Panasonic has released its new AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorders which incorporate high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to capture native 1920 x 1080 HD images as well as DV images.
With the longest lens in their class (a wide 22X zoom with 3 independent adjustable rings for zoom/focus/iris), these solid-state cameras let users nail virtually every shot, even in dimly lit scenes. With a wide 28mm to 616 mm (35mm full frame equivalent) viewing angle, they cover most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens.
The AC160/130 record video in four pro 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 (approx. 8 Mbps, 720p only), which is ideal for shooting sports training and web video.
Offering the same functionality as the AC130, the premium AC160 provides these additional top production features: variable frame rate recording in 1080p for slow- and fast-motion recording, Linear PCM audio, HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use.
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