Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Camcorder
The Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Camcorder It is one of the two models that Panasonic has introduced that are part of the UX series. With them, Panasonic presents many sensational novelties. The new AG-UX90 4K Camcorder is equipped with a 15x optical zoom lens with a 1.0-type sensor. Plus, the 24.5mm wide-angle coverage is the widest in the industry.
The new UX series includes the AG-UX90 standard model and the AG-UX180 premium model. The UX Series is the successor to the AVCCAM series of professional AVCHD camcorders from Panasonic. The UX Series is designed to make it easy to level up to 4K for professional production.
The Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Camcorder includes the ultimate Leica Dicomar lens. This lens is known for maximum fog and flicker minimization.
The AG-UX90's Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Intelligent AF function also have a lot to offer at a high quality level. Therefore, it is difficult to reach any other conclusion. With the AG-UX90 you have a camcorder that is highly suitable for professional camera work.
The AG-UX90 supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p / 50p, FHD 60p / 50p and multi-format HD super slow motion. It includes two SD memory card slots for alternate / continuous recordings and backup copies of recordings for greater reliability. Additionally, the AG-UX90 also supports UHD / FHD dual codec recording for a more efficient workflow.
Panasonic has provided the AG-UX90 with intuitive controls. Examples include three manual rings and the user button, but also the interface, such as the 3G-SDI / HDMI and XLR input. The UX series is designed to meet the needs of professional video recording.
Features of the Panasonic AG-UX90 4K Camcorder
- Leica Dicomar objective
- 15x optical zoom lens with a 1.0-type sensor
- 24.5mm wide angle range
- 4-motor system on target
- Intelligent Zoom (iZoom)
- Digital zoom (2x, 5x to 10x)
- Advanced OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer)
- UHD 25p
- FHD VFR filming
- 3G-SDI / HDMI
24.5mm wide-angle lens with 15x optical zoom
The 4-motor lens system ensures high image quality / sensitivity and is extremely compact. With a 24.5mm wide angle and a 15x optical zoom lens it makes zooming in and out a breeze.
4 Engine targeting system
The 4-Motor lens system simultaneously and independently manages four groups of lenses (group 2, iris, group 3, group 4). Also, the lens size and motor range for each of the 4 groups can be efficiently suppressed. The result is optimal image quality / zoom power and a compact design.
Smart Zoom (i Zoom)
The 15x optical zoom is pretty good for a camcorder. When the zoom reaches the 15x optical zoom limit, it switches to i Zoom without any problem. In FHD shooting modes, i Zoom increases the zoom capacity by up to approximately 30x, where it maintains high resolution.
Digital zoom (2x, 5x to 10x)
The AG-UX90 is equipped with 2x, 5x and 10x digital zoom. If you use the 20x optical zoom together with the i Zoom. You will get a super magnification equivalent to a 300x zoom. Without there being a reduction in the intensity of the light.
Leica Dicomar objective
The UX Series uses the Leica Dicomar objective. This lens meets the highest quality standards of Leica AG cameras. It uses a multi-coating process that minimizes shadows and flickering so you can achieve exceptionally clear images.
Advanced OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The OIS ensures that all unstable shooting situations have extremely powerful correction. The OIS ball system reduces imperfections in selected sections. It also achieves significantly better correction during freehand use.
5-axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer (FHD)
If you use hand shake correction in HD recording modes, the effects of optical and electronic image stabilization are combined. In this mode, hand shakes from different directions, including rotations, are detected and corrected.
1.0-type (life-size) MOS sensor for fast UHD 25p / FHD 50p footage
The 1.0-type 4K MOS sensor with high image quality and high sensitivity: The 1.0-type MOS sensor offers excellent depth of field and an excellent balance between image quality and sensitivity. Filming in high resolution is possible in UHD (3840x2160) 25p mode. Professional and advanced shooting is at your fingertips in FHD (1920x1080) mode at 50Mbps speed.
Multi-Format UHD / FHD / SD: Convenient recording modes that can be selected according to resolution, frame rate, data rate and file format.
IR (infrared) recordings in dark locations
The infrared blocking filter can be turned on and off (via the User Button). If the filter is off, you can use the optional IR bulbs to shoot in a dark location.
Fast and accurate intelligent AF
The camera features high-speed Intelligent AF, excellent monitoring and stability. The evaluation algorithm for the focus state ensures a fast and accurate transition to the search. The fast and accurate Micro Focusing Motor monitors the subject unit accurately even when there are rapid changes in focus distance. The AF system accurately assesses changes in the subject through the active use of movement in a high resolution 4k image. The revamped AF function is ideal for adjusting AF speed, monitoring sensitivity, and field settings.
FHD VFR filming
The VFR can be adjusted in 9 steps, from 2 to 50 fps. This makes mounting possible before the core files are delivered, making the workflow more efficient. With the dual SD memory card slot you can record automatically by alternating slot 1 and 2. If you keep changing SD cards continuously it is possible to record for hours.
Image Adjustment Features including Details and Gamma Modes
In particular, in the case of very close shots of people, the skin detail function is very effective in achieving fluid and beautiful skin tones.
The AG-UX90 is equipped with eight selectable gamma modes, including two Cinema-Mode gamma, based on technology developed for the VariCam. There are six preset files with image quality settings that are included as scene files (ex: standard, shooting under fluorescent lighting, sparks, still life, cinema mode contrast, and cinema mode dynamic range). You can change all the settings as you wish. You can also save a configuration as an edited file on the AG-UX90 and up to eight configurations on an SD memory card.