The Panasonic AG-CX350 is a powerful CX Series camcorder that offers you 4K/HDR/10-bit image quality and live recording/IP connection usability to deliver next-generation creativity and connectivity.
Panasonic developed a powerful CX Series of handheld camcorders, spearheaded by the AG-CX350 Camcorder, to fuse video, on-air broadcasting, and communication for the next generation. The Panasonic CX350 features 4K/UHD resolution, 10-bit depth, HDR-compatible image quality, and a host of recording formats for the ultimate creativity in a compact, lightweight body with low power consumption. It is also equipped with an RTMP/RTSP function for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connectivity, to serve as a live camera, and clearly expands the usability of the handheld camcorder beyond conventional news gathering and recording applications to meet a wide range of professional needs.
The wide-angle, high-magnification lens and new 1.0-type sensor ensure recording of high-quality pictures in 4K/HDR.
Wide-Angle 24.5mm*1 Optical 20x Zoom, Plus i.Zoom Panasonic boasts the world’s largest market share in the aspherical lens segment. Its cutting-edge optical technology was maximized in the development of the integrated lens used in the AG-CX350 camera. This lens has the industry’s widest angle of 24.5mm*1 on the wide end and allows recording of wide-angle images with minimal distortion, without the use of a conversion lens. The optical 20x zoom covers up to 490mm telephoto in all modes. Furthermore, the i.Zoom enables seamless zooming of up to 32x in HD or up to 24x in UHD from the telephoto end with no degradation in resolution. The AG-CX350 also comes with digital 2x/ 5x/ 10x zoom.*2
*1: In 35mm equivalent. The AG-CX350’s wide 24.5mm angle is the widest in the industry for UHD/FHD (16:9). In the segment of camcorders with integrated lens, the Panasonic AG-UX180 achieved the industry’s widest angle of 24mm in UHD/24p (17:9). For UHD/FHD (16:9), 25.4mm is the widest angle in the industry. (Both as of January 2019, according to a Panasonic survey) *2: When using the digital zoom, picture quality degrades as the magnification rate increases.
New High-Definition, High-Sensitivity 1.0-type 4K MOS Sensor The 1.0-type MOS (approximately 15,030,000 pixels) offers an outstanding depth of field and excellent balance between image quality and sensitivity. It supports multi-formats, such as UHD (3840 x 2160), FHD, HD and SD, and provides images without cropping in all modes. This MOS sensor also boasts high sensitivity of F12 (60 Hz) /F13 (50 Hz) (in both UHD and FHD in High Sensitivity mode).
Built-in 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer The AG-CX350 has a built-in hybrid image stabilizer that combines optical and electronic camera shake compensation functions. It corrects camera shake in five axial directions in all modes* including UHD to provide powerful camera shake compensation power in low-angle shooting, high-angle shooting and all other unstable conditions. There are three modes to choose from: NORMAL (standard), STABLE (effective for fixed-frame shooting) and PAN/TILT (effective in panning and tilting). * Excluding Super Slow and VFR modes.
HDR-Compliant HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) The AG-CX350 features HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)* to support HDR (High Dynamic Range). This achieves a wide dynamic range on HDR-compatible TV monitors. The gamma mode can be selected from eight modes (HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1, FILMLIKE 2, FILMLIKE 3, FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC, HLG). * The HLG specification was developed jointly by Japanese broadcaster NHK and the BBC in the UK. It is defined in ARIB STD-B67 and ITU Rec. 2100.
Intelligent AF and Focus Assist The AG-CX350’s auto focus system is Intelligent AF, which is equipped with a micro drive focus unit to achieve high focusing speed, excellent tracking performance and superb stability. The AG-CX350 is also equipped with Expand and Peaking (simultaneous display possible), Manual Focus Assist, LCD Touch Focus (switchable to Auto Iris or brightness display) and One-Push AF Focus Assist.
Manual Three Rings The AG-CX350 comes with Manual Three Rings for zoom, focus and iris control. They deliver quick response and provide tactile feel that satisfies professionals. The zoom lever located at the upper section of the handle has a multi-step variable zoom function, allowing smooth zooming from ultra-low speed when shooting from low angle shooting and when a tripod is used.
Cabled/Wireless Remote Control Capability The remote terminal (2.5-mm super mini jack) enables the control of the focus, zoom and iris using a remote controller (third-party product). It also supports wireless remote control using a tablet or smartphone (iOS, Android OS).
New HEVC Codec for High-Image-Quality 10-bit UHD/60p Recording at Low Bit Rate The AG-CX350 is capable of recording in various formats at different compression rates (see the table below). It can record UHD/60p videos in high-image-quality 10-bit on an SD memory card. It also features a new, high-efficiency HEVC codec (LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0, MOV) . When a PC with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor is used, the hardware acceleration enables native decoding and playback. Free software, such as VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player, provides smooth playback on a notebook PC or MacBook with Intel Core i7 processor.*
* Playback may lack smoothness depending on the PC environment, such as storage and memory devices.
10-bit Variable Frame Rate (VFR) without Cropping In UHD, variable frame rate (VFR) recording at 1 fps to 60 fps is possible. In FHD, super-slow can be realized at a maximum of 120 fps. Both provide high-quality 10-bit, full-frame pictures with no image area cropping even at high frame rates.
MOV/AVCHD/P2 MXF* File Formats Supported The AG-CX350 records MOV files that are highly compatible and easy to use. This file format is the same as that used on Panasonic’s compact cinema camera, the AU-EVA1, and supports file names with up to 20 characters, allowing recorded video clips to be easily managed. The AG-CX350 also supports conventional AVCHD recording, including the AVCHD 8 Mb/s mode, used widely as the format in college and professional football coaching analysis. And it will support the MXF P2 file format for broadcasting in the future,* enabling AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG recording.
* Future support by a firmware version upgrade for recording onto microP2 cards.
Freeze Frame (Still Image Capture) When playing back video clips on the AG-CX350, any desired frame can be captured as a still image (JPEG) and recorded onto an SD memory card. Video playback, frame advance (+/-), and still-image captures can all be done intuitively by touch panel operation.
Double Memory Card Slots Improve Recording Reliability Two SD memory card slots capable of using SDXC/SDHC/microP2 cards*1 enable unlimited*2 relay recording by simply changing SD memory cards. Recording reliability is further improved with simultaneous recording and background recording. And the AG-CX350 is equipped with Pre Rec, Interval Rec and Time Stamp recording functions.
*1 For memory card usage conditions, see the “Recording Media” chart on the rear page. *2 If the Relay recording time reaches 10 hours, shooting will temporarily stop, and then automatically restart a few seconds later. If it is recorded in MOV format, the file will be split every 3 hours and recorded.
DC 7.28 V (when the battery is used) DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
17 W (when the LCD monitor is used) 11.5 W (1080i / 422ALL-I 100M recording, when the LCD monitor is used, no external device connection)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
10 % to 80 % (no condensation)
Body: approx. 1.9 kg (4.19 lb) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories) Shooting: approx. 2.3 kg (5.07 lb) (including lens hood, battery, and microphone holder)
180 mm (W) x 173 mm (H) x 311 mm (D) (7-1/8 inches x 6-13/16 inches x 12-1/4 inches) (excluding protrusion and eye cup)
1.0-type (effective size) MOS solid state image sensor
Optical image stabilizer lens, optical 20x motorized zoom F value: F2.8 to F4.5 Focal length: f=8.8 mm to 176 mm 35 mm equivalent: 24.5 mm to 490 mm Filter Diameter: 67 mm ND Filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 IR Filter: Incorporates the ON/OFF control function Shortest Shooting Distance (M.O.D.): Approx. 10 cm (W), 1.0 m (T) from the front lens
L/M/H selector switch –3 dB to 18 dB (Adjustable in 1 dB steps) 24dB, 30 dB, 36 dB switched (when assigning [S. GAIN] to the USER button)
Colour Temperature Setting
ATW, ATW LOCK, A ch, B ch, preset 3200 K/preset 5600 K/VAR (2000 K to 15000 K)
When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz • 59.94i/59.94p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/7200 sec. • 29.97p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/7200 sec. • 23.98p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/7200 sec. When [SYSTEM MODE] = 50.00 Hz • 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/7200 sec. • 25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/7200 sec
Shutter Open Angle
3.0 deg to 180.0 deg to 360.0 deg (in 0.5 deg steps)
2000 TV or higher (UHD: center) 1000 TV or higher (FHD: center)
×32 (FHD), ×24 (UHD)
Hood with lens cover
Memory Card Recorder
SDHC memory card (4 GB to 32 GB), SDXC memory card (32 GB to 128 GB) UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class3 supported, Video Speed Class V90 supported microP2 card (A series, B series) Please see back cover for the “Available Memory Card” table.
3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1, Output level: 600 Ω, 316 mV
20 mm diameter, round x 1
BNC x 1, Used as the input and output terminals (switchable menu) Input: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p] 10 KΩ Output: 2.0 V ± 0.5 V [p-p] low impedance
2.5 mm diameter super mini jack
USB 2.0 HOST
Type-A, 4-pin (5 V, 0.5 A) for Wireless Module (option)
USB 3.0 DEVICE
USB 3.1 GEN1 Type-C, USB Mass storage function No USB bus power function
DC IN 12V
DC 12 V EIAJ Type 4
3.5 type TFTLCD colour monitor (3:2), approx. 1,620,000 dots, Touch panel video display (16: 9) area: Approx. 1,370,000 dots
0.39 type OLED (organic EL display), approx. 2,360,000 dots, video display (16: 9) area: approx. 1,770,000 dots
Battery (AG-VBR59), Battery charger (AG-BRD50), AC adaptor, AC cable, Microphone holder kit, Shoulder strap, Eye cup, Lens hood*, Grip belt* and Operating instructions (Items marked by an asterisk (*) come already attached to the camera)