NAB 2016: Panasonic has expanded its 4K camera line up with the launch of two “cost effective” camcorders.

Panasonic U90

The successors to the company’s AVCCAM series of cameras are the AG-UX180, which is equipped with a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 20x zoom and UHD 60p recording capability.

The AG-UX90 features a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom and UHD 30p recording.

The availability of both of the UX models brings Panasonic’s line up of professional 4K cameras to five, including the VariCam 35, VariCam LT and the AG-DVX200.

Both are currently under development and are scheduled for release in autumn this year.

“Panasonic is introducing the UX series to make 4K acquisition even more accessible to video professionals,” said Guilhem Krier, head of product marketing and business development Europe.

“The industry demand for 4K video is increasing fast. The UX camcorders provide a 4K update to our very successful HD models, such as the AG-AC90, providing high-mobility and the same workflow users will be familiar with from our existing professional, integrated-lens handhelds.”

The UX series will support recording up to 4K (4096x2160, 24p), UHD (3840x2160) and full HD at up to 120p.