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Panasonic AG-HPX171

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Model

Panasonic AG-HPX171
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Manufacturer Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Name AG-HPX171
European name ?AG-HPX171E
US name ?AG-HPX-170
lowest US price 4325 $
On the market since September 2008
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ?DVC PRO 25
DVC PRO 50
DVC PRO HD
MiniDV
Recording Medium P2 card
video resolutions EU ?DVC PRO 25,576 / 50i
DVC PRO 50,576 / 50i
DVCPRO HD 24p 1080 - 60i
DVCPRO HD 720 24p - 60i
DVC PRO HD 720/25p
DVC PRO HD 720/50p
DVCPROHD 1080/24p
DVCPROHD 1080/25p
DVCPROHD 1080/30p
DVCPROHD 1080/50i
DVCPROHD 1080/60i
MiniDV 720 x 576/50i
video resolutions US ?DVCPRO HD 24p 1080 - 60i
DVCPRO HD 720 24p - 60i
DVCPROHD 1080/24p
DVCPROHD 1080/30p
MiniDV 720 x 480/30p
MiniDV 720 x 480/60i
MiniDV 720 x 576/50i
720 MiniDV x480/24p
Max Bitrate ?100 Mbit/s
Compression format ? DV
DVC PRO HD-proprietary
on-board memory ? 
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ? Leica
Optical Zoom ?13 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?28 mm
Filter diameter ?72 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
ND Filter ?3
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?3
Size of image sensor ?1/3 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?518400 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CCD
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
Focus ?auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/2.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/24
Apperture control ?auto
manual
AE-Shift
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Peaking ?Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?50-105%
Histogram ?Yes
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?Yes
Colorbars ?Yes
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
Custom Presets ?Yes
Set Time Code ?Yes
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
 
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
HDMI ?No
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
In
Out
USB ?USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ? XLR
Headphones ?3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?No
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ?No
HD-SDI ? Out
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 1900 g
Weight (with battery) 2250 g
Battery type Panasonic CGA-D54
Battery capacity 5400 mAh
Charger ?external
Remote control Yes
Size
Height 179 mm
Width 154 mm
Depth 397 mm
Relative Size ?109
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?Yes
Color Viewfinder ?Color
Viewfinder format ?16:9
Viewfinder pixels ?235000 Pixel
Display
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 3,5 Inch
Display format ?4:3
Display pixels ?210000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Ring
Manual Focus ? Ring
Manual Aperture ?Wheel
Focus switcher ?Yes
ND Filter ?Yes
Exp Lock ? 
Gain ?Yes
White balance ?Yes
Push AF ?Yes
Audio Levels ?Yes
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
3
Audio

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Audio Formats ?DVC PRO 4x48kHz 16bit PCM
Microphone ?Stereo internal
external XLR
Audio Control ?manual
Audio levels ?Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ? 
Medium included ? 
Effective pixels ? 
Resolutions ? 
Standard ? 
Flash ? 
Misc.

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Specials -the international modell is named AG-HPX170
In the 720p mode the frame rate can be changed in 20 steps from 12 to 50 fps (European model; international NTSC-model to 60fps)
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone  
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ? 
Manufacturers URL Website Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Satisfactory
Resolution ?Satisfactory
Color performance ?Good
subj.Picture impression ?Good
Optical Zoom ?Satisfactory
Wide Angle ? Excellent
Configuration / image ?Very good
Configuration / sound ?Very good
Handling ?Very good
Portability ?Satisfactory
Photo function ?Poor
Optics ?Very good
Dynamics ?Very good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
395
Pros Good wide angle
+ Professional controls
+ genuine 720/50p mode and a variable framerate
Cons - low sharpness due to pixel shift
- P2 cards are more expensive than tape
- 4:3 display with low resolution
Conclusion Panasonicīs AG-HPX171E scores with its handling and the Leica lens shows very little chromatic aberrations.Thanks to finally cheaper recording cards the AG-HPX171E can be seen as an allround-model suited for both documentary and fiction shooting.But pixel counting searchers for ultimate sharpness will be happier with other models, as will those who do not wish to invest in P2 cards. The resolution of the display is too low.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
AG-HPX171 Review
external reviews/tests  
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Forum posts Opinions on the HPX171 and EX3
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