The new Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera system is a UHD model equipped with a S35mm MOS sensor that is aimed at broadcast studio, live events and esports. 


Panasonic: The AK-UC3300 supports 2160 at 50/60p and HD at 100/120p

It is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2020. The camera is designed to complement Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera and offer exceptional colour accuracy and dynamic range.

The AK-UC3300 has an 11-megapixel UHD image sensor, with a resolution of 2,000 TV lines, and supports HDR (HLG) and ITU-R BT.2020. It boasts a high sensitivity of F10 (at 2,000 lux), with low noise, while maintaining a S/N ratio of 62dB or higher. It also supports lens chromatic aberration compensation and has a Dynamic Range Stretcher (DRS) function to control black defects and blown-out highlights. It is designed for use with a 2/3in lens mount.

The camera system and its interfaces supports 12G-SDI output capable of sending uncompressed UHD video using a single coaxial cable or TICO over SDI output, which enables the transmission of UHD signals over conventional 3G-SDI cables. It also supports the next-generation IP transmission standard, SMPTE ST 2110.

It features 2x high-speed HD shooting, with skew reduction - realised through high-speed scans operating at 1/100 of a second – that provides excellent operability when shooting rapid movements such as sports and live events.

The camera system has been developed with a new Remote Operation Panel (AK-HRP1015GJ) with a colour LCD readout that allows GUI operation and also supports PoE+ and IP control. It allows up to 99 studio cameras to be controlled from a single unit. The camera is also compatible with the existing Panasonic AK-HRP1000/AK-HRP1005 Remote Operation Panels.

For comfortable, high-quality, on-site shooting, a high-resolution 1.78cm (0.7in) HD OLED colour viewfinder (AJ-CVF70GJ) has been developed for use with the camera system. It has a 38mm large-diameter eyepiece with optical zoom lens.