Broadcast LIVE and VideoForum will host the first major UK outing of Panasonic’s HD AJ-HPX3000 camera.

Priced at £34,000, the camera is designed for movie, commercial and TV programme production. It began shipping in September this year.

Featuring three 2/3 inch high-density 2.2 million pixel CCD sensors, the HPX3000 acquires images in native 1920 x 1080 resolution using the 10-bit intra frame AVC-Intra codec.

Panasonic HD business development manager Nigel Wilkes said: “We have been waiting a long time to show a camcorder capable of shooting master quality content and with this we can.”