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Panasonic AU-V23HS1 VariCam HS 2/3" 1080p Camera Module - B4 Mount

Abel Code: PN-AU-V23HS1
Mfr. Code: AU-V23HS1
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This modular 1080p camera head features (3) MOS sensors, a B4 lens mount, and 240fps continuous, dual-codec recording with in-camera color grading. Docks with AU-VREC1 recording module (not included).
Key Highlights
  • Requires AU-VREC1G Recording Module
  • 3 x MOS Sensor
  • Up to 1080p resolution @ 240fps

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The Panasonic AU-V23HS1 VariCam HS 2/3" 1080p Camera Module - B4 Mount utilizes three newly-developed, 1920 x 1080p MOS imagers with an extraordinary 14 stops of dynamic range, providing full control over wide range lighting conditions for unparalleled 1080p native recording/operation. The camera/recorder boasts a classical RGB imager/prism system that provides equi-band full resolution color processing for critical applications. Among the camera's key features are real-time high frame rate and off-speed recording to 240fps in 1080p (using AVC-Intra Class100), plus the ability to ramp / change frame rates during record. To complement the impressive video quality, the new VariCam boasts 24-bit LPCM audio capabilities. Powerful yet creative image controls such as matrix, detail, gammas and a new Log recording capability, allow precise, powerful creative control over image parameters. 

The VariCam HS features a range of high-quality recording formats including AVC-Intra Class100 (recording as 1080/24p, 30p or 60p format with VFR (up to 240p), AVC-Intra Class200 (up to 30p/60i) and AVC-Intra Class 4:4:4 (up to 30p). Both AVC-Intra Class200 and AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 deliver spectacular performance in applications where image quality is the utmost consideration. The VariCam HS adds Log to the well-respected FilmRec, VideoRec and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) image contrast management controls. The VariCam HS will feature Panasonic’s Emmy Award-winning Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) technology to minimize lateral chromatic aberrations and dramatically improve the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of the optical system.

AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 supports 12-bit recording for 1080p content, allowing file-based 4:4:4 workflows with the unparalleled ability to handle the finer tonal graduations and color fidelity that the 12-bit format provides. AVC-Intra Class200, at twice the bit rate per frame of AVC-Intra Class100, is visually lossless, delivering studio master quality for recording network-level programming and archiving. AVC-Intra Class200 is ideal for field capture of content for film-outs; the higher quality greatly enhances color correction processes, as well as green screen and compositing applications.

Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange, the VariCam HS encodes high-resolution proxy files in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing, at bit rates from 6 Mbps down to 1.5Mbps.

Professional interfaces include: RGB4:4:4; a 3G-HD-SDI out to support 1080/60p, an HD-SDI out for monitoring; and two XLR inputs to record four channels of 24-bit, 48KHz audio. A multi-connector facilitates docking the camera head to the recording module. In another innovative design addition, the VariCam HS boasts a removable control panel to facilitate real-time control and easy menu access when the camera is in a fixed or remote position. The camera’s 2/3” B4 lens mount enables use of a remarkable variety of prime lenses and servo zooms, lensing possibilities simply not available on larger formats.

The VariCam HS will use Panasonic’s new ExpressP2 card for high frame rate recording. The camera recording module unit is equipped with a total of four memory card slots, two for ExpressP2 cards and two for MicroP2 cards. The new ExpressP2 card can record about 32 minutes of 240p 1080 HD video. The MicroP2 card is designed for recording HD or 2K at more typical production frame rates. 


General Specifications (AU-V35C1G and AU-VREC1G):

  • Power: DC 12V (11V-17V)
  • Power Consumption: 60W (body only)
  • 90W (with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% (Relative Humidity)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Weight: Approx. 4.5 kg (9.92 lb) (excluding accessories)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 179mm x 230.5mm x 347mm (7.06" x 9.09" x 13.66") (body only, excluding protrusions and accessories)


Camera Module (AU-V23HS1G) Specifications:

  • Sensor Type: 2/3", 3 x MOS
  • Effective Pixels: 2.2 million pixels
  • Lens Mount: 2/3"-type bayonet (B4)
  • Optical filter:
    • CC filter
      • 3200 K
      • 4300 K
      • 5600 K
      • 0.3ND
    • ND filter
      • CLEAR
      • 0.6ND
      • 1.2ND
      • 1.8ND
  • Gain Settings:  
    • [ISO] mode: ISO 2500 to 12800
    • [dB] mode : 0 to 18 dB (3dB step)
  • Shutter speed:
    • [deg] mode: 1.0 to 360deg (0.5deg step)
    • [sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (when 23.98p mode)
  • Sensitivity:
    • [Gamma: HD] mode:
      • F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94p)
      • F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50p)
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1000 TV lines or higher (center)

What's in the Box

  • Panasonic AU-V23HS1 VariCam HS 2/3" 1080p Camera Module


Key Highlights

  • Requires AU-VREC1G Recording Module
  • 3 x MOS Sensor
  • Up to 1080p resolution @ 240fps
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Sensor Type:
Sensor Dynamic Range:
14 stops


Camera Features:
ND Filter Built-In - Clear, 0.6ND, 1.2ND, 1.8ND
CC Filter Built-In - 3200K, 4300K, 5600K, 0.3ND
ISO Range:
ISO 2500 to 12800


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