The AK-UB300 is a 4K box-camera featuring a B4 mount and capable of simultaneous HDSDI and 4K output. The company claims these qualities make it ideal for filming sporting and live music events.
Matthew Alexander, Product Marketing Manager, Broadcast and Professional Video, has branded it "the much anticipated successor to the popular AKHC1800 and AK-HC1500 HD box cameras."
"It has a high-sensitivity/low noise large format 4K 1- inch image sensor, combined with an ultra-high quality built-in internal conversion lens - so the AK-UB300 is compatible with 4K & HD B4 mount lenses. This combination means that users can get the best of both worlds. They get the look and feel of a large format sensor camera with the convenience of using existing B4 lenses without the need for external adapters."
Meanwhile, the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90 promise to build on the bar of quality set by Panasonic's AVCCCam Series. The AG-UX90 packs a 1-inch MOS sensor, 15x optical zoom, UHD 30p recording and a 24.5mm lens while the beefier AG-UX180 touts 20x optical zoom, UHD 60p recording capability and a Leica Dicomar 4K compact lens with a wide 24mm angle.
AK-UB300 will retail for $38,648 RRP and be available in November alongside the AG-UX90 ($3,616) from authorised Panasonic Broadcast distributors and dealers.
The AG-UX180 will be available for $5,986 RRP come December through the same channels.