We are in the middle of what some would call the “small camera with a large sensor” revolution, which includes Panasonic’s AF100. However, large sensor cameras can be difficult to use in certain situations. Sometimes you may want a camera that gives you a lot of depth of field and has a long zoom range for run-and-gun shooting. Small sensor cameras such as the HVX200 and HPX170 have always been good for this application. Panasonic has continued that tradition with their new HPX250.
The HPX250 has the same 1080P 1/3″ 3MOS sensors that are found in the HPX370, but with a fixed zoom lens and small form factor. It really shines because it records to P2 cards in Panasonic’s AVC-Intra 100 4:2:2 recording format, and is very well balanced for hand-held operation. Watch my video above to learn more about the camera.