The Panasonic UX Series is set to expand their 4K camera family. With a standard and a premium model, these 1” sensor camcorders will feature a whole list of features, responding to the ever increasing demand for 4K professional video.
Panasonic UX Series
More similar to last year’s Panasonic AG-DVX200 than the VariCam, the Panasonic UX series just announced at NAB 2016 is a line of 4K capable camcorders thought of as an update to HD cameras such as their AG-AC90.
Their 1” sensor will ensure a large depth of field, making this camera best suited for events and run & gun use. However, as was the case with the DVX200, both of Panasonic UX models will feature DCI 4K (4096×2160) recording capabilities at 24p. The standard model (AG-UX90) offers UHD up to 30p and HD up to 120p, with the premium model (AG-UX180) capable of up to 60p in UHD.
Other advantages of the UX180 include dual recording in UHD and HD, IR recording for low light situations, 3G SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs, and a 20x zoom lens as opposed to the 15x zoom on the UX90.
Both models are currently under development, with an expected release date in the autumn of 2016. At a price of under $4,000 for the UX180, and under $3,000 for the UX80, both will fill Panasonic’s gap of professional camcorders below the DVX200.