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 on-the-go focusing.
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.
|Image Sensor||1/3 type progressive, 3MOS, 2.2 million pixels|
|Included Accessories||Microphone holder, shoulder strap, eyecup|
|Power||Power adapter with battery charger (not included, sold seperately)|
|Battery||1 x Panasonic VW-VBG6 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 5800 mAh (not included, sold seperately)|
|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.
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.)
(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
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)
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
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
|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
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|
|7-9 Business Days||$0.00|
|4-6 Business Days||$69.95|
|3 Business Days||$119.95|
|2 Business Days||$169.95|