Panasonic P2 runtime chart – Comparison of E Series and A Series Cards

Below is a table that shows how many minutes of footage you can record on a P2 card. There is now a 64 Gig card that runs around $900 so you can finally get 1 hour of full quality video per card!! For the run and gun type stuff I plan to do, I’m thinking I’ll need at least 2 x 64 Gig cards or I may even go the AVCHD route ๐Ÿ™ Perhaps the answer is to shoot in 720p?

Model # Capacity DVCPro DVCProHD 720pN24 DVCPro50,

DVCProHD 720p30, or AVC-Intra 50


1080i60 or 720p60, or AVC-Intra 100

AJ-P2C004H 4GB 16 min. 10 min. 8 min. 4 min.
AJ-P2C008H 8GB 32 min. 20 min. 16 min 8 min.
AJ-P2C016H 16GB 1 hr. 4 min. 40 min. 32 min. 16 min
AJ-P2C032H 32GB 2 hrs. 8 min. 1 hr. 20 min. 1 hr. 4 min. 32 min.



Difference between P2 A Series and P2 E series?

Panasonic offers two lines of P2 solid-state memory Cards, the โ€œAโ€ Series and โ€œEโ€ Series. The chart below highlights their similarities and differences. The main difference apart from A cards being double the price of the new E series is the service life of the card 5 years VS 100 years.  But 5 years of continuous use seems enough to me and in 5 years we’ll be on 512 Gb cards for $400 right!

P2 Card Comparison: “E”Series vs. “A”Series  
  ESeries “A”Series
Life Span Approximately 5 years when used 100% per day / 10 years when used 50% per day Current A and recent generation R and H series P2 cards have a service life of one hundred years or more when filled with data and overwritten once a day.
Memory Technology Multiple Level Cell Flash Memory Single Level Cell Flash Memory
1 Max. Transfer speed 1.2 Gbps 800 Mbps
What is the durability of the interface section? 30,000 times for insertion/ejection 30,000 times for insertion/ejection
Storage Capacity 16/32/64GB 16/32/64GB
Time Capacity Same Same
2 NLE Compatibility Yes Yes
3 P2 Product Compatibility Yes Yes
List Price $420, $625, $998 $900, $1,650, $2,600
P2 Card Construction Diecast Aluminum Diecast Aluminum