Panasonic DVX200 Camera Instructions
The Panasonic DVX200 is a professional, large-sensor, fixed lens camcorder that records a range of high-definition formats, from MOV, MP4 to AVCHD, using Full HD, Ultra HD and 4K resolutions. The large 4/3 sensor allows for beautiful reproductions of images with pronounced shallow depths of field.
The DVX200 records in dual SD card slots, using cards that require a high writing speed. The example shown is a card that reads at 90 MB/s and is either a U-1 or U-3 (must also be a Class 10). If you’ve been checking out cameras from the CMCI, then you likely have an SDHC. If the camera says your SD card is incompatible - check card speed, it should still work. But for best results, you may want to get the higher speed card.
Getting to Know the Camera
First, get to know the contents of the camera bag.
Two batteries – given upon checkout
Explore the camera parts to find the following:
- Lens Hood open/close lever
- SD card slots
- Audio Input 1 and Input 2 terminals
- The LCD Touch Screen Monitor
- The MENU button
- The Power Switch (and Recording Start/Stop button)
- The Focus Ring
- The Iris Ring
These are just a few parts that will become more familiar with experience. But before you use it for the real thing, you need to spend time getting to know the camera. Shoot some video and audio. The more you use it, the less time you’ll spend troubleshooting and the more time you can devote to creativity.