Panasonic Expands Its Line of Midrange 4K Cameras with New UX Series

Panasonic has announced two models of their new UX series of midrange 4K cameras, the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90.

As the successor to Panasonic's HD AVCCAM line, the UX series allows fans of midrange cameras the ability to capture 4K. The premium model AG-UX180 and the standard model AG-UX90 come with a host of features, however because both cameras are still under development, there isn't a ton of information out there about them quite yet. Here are a few features Panasonic have made available.

Features

AG-UX180

  • 4K (4096x2160, 24p only), UHD (3840x2160) and FHD at up to 120p
  • 1-type MOS sensor
  • Optical 20x zoom
  • UHD 60p recording
  • SD memory card
  • Dual codec recording (UHD/FHD)
  • IR recording in low light
  • 3G SDI/HDMI2.0 output
Panasonic AG-UX180
Panasonic AG-UX180

AG-UX90

  • 4K (4096x2160, 24p only), UHD (3840x2160) and FHD at up to 120p
  • 1-type MOS sensor
  • Optical 15x zoom
  • UHD 30p recording
  • SD memory card
Panasonic AG-UX90
Panasonic AG-UX90

According to Panasonic, variable frame rate recording (2-60 fps) will be made available in FHD mode before their release in Fall of this year. The price for the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90 are expected to be $4000 and $3000 respectively.


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I assume they all start wide end from 30mm. And that sucks big time for interior shots.

April 19, 2016 at 4:35AM

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Where are you getting 30mm from? I can't find any mention of the lens specs.

April 19, 2016 at 7:31AM, Edited April 19, 7:31AM

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Yes, pretty much all fixed lens ENG cameras have a zoom lens that starts roughly at the equivalent to a Full Frame 28mm lens.

I know for myself that I use the wide end of an ENG lens more than the long end, so I would love if these zooms would start at the equivalent to a FF 24mm lens.

April 19, 2016 at 11:47AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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These cameras have a 1 inch sensor which is a good compromise between size and performance. I expect they will be pretty good in low-light environments too.

April 19, 2016 at 11:49AM, Edited April 19, 11:49AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I'm not sure I understand where these cameras fall in the Panasonic big picture...do they have smaller sensors and less features than the DVX200 but cost more? What did I miss? Do their lenses come off?

April 19, 2016 at 6:57PM, Edited April 19, 6:57PM

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Really makes little sense what Panasonic has been doing the last decade. While their GH line of DSLR has been successful their production line of cameras has been lacking. 5 years ago they release the AG AF100 which was a good camera, but only given one update to 1080p. Then they go high end almost 10 years after RED with their re-imagined varicam. Now they are releasing two fixed lens 4K camera's that neither meet the specs for entry level cinema cameras or high end production/broadcast models. Meanwhile, some people sit waiting for a 4K uncompressed AG AF200 to be released as a midrange camera which could compete with the Sony FS series.

May 16, 2016 at 2:19PM

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