IBC 2013: Panasonic unveiled the AJ-PX270, its first P2 HD handheld camera with integrated AVC-Ultra at IBC.

The camera has a compact 22x zoom lens and covers shooting angles from 28mm wide to 616mm tele.

It includes two built-in micro P2 slots for simultaneous recording and records in the AVC-LongG codec.

The camera is expected to launch around NAB next year.

The price has yet to be confirmed.

4K update

Panasonic also provided an update on its UHD plans with the announcement that it would “prioritise the development of the 4K VariCam”, which was first shown at NAB last year.

A working model will be available by April next year, with devices expected to ship by October.

Panasonic said the VariCam will support 4K shooting from 24p to 100/120p.

It will come equipped with a newly developed Super35mm sensor for wide dynamic range, extended colour space, and support for Log.

New Ultra P2 cards will start shipping in conjunction with the 4K VariCam.

The form will be the same as traditional P2 cards, with a PCIe interface adopted to enable high speed data transfer, the manufacturer said.

At the moment, 256GB Ultra P2 cards are planned for production.