The AG-AC30 is a handheld camcorder with superb low-light characteristics and many professional features and tools. This enables 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 colour conversion filter adapts colour 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.
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) adds flexibility, provides control and adjusts the light to get beautiful pictures regardless of the surrounding brightness.
The 2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminals of the camcorder enables 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 colour 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.
- 20x Zoom Lens (F1.8 29.5-612mm)
- 3 manual rings (Focus, Zoom and Iris)
- Build-in, powerful LED video light
- Simultaneous and relay recording on 2 SD cards
- 2 XLR audio input and HDMI output
- Several Focus Assist functions
- Touch Panel: 460K dots 3.0-type LCD
- Cam Remote: Focus IRIS & Zoom S/S
- 5-axis hybrid OIS and Level Shot function
|Image Sensor||1/3.1-type BSI MOS Sensor|
|Effective Pixels||6.03 megapixels [16:9]|
|F Value||F1.8 - F3.6|
|Focal Length||4.08 - 81.6 mm|
|35mm Film Camera Equivalent||29.5 - 612 mm|
|Lens Brand||Panasonic Lens|
|Standard Illumination||1400 lx|
|Minimum Illumination||1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25)|
|Focus||Auto / Manual|
|White balance||Auto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed|
|Shutter Speed||50p / 50i: 1/6 - 1/8000, Super Slow: 1/100 - 1/8000|
|Iris||Auto / Manual|
|Super Slow Recording||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|
|Recording/Playback Mode||MP4 / MOV - 1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM|
|1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM|
|1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM|
|AVCHD - 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|
|Still Image section|
|Recording Format||JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)|
|Power Supply||7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)|
|Power Consumption||11.7W (Recording) / 27.4W (Charging)|
|Dimensions WxHxD||Approx. 170 x 170 x 335 mm (6.69 x 6.69 x 13.2 inch)|
|Weight||Approx. 1500g (3.31 lb)|
|LCD Monitor||3.0-inch (3.0 type) Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460K dots)|
|Viewfinder||0.24-inch (0.24 type) Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555K dots equivalent)|
|Manual Ring||Focus / Zoom / Iris|
|XLR Input-XLR (3 pins) x 2 Line: 0dBu/+4dBu, Mic: -40dBu/-50dBu/-60dBu|
|Headphone-Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)|
|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|
|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)|
|Irradiation Angle - Approx. 30°|
|Colour Temperature - Approx. 5000K|
|Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter - Approx. 70 lx (1.0m)|
|Colour Temperature with Colour Conversion Filter - Approx. 3000K|
|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)|
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