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The Panasonic AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder is a single-lens camera that you can hold with one hand but has the features of a cinema-style camcorder.
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If not for its smaller size, you would think it’s another fancy point-and-shoot. The Panasonic AG-CX350, however, is anything but.
Some of the camcorders key features are the 1″ MOS Sensor, 20x Optical, 32x Intelligent Zoom, UHD 4K, 1080p, Variable Frame Rate, and 2 x Media Card Slot, HLG Recording.
If you go down to specifics, you’ll discover more desirable features packed into one nifty gadget.
As a dual-system camera, you can choose between two signal systems from 59.94 to 50 Hz and take pictures in different countries without the need to worry about flickering lights.
The camcorder also has 8 user-selectable gamma modes for HDR recording.
- Filmlike 1
- Filmlike 2
- Filmlike 3
Moreover, you can individually or simultaneously output HDR over HDMI or 3G-SDI output.
As for skin tones, the Panasonic AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder is equipped to help protect skin tones through the 16-axis color control with three skin-tone control that you can use to isolate and adjust colors precisely.
What’s so special about the AG-CX350’s sensor and lens?
The camcorder uses 1″ MOS sensor with a 15MP resolution. Its native resolution of 5170 x 2908 supports UHD. Whether you shoot in HD or UHD, expect a great output, especially when combined with the 8 gamma modes.
Among the single-lens camcorder in the market, the Panasonic AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder has the widest so far. It boasts of a 24.5 x 490mm 35mm equivalent focal range that is wide enough to accommodate a landscape frame in one shot. And in HD, at that.
The lens also features:
- 20x optical zoom
- 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilization in 4K and HD
- Individual control rings for focus, iris, and zoom
- Intelligent autofocus capable of tracking a subject
- Customizable AF function
- 7 steps for the autofocus speed
- 10 steps for the sensitivity
- Adjustable AF selection area
What is even better is that the lens can be controlled using mobile devices (Android and iOS tablets) and third-party wired devices.
One of the best features of the Panasonic AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder is that you can control it from a tablet or smartphone via the CX ROP app. From the app, you can:
- Display or control information of the user’s button
- Start or stop recording
- Select the output signal of the camera recorder
- Adjust painting gain or painting black
- Adjust the user’s or timecode bit setting
You can also control zoom, focus, knee, shutter, gain, white balance, master pedestal, iris, and user SW 1~9.
Other features that make the AG-CX350 a standout is the optical image stabilizer, ND Filters, Dual card slots, LCD Touchscreen, and 2-channel audio recording.
Overall, the Panasonic AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder raises the bar for a single-lens handheld camcorder. It not only supports simultaneous HDMI and SDI output but also multicamera recording.