Panasonic PBITS Professional & Broadcast Systems has announced the AG-HPX171E compact and light-weight P2 HD handheld camera. The AG-HPX171E features a newly developed Leica Dicomar zoom lens providing the widest angle of any 1/3-inch class camcorder. Incorporation of the P2 solid-state recording system reduces the AG-HPX171E’s weight by 25% compared with its predecessor, making the AG-HPX171E the lightest compact HD camcorder in its class, and significantly easier for camera operators to handle.
Equipped with a new 1/3-inch progressive 3CCD system, the AG-HPX171E delivers a substantially improved signal-to-noise ratio and prevents smear. The camera offers a 20-step variable frame-rate function for overcrank/undercrank camera effects, a focus assist to support HD shooting, a waveform/vectorscope display function, and an HD/SD switchable output compatible with a wide variety of applications. A great camcorder for sale and camera hire.