBu (selectable menu)|
|MIC: −40 dBu/−50 dBu/−60 dBu (selectable menu), +48 V on/off (switch selection)|
|Headphones:||3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack × 1|
|100 Ω, −16 dBV (32 Ω load, at maximum output level)|
|Speaker:||20 mm diameter, round × 1|
|CAM REMOTE:||2.5 mm diameter super mini jack ×1 ZOOM S/S|
|3.5 mm diameter mini jack ×1 FOCUS IRIS|
|USB2.0 DEVICE:||Type miniB connector, 4 pin|
|DC IN 12V:||DC 12 V (DC 10.5 V - 13.5 V), EIAJ type 4|
|USB2.0 HOST (sub-host):||Type A connector, 4 pin|
|LCD Monitor:||3.5 type QHD color monitor (Approx. 1,560,000 dots)|
|Viewfinder:||0.5 type OLED (organic EL display)|
|(Approx. 2,360,000 dots, video display area: Approx. 1,770,000 dots)|
CAM-type 22x Zoom Lens with Three Manual Rings and Ultra Low-Speed Seesaw Zoom Levers
The AJ-PX230 features a high-performance, compact zoom lens. Zooming from 28 mm to 616 mm (35 mm equivalent), this 22x zoom lens covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without the need for a conversion lens. Combining 18 lens elements in 12 groups, this advanced lens unit further adds a UHR (Ultra High Refractive) glass element, a low dispersion element and aspherical lenses. This advanced optical technology provides superbly high resolution.
In addition, it is combined with our unique digital signal processing technology, called Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), to minimize colour bleeding in the surrounding image areas and to achieve rich expression with finely rendered nuances and excellent shading.
The AJ-PX230 has three manual rings: a mechanical (cam-type) zoom ring, a focus ring and an iris ring. The operating feel and rib pattern of these rings are carefully designed to make manual operation feel like using an interchangeable lens. The focus ring is knurled for reliable fingertip control of delicate focusing. The seesaw zoom levers (grip/handle) support extra-slow zooming down to 180 seconds.
Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), Digital Zoom and ND Filter
*1: Flash Band Compensation will not operate while digital zooming.
Advanced Flash Band Compensation (FBC)
This function detects and precisely compensates the flash bands (bands of light and dark) that often occur in still cameras equipped with an MOS sensor.
600% Dynamic Range with 1/3-Type 3MOS Image Sensors
2.2-megapixel 1/3-type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, F11 (59.94 Hz) or F12 (50 Hz) sensitivity* and low noise. They also achieve rich gradation and vibrant colour reproduction. The 1/3-type image sensors achieve the same maximum 600% level (compared to the 300% level of our previous model) of dynamic range as many high-end shoulder-type models. This captures rich data all the way from highlights to shadows, to render truly realistic images. Features such as color grading also expand post-production flexibility.
* In [HIGH SENS.] mode
Image Adjustment Function from a Menu
The AJ-PX230's camera signal processing LSI enables hue-adjustable 12-axis colour compensation for each color gamut, independent 3-axis skin-tone colour compensation, and also has a detailed image adjustment function. The image adjustment menu brings you intuitive image control.
Setting Items: H detail, V detail, detail coring, skin tone detail, chroma level, colour temperature, master pedestal, knee, matrix, color correction, RB gain control, chroma setting, black control, gamma, high color, white clip.
Variable Frame Rate Supporting 1080p
The Variable Frame Rate function (AVC-Intra100)* was inherited from the Panasonic VariCam, which is widely used for producing movies, TV series and TV commercials. Featuring a variable frame rate of 1 to 60 fps, this function creates a wide range of film-camera-like images, such as overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for quick-motion effects.
* Pre-Rec, Loop Rec, Interval Rec, One-Shot Rec, Dual Rec and One-Clip Rec cannot be used while recording at native variable frame rate.
Advanced Focus Assist Functions
A variety of focus assist functions support quick and accurate focusing in manual focus mode.
* The focusing time varies depending on the shooting conditions and subjects.
OLED EVF and High-Resolution LCD Panel
The AJ-PX230 features a viewfinder with a high-resolution OLED display (approximately 2,360 K dots; image display area: approximately 1,770 K dots) for minimal image delay and superb colour eproduction. The LCD monitor uses a QHD IPS LCD panel. These allow easier focusing.
Built-in Electronic Level Gauge
The electronic level lets you easily confirm camera tilting on the LCD monitor screen. It helps to keep the camera level during handheld shooting, low-angle shooting and high-angle shooting.
Scene Files and User Files
Six preset scene files can be changed freely. One set of scene files can be stored internally in the AJ-PX230, and eight sets can be stored on an SD Memory Card. In addition, one user file containing camera settings can also be stored internally in the AJ-PX230, and eight files can be stored on an SD Memory Card.
Other Recording Support Functions, Professional Image Quality and Advanced Functions
* When set to F1.6, 18 dB gain, 1-second accumulation, [HIGH SENS.] mode
High-Quality or Long Time Recording with AVC-ULTRA
The AJ-PX230 features the AVC-ULTRA codec family. To meet the various needs from mastering to streaming, the image quality and bit rate can be selected to match the application.
An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production. In addition to the conventional AVC-Intra100/50 codec, the AJ-PX230 features the AVC-Intra200 codec with twice the bit rate (10 bit quantization, 4:2:2 sampling, and a bit rate of approximately 200 Mbps for 1080/59.94i). It offers a level of quality that meets the needs, from mastering and archiving.
This inter-frame compression method achieves highquality HD recording at a low bit rate. Ideal for providing on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. Three bit rates are available:AVC-LongG50/25/12 Mbps. AVC-LongG25 provide 10 bit/4:2:2 quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps.
HD/SD Multi Format/Multi Codec
In addition to 1080/60i,* the AJ-PX230 supports 24p,* 30p,* 60p,* and 720p multi HD format and SD recording. It is 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable to ensure smooth global productions.
* 60i, 60p, 24p, and 30p are actually recorded at 59.94 Hz, 23.98 Hz, and 29.97 Hz respectively. 24p, 25p, and 30p are all available with native mode recording.
Full Frame Progressive Recording
1080/60p* (50p) full frame progressive recording is supported. In addition to being able to record with the AVC-Intra100 or AVC-LongG25/LongG12 codec, the camera is capable of camera through output from the 3G-SDI and HDMI output terminals.
* 60p is actually recorded at 59.94 Hz.
High-Quality 24 bit 4 channel Audio Recording
AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG*1 modes support 24 bit digital audio recording*2 (16 bit for AVC-LongG12, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV).The AJ-PX230 offers 4 channel audio in all recording modes. Channel input is located in front and rear (both selectable from mic/line).The level volume also supports 4 channels.
*1: The AVC-LongG12 mode does not support 24 bit digital audio recording.
*2: The audio signal can be played back by using 24 bit digital audio equipment.
Two microP2 Card Slots
The AJ-PX230 comes with two microP2 card slots.
Multifunctional Recording Including Simultaneous Recording
*1: Slots cannot be switched during recording.
*2: The text memo and shot mark cannot be added in Loop Rec, Interval Rec, or One-Shot Rec mode.
Interfaces and Devices
Switches Match Shoulder-Type Models
The AJ-PX230 was designed for easy operation as an ENG camera. It inherits the functions, switch layout and dials of shoulder-type camera recorders. Users of professional shoulder-type camera recorders will be able to take advantage of the mobility of the AJ-PX230 immediately.
The front Rec button is positioned immediately below. When a tripod is used, this button allows smooth recording starts after operating the lens.
This is the industry’s first handheld camera recorder to feature audio input level controls (which can be allocated with ON/ OFF and CH) on the front side of the unit. This allows quick operation during recording.
Three toggle switches - DISP/ MODE CHECK, GAIN and WHITE BAL - are provided. They are located at the same location as on a shoulder-type model to support operation during recording.
Large 2 channel (switchable between CH1/ and CH2) audio level dials. Handle with Multi-Stage Zoom Lever The zoom lever located on the upper part of the handle is also provided with a multi-stage variable zoom function. It provides the same smooth zooming operation from a super-low speed as the zoom lever on the hand grip, allowing smooth zooming when shooting from a low angle or using a tripod.
Enhanced Mobility, Easy Operation Design
Even with its high-power zoom lens, the AJ-PX230 is compact and has a low center of gravity. It remains stable during handheld shooting, and provides excellent visibility and a wide field of view. The lens hood with a built-in cover improves convenience and safety while moving. The magnesium alloy diecast chassis is rugged and durable.
Separately Positioned XLR Audio Input Terminals
The AJ-PX230 is equipped with 2 channel XLR mic/line audio input terminals supporting a +48 V phantom power supply. They are arranged on the front and rear sides of the unit, just like on a shoulder-type model. The front mic terminal is located behind the rear mic mounting section, eliminating problems resulting from catching protrusions on the side panel. The rear external audio terminals are located on the right side for comfortable holding of the AJ-PX230 against the chest during recording, and also permit easy connection and disconnection while holding the camera recorder in shooting position.
Battery Replacement during Recording
The large-capacity battery is housed in the main body, and does not extend beyond the rear panel. This ensures comfortable holding of the AJ-PX230 against the chest. When power is supplied to the DC power supply input terminal using the AC adaptor, the battery can be changed while recording.