Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder


Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder
For a wide range of high-resolution and professional options when mobile or in the studio, use the Panasonic AJ-PX230 P2 HD 1080p60 AVC Ultra Camcorder for recording up to 1920 x 1080p HD multicodec video with seven gamma modes. Its layout matches the operation of an ENG camera and allows for mobility and shoulder-mounted options.

The AJ-PX230 features three 1/3" MOS sensors that create a dramatic color, low noise, and bokeh effects. The wide-angle zoom lens is constructed of UHR glass and features 18 elements in 12 groups. Its 35mm-equivalent focal length with a 22x optical zoom ranges from 28 to 616mm. The camera's Optical Image Stabilizer provides anti-shake correction for smooth movement, and the three-ring lens design allows for precision iris/focus/zoom manual control. The shutter system functions in three modes: System, Slow, and Syncro Scan, which allow shutter speeds from 1/1 to 1/250 sec. The three-position gain switch allows for greater control over brightness and shutter, and the Super Gain function allows for extra-high sensitivity in low light.

Recording functions include HD and SD resolutions up to 1080p60; DVCPRO, AVC-LongG, and AVC-Intra formats with MPEG-4, DV, and H.264 compression, frame rates up to 60 fps, Pre Rec pre-recording function, interval recording for time-lapse, freeze frame, timestamps, and 24-bit AVC-Intra or 16-bit AVC-LongG/DVCPRO 48 kHz four-channel stereo audio. Two slots record onto microP2 media and support simultaneous recording which allows you to record on both cards at once, or hot-swap recording so you don't have to stop the camera to switch cards. Recording to external P2 media is also supported via a USB 2.0 Type-A output. The camera supports stereo audio input, HDMI and 3G/HD/SD-SDI video and audio output, and 3.5mm stereo headphone output. The camera also supports tally and remote control of the iris, zoom, focus, and start/stop.

The AJ-PX230's auto-assist operations feature a variety of tasks such as autofocus, automatic white balance, one-touch AF, manual focus assist, and focus preset transition, as well as peaking, auto iris, zebra, shutter, marker, and brightness display functions. Image adjustment presets include dynamic range, seven selectable gamma modes, and preset scene files with slots for custom scene files. Use the 3.5" HD display or the .5" OLED viewfinder to preview your video and view your settings.

Accessory mounting options include a cold shoe mount on top. A 5800mAh VW-VBD58 battery, a battery charger, a microphone holder kit, an AC adapter, two power cords, an eye cup, a lens hood with lens cover, a shoulder strap, and a grip belt are also included.

  • Three 1/3" MOS 2.2MP sensors for dramatic color, low noise, and bokeh effects and multicodec 1080p HD resolution.
  • AVC Intra and AVC LongG format support, dynamic range, and seven gamma modes such as "Filmlike".
  • Variable frame rate 1080p HD recording up to 60 fps for slow motion and undercranking.
  • Includes a built-in 28 to 616mm lens (35mm equivalent) with 22x optical zoom and intelligent full-auto functions.
  • High-quality AVC-Intra, AVC-LongG, and DVCPRO video can be output via HDMI or 3G-SDI BNC.
  • Microdrive focus unit provides a high-speed, high-precision intelligent autofocus.
  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) effects handshake correction in various directions.
  • Two microP2 memory card slots boost recording reliability and content security with support of the microP2 content protection system (CPS).
  • 24-bit, 4-channel AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG audio; 16-bit DVCPRO 4-channel audio.
  • Recording functions include:

  1. Background
  2. Relay
  3. Hot-swap
  4. Simultaneous
  5. One-clip mode
  6. Pre-record
  7. Loop
  8. Interval
  9. One-shot
  10. Last clip delete
  11. Text memo
  12. Record Check
  13. Shot marker
  14. Metadata.

  • The three manual focus/iris/zoom rings and other controls are specially designed to satisfy professional users.
  • Equipped with professional interfaces such as HDMI out, 3G/HD/SD-SDI out, USB 2.0 out to use a P2 card drive, and control ports for tally and remote functions.
Image Sensor
3-Chip 1/3" MOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution
1920 x 1080 (2.2 MP)
-3 to 18 dB (Native)
f/11 at 2000 lux 89.9% Reflectance
Minimum Illumination
0.02 Lux at 1/1 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range
2000 to 15,000K
Focal Length
3.9 to 86mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
28 to 616mm
Optical Zoom Ratio
Max Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Filter Size
72 mm
Control Rings
Image Stabilization
Focus Control
Manual Focus
Shutter Speed
1/24 to 1/249 sec
Shutter Angle
3 to 360°
Scan Rate Adjustable
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone Type
Recording Media
2 x microP2 Card Slots
Recording Modes

1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps 
1920 x 1080PsF at 23.98 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps 
1280 x 720p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps 
1280 x 720p at 50/60 fps 
720 x 480p at 30 fps 
720 x 480i at 60 fps 
1024 x 576p at 25 fps 
1024 x 576i at 50 fps 
Variable Frame Rates
1080p: 1 to 60 fps
1080i: 1 to 50 fps
Audio Recording
AVCHD: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
AVCHD: 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Video Connectors

1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic/Line Level Input
Other I/O
1 x 2.5 mm S.Bus Control
1 x 3.5 mm LANC Control
1 x USB Mini-B Data Output
Display Type

Screen Size
Screen Resolution
1,560,000 Dots
EVF Display Type
Screen Size
EVF Resolution
1,770,000 Dots
Battery Type

Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Power Connectors
1 x Barrel (10.5 to 13.5 VDC) Input
Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
Accessory Mount

1 x Cold Shoe Mount
6.93 x 6.73 x 12.95" / 176 x 171 x 329 mm (Without Protrusions)
4.85 lb / 2.2 kg
Package Weight

11.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.75 x 14.62 x 12.5"