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Panasonic AG HPX170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and color are generally positive. The build quality and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG HPX170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AG HPX170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Panasonic AG HPX170 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, build quality, image quality

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/13x Optical ZoomPanasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/13x Optical ZoomPanasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Camcorder Review: Panasonic AG-HPX170 DVCPRO HD Camcorder

 

It's been about three years since Panasonic Broadcast released the acclaimed AG-HVX200 and the P2 workflow to the world. At the time going tapeless was still considered a bold gamble, filled with unknown risks such as archiving uncertainty and limited...

DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Codec Wide angle lens 5-year warranty

P2 media costly Short record times Only 650 lines horizontal resolution

Panasonic's AG-HPX170 shows good color detail and has extensive picture customization options. The P2 based media, though, is still costly, and the tradeoff for great pictures is short record times.

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Panasonic's HPX170

 

In this article, we will take a look at Panasonic's latest page in the P2 camcorder script, the HPX170. The HPX170 features dozens of changes from its predecessor, the HVX200. Some of the changes are large and noteworthy and others are small and...

Dan Brockett is an independent television producer based in Los Angeles, Ca. Dan's most recent projects include documentaries for four DVD releases of Paramount Pictures Audrey Hepburn: The Centennial Collection and Warner Bros. Special Edition of...

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Great product.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Picture Quality

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HPX 170 Rocks

 

Great in low light

Great Features

Poor Sound

Product Specifications

The AG-HPX170 is an ultra-mobile P2 HD handheld camcorder featuring full, 4:2:2 independent frame production quality HD and solid-state recording. The lighter HPX170 is fully solid state, and comes with a host of enhancements including a 1/3" progressive 3-CCD imager system, wider Leica Dicomar 13x lens, an HD-SDI interface, metadata input and management. The HPX170 has two P2 card slots and records in 20 HD and SD formats. Its newly enhanced 1/3" progressive 16:9 3-CCD imager delivers an excellent signal-to-noise ratio, lower noise/smear, and exceptional low-light performance. High-end features like Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which allows for better control over highlights and shadows in run and gun situations. The digital signal processor with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit processing assure high-quality recordings necessary for top-level production and broadcast. Because the HPX170 scans the initial image at a 1080p/60 and all cameras processing happens at his level. Because of this images maintain the highest quality possible up to the final conversion for compression and recording. The HPX170 is ideal for professionals looking to take full advantage of the reliability and flexibility of the fast, file-based P2 workflow.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:P2 Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.6in
Height:7.1in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:6.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HPX170
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.0
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:13
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:DVCPRO / DVCPRO HD
Digital Zoom:10
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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