Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 DVCPRO HD Camcorder

Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 DVCPRO HD Camcorder
The Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 offers high-end performance in a compact, lightweight design. This 2/3-type P2 HD Camera Recorder ushers in a new level of mobility to nature, dramatic, documentary and ENG production.

shown with optional accessories


- Master-quality 1920 x1080 10-bit video with run-and-gun flexibility
- High sensitivity of F11 (2,000 lx) in 1080/59.94i mode or F12 (2,000 lx) in 1080/50i
- An HD-SDI input is a standard feature
- Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function compensates for and reduces lens error that may appear with very high resolution recording
- Three-level Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function that varies the gamma correction to match the contrast within the image
- Advanced 14-bit Digital Signal Processing (DSP) circuit with A/D conversion and 12-axis independent color compensation and detail.
- Records on high data transfer speed E-Series P2 cards (capacity up to 64 GB)
- Weighs approx. 8.6 pounds
- Digital Zoom and Digital Super Gain
- One-clip REC function that records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip, greatly facilitating NLE news or documentary editing
- 2 disc/4 position ND/CC optical filter
- Power consumption is only 34 W
- High-resolution, flip-out 3.5 color LCD monitor
- Optional color or black-and-white type viewfinder
- Supports optional camera studio system (camera adaptor, base station, VF adaptor and extension control unit).


General Specification

Power Supply: DC12V (11V to 17V)
Power Consumption: 34W (main unit only)
Operating Temperature: 0oC to 40oC (32 oF to 104 oF)
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 85 % (relative humidity)
Keeping Temperature: -20 oC to 60 oC (-4 oF ro 140 oF)
Operating Time: Approx. 150 min., when using DIONIC90 battery
Weight: Approx. 3.9 kg/8.6 lbs (main unit only)

Dimensions (W x H x D):
140 mm x 270.5 mm x 335.8 mm
(5-9/16" x 10-11/16" x 13-1/4")
excluding handle and option cover

Camera Section

CCD Elements: CCD x 3
(2/3-type interline transfer type, RGB, 2,200,000 pixel)
Picture Elements: Total: 2010 (H) x 1120 (V)
Lens Mount: 2/3-bayonet type
Optical Color Separation: Prism system
CCl Filters: A: 3200K, B: 4300K, C: 5600K, D: 6300K
ND Filters: 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Quantizing: 14 bits
Horizontal Drive Frequncy: 59.94 Hz: 74.1758 MHz, 50 Hz: 74.25 MHz
Sampling Frequncy: 59.94 Hz: 74.1758 MHz, 50 Hz: 74.25 MHz
Digital Signal Process: 59.94 Hz: 74.1758 MHz, 50 Hz: 74.25 MHz

Programmable Gain:
-6 dB, -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB,
6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB,
27 dB, 30 dB selectable

Digital Super Gain:
6 dB, 10 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB,
20 dB, 24 dB, 28 dB, 34 dB selectable

Super Gain: 30 dB, 36 dB, 42 dB selectable

Shutter Speed:
1/60 (50 Hz) sec., 1/100 (59.94 Hz) sec.,1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec.,1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF
180.0 deg, 172.8 deg, 144.0 deg, 120.0 deg,
90.0 deg, 45.0 deg

Shutter Speed (Syncro Scan):
1/61.7 sec. to 1/7200 sec. (1080/59.94i, 480/59.94i)
1/30.9 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p,480/29.97p)
1/24.7 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p,480/23.98p)
1/51.4 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i,576/50i)
1/25.7 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p,576/25p)

Sensitivity: 1080/59.94i: F11, 1080/50i: F12 (2000 lx, 89.9 % reflect)
Minimum Luminance: 0.005 lx (F1.4, S.GAIN 42 dB + DS.GAIN 34 dB)
Video S/N: DNR ON: 59 dB, DNR OFF: 54 dB (standard)
Registration: Less than 0.03 % (whole zone, without lens distortion)
Horizontal Resolution: 1,000 TV lines (at center standard)

Memory Card Recorder Section

Recording Media : P2 card
Recording Format: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD/
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV Format switchable

Recording Video Signal:
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p over 59.94i,
1080/23.98p over 59.94i, 1080/23.98pA over 59.94i,
1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98pN,
1080/50i, 1080/25p over 50i, 1080/25pN,
480/59.94i, 480/29.97p over 59.94i,
480/23.98p over 59.94i, 480/23.98pA over 59.94i,
576/50i, 576/25p over 50i

Recording Audio Signal:
AVC-Intra 100/50: 48 kHz, 16 bit/24 bit switchable, 4ch
DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO 50: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4ch
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2ch/4ch switchable

Digital Video

Sampling Frequency:
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/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

AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bit

Video Compression:
AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
DVCPRO HD: DV base compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO: DV base compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV compression (IEC 61834-2)

Digital Audio

Frequncy Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/-1.0 dB (reference level)

Dynamic Range:
More than 85 dB (1 kHz, AWTD, 16 bit)
More than 93 dB (1 kHz, AWTD, 24 bit)

Distortion: Within 0.1 % (1 kHz, reference level, 16 bit)
0.05 % (1 kHz, reference level, 24 bit)
Headroom : 18/20 dB selectable

Video Input/Output

GENLOCK IN: BNC x 1, 1.0V [p-p], 75 Ohm
(switchable to VIDEO IN or Return Video on menu)

HD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ohm, SMPTE292M/299M standards
SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ohm, SMPTE259M-C/272M-A/
ITUR. BT656-4 standards

(switchable to HD SDI/SD SDI/Composite on menu)
HD SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ohm
SD SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ohm, SMPTE259M-C/272M-A/
ITUR. BT656-4 standards
Composite: 1.0V [p-p], 75 Ohm

BNCx1 (switchable for VIDEO IN/Return Video/
GENLOCK IN, on menu)
HD SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ohm, SMPTE292M/299M standards
SD SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ohm, SMPTE259M-C/272M-A/
ITUR. BT656-4 standards

Audio Input/Output

CH1/CH2: XLR 3 pin x 2,
LINE/MIC/MIC + 48V switchable
LINE: 4 dBu (-3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable on menu)
MIC: -60 dBu (-60dBu/-50 dBu selectable on menu)
MIC + 48V: Phantom +48 V,
-60 dBu (-60dBu/-50 dBu selectable on menu)

XLR 5 pin x 1, Phantom +48 V
(ON/OFF selectable on menu)
-40 dBu (-50dBu/-40 dBu selectable on menu)

WIRELESS IN: 25 pin D-SUB, -40 dBu

CH1/CH2: XLR 5 pin x 1, balanced, low-impedance
4 dBu (-3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable on menu)

PHONES OUT: Stereo mini jack x 2 (3.5mm diameter)
Speaker: 28mm round shape x 1

Other Input/Output Signal

TC IN: BNCx1, 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 k Ohm
TC OUT: BNCx1, low impedance, 2.0 V [p-p] +/-0.5 V [p-p]
DC IN: XLR 4 pin x 1, DC 12 V (DC 11 V-17 V)
DC OUT: 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11 V-17 V), max 1.5 A.
LENS: 12 pin

Right Connector:
2 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11 V-17 V)
Output current: max. 4.5 A (to 50 W)

EVF: 20 pin
REMOTE: 10 pin for AJ-RC10G, AG-EC4G
GPS: 6 pin for AJ-GPS910G
USB 2.0: HOST: 4-pin Type-A, DEVICE: 4-pin Type-B

81.28 mm (3.2 inches) LCD monitor,
approx. 921,000 dots (16:9)

In the Box

Shoulder strap
Front audio volume knob (with screw)
AUDIO connector cap
Mount cap
XLR connector cap
GPS connector cap
Software CD-ROM
Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 manual


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