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Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder
- 4K/HDR 10-bit Recording
- Wide Angle Lens
- Live Streaming
- NDI | HX Connect
The Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder is a high-end 1.0-type handheld camcorder that offers 4K/HDR/10-bit capabilities. The Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder weighs only 4.2 lbs (body only), making it the lightest 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder in its class. The Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder is ideal to have in a variety of environments, including live events, IP Production, sports, and news gathering. It is capable of supporting IP Control, NDI | HX and RTMP Streaming, offering both creativity and connectivity to the user.
Wide-Angle 24.5mm Optical 20x Zoom, Plus i.Zoom
Wide-Angle 24.5mm Optical 20x Zoom, Plus i.ZoomPanasonic boasts the world’s largest market share in the aspherical lens segment. Its cutting-edge optical technology was maximized in the development of the integrated lens used in the AG-CX350. This lens has the industry’s widest angle of 24.5mm on the wide end and allows recording of wide-angle images with minimal distortion, without the use of a conversion lens. The optical 20x zoom covers up to 490mm telephoto in all modes. Furthermore, the i.Zoom enables seamless zooming of up to 32x in HD or up to 24x in UHD from the telephoto end with no degradation in resolution. The AG-CX350 also comes with digital 2x/ 5x/ 10x zoom.
New High-Definition, High-Sensitivity 1.0-type 4K MOS Sensor
The 1.0-type MOS (approximately 15,030,000 pixels) offers an outstanding depth of field and excellent balance between image quality and sensitivity. It supports multi-formats, such as UHD (3840 x 2160), FHD, HD and SD, and provides images without cropping in all modes. This MOS sensor also boasts high sensitivity of F12 (60 Hz) /F13 (50 Hz) (in both UHD and FHD in High Sensitivity mode).
Built-in 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The AG-CX350 has a built-in hybrid image stabilizer that combines optical and electronic camera shake compensation functions. It corrects camera shake in five axial directions in all modes including UHD to provide powerful camera shake compensation power in low-angle shooting, high-angle shooting and all other unstable conditions. There are three modes to choose from: NORMAL (standard), STABLE (effective for fixed-frame shooting) and PAN/TILT (effective in panning and tilting).
HDR-Compliant HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma
The AG-CX350 features HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) to support HDR (High Dynamic Range). This achieves a wide dynamic range on HDR-compatible TV monitors. The gamma mode can be selected from eight modes (HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1, FILMLIKE 2, FILMLIKE 3, FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC, HLG).
Intelligent AF and Focus Assist
The AG-CX350’s auto focus system is Intelligent AF, which is equipped with a micro drive focus unit to achieve high focusing speed, excellent tracking performance and superb stability. The AG-CX350 is also equipped with Expand and Peaking (simultaneous display possible), Manual Focus Assist, LCD Touch Focus (switchable to Auto Iris or brightness display) and One-Push AF Focus Assist.
Manual Three Rings
The AG-CX350 comes with Manual Three Rings for zoom, focus and iris control. They deliver quick response and provide tactile feel that satisfies professionals. The zoom lever located at the upper section of the handle has a multi-step variable zoom function, allowing smooth zooming from ultra-low speed when shooting from low angle shooting and when a tripod is used.
Cabled/Wireless Remote Control Capability
The remote terminal (2.5-mm super mini jack) enables the control of the focus, zoom and iris using a remote controller (third-party product). It also supports wireless remote control using a tablet or smartphone (iOS, Android OS).
New HEVC Codec for High-Image-Quality 10-bit UHD/60p Recording at Low Bit Rate
The AG-CX350 is capable of recording in various formats at different compression rates (see the table below). It can record UHD/60p videos in high-image-quality 10-bit on an SD memory card. It also features a new, high-efficiency HEVC codec (LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0, MOV) . When a PC with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor is used, the hardware acceleration enables native decoding and playback. Free software, such as VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player, provides smooth playback on a notebook PC or MacBook with Intel Core i7 processor.
10-bit Variable Frame Rate (VFR) without Cropping
In UHD, variable frame rate (VFR) recording at 1 fps to 60 fps is possible. In FHD, super-slow can be realized at a maximum of 120 fps. Both provide high-quality 10-bit, full-frame pictures with no image area cropping even at high frame rates.
MOV/AVCHD/P2 MXF File Formats Supported
The AG-CX350 records MOV files that are highly compatible and easy to use. This file format is the same as that used on Panasonic’s compact cinema camera, the AU-EVA1, and supports file names with up to 20 characters, allowing recorded video clips to be easily managed. The AG-CX350 also supports conventional AVCHD recording, including the AVCHD 8 Mb/s mode, used widely as the format in college and professional football coaching analysis. And it will support the MXF P2 file format for broadcasting in the future, enabling AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG recording.
Freeze Frame (Still Image Capture)
When playing back video clips on the AG-CX350, any desired frame can be captured as a still image (JPEG) and recorded onto an SD memory card. Video playback, frame advance (+/-), and still-image captures can all be done intuitively by touch panel operation.
Double Memory Card Slots Improve Recording Reliability
Two SD memory card slots capable of using SDXC/SDHC/microP2 cards enable unlimited relay recording by simply changing SD memory cards. Recording reliability is further improved with simultaneous recording and background recording. And the AG-CX350 is equipped with Pre Rec, Interval Rec and Time Stamp recording functions.
Unlimited Relay Recording
Automatically records continuously from Slot 1 to Slot 2. By changing a full card with a new card, images can be recorded continuously for many hours.
Identical data is recorded onto cards in both slots in this dual recording mode.
Records ordinary Rec Start/Stop-controlled data in Slot 1, and records all data, even when Slot 1 is stopped, in Slot 2.
RTMP/RTSP-Compatible HD Streaming
HD streaming is possible while images are being acquired. Both RTSP and RTMP streaming methods are compatible. And Facebook, YouTube, and other streaming services are supported. The AG-CX350 can be used for live coverage of concerts and sports events as well as for live streaming of breaking news.
Easy IP Connection: Preinstalled NDI | HX
The AG-CX350 is the industry’s first camcorder to support NDI | HX. Equipped with NDI | HX mode, it allows video transmission and camera control via IP connection, without using an external converter. When connected to a system configured with the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center and HN/UN series PTZ integrated cameras, the AG-CX350 realizes end-to-end live video production of live events as well as web distribution.
Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone
The AG-CX350 can be controlled remotely and wirelessly using a tablet/smartphone app (downloadable for free from the App Store or Google Play). In addition to zoom, i.Zoom and focus lens control, the app enables remote control of various other functions, including camera setting, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu setting. What’s more, the app can be used to select the camera to control from up to eight cameras.
Parallel Output of SDI and HDMI
SDI and HDMI can be output in parallel. Output of UHD video via HDMI and output of HD video in high-image-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 via SDI enable a variety of uses. In HLG shooting, either HDR or SDR can be selected for each of the SDI, HDMI and LCD video outputs.
TC Synchro Multi-Camera Recording Supported
The TC IN/OUT terminal (BNC) allows synchronization of the time code in multi-camera shooting. The camera number (A to Z) can be added to the name of the recording folder to facilitate editing.
Simultaneous Display on High-Brightness, High-Definition LCD and High-Resolution OLED EVF
The AG-CX350 features a new 3.2-type high-definition LCD monitor (approximately 1,620,000 dots). This LCD monitor uses the RGBW (red, green, blue, white) pixel structure to provide high visibility even in bright sunlight. The 3:2 aspect ratio enables the display of timecode and camera status without superimposing on the image. The touch panel function allows convenient touch focus and menu setting. The viewfinder is a high-resolution color OLED (approximately 2,360,000 dots, with an image display area of approximately 1,770,000 dots) that offers superb color reproduction. Since the AG-CX350 newly supports simultaneous LCD and EVF outputs, the LCD monitor can display the captured image at all times even when you look away from the EVF.
Broadcast-Grade Picture Quality Adjustment Functions
- 16-Axis Independent Color Correction: Provides an independent effect to each of the 16 phases of video images. It enables color matching of multiple cameras under the same lighting conditions as well as creative image rendering.
- Master Detail: Adjusts the overall degree of contour enhancement.
- Skin Detail: Makes skin colors appear soft and beautiful.
- Scene Files: Six preset files are provided. You can change any of the settings as desired.
- Other Picture Settings: Matrix tables, V detail, detail coring, chroma level, chroma phase, color temperature, master pedestal and knee.
24-bit PCM Supporting High-Resolution Audio
The use of the built-in stereo microphone or XLR input (switchable 48-V phantom power supply/MIC/LINE) allows 2-channel audio recording. In MOV mode, 24-bit linear PCM recording delivers higher sound quality. Future firmware update will enable 4-channel recording. Other audio features include manual volumes, OSD level meter, 1 kHz test tone output and headphone output (3.5 mm-diameter stereo mini jack).
Low Power Consuming, Large-Capacity Battery, Quick Charge
The AG-CX350 boasts low power consumption of 11.5 W (in factory setting, with no devices connected to the terminals), which is the industry’s lowest in the UHD/HD 10-bit recording camcorder segment. The maximum power consumption is only 17 W (HEVC recording, LCD turned ON, devices connected to the terminals). With the supplied battery pack (5900 mAh), the AG-CX350 operates continuously for about 3 hours and 20 minutes. This large-capacity battery pack supports quick charges.
- Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder
- Battery (AG-VBR59)
- Battery charger (AG-BRD50)
- AC adaptor
- AC cable
- Microphone holder kit
- Shoulder strap
- Eye cup
- Lens hood
- Grip belt
- Operating instructions
Memory Card Recorder