The Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio Handy Camera with LEMO CCU Connector is a professional, multi-format camera that captures 4K UHD, 1080i/p, or SD video using a single MOS sensor. It features a B4 mount, and integrates a conversion lens system that allows you to use virtually any 2/3" format ENG lens to cover the large-format sensor. The camera can capture at NTSC or PAL broadcast compatible frame rates. The camera is designed for studio work and does not incorporate a recorder, instead outputting via 3G-SDI outputs or the fiber optic connection. It can also be used in a hand held configuration while retaining the same output capabilities. It captures images at up to 59.94 fps in both 4K UHD and HD, and it features a hi-speed mode that allows you to capture at 239.76 or 200 fps in HD depending on what signal format you are shooting.

A variety of image controls allow you to adjust the image quality, with such high-performance functions as dynamic range stretch, cine gamma curve, skin tone detail correction. Independent servo controlled ND and CC filter wheels provide creative opportunities to handle a wide variety of shooting conditions. A LEMO connector enables an optical fiber cable connection to an optional CCU that increases the camera's flexibility.

Note: This camera does not include a lens or viewfinder, which can be purchased separately.

Internal Converter Lens

An integrated conversion lens allows you to directly use 2/3" lenses with the camera without an external optical adapter. The converter lens expands the image to cover the large-format MOS sensor and compensate for the lack of prism block.

Fiber Optic Connection

The camera can connect to an optional AK-UCU500 CCU over 6500' feet away via a fiber optic cable. Using an external power supply and general-purpose optical fiber transmission device (not included), enables the CCU and camera to be separated by over 32,000 feet.


With the addition of an optional AK-UCU500 CCU, the camera can output 4K UHD, as well as HD/SD video simultaneously. UHD video is output from the CCU, while the camera outputs HD/SD via its built-in 3G-SDI BNC outputs.

Dynamic Range Stretch

The DRS function is available when capturing in HD. It automatically lessens the appearance of blocked shadows and blown highlights when dark and bright areas are mixed in the same scene. This provides a more natural looking image.

Rolling Shutter Reduction and Flash Band Compensation

The rolling shutter artifact has been reduced by reading out the MOS sensor signal at high speed. In addition, using a camera-signal-processing LSI high-precision flash band detection and compensation function, Panasonic was able to eliminate the flash band phenomenon (light and dark areas appearing in the same frame) that occurs when a flash goes off during shooting.

4x High-Speed Shooting in 1080p

The AK-UC3000 camera system is able to record 1080p at up to 239.76 fps when recording in NTSC compatible (60 Hz) mode, or 200 fps when recording in PAL compatible (50 Hz) mode. Depending on your playback frame rate (59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98) this translates into between 4 and 10x slow motion. Please note that additional equipment (not included) is required to record the high-speed video.

Chromatic Aberration Compensation

This feature engages an algorithm to compensate for the chromatic aberration of select lenses, allowing the camera to capture sharper images with reduced chromatic aberration.

Gamma Curves

You can choose from Film Rec (V-Rec or F-Rec), and film-like 1/2/3 to fine tune the image you are capturing.

12-Axis Color Correction

Access to a built-in 12-axis color correction matrix enables fine tuning of the hue and saturation of individual colors, allowing you to tweak the standard EBU or NTSC color correction presets.

Skin Tone Correction

This function allows you to adjust the detail level of skin tones, using two discrete types of correction, so you can soften the appearance of wrinkles and skin texture. Adjustments can be made to the entire hue phase, so you can apply it to skin tones of all kinds. You can also apply the detail correction to specific colors even if it is not a skin tone.

Focus Assist Functions

Focus-in-Red - focus peaking
Expand (magnifies the center of the image)
Square - displays boxes around the parts of the image that are sharpest in frame

Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio Handy Camera with LEMO CCU Connector

  • Specs

    Panasonic AK-UC3000 Specs

    Image Device 1 x Large Format MOS sensor
    Video Recording System NTSC/PAL
    Lens Mount 2/3" Bayonet
    Built-in Filters Neutral Density: Cap, Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    CC: 3200K, 4300K, 6300K, Cross, Diffusion
    Video Format UHD 4K
    P: 59.94/50/25/23.98
    PsF: 29.97/25/23.98

    1080p: 59.94/50
    1080i: 59.94/50/23.98p (over 59.94i)
    1080PsF: 29.97/25/23.98
    720p: 59.94/50
    480i: 59.94
    576i: 50

    High Speed HD
    1080p: 239.76/200 (requires optional CCU and recorder)
    Sensitivity HIGH SENS
    F10 (1080 59.94i)/F11 (1080/50i) @2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% white

    F6 (59.94 Hz)/F7 (50 Hz) @2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% white
    Gain HIGH SENS
    −6, −3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36

    −6, −3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
    S/N Ratio 60 dB
    Shutter Speed 59.94i/p
    1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000

    1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000

    1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000

    1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000

    1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
    Connectors Video
    3G/HD-SDI: 2 x BNC
    Aux: 1 x BNC (HD Trunk or Prompter 2)
    CCU: 1 x LEMO Connector
    Genlock In/Prompter Out: 1 x BNC

    Mic 1: 1 x 3-pin XLR (line/mic/+48)
    Mic 2: x 3-pin XLR (line/mic/+48)
    Front Mic: 3-pin XLR female (x1 Input)
    Audio L/R: RCAx2 (x1 Output)
    Earphone: 3.5mm Mini Jack (x1 Output)
    PROMPT: BNC (x2 Output)
    GENLOCK: BNC (x1 Input)
    AUX: BNC (x1 Input/Output)
    INCOM: 4-pin XLR (x2)
    Lens: 12-pin
    Power Requirements 12 VDC (during external power supply operation)
    240 VAC (when CCU is connected)
    Power Consumption 35 W (12 VDC supply/camera body only)
    Environmental Operating Temperature: 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C (preheating required below 32°F / 0°C)
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C Storage Humidity: Less than 85 %
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.9 x 10.5 x 14.6" / 151.0 x 267.0 x 371.5 mm (excluding protrusions)
    Weight 9.9 lb / 4.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.6 x 15.2 x 10.8"