Panasonic has just announced the AG-HPX250, a camera that can be positioned as the successor to the HPX170 and a compact version of the HPX370. Built using the 1/3″ 3-MOS sensors of the HPX370, the HPX250 records to P2 media in AVC-Intra 100/50, as well as DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. This is the first time that AVC-Intra 100 has been made available in a small form factor, so the ability to record a full 10-bit 4:2:2 I-frame image in a compact, 5.5 pound package makes the HPX250 truly unique.
The AG-HPX250 is expected to ship in Fall 2011 with a list price of less than $6500. You can read more about the HPX250 in this press release.