Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD Handheld Video Camera 2012

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Panasonic AG-AC160 Review

Panasonic Professional have updated their solid state Panasonic AG-AF100 handheld video camera with a cheaper model, a new Panasonic video camera with smaller imager and named it the Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM Handheld Video Camera.

Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM hand held camcorders have selectable 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz, a 3MOS Image Sensor, 2 switchable XLR Inputs for microphone and line, and two phantom powered RCA audio outputs recording two channels of Dolby Digital LPCM audio in PH and DV modes encoding to MPG2 and H.264.MP4 to Dual Card Slots, monitored with a 3.45″ LCD Screen and electronic viewfinder.

The 22x optical zoom lens of the Panasonic AG-AC160 was designed specifically for Panasonic Pro Video HD video production. Sharing the wide-angle capability found in the DVX and HMC series, the lens offers some additional telephoto capability for a 28-616mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range

Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM hand held camcorders have 3 manual rings for zoom, focus and iris allowing you to operate as if you’ve got an interchangeable-lens camcorder, for fine, tactile control over the parameters of the captured image

Panasonic AG-AC160 Optical Image Stabilization:
To compensate for any shaking of the operator’s hand, the AC160 features an optical image stabilizer (OIS)

The Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD hand-held camcorder has a high-sensitivity, Low-Noise 1/3-type 2.2 Mp 3MOS Image Sensor featuring the same Ultra Luminance Technology of Panasonic shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders.

Digital Zoom: This can be assigned to a user button for digital zooms of 2x, 5x and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x.


More Special Features of the Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM Handheld Video Camera:



Pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture
Waveform and vectorscope display, focus assists, auto focus with face detection
White balance, mode display, zebra display, color bar, tally lamps, 4-position ND optical filter controls
Slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions
Built-in stereo microphone
Records two channels of LPCM audio in the PH and DV modes, and Dolby Digital in all HD modes
Two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls)
Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) for smooth stable shooting
Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting
Widescreen 1,226,000-pixel LCOS color viewfinder
Widescreen 921,000-pixel 3.45-inch LCD color monitor

Panasonic AG-AC160 Customer Camcorder Reviews

4 out of 5 stars Solid camera for pro work. November 1, 2012 By CIA

Very happy with this camera…. I’ve put about 100 hours on this camera so far and it’s been rock solid…… New firmware upgrade also adds a lot of nice features.

5 out of 5 stars Reliable and powerful for the price. March 19, 2013  By MJS “Mike”

I have been using this camera for about 10 months and it never fails to amaze me…..The lens is incredible….The dual card recording makes life ….. I have been using DVC Pro cameras for 15+ years and wish this camera was around 20 years ago. Great for traveling, news gathering and sports coverage….

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Panasonic AG-AC160 Technical Details
1/3″-Type 2.2 MP 3MOS Image Sensor w/ Integrated 22x (28-616mm Equiv) Lens
HD-SDI Output, HDMI Output (AVCHD Only), USB 2.0 (Mini B-type), and IEEE 1394 Output (DV Only)
Two locking XLR Inputs with Switches for Mic/Line, Two RCA Audio Outputs, and +48V Phantom Power Capability
The AG-AC160 Lets You Select 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz To Support Video Production Systems Used Around The World
Records Two Channels of LPCM Audio in The PH and DV Modes, and Dolby Digital in all HD Modes. Video review at http://youtu.be/B0erdY_Ou3Q

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Panasonic AG-AC160 Summary


The Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD Handheld Video Camera has a 22x optical zoom lens and the same Ultra Luminance Technology of Panasonic shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders at a fraction of the price. The details listed above are just some of the most important features, so check out the full features and cheapest price of the Panasonic AG-AC160 now.

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Product Specifications

Brand:Panasonic
Model : AG-AC160PJ
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Pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture

Waveform and vectorscope display, focus assists, auto focus with face detection

Two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls)

Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting

Widescreen 921,000-pixel 3.45-inch LCD color monitor

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