Panasonic AVCCAM Professional Camcorder

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Product Code: AG-AC120EN

No EVF Cost Effective Model for the Budget Conscious

Full-HD 2.2 Megapixel U.L.T MOS Sensors

22x HD Lens with mechanical zoom, focus and iris rings
Selectable high-quality AVCHD PH mode (HD) recording or DV (SD) recording
Four Optical Neutral Density Filters
Compatible with SDHC and SDXC memory cards
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AG-AC120EN

The AG-AC120EN AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder offers a high-sensitivity 1/3", full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager to capture native 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD utilizing the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. In addition, the AG-AC120 features Turbo-Speed One-Push Auto Focus to focus on objects in less than 0.5 seconds, and Expanded Auto Focus Assist that enlarges the center of an image. Both advanced functions enable quick and accurate focusing.

Offering high-quality HD recording utilizing MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high-profile encoding, the AC120 records video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes at 50Hz/60Hz, 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). The AC120 has an additional feature that allows switching between 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz to support video production systems used around the world. At 50Hz, the AC120 also records in 1080/50i and 1080/25p, in 720/50p and 720/25p, and in 576/50i and 576/25p.

The AC120's Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function was inherited from the Panasonic VariCam HD Cinema Cameras. VFR provides overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for fast-motion effects. The AC120 offers 22-step variable frame rate capability in 1080/23.98pN, 29.97p and 25p.

  • Three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • Weighs 2.4Kg

 

  • Power consumption is under 12 watts

 

  • Three-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration)

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Specs

Power Supply:  DC7.2V (using battery)
7.3V (using AC adaptor)
Power Consumption:  11.4W (when recording)
Operating Temperature:  0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity:  10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight:  Approx. 2.4 kg (camcorder main body only)
Dimensions (WxHxD):  180mm x 195mm x 353mm, excluding the projection part
Pick-up Device:  1/3 Type Progressive, 2.2Mil Pixels, 3MOS
Number of Effective Pixels (HxV):  1920 x 1080
Lens:  Panasonic lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized/manual mode switching, 22x zoom,
F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9mm to 86mm / 35mm equivalent: 28 mm to 616 mm, 16:9)
Filter Diameter:  72mm
Optical Color Separation:  Prism system
ND Filter:  OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum shooting distance:  Approx. 1 meter
Gain Selection:  0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24 / +30 dB (+24 & +30 dB are to be allocated only for USER SW)
Color Temperature settings:  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)
RECORDING FORMAT - AVCHD:  .
Compression Method:  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Media:  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.
Recording Video Format:  PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 1080/23.98p, 720/50p, 720/25p (over 50p), and 720/23.98p
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
PM mode: 720/50p
Transmission Rate:  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:  OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 2 min.
*Recording mode need to be set in "PH 1080/25p" or "1080/23.98p". Maximum continuous recording dyration is 168 hours (7 days).
Frame Rate:  No VFR
Recording Format:  DV
File Format:  AVI Type2
Recording Media Format:  SD Memory Card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC Memory Card: 48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
*DV recording requires Class6 or faster.
SDI OUT - Video (AVCHD):  No SDI OUT
HDMI OUT - Video (AVCHD):  HDMI x 1, Type A (1080i / 720p)
VIDEO OUT - Video (AVCHD):  Pin jack × 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i
VIDEO OUT - DV:  .
SDI OUT - Video (DV):  No SDI OUT
VIDEO OUT - Video (DV):  Pin jack × 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i
AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD:  .
AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD Compression:  Dolby Digital/2ch
AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD Sampling Frequency:  48kHz
AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD Quantization:  16bit
Bit Rate:  PH mode: 384kbps
PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
AUDIO RECORDING:  DV
Compression:  Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)
Sampling Frequency:  48kHz
Quantization::  16 bit
Built-in Microphone:  Stereo microphone
Audio IN:  XLR (3 pins) × 2 (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
Audio IN Additional information:  Headroom 12dB
Audio Out:  Pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2), Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
SDI OUT - Audio (AVCHD):  No SDI OUT
HDMI OUT - Audio (AVCHD):  2 ch (Linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphone:  Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) × 1
Built-in Speaker:  20mm (round) × 1
Camera Remote:  Super Mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP operations
Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls
INDEX Remote:  Super Mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) x 1
TC PRESET IN/OUT (double as VIDEO OUT):  IN: 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
OUT: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance
USB2.0:  Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
DV OUT (only for DV mode):  IEEE 1394 6pin x 1
LCD Monitor:  3.45 inches, LCD color monitor, approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder: 

No EVF

Accessories (attached to the unit):  Lens Cap, INPUT Terminal Cap x2, Lens Hood, Hand Strap
Standard Accessories:  Battery Pack x 1 [7.2 V, 5800/5400 (typ./min.) mAh], AC adaptor (Battery Charger), AC cable, DC cable,
Wireless Remote Controller with button-type battery, Microphone Holder, Microphone Holder screws x4, Microphone Holder Adaptor, Eye Cup, Shoulder Belt, CD-ROM

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Where to Buy

  • A2Z Technologies Ltd.

    AUCKLAND

    29 Sale St
    Freemans Bay
    Auckland
    Email:sales@a2ztech.co.nz 
    Ph:375-3085

     

  • DVT

    AUCKLAND
    45 Fairfax Ave
    Penrose
    Ph 09 525 0788
    Fax 09 579 6029
    Email sales@dvt.co.nz

     

  • Protel

    AUCKLAND
    3 City Road
    Phone: +64 9 379 8288
    Fax: +64 9 379 8290
    Email: akld@protel.co.nz
    Freephone: 0800 PROTEL

    WELLINGTON
    15 Walter Street
    Phone: +64 4 801 9494
    Fax: +64 4 384 2112
    Email: wgtn@protel.co.nz
    Freephone: 0800 PROTEL

  • Rubber Monkey

    WELLINGTON
    Level 1
    80 Adelaide Road
    Newtown
    Wellington 6021
    Ph: (04) 385 8405

  • Gencom Technology

    AUCKLAND

    7 Airborne Rd
    Albany
    Auckland
    Email: info@gencom.com
    Ph:+64-9-913-7500