At only 4.21 lbs (1.9 kg), the AG-HPX172EN is the lightest of the P2HD camera-recorders. This compact, handheld model features a 28mm* wide-angle zoom lens - widest in its class - and a newly developed 1/3-inch 16:9 progressive CCD that assures outstanding image quality. This advanced CCD combines with the DVCPRO HD codec, with its proven track record in broadcast use, to provide exceptional high-quality HD recording.Compact hand-held size weighs only 4.2 lbs (1.9kg). Leica Dicomar* 13x zoom lens with 28mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle setting, 72mm diameter and cam-driven manual zoom.
Newly developed 1/3" 16:9 progressive CCD for high image quality and sensitivity.
High-performance DSP with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit inner processing capability.
Eleven-step frame rate selection in 720p mode for variablespeed shooting in the 12-fps to 60-fps range. Selectable gamma including Cinelike mode.
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Two P2 card slots allow up to 64 minutes of continuous HD recording. Hot-swapping is possible, for extended non-stop recording. With functions such as pre-rec and loop rec, the AG-HPX172EN provides smooth, stable recording, helping ensure that you never miss out on a good shooting opportunity.Adopting the same variable frame rate recording and Cinelike mode as the AG-HVX202 Series, the AG-HPX172EN offers outstanding image expression. Also equipped with an HD/SD-SDI output terminal and other interfaces, the AG-HPX172E is a flexible tool that can be used in a variety of broadcast and production systems.The AG-HPX172EN takes the high image quality and reliability of P2HD and adds superior mobility, giving you a powerful new solution for independent film production, corporate communications, news-gathering and other in-the-field operations.
Compact, Lightweight but High-Quality HD Shooting
Advanced P2 Memory Card Recording
Broadcast quality DVCPRO HD recording in 1080/720 HD multi-format (see table at right).
Two P2 card slots allow up to 64 minutes of continuous HD recording when using 32GB P2 card in full frame rate DVCPRO HD.
SD (480i) multi-codec recording in DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV, with 16:9/4:3 aspect ratios.
Multifunction P2 capabilities. Hot swapping (changing cards while recording), loop rec, pre-rec, one-shot rec, interval rec and variable frame rate recording capability.
Versatile Interfaces, Professional Design
Standard HD/SD-SDI output terminal. XLR 2-channel audio input terminals supporting 48V phantom power supply, and MIC/LINE select.
Manual Volume control for 2 channels.
Large, tiltable viewfinder and 3.5" LCD monitor.
Auto or manual operation of focus and aperture.
Scene files, user buttons, 2 focus assist functions.
IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 terminals for PC interface.
Composite output, component output (mini-D-terminal), timecode setting via IEEE 1394, and camera remote function.