NAB 2012: Panasonic has unveiled a new camcorder aimed at news and sports productions.

The AG-HPX600 is a P2 HD camera with 10-bit, 422 AVC Intra recording.

The camera has a newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor and supports AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPro HD, DVCPro50, DVCPro and DV.

A future option will allow LiveU video uplink with real time indication of LiveU’s transmission status and video transmission quality to camera operator.

“With its ultra-light weight and low power consumption, the HPX600 is the first shoulder mount that’s easy on the shoulder while being super-efficient on battery usage,” said Panasonic North America vice president Joseph Facchini.

The AG-HPX600 will be available in the last quarter of the year for $16,000 (£10,000) for the body or $18,000 (£11,000) with the AG-CVF10 colour viewfinder.