Panasonic’s AG-HPX250 handheld camera will be used to capture footage from an epic 2,000 mile trek across the Antarctic.

Panasonic has been chosen as the official technology partner for the expedition, which will be led by polar explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Panasonic System Communications Europe (PSCEU) group manager Nigel Wilkes said: “Our Broadcast P2 camera equipment and Toughbook PCs have a reputation of reliability to work in extreme conditions.

“Our customers often use Panasonic equipment beyond the temperature specifications that we guarantee”.

The team will sail to Antarctica on 6 December with the aim of reaching the Ross Ice Shelf in January, before collecting data about the condition of the ice.

As well as the P2 HD device, Panasonic is supplying HC-X900 camcorders.