Ned Johnston, Midwest Sales Manager from Panasonic, stopped by Zacuto USA earlier this week with a sneak peek of the Panasonic HPX300. Together, Zacuto owners Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, Ned Johnston and local DP John Terendy discussed the soon-to-be-released Panasonic HPX300 ENG 1080p camera. In typical Zacuto fashion, a video was created to give potential buyers and filmmakers the opportunity to see a side by side comparison of the Sony EX3 and Panasonic HPX300 in action. In addition, a pros and cons conversation to breakdown all of the important features to help determine if it is the camera for you. Go to http://zacutovideo.com to see this new video.
Some of the Panasonic HPX3000 Key Features:
- Fujinon 17x lens
- 1080p Sensor
- Interchangeable lens system
- 16x9 LCD
- Genlockable multi-cam capability
- Sleek shoulder-mount design
- Full ENG lens
- 10-bit recording
- Compact size
"What intrigues me about this camera is that it is the first camera in this price range that sits on your shoulder right. It has a real lens with a controllable F-stop, big switches/controls and it fits that market where you could be doing corporate, industrial, broadcast work. Plus, you can always put a DOF adapter on it and suddenly be filming a movie. For the price it is a fantastic camera." Says, John Terendy, a 20 year veteran in film and television production and also an owner of some of the latest cameras including a RED, HVX200, DVX100B and a Sony Digital Betacam.
"I've been asking for this for years! You are giving broadcasters, event videographers, corporate videographers and our specialty, independent filmmakers a chance to have an affordable, professional camera" Says, Steve Weiss, Director, Zacuto.
Watch and find out as Steve, Ned, Jens and John answer these questions; What is AVC intra codec? Who is this camera for? Can I use it for digital cinematography? Can I get mount all of my accessory gear to it including a DOF adapter? And much more at www.zacutovideos.com.
To pre-order this camera: http://store.zacuto.com/Panasonic-AG-HPX300.html.