Panasonic has updated one of the cameras in its broadcast studio range.

The AK-HC3500A studio camera incorporates a 2/3 type 2.2 million pixel 3CCD with a sensitivity of F10 at 1080/59.94i and F11 at 1080/50i.

The camera features 60dB S/N. It also contains Panasonic’s newly developed 16-bit A/D RGB-attached internal processing 38-bit digital signal processor.

Like its predecessor, the AK-HC3500 (pictured), the camera includes dynamic range stretch functions as well as scene file settings.

The AK-HC3500A features 1080/29.97P and 1080/23.98P or 25P signal capability plus Cine Gamma standard, with five selectable modes.

Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division Kunihiko Miyagi said: “The low-cost AK-HC3800 and the revamped AK-HC3500A offer greater picture quality with the latest 16-bit A/D-attached DSP, allowing us to meet the needs of the diverse users of Panasonic’s studio camera systems.

“In the future we will expand our lineup of remote camera systems and switchers, and strengthen camera portability to provide more convenient live video production solutions.”

The studio camera options combine the AK-HCU355A camera control unit (CCU) with the AK-HRP935A remote operation panel to form a studio camera system.

Uncompressed HD signals can be sent via fiber-optic cable up to two kilometres between the camera and the CCU.

The CCU AK-HCU355A supports four line return signals (HD/SD SDI) and two line intercom input and can supply power to the camera.

The AK-HC3500A, which will be on display at this year’s IBC trade show, will be available from September.