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Panasonic AG-AC90

Panasonic AG-AC90
Panasonic AG-AC90
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- Three 1/4.7" Full HD 2.19MP MOS Sensors
- Fixed Lens with f/1.5 and 12x Zoom Ratio
- Native 1920x1080 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p
- Nano Surface Lens Coating Reduces Flare
- Dual SD Memory Card Slots
- Five-Axis OIS Improves Handheld Shooting
- Pixel Shifting Technology
I- ntelligent 25x Digital Zoom Function
- AVCCAM HD Recording Modes
- Two-Channel XLR Audio Inputs

The AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD camcorder captures native 1920 x 1080 resolution images and records in 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p, as well as in standard definition (480/60i) in 60Hz.

The AC90 features a premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode, the PS mode (28 Mbps, 60p only), and also records video in the PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), and the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) as well as SD (at 9 Mbps.) Shooters will find invaluable its wide 29.8mm to 357.6 mm (35mm equivalent) 12X optical zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris for a wide viewing angle, and Panasonic’s exclusive Nano Surface Lens Coating that reduces ghosting and flares.

The AC90 includes; a five-axis image stabilizer that dramatically improves stabilization for hand-held shooting; a 4K2K pixel shifting technology for a sharper image; and an Intelligent Zoom Auto that provides seamless digital zooming up to 25X magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. The standard zoom length is 12X.

With two SD slots for continuous recording, the AC90 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDB cards in PS mode,. (There will be a skip in the video as it changes to the second card) The two slots can also be utilized for simultaneous back-up recording. Additionally the camera can be set up to record video on one card and the Stills on the second card.

The AC90 is compatible with Panasonic’s ultra high-speed UHS-1 Memory Card series (in addition to providing SDXC and SDHC card support), with transfer rates of 90MBs, 4-1/2 times as fast as the previous generation of SDHC media.

The AC90 includes such desirable professional features as SMPTE time code/User Bite recording; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls). Standard professional interfaces include an HDMI output, USB 2.0 (mini B-type), Multi-AV output, and a built-in stereo or 5.1 Dolby Digital microphone. The camcorder features two locking XLR audio inputs with switches for mic/line, two RCA audio outputs. The camera can also record 2 channels of uncompressed audio.

For editing or playback, professionals can transfer content by inserting the SD Memory Card into Mac or PC computers or by connecting the camera directly via its USB 2.0 interface. Panasonic’s AVCCAM Importer software, a QuickTime plug-in component that eliminates the need to convert AVCHD files to ProRES422 files before editing in Final Cut Pro, is available as a free download from the company’s web site.
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- Sensor Type MOS (x3, with backside illumination)
- Sensor Size 1/4.7"
- Sensor Resolution 2.19 MP (2,190,00 effective pixels)
- Minimum Illumination Approx. 3 lx (iA mode, auto slow shutter ON)
- Focal Length 2.84 - 34.1 mm
- 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.8 - 357.6 mm
- Zoom Ratio 12x optical
- 25x i.Zoom
- 2x,5x,10x digital zoom
- Aperture Max: f/1.5
- Optical Image Stabilization 5-Axis Hybrid OIS
- Lens Coating Nano Surface Coating
- Control Rings x3 (focus, zoom, iris)
- Filter Thread 49 mm
- Image Stabilization Optical (hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode)

Recording Specifications
- Signal System NTSC (60 Hz)
-Video Format AVCHD version 2.0 compliant, AVCHD Progressive
- Compression Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Audio: Dolby Digital (5.1ch/2 ch)
- Still Picture: JPEG (based on Exif 2.2 standard)
- Frame Rates HD: 1080: 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, SD: 480: 60i

Recording Modes
- PS mode: approx. 28 Mbps (60p only)
- PH mode: approx. 21-24 Mbps
- HA mode: approx. 17 Mbps
- HE mode: approx. 6 Mbps

- Shutter Speed 60i/60p/30p: 1/30 to 1/2000 (auto slow shutter ON), 1/60 to 1/2000 (auto slow shutter OFF)
Note: at motion picture recording, manual mode
- Audio Channels CH1, CH2
- Audio Format Dolby Digital
- Still Capture 3 MP still photographs (can be captured during video recording)
- Recording Media SD Card Slot (x2, compatible with UHS-1 and SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards)

- HDMI output (1080p/1080i/480p)
- AV Multi output (D-connector, composite video and audio 2 channel)
- USB connector
- 2.5mm remote terminal for zoom and REC START/STOP
- 3.5mm remote terminal for iris and focus
- XLR audio input (x2, MIC/LINE/+48V selectable)

General Specifications
- Displays Monitor: 3.5" LCD with 1,152 K dot resolution (rotates 270°) Viewfinder: 0.24" LCOS color EVF with 263 K dot resolution
- Functions: focus assist, zebra, color bar
- Supply Voltage DC 12V (when the AC adaptor is used), DC 7.2V (when the battery is used)
- Power Consumption 12.9 W
- Operating Temperature 32 ~ 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)
- Operating Humidity 10 - 80% (no condensation)
- Dimensions 6.31 x 7.69 x 13.06" (160 x 195 x 350 mm)
- Weight Main unit only: approx. 3.3 lb (1.50 kg)
- With battery and an SD card: approx. 3.9 lb (1.78 kg)