Panasonic has introduced a new 4K handheld camcorder that will spearhead a new series focussed on connectivity teamed with high end image production.

Panasonic says the AG-CX350 is the first camcorder in the industry to provide NDI | HX connectivity  which makes it ideal for smooth video transmission and camera control over IP for live events and web distribution, and means the camera can be built in to larger systems working alongside Panasonic PTZ camera systems equipped with NDI|HX and the Panasonic Live Production Center (AV-HLC100).
The camera has a wide-angle of 24.5mm, with an optical 20x zoom lens and a new high-definition, high sensitivity 1.0-type MOS sensor to enable 10bit image quality and 4K (UHD) or FHD resolution recording at up to 50/60p, on to SDXC card. It also has a HLG gamma mode to support HDR image production.
It has a high brightness, high definition LCD and has SDI/HDMI parallel outputs and weighs in at 1.9kg.
The camera supports a streaming function for Facebook and YouTube live with compatible RTSP and RTMP protocols. The camera will also support the MXF P2 file format futureproofing it for potential broadcasting applications, enabling AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG.
“The AG-CX350 really caters to everyone, with its futureproofed 4K quality and a vast array of connectivity and streaming potential,” said Sivashankar Kuppusamy, Marketing Manager EMEA for Panasonic. “The flexibility that’s embedded in the camera means it’s sure to appeal to those needing an allrounder that’s just at home filming short documentaries and student films to streaming corporate events. It is just the start of a series that has tremendous potential.”
The AG-CX350 will begin shipping in February 2019 with RRP £3,415.

Jon Creamer

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