AG-UX180 | 4K Premium Handheld Camcorder
- 1″ MOS Sensor
- 20x Optical Zoom with O.I.S.
- 24mm Integrated Wide Lens
- UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording
- 4K 24P, UHD 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
The AG-UX180 is the premium model in the 4K UX Professional Camcorder Series, featuring a 1” (effective size) high-sensitivity MOS sensor and the industry’s widest angle zoom lens (20x to 24mm at the widest angle). With its extensive focus assist features, multiple recording formats in 4K and HD, as well as precise image adjustment functions, the highly-affordable UX180 is the pro camcorder you’ve been waiting for to upgrade to 4K acquisition.
HIGH PERFORMANCE 4K LEICA DICOMAR LENS
The AG-UX180 is one of the world’s first 1” sensor cameras (with an integrated lens) to feature 20x optical zoom. Combined with the industries widest lens (24 mm), it ensures you get the shot you need, near or far, with the ability to take your frame from 24 mm (wide) to 480 mm (telescopic) in no more than 2 seconds. The i.Zoom function (HD mode only) increases the zooming capability to a maximum of approximately 30x zoom, while still maintaining high resolution. If needed, Digital Zoom (2x, 5x or 10x) gives you super-telephoto magnification equivalent to a 300x zoom without a significant drop in light intensity.
4K OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION
Using a handheld camera, encountering shooting conditions, such as low-angle, high-angle or zoomed in shots, which result in visible handshake is inevitable. The UX180 is equipped with an advanced O.I.S. system which uses the measure of small balls inside the camera to correct the stability of your image. This, paired with a 5-Axis (Roll / Pitch / Yaw / X / Y) Hybrid Image Stabilizer helps detect and correct unwanted handshake.
EASIER FOCUSING IN 4K
The AG-UX180 is equipped with intelligent auto focus technology, offering industry leading focusing speed, tracking performance and image stability. This top level performance is achieved through the primary focus algorithm, which helps achieve accurate and quick focus adjustment, a high-precision, high-speed Micro Drive Focus Unit which accurately tracks subjects, even when experiencing abrupt changes in focal distance, as well as a system which accurately predicts changes in subject by analyzing slight wobbling motions in the high resolution 4K image, contributing to superb stability.
The UX180 provides you with numerous options to optimize your settings, including adjustment of AF speed & sensitivity, as well as the width of the effective AF area. Other helpful features include one-push AF, the ability to set up to 3 preset focus positions, on-screen focus assist with colored focus areas, and touch-screen activated area focus. The UX180 also can be put in manual focus mode and manually adjusted with the focus ring.
VARIETY OF RECORDING FORMATS
The variety of recording modes with selectable image quality, frame rate and bit rate settings are ideal for a wide range of applications, from cinema production to online distribution. Images can be recorded with a resolution of 4K (4096 x 2160)/24p, UHD (3840 x 2160)/60p or FHD (1980 x 1080)/60p. Versatile and easy-to-use MOV (QuickTime), MP4 and AVCHD file formats are supported.
IR (Infrared) Shooting in Dark Places
The IR Cut Filter can be turned ON/OFF (allocated on the User button). When the filter is turned OFF, IR lights (sold separately) can be used for shooting in dark places.
VFR (2 fps to 60 fps)
FHD VFR (variable frame rate) Recording: VFR recording can be set in 10 steps from 2 fps to 60 fps (60Hz) / 9 steps from 2 fps to 50 fps (50Hz).
Super-Slow Motion (120 fps/100 fps)
Super-Slow Motion: Slow-motion effect can be achieved by high speed HD recording at 120 fps (59.94 Hz) or 100 fps (50 Hz).
DUAL SD MEMORY CARD SLOTS
The AG-UX180 comes equipped with two SD cards slots, enabling options such as unlimited relay recording, simultaneous recording, background recording and UHD/FHD Dual Codec recording. Dual codec recording allows for simultaneous capture of UHD 30p and FHD, or FHD and FHD low bit rates, which essentially produces master and offline/proxy versions of footage. An efficient workflow can be achieved by using the Sub Rec File for tasks such as previews, offline editing and Internet data transfers.
PRECISE PROFESSIONAL IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS
The UX180 comes fully equipped to help provide you with the best possible colored image, featuring broadcast-grade camera image adjustments, such as 16-axis color correction. Easily match the look of any other camera you may be shooting with, and create your own scene files.
Makes skin colors appear soft and beautiful. Especially effective when recording the person up close.
Adjusts the overall degree of contour enhancement.
The AG-UX180 is equipped with eight selectable gamma modes, including two Cine-Like Gammas, drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam.
VERSATILE PROFESSIONAL INTERFACES
Equipped with the features you would expect from a camera far more expensive than this one, the UX180 comes with a 3G-SDI output for connecting to an external 1080/60p recorder, a TC preset in/out terminal for time synch/synchronized multi-camera recording, two channels of XLR audio input for professional high-quality audio recording and HDMI output for on-shoot 4K video monitoring.
ROP IPAD APP: WIRELESS CAMERA OPERATION
The AG ROP app for iPad is available free of charge from the App Store. It enables wireless remote control of the AG-UX180, with installation of a wireless module (optional AJ-WM50/AJ-WM30). In addition to a multitude of control functions, such as camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu setting, the AG ROP app allows control of the UX180’s internal lens for remote operation of the i.Zoom, zoom and focus. It also displays a thumbnail view and a preview view, so sub-recording clips can be displayed as thumbnails and previewed on an iPad.