Manual Zoom, Focus, Iris and Gain Functions
for the Professional
Cam-Driven Manual Zoom
The cam-driven (mechanical) manual zoom ring provides the same fast,
precise zooming as cameras with interchangeable lenses. You'll also
enjoy the operating feel. When you turn the zoom ring, you experience
the same kind of steady resistance as you feel with 35mm lenses. The
AG-HVX200's servo-driven zoom also allows slow zooming.
Manual Focus with Center Zoom
Enjoy quick, sharp focusing manually
or automatically. In manual mode, the
focus ring gives you the same kind of
operating feel and responsive control
as cameras with interchangeable
lenses. An HD-compatible focus assist
(Center Zoom) function enlarges the
center part of the image, making it easier to get the more precise focus
needed in HD production.In auto mode, you get quick focusing when
shooting at a high or low angle. When set to infinity, the focal distance
is immediately prepared for the next manual focus. When in manual
mode, pressing the Push Auto button temporarily activates auto focus.
The large aperture dial (direction setting possible) is designed for easy
manual operation. You also can add backlight correction or spotlight
correction to the auto aperture function.
Gain, ND Filter
Increases gain up to 18 dB. The selector has three positions: L is fixed
at 0 dB; M and H can be set to 0, +3, +6, +9, or +12 dB. +18dB can
also be quickly accessed by the use of the USER 1, 2 or 3 switch.
Two ND filters (1/8 ND, 1/64 ND) are built-in and easily accessible.
Slow, Synchro and High Speed Shutter
Used with the variable frame rate functions, this allows you to create a
blurring effect or crystal clear stop motion sports action.
The AG-HVX200 also features a synchro scan function that's suitable
for capturing screen shots from a computer monitor.
SUPERIOR CAMERA FUNCTIONS AND OPERABILITY
Scene File, User Buttons and Auto Functions
for Quicker, Easier Shooting
Scene File Dial
Set this dial for a set of shooting
conditions, and later you can
instantly retrieve the settings when
needed. Six preset files are
provided, and you can change any of
the six file names and their settings
You can also transfer the setting files
to an SD Memory Card.
Three User Buttons
The AG-HVX200 has three user buttons, each of which can be
assigned any one of 12 functions (rec check, spotlight, backlight,
black fade, white fade, ATW, ATW lock, gain 18dB, focus ring,
memo/index, slot sel, shot mark). The assigned functions can then be
accessed at the touch of a button.
Auto/Manual Mode Selector
Just select the auto position to turn on Auto Aperture, Auto Gain, Auto
Tracking White Balance, and Auto Focus — and you are immediately
ready to shoot. You can also customize the auto mode by removing
functions and setting the gain to any value desired.
White Balance with the Auto Tracking White Function
One press of the AWB button is all it takes to adjust the white balance
and black balance. There are three white balance values to select
from: one that's preset, and two (A, B) that you can set and save in
memory. The auto tracking white balance (ATW) function can also be
assigned to any of the three positions. The ATW mode supports fast,
active shooting by adjusting the white balance in real-time as lighting