Panasonic shows us how its camera adapts to new technology at NAB 2015. The AG-DVX200 may sound like just another camera model, but this one takes a different stance. Retain the integrated lens, SD card slots, and 72mm filter diameter, so you ask "what’s new?" The AG-DVX200 has a striking crimson section of its body that denotes the recording controls. It is a section that warrants attention since it shoots 4096×2160 at 24fps, 3840×2160 or 1920×1080 at 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, and a 120fps mode. The heart of this is a 4/3” large-format MOS sensor and the VariCam’s characterisic “filmic tonality and colorimetry.”
The Leica Dicomar f/2.8-f/4.5 zoom lens can be controlled by the three rings in terms of focus, iris and zoom. So while the AG-DVX200 gets 13x zoom it also gets subtle bokeh and 5-axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer and 4x correction-area Image Stabilizer.
The real kickers are the center of balance which accommodates both the front heavy lens and battery at the rear, and the price tag. We don’t have final word, only a statement that the AG-DVX200 won’t cost more than $5,000. Due in Fall of 2015, producers can look forward to a strong option that doesn’t involve interchangeable lenses can record 4K to class 3 SD cards and also be a joy to operate handheld.