Panasonic developed the new CX Series of handheld camcorders, spearheaded by the AG-CX350,
to fuse video, on-air broadcasting, and communication for the next generation. The AG-CX350
features 4K/UHD resolution, 10-bit depth, HDR-compatible image quality, and a host of recording
formats for the ultimate creativity in a compact, lightweight body with low power consumption. It is
also equipped with an RTMP/RTSP function for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connectivity, to
serve as a live camera, and clearly expands the usability of the handheld camcorder beyond
conventional news gathering and recording applications to meet a wide range of professional needs.
The Panasonic AG-CX350 features include:
- 1.0-type MOS sensor
- 20x optically stabilized zoom lens, at an equivalent 24.5 mm to 490 mm, F2.8 to F4.5.
- It supports 3G SDI (up to 1080/50P/60P, 10 bit 4:2:2) and, HDMI out up to UHD.
- Also supported IP streaming and a host of simultaneous recording options.
New High-Definition, High-Sensitivity
1.0-type 15M MOS Sensor
The 1.0-type MOS (approximately
15,030,000 pixels) offers an
outstanding depth of field and
excellent balance between image
quality and sensitivity. It supports
multi-formats, such as UHD
(3840 x 2160), FHD, HD and SD, and
provides images without cropping in
all modes. This MOS sensor also
boasts high sensitivity of F12
(60 Hz) /F13 (50 Hz) (in both UHD and FHD in High Sensitivity mode).
Built-in 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The AG-CX350 has a built-in hybrid image stabilizer that combines
optical and electronic camera shake compensation functions.
It corrects camera shake in five axial directions in all modes* including
UHD to provide powerful camera shake compensation power in
low-angle shooting, high-angle shooting and all other unstable
conditions. There are three modes to choose from: NORMAL
(standard), STABLE (effective for fixed-frame shooting) and PAN/TILT
(effective in panning
* Excluding Super Slow
and VFR modes.
HDR-Compliant HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)
The AG-CX350 features HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)* to support HDR
(High Dynamic Range). This achieves a wide dynamic range on
HDR-compatible TV monitors. The gamma mode can be selected
from eight modes (HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1, FILMLIKE 2, FILMLIKE 3,
FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC, HLG).
* The HLG specification was developed jointly by Japanese broadcaster NHK and the BBC
in the UK. It is defined in ARIB STD-B67 and ITU Rec. 2100.
Intelligent AF and Focus Assist
The AG-CX350’s auto focus system is Intelligent AF, which is
equipped with a micro drive focus unit to achieve high focusing
speed, excellent tracking performance and superb stability. The
AG-CX350 is also equipped with Expand and Peaking (simultaneous
display possible), Manual Focus Assist, LCD Touch Focus
(switchable to Auto Iris or brightness display) and One-Push AF
Manual Three Rings
The AG-CX350 comes with
Manual Three Rings for zoom,
focus and iris control. They deliver
quick response and provide tactile
feel that satisfies professionals.
The zoom lever located at the
upper section of the handle has a
multi-step variable zoom function,
allowing smooth zooming from
ultra-low speed when shooting
from low angle shooting and when
a tripod is used.
Cabled/Wireless Remote Control Capability
The remote terminal (2.5-mm super mini jack) enables the control of
the focus, zoom and iris using a remote controller (third-party
product). It also supports wireless remote control using a tablet or
smartphone (iOS, Android OS).