The Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD
Handheld Camcorder is an
upgraded version of the AG-AC160.
The upgrade consists of the addition
of 1080/60p and 50p recording (max.
28Mbps in PS mode), expanded focus
assist functionality, and a "turbo
speed" one-push auto focus function.
60p/50p capture capacity gives you
excellent control over slow-motion.
Shooting in 60p, you can play back
24p for a 2.5x slow-motion effect.
With expanded focus assist you can
zoom in on an image to check focus.
And one-push auto focus affords the
option of very quickly attaining
focus in circumstances requiring
As for other features, the AG-AC160A
is a high-definition workhorse of a
professional handheld camcorder that
integrates seamlessly with a wide
range of current broadcast video
systems in place around the world.
With an integrated 22x zoom lens and
a 1/3-type 3MOS three-element
imager, the camera captures AVCHD
video to two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots
as 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i60, filmic
1080p24, and 720p60.
But that's not it for frame rates:
for creative slow-/fast-motion
effects, overcranking and
undercranking are possible at a
variety of rates between 2 and 60
frames per second. For worldwide
compatibility, the AC160A also
captures a variety of 50 Hz video
signals for easy integration with
PAL projects and video systems.
The AC160A features Panasonic's
professional-level PS implementation
of AVCHD. It's a top-quality choice
at a max rate of 28 Mb/s; several
other data rates will conserve card
space as you capture hours of HD
video. For projects that require
standard-def capture, the AC160A has
you covered with DV recording, which
can then be output via its 6-pin
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port. For
high-def output, the HD-SDI terminal
puts out HD signals including 1920 x
1080 at 24PsF.
The AC160A offers a bevy of other
including dual XLRs with phantom
power, SMPTE time-code generation,
gamma settings for seven different
scenarios, and manual control rings
for iris, zoom, and focus. To
monitor the status of all settings,
and to perform critical focusing
functions, the AVCCAM camcorder
features both a high-quality 3.45"
LCD screen and a full-color LCoS
0.45" viewfinder with 1,226,000 dots
(852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) of resolution.
(Current owners of the AC160 can
simply have the upgrades added to
their cameras. The 60p/50p capacity
upgrade is free and you can perform
it yourself, but the other two
additions would include a hardware
modification and are offered for a
total of $300 at a Panasonic
Authorized Service Center.)
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD
AC Adapter/Battery Charger
CGA-E/625 7.2v 5800mAh Battery
Wireless Remote Controller with
4 x Microphone Holder Screws
Microphone Holder Adapter
1 Year Limited Warranty
(Extends to Up to 3 Years with
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