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Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder

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Price:
USD 1,487.00
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Description

Product Highlights

  • 1/3" 2.2 MP 3MOS Sensor
  • 1080/60p and 1080/50p Recording
  • Expanded Focus Assist
  • Turbo Speed One-Push Auto Focus
  • Integrated 22x Lens / 28-616mm Equiv.
  • 3.45" 1920 x 480 LCD
  • Variable Frame Rate Recording at 1080p
  • 1080p60 / p30 / p24 / 720p60 + 60/50 Hz
  • Dual SD / SDHC / SDXC Card Slots
  • AVCHD/Standard Definition DV Recording

Image Sensor

  1/3 type progressive, 3MOS, 2.2 million pixels
Effective Pixels 1920 x 1080
Lens Panasonic lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized / manual mode switching, 22x zoom, F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm / 35 mm equivalent: 28 mm to 616 mm, 16:9)
Filter Diameter 72 mm
Optical Color Separation Prism system
ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting Distance Approx. 3 ft (approx. 1 m)
Gain Selection 0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24 / +30 dB (+24 and +30 dB are to be allocated only for USER SW)
Color Temperature ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Digital Zoom 2x / 5x / 10x (to be allocated on USER button, switching by pushing the button)
Minimum Luminance 0.4 lx (when F1.6, +30dB of gain, and 1/30 sec. of shutter speed)
Shutter Speed Preset:
50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/60 sec.(OFF), 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec(OFF)., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/50 sec(OFF)., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.

Synchro Scan:
SYNC SCAN TYPE = sec.
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
SYNC SCAN TYPE = deg.
All mode: 3.0 deg. to 360.0 deg. (by 0.5 degree step selectable) (default = 180.0 deg.)

Slow:
(VFR on SCENE FILE need to be "OFF".)
50i/50p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec. and 1/25 sec.
25p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec. and 1/30 sec.
30p mode: 1/8 sec. and 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
File Format AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
DV: AVI Type2
Recording Media AVCHD:
SD memory card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card: 48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
*PH/HA mode requires Class4 or faster Card / VFR recording requires Class6 or faster

DV:
SD memory card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card: 8GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
*DV recording requires Class6 or faster
Recording Video Format 50 Hz mode:
PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
PM mode: 720/50p

59.94 Hz mode:
PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p (over 59.94p), and 720/23.98p
HA, HE mode: 1080/59.94i only
PM mode: 720/59.94p

The AG-AC160A features 1080/60p and 1080/50p HD recording formats in new PS mode at max of 28Mbps
Transmission Rates AVCHD:
PH mode: approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, max 24 Mbps)
PM mode: approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode: approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Interval Recording AVCHD:
OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 2 min.
*Recording mode needs to be set in "PH 1080/25p" or "1080/23.98p"
Maximum continuous recording duration is 168 hours (7 days)
Frame Rate AVCHD:
50 Hz mode:
1080/25p: 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 37 / 42 / 45 / 48 / 50 fps
59.94 Hz mode:
1080/23.98p or 1080/29.97p: 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 / 40 / 44 / 48 / 54 / 60 fps
Video Out AVCHD:

SDI x1, .8Vp-p, 75 Ω, HD/SD auto-detect, but none-converting between HD/SD
HDMI x1, type A (1080i / 720p)
Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)

DV:

SDI x1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Pin jack x1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
FireWire IEEE 1394 6-pin x1
Audio Compression AVCHD:
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch

DV:
Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)
Audio Sampling Frequency AVCHD / DV: 48 kHz
Audio Quantization AVCHD / DV: 16 bit
Audio Bit Rate AVCHD:
PH mode: 384kbps PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
Built-In Microphone Stereo microphone
Audio In 3-pin XLR x2 (Input 1, Input 2)
Line / Mic switchable, high-impedance
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)
Mic Power: +48V ON/OFF switchable
Headphone: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x1
Headroom 12dB
Audio Out Pin jack x2 (ch 1, ch 2), output: 316 mV, 600Ω
SDI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
HDMI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Built-in Speaker Round built-in speaker: .78" (2 cm) x1
Remote Camera remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP
3.5 mm mini jack x1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls

INDEX remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1
TC Preset In: 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
Out: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance

They double as video out
USB 2.0 Mini B type connector
LCD Monitor 3.45" LCD color monitor (8.76 cm)
Approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder .45 inches, LCD color viewfinder (1.14 cm)
Approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)
Power Supply DC7.2 V (using battery)
7.3 V (using AC adaptor)
Power Consumption 11.8 W (when recording)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Dimensions 7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (18 x 19.5 x 43.8 cm) excluding protrusions
Weight Approx. 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) excluding battery and accessories
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 15.0 x 12.5"