The AG-UX180 is a premium model in the UX Series, features the industry's widest-angle 24mm (at 4K/FHD) and optical 20x zoom, and supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p recording, 120fps/100fps HD super slow, dual codec recording (UHD/FHD), IR recording in dark places, 3G-SDI output, and TC PRESET input/output. Available from December 2016.
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.
LEICA DICOMAR 4K 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.