Panasonic AG-AC160AEJ AVCHD Camcorder
Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCHD Camcorder
The AVCCAM camera recorders’ Full HD resolution imager produces stunning 1920 × 1080 or 1280 × 720 AVCHD video at high sensitivity. Because the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression-based formats, recordings look clean and crisp, even during fast motion, without image degradation or dropouts. Utilising a 21X zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris, these new AVCCAM units offer a wide 28mm (35mm equivalent) viewing angle, covering most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens.
The AC160 record video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes, including the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) and a PM mode (less than 10 Mbps, 720p only), which is ideal for shooting sports training and web video.
These latest AVCCAM camera recorders are among the first to enjoy the benefits of advanced SDXC media card compatibility in addition to existing SDHC card support. SDXC is the newest SD memory card specification that supports memory capacities above 32GB and up to 2TB. With two SD slots for continuous recording, the AC 160/130 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDXC cards in PH mode, with automatic clip spanning across the two cards. The two slots can also be utilized for simultaneous recording.
At 50Hz, the camera recorders support the following HD formats in PH mode: 1080/50i and 1080/25p, in 720/50p and 720/25p,; in HA and HE modes, they record in 1080/50i; and in standard definition DV, they record 576/50i and 576/25p. At 60Hz, the AC 160 also records in 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98pN and in 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p.
The AC160 offers variable frame rate capability in 1080/23.98p, 29.97p and 25p, providing users the cinematic expression of higher-end cameras which support undercranking / overcranking for fast or slow-motion effects. The AC160/130 include such desirable professional features as time code/UB recording; time/date stamp; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls). The camera recorder’s lens system offers useful functions including Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) for smooth stable shooting and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS), which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting.
- Battery VW-VBG6 and charger
- AC adapter
- IR-remote with battery
- Microphone holder
- 2 × Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB cards