Panasonic AG-AC30 Lightweight 50Mb/s HD Camcorde
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The AG-AC30 is a handheld camcorder with superb low-light characteristics and many professional features and tools, enabling the user to capture beautiful zoom shots and large groups thanks to its wide focal range (zoom 20x and 29.5 mm wide angle).
Its LED video light with 2 light filters included allows reliable shooting even in night-time scenes and dark places as the color conversion filter adapts color temperature whereas the diffusion filter softens the light source. The outstanding low-light characteristics of the camcorder is a result of the built-in, newly-designed 1/3.1-type BSI sensor which achieves a high image quality of 6.03M effective pixels. This enables bright, beautiful shots even in dark places.
Besides the Focus Assist Functions (Expand, Peaking, Area Mode Function) and the sophisticated Professional Assist Functions the camcorder has many more features to offer:
The powerful 20x super-high-resolution zoom can be utilized for shooting scenes that you cannot get close to. Intelligent Resolution technology allows for shooting at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. The 29.5mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent) fits more people and more of the background into the frame which is especially handy when wanting to take a group photo in a small room.
To correct horizontal tilt and hand-shake blur the HYBRID O.I.S. + uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. It also achieves great effects when shooting while walking or in other motion. The included Level Shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images.
The 3 manual rings of the camcorder (Focus, Zoom and Iris) add flexibility, provide control and adjust the light to get beautiful pictures regardless of the surrounding brightness.
The 2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminals of the camcorder enable the use of professional-spec, high-performance microphones for recording high-quality sound. For more convenience, one input is positioned at the front of the camera and the other one at the back.
The double SD card slots enable concurrent recording onto two cards which provides an extra assurance in recording important events and for safeguarding against recording media crashes.
The 1,555K-dot-equivalent color viewfinder can be tilted for added convenience.
The versatile 3-type Slide-Retractable LCD of the camcorder has touch operation and serves as a high-definition, 460K-dot monitor and menu-setting touch panel. When not in use, it slides into the handle front for extra mobility and safety. It also rotates 270 degrees vertically for easy high-angle, low-angle and self-interview shooting.
IN THE BOX
Image Sensor 1/3.1-type BSI MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 6.03 megapixels [16:9]
F Value F1.8 - F3.6
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length 4.08 - 81.6 mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image) 29.5 - 612 mm [16:9]
Filter Diameter 49 mm
Lens Brand Panasonic Lens
tandard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 1.4 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/30) (AG-AC30PJ/PB) 1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25) (AG-AC30EJ)
Focus Auto / Manual
Zoom | Intelligent Zoom Off 20x
Zoom | Intelligent Zoom On 40x
Zoom | Digital Zoom 2x / 5x / 10x
White Balance ATW / ATW Lock / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / AWB Ach / AWB Bch
Shutter Speed (AG-AC30PJ/PB) 60p / 60i: 1/8 - 1/8000 23.98p: 1/6 - 1/8000 Super Slow: 1/120 - 1/8000 (AG-AC30EJ) 50p / 50i: 1/6 - 1/8000 Super Slow: 1/100 - 1/8000
Iris Auto / Manual
Super Slow Recording (AG-AC30PJ/PB) Shooting Frame Rate: FHD 120fps, Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed, 1/5 speed (AG-AC30EJ) Shooting Frame Rate: FHD 100fps, Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed
Image Stabilizer 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Level Shot Function
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format MOV / MP4 / AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
Video Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression Method MOV: LPCM (2ch) / MP4: LPCM (2ch) / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
System Frequency 59.94Hz (AG-AC30PJ/PB) / 50.00Hz (AG-AC30EJ)
Recording/Playback Mode | MP4/MOV (AG-AC30PJ/PB) 1920x1080 59.94p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 59.94i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 29.97p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 23.98p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM (AG-AC30EJ) 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
Recording/Playback Mode | AVCHD (AG-AC30PJ/PB) PS 1080 59.94p: 1920x1080, Average 25Mbps (VBR) PH 1080 59.94i/23.98p: 1920x1080, Average 21Mbps (VBR) HA 1080 59.94i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR) HE 1080 59.94i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR) PM 720 59.94p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR) SA 480 59.94i: 720x480 (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR) (AG-AC30EJ) PS 1080 50p: 1920x1080, Average 25Mbps (VBR) PH 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Average 21Mbps (VBR) HA 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR) HE 1080 50i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR) PM 720 50p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR) SA 576 50i: 720x576 (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Microphone Stereo Microphone
Speaker Dynamic type
Still Image Section
Recording Format (Still Image Section) JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Recording Image Size | Recording Mode [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.2 megapixels (640 x 360) [4:3] 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Recording Image Size | Playback Mode [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.9 megapixels (1280 x 720)
Power Supply 7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption 11.7W (Recording) / 27.4W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 170 x 170 x 335 mm (6.69 x 6.69 x 13.2 inch)
Weight (w/o Battery and SD Card) Approx. 1500g (3.31 lb)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch (3.0 type) Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460K dots)
View Finder 0.24-inch (0.24 type) Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555K dots equivalent)
Manual Ring Focus / Zoom / Iris
Interface | AV Yes
Interface | HDMI Type A
Interface | XLR Input XLR (3 pins) x 2 Line: 0dBu/+4dBu, Mic: -40dBu/-50dBu/-60dBu
Interface | Headphone Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)
Interface | USB Micro-B: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Mass Storage Function (read only) Type A: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, for External Media Device Connection*, Bus Power Supply
Interface | Camera Remote 2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S) 3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
LED Video Light | Average Illumination Approx. 300 lx (1.0m)
LED Video Light | Irradiation Angle Approx. 30°
LED Video Light | Color Temperature Approx. 5000K
LED Video Light | Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter Approx. 70 lx (1.0m)
LED Video Light | Color Temperature with Color Conversion Filter Approx. 3000K
Accessory Shoe Yes
Standard Accessory AC Adaptor, AC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack (2,900mAh), AV Cable, Microphone Holder, Microphone Holder Screws (2 Screws), Input Terminal Cap (2 Caps), Eye Cup, Lens Cap, LED Light Filter (Diffusion Filter / Color Conversion Filter)
Note * External media device with a capacity of 32 GB or less, or more than 2 TB, cannot be used.