Panasonic AVCCAM Professional Camcorder
Product Code: AG-AC160AEN
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
Full-HD Variable Frame Rate (VFR)
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The AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder incorporates top production features including variable frame rate recording in 1080p, Linear PCM audio, an HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use. The AC160A is equipped with high-sensitivity 1/3", full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager as well as 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class), to offer a wide field of view and operability much like an interchangeable lens. In addition, the AG-AC160A 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.
The New PS Mode offers 1080p Recording. The AG-AC160A also complies with AVCHD ver.2.0 (AVCHD Progressive) standard in its new PS mode (maximum bit rate: 28Mbps) for recording Full-HD progressive (1080/59.94p, 50p*) images.
*HD-SDI and HDMI output 1080/59.94i, 50i image signals
Offering high-quality HD recording utilizing MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
high-profile encoding, the AC160A records video in four
professional AVCCAM HD recording modes at 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 AC160 has an
additional feature that allows switching between 59.94Hz or 50Hz to
support video production systems used around the world. At 50Hz,
the AC160A also records in 1080/50i and 1080/25p, in 720/50p and
720/25p, and in 576/50i and 576/25p.
The AC160A'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 AC160A 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
Power consumption is under 12 watts
Three-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration)
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|Power Supply:||DC7.2V (using battery)
7.3V (using AC adaptor)
|Power Consumption:||11.8W (when recording)|
|Operating Temperature:||0°C to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity:||10% to 80% (no condensation)|
|Weight:||Approx. 2.4Kg (camcorder main body only)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||180mm x 195mm x 438mm, 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:||72 mm|
|Optical Color Separation:||Prism system|
|ND Filter:||OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Minimum shooting distance:||Approx. 1m|
|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)|
|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.
|Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan):||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.)
|Slow Shutter Speed:||(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.
|RECORDING FORMAT AVCHD:||.|
|Compression Method:||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Recording Media (AVCHD):||SD Memory Card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC Memory Card8/29/2011: 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), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
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
PS mode: Approx. 28Mbps
PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, max 24 Mbps)
PM mode: Approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
|Interval Recording:||OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 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:||50Hz 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
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
|RECORDING FORMAT - DV:||.|
|File Format:||AVI Type2|
|Recording Media (DV):||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.
|VIDEO OUT - AVCHD:||.|
|SDI OUT:||BNC x 1, 0.8Vp-p, 75 Ω, HD/SD auto-detect, but not converting between HD/SD|
|HDMI OUT - Video (AVCHD):||HDMI x 1, Type A (1080i / 720p)|
|VIDEO OUT (AVCHD):||Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)|
|VIDEO OUT - DV:||.|
|SDI OUT - Video (DV):||BNC x 1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)|
|VIDEO OUT (DV):||Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)|
|AUDIO RECORDING Compression:||PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, Linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
|AUDIO RECORDING Sampling Frequency (DV):||48kHz|
|AUDIO RECORDING Quantization:||16 bit|
|Bit Rate:||PH mode: 384kbps
PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
|AUDIO RECORDING - DV:||.|
|Compression:||Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)|
|Sampling Frequency (DV):||48kHz|
|Built-in Microphone:||Stereo microphone|
|Audio IN:||XLR (3 pins) x 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 x 2 (CH 1, CH 2), Output: 316 mV, 600Ω|
|SDI OUT - Audio (DV):||2 ch (Linear PCM)|
|HDMI OUT - Audio (DV):||2 ch (Linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
|Headphone:||Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1|
|Built-in Speaker:||20 mm (round) x 1|
|Camera Remote:||Super Mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1 for ZOOM and recording
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)
*The AG-AC160EJ cannot write to a memory card from a computer.
|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:||0.45 inches, LCD color viewfinder, approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)|
|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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