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28mm Wide-Angle, 13x Zoom Leica Dicomar® HD Lens
Light axis
Configuration of the 13-power zoom lens
The wide-angle zoom lens that gained high popularity in the
HVX200 Series has been reduced in size, lightened, and further
widened in this 13x zoom lens. The lens structure combines
13 lens elements in 10 groups, with 3 aspherical lenses. The
diameter of the front lens element has been reduced from 67 to
53.2 mm, while still achieving a 28mm wide angle (35mm
equivalent), the widest of the class.*
The new lens covers most shooting situations without requiring a
wide-angle conversion lens. Its minimum object distance (MOD) of
about 1.9 ft (0.6 meter) at the telephoto setting helps to maximize
the handheld camcorder's inherent mobility.
The same cam-driven zoom ring that was so popular in previous
models ensures accurate zooming. The Leica Dicomar lens
incorporates Leica optical technology and know-how throughout.
A multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting. This results
in sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances
and exceptional shading.
*HD camcorders with integrated lens and 1/3-inch CCD, as of September 2009 (according to a
Panasonic survey)
Image of an angle of view equivalent to 31.4 mm
Image of an angle of view equivalent to 28 mm
Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
Panasonic's advanced OIS dramatically reduces the blurring
caused by hand-held camera work. Optical processing with an
automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear,
sharp images.
Progressive CCD Raises Sensitivity
and Lowers Noise and Smear
The 1/3-inch 16:9 progressive
CCD on the AG-HPX170 further
raises image quality. It combines a
significantly improved S/N ratio
and better low-light performance
than previous models. Backed by
a high-performance digital signal
processor, the CCD brings higher
quality to HD images to meet the
demands of broadcasters and
high-end video producers.
High-Resolution Native Progressive 1080/60p Scan
Wide, High-Quality Images
Progressive to interlace conversion, cross conversion and down
conversion all start with the 1080/60p scan. That initial 1080p
with High Sensitivity from
native progressive scan offers the highest level of vertical resolution
possible at this level of camera. Keep in mind that the camera does
Advanced Optical System and
not record this signal but uses it as a basis for all captures. The
result is an HD or SD recording with a level of image quality that
High-Performance DSP
cannot be matched by electronically processed scans.

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