Panasonic AJ-SPC700 DVCPRO Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-29
Panasonic AJ-SPC700 DVCPRO Camcorder

•  Three 2/3" 520,000-pixel 16:9 widescreen progressive scan CCDs

•  DVCPRO 50/25 and DV switchable

•  P2 solid-state recording eliminates transports and mechanisms -- resulting in a significant maintenance cost-savings because of the absence of any moving parts that can break down or wear out from repetitive use

•  P2 offers resistance to harsh conditions and environmental extremes including shock, vibration, and humidity

•  Solid-state P2 card is re-usable, allowing a user to substantially reduce his media budge

•  Instant Rec Start - Records instantly after powering up, making it possible to capture unexpected events. Much faster than tape or disc recorders

•  Broadcast-quality performance: 750-line resolution, S/N ratio of 63dB, high sensitivity of F11

•  Switchable between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio shooting

•  Low power consumption: 20 watts

•  Five P2 card slots and hot swapping functionality allows you virtually unlimited continuous recording

•  NewsGammaTM curve for low-light shooting

•  3.5" color LCD monitor facilitates in-camera editing by allowing you to view up to 12 thumbnails at once

•  Clip Thumbnail Functions to expedite editing and playback

•  Voice Memo and Shot Marker functions

•  Proxy data recording with optional Proxy Encoder card - Select from three resolutions (1.5Mbps, 768 kbps or 196 kbps quality)

•  Four scene files and customizable user buttons and menus

•  USB 2.0 (standard) and IEEE 1394 (optional) interfaces speed up data transfer for editing

•  Electronic shutter (1/100 to 1/200 sec.) plus synchro scan capability

•  4-position (ND + CC) optical filter

•  Auto Tracking White Balance

•  Two channels of digital audio

•  14 Bit A/D Converted Digital Signal Processing Circuit

•  12 Axis Independent Color Correction

•  Supports the AJ-EC3 control unit

Pick-Up Device (size & type)   2/3-inch progressive 3-CCD
Picture Elements (pixels)   520,000
Quantization   14-bit
Signal Processing   18 MHz, 36 MHz
Minimum Illumination   0.5 lux (F 1.4, +36dB gain)
Horizontal Resolution   750 lines (center)
Aspect Ratio   4:3/16:9 switchable
Lens   Interchangeable, 2/3" bayonet mount (optional)
Focus   Manual, Focus Assist with Digital Zoom
Media Format   DVCPRO P2 solid-state card
Recording Format   DVCPRO 50/25, DV switchable
Frame Rates   60i
Shutter Speeds (sec.)   1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Synchro-Scan Shutter (sec.)   1/60.3 to 1/253.4
CineSwitch Technology   No
CineGamma Software   No
Assignable Scene Files   4
Programmable User Buttons   3
Filter Wheels   Single-stage
Gain Selection (dB)   -3, 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, 15, +18, +21, +24, +27, +30; Super Gain: +30, +36
SMPTE Color Bar Generator   Yes
IEEE 1394 Interface   Optional
SD Memory Card Slot   Yes
LCD Screen   3.5", 200,000 pixels
Viewfinder   1.5", 2.0", 5.0" (optional)