The Panasonic AG-CX350 4K camcorder represents the convergence of communication and broadcasting, encapsulated in a compact professional UHD 4K camcorder. In addition to its compact form, this camcorder is brimming with features typically found in larger counterparts.
The AG-CX350 boasts a 1″ MOS sensor capable of recording in UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) using MOV format at various data rates, including an impressive 400 Mb/s, and HEVC at up to 200 Mb/s. It excels in low-light conditions, setting it apart from other camcorders.
Furthermore, it offers recording options in HD using MOV, P2 codecs such as AVC LongG and AVC Intra for ENG production, and HD/SD in AVCHD format for legacy projects. Notably, it provides a selection of eight gamma settings, including HLG for vibrant HDR output.
This versatile camcorder supports variable frame rates, ranging from 1 to 60 fps in UHD and 1 to 120 fps in HD. Its dual SD card slots facilitate simultaneous, relay, and background recording, a valuable asset in a 4K camcorder.
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The AG-CX350 features an integrated 20x optical zoom lens with an additional 32x intelligent zoom. It incorporates 5-axis image stabilization and three separate lens control rings for focus, iris, and zoom. Additionally, it supports LANC control via a 2.5mm input port.
The camcorder is equipped with an OLED EVF and a 3.2″ LCD touchscreen monitor. It also includes a built-in stereo microphone and two XLR audio connectors for enhanced audio capabilities. Moreover, it offers various connectivity options, including 3G-SDI, HDMI (supporting UHD), timecode in/out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and an Ethernet port for network connections. An optional USB wireless adapter enables wireless streaming.
The AG-CX350 operates as a dual-system camera, allowing you to choose between 59.94 or 50 Hz signal systems, making it suitable for shooting in various countries without concerns about flickering lights.
In terms of signal processing, it offers several noteworthy features:
- A new VLog recording function (V3 upgrade) for capturing 13 stops of dynamic range and facilitating easier color grading, especially for collaborative projects with Panasonic EVA1 and S1H cinema cameras.
- Eight user-selectable gamma modes, including options for HD, SD, and HDR recording.
- The choice to output HDR via 3G-SDI or HDMI output, either individually or simultaneously.
- A 16-axis color control for precise image adjustment, including skin tone protection.
The camcorder’s 1″ MOS sensor boasts a resolution of 15MP, perfectly supporting UHD with its native 5170 x 2908 resolution.
Additionally, the AG-CX350 supports LANC control through its 2.5mm port, tested with various LANC controllers.
The 20x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24.5 to 490mm, offering an impressively wide angle for a UHD camcorder. Its 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilization ensures steady shots, even when handheld. The lens also features individual control rings for zoom, focus, and iris, granting manual control akin to larger shoulder-mounted cameras. Other features include intelligent autofocus with subject tracking, customizable AF settings, and compatibility with third-party wired devices as well as iOS and Android tablets.
The AG-CX350 records video at standard speeds (23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94) and variable frame rates in both UHD and HD, ranging from 1 to 60 fps in UHD and 1 to 120 fps in HD.
Recording media options include SD card slots, offering flexibility in choosing compatible media. Additionally, the camcorder can record onto a microP2 card, compatible with SD cards.
The dual SD media slots support various recording schemes, providing redundancy and extended recording options.
The camcorder offers extensive networking capabilities, with an Ethernet port for direct LAN connectivity to transfer files to an FTP server with a global IP address. It also supports wired streaming.
For wireless networking, the AG-CX350 uses standard streaming protocols and can connect to Wi-Fi networks via an AJ-WM30 USB dongle. Third-party dongles enable 4G/LTE connectivity.
Enhanced network connectivity includes preinstalled NDI support, offering automatic discovery, low latency, camera control, tally, and high-quality FHD streaming without the need for a PC or external encoder. Simultaneously, UHD/FHD video can be recorded to SD cards within the camera body.
Additionally, the camcorder allows wireless control from smartphones and tablets, enhancing its versatility and usability.
|Dimensions||36 × 33 × 27 cm|