Superb Mobility for Low-Angle Shots and Interviews
• The 4.2pounds (1.9kg) weight (lowest in the class) and comfortable
weight balance provide highly stable handheld shooting, while the
magnesium alloy diecast chassis boosts ruggedness and durability.
• The upper part of the handle grip
contains both the Rec Start/Stop
button and a lens zoom speed
control (three speed). This design
assures easy shooting even at
• The new LCD monitor mirror
mode is convenient when shooting
13x Cam-Driven Optical Zoom and 10x Digital Zoom
The cam-driven (mechanical) manual zoom ring provides the same
fast, precise zooming and feeling as cameras with interchangeable
lenses. The servo-driven zoom also allows slow zooming.
The AG-HPX170 is equipped with a digital zoom* that instantly
magnifies the image by any of three fixed values — 2x, 5x or 10x.
Use it together with the 13x optical zoom lens, and you get
super-telephoto magnification equivalent to a 130x zoom, without
the drop in light intensity that happens when using a lens extender.
*The image quality decreases as the digital zoom magnification increases.
13x optical zoom
13x optical zoom x
10x digital zoom (130x)
Manual Focus and Aperture Control
The manual focus ring, which gives you a level of operating ease
that approaches an interchangeable lens, can be used to control
the aperture too, by switching the Ring (Focus/Iris) selector. You
can also add backlight correction or spotlight correction to the auto
Focus Assist and Other Functions
A focus assist function with HD
compatibility has also been added
to the AG-HPX170. This is in
addition to a center zoom
function that enlarges the center
of the frame, and a histogram
display. You can select from three
display modes: center zoom,
histogram, or combined center
zoom and histogram. A focus bar
Focus assist ON (BOTH Mode)
display further helps to speed up
focusing by indicating the level of focus by the length of the bar. An
EVF DTL (detail) button has also been added that lets you
emphasize the outline of the image in either the EVF or the LCD
monitor for easier viewing.
Simplified Waveform and Vectorscope Display
The AG-HPX170 has waveform and vectorscope display functions
as well. A single touch of the Waveform Monitoring (WFM) key
displays the waveform and vectors of the captured video signal on
the LCD monitor.
Versatile Assist Functions,
and System Functions for
Waveform Monitoring (WFM)
VECTOR (Vector scope)