Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Handheld Camcorder with 15x Optical Zoom Lens
Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Handheld Camcorder with 15x Optical Zoom Lens
The Panasonic AG-UX90 will be a revolution of what is currently available on the market, coming with amazing features that will enhance video recording experience and the quality of outputs. The camcorder features a UHD 4K recording of up to 30 frames per second (fps). It will also boast of a magnificent optical zoom capability of up to 15x which will make it a great fit for different applications.
The Panasonic AG-UX90 is being released as a successor to the previous AVCCAM handheld camcorders which are HD and record in different formats including AVCHD. It comes with added features such as the ability to record on SD cards for both Full 4K and UHD. The HD recording comes with a variable frame rate to allow for the application of the camera in different conditions.
Single Large Chip
The new Panasonic AG-UX90 will be based on one large chip as opposed to previous models which were based on a unit of three chips with 1/3-inch sensors for conventional HD imaging. The main idea behind this is that the single chip model has been found more suitable for 4K recording. It also enhances the camcorder’s performance in low-light areas as well as allowing for creativity and control of the depth of field. The approach has been successfully used by other manufacturers in the market such as Canon (XC10) and Sony (PXW-X70).
Heavy Duty Design
The Panasonic AG-UX90 is said to be featuring a rugged design that will make it more suitable for outdoor use. The demand for Full 4K recording camcorders is increasing in the market, and video professionals are becoming choosy regarding design. What most videographers need is something that will deliver high-quality outdoor shooting while sustaining the roughness field-shooting is synonymous with. The Panasonic AG-UX90 guarantees high mobility which is popular with existing professional Panasonic integrated-lens handheld cameras.
The Panasonic AG-UX90 will feature recording support of up to 4K (24p, 4096×2160) FHD of up to 120p and UHD (3840×2160). The camcorder will have an SD card slot and will use inserted SD cards as the recording media. It will support up to 1TB HDD, and this will allow for long continuous recording which is important especially when covering historical events or are out for field work with no expandable memory.
The Panasonic AG-UX90 will come with a 1-inch type MOS sensor that will ensure the camcorder’s sensitivity is equivalent to what previous handheld cameras delivered. It will support a Variable Frame Rate (VFR) functionality of between 2 to 60 fps which will be run in FHD mode.
Panasonic has announced that the AG-UX90 will provide footage that will be applicable with material shot on the 4/3-inch sensor DVX200 and with the new Varicam range.
The Panasonic UX90 is designed to make 4K features more accessible to videographers and other professionals. It ensures for a continuous workflow and high mobility hence delivery of high-quality recording for field or tough conditions.
Great for Diverse Events
With the application of traditional SD cards in the recording of modern formats, the Panasonic UX90 will be a great fit for different situations such as sports coverage or live events.
• 1-type MOS sensor
• A 15x optical zoom
• A UHD 30p recording capability
• An SD memory card slot
• 4K (4096×2160, 24p), FHD up to 120p, and UHD (3840×2160)
• HDMI support
• iA-Zoom 25x(FHD)
- MOS (Effective)
- Opt. 15x Zoom w/ Advanced OIS
- Zoom 25x(FHD)
- UHD 30p/24p (60Hz model) – UHD 50p/25p (50Hz model)
- FHD 60p/30p/24p (60Hz model ) – FHD 50P/25P (50Hz Model )
- VFR: FHD 2-60fps (60Hz Model ) -VFR 2-50fps in 9 steps(50Hz model)
- HDMI Output
Available Both 60Hz and 50Hz model
|Power||DC 7.28 V (when the battery is used) DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used)|
|Power Consumption||12.2 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||Body: Approx. 1.9 kg (4.19 lb) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories) Shooting: Approx. 2.3 kg (5.07 lb) (including lens hood, battery, and eye cup)|
|Dimensions||169 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 340 mm (D) (6-21/32 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 13-3/8 inches) (excluding protrusion and eye cup) 169 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 382 mm(D) (6-21/32 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 15-1/32 inches) (including eye cup, excluding protrusion)|
|Pickup Device||1.0-type MOS solid state image sensor|
|Effective Pixels||17.78 megapixel: FHD 50.00p/25.00p 8.59 megapixel: UHD 25.00p|
|Lens||Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 15x motorized zoom F2.8 to F4.5 (f=8.8 mm to 132 mm) 35 mm equivalent: f=24.5 mm to 367.5 mm: FHD 50.00p/25.00p f=35.4 mm to 531.0 mm: UHD 25.00p Filter Diameter: 67 mm ND Filter: 4 Positions (OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64) Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.): Approx. 1.0 m from the front lens|
|Gain Setting||L/M/H selector switch Standard mode: 0 dB to 30 dB (Adjustable in 1 dB steps) (Automatic setting can be assigned to L/M/H) Extended ON: –3 dB to 30 dB (Adjustable in 1 dB steps) (Automatic setting can be assigned to L/M/H) 33 dB and 36 dB switched (when assigning [S.GAIN] to the USER button)|
|Color Temperature Setting||ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)|
|Shutter Speed||50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/125 sec., 1/180 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec. 25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/125 sec., 1/180 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/350 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/750 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/1500 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/3000 sec., 1/4000 sec., 1/8000 sec.|
|Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter)||50i/50p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec. 25p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.|
|VFR Recording Frame Rate||25p mode: 2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37, 50 (fps)|
|Minimum Subject Illumination||1.1 lx (F2.8, Super Gain 36dB, Manual slow shutter 1/25s)|
|Digital Zoom||2x/5x/10x, i.Zoom: max. 25x (optical zoom + digital zoom)|
|Video Signal for External Output||8 bit 4:2:2|
|Recording Video Signal||8 bit 4:2:0|
|Video Compression Format||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile (MOV/MP4/AVCHD)|
|Sampling Frequency||48 kHz/16 bit 2 ch|
|Audio Signal Format||LPCM (MOV/MP4), Dolby Audio (AVCHD)|
|VIDEO OUT||VIDEO OUT connector x 1|
|HDMI||Type A connector x 1, VIERA Link not supported Output format: 2160/25.00p, 1080/50p/25p/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p|
|Built-in Microphone||Stereo microphone|
|XLR Input||XLR (3-pin) x 2 (INPUT1, INPUT2) high impedance, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V (switchable SW) LINE: +4 dBu/0 dBu (switchable menu) MIC: −40 dBu/−50 dBu/−60 dBu (switchable menu)|
|HDMI||2 ch (LPCM)|
|AUDIO OUT||AUDIO OUT x 2|
|Headphone||3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1|
|Speaker||20 mm diameter, round x 1|
|LCD Monitor||3.5-type LCD monitor, Approx. 1,150,000 dots|
|Viewfinder||0.24-type EVF, Approx. 1,560,000 dots equivalent|
50Hz PAL, 60 Hz NTSC