1/3" 2.2-megapixel 3-MOS imager AVCCAM Hand-held Camcorder

U.S. List Price: $4,130.00
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The AG-AC130A 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-AC130A 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 AC130A 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 AC130A is also able to record 480/24P and 480/30p.

• Three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris
• 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 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 just over 5 lbs.
• Power consumption is under 12 watts
• Extended warranty options are available. Visit the Panasonic Asset Support System (PASS) website for more information.

You can upgrade your AG-AC130 or AG-AC160 camcorder to include 2 new features -- Expanded Auto Focus Assist and Turbo-Speed One-Push Auto Focus. The cost of this upgrade is $300 and is handled by a local Panasonic service professional. Contact Prakash Mistry on the East Coast at 201-392-4081, or Jim Fast on the West Coast at 323-436-3503 for your upgrade.


    Power Supply: DC7.2V (using battery)
    7.3V (using AC adaptor)
    Power Consumption: 11.6W (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): 180 mm x 195 mm x 438 mm, 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. 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)
    Shutter Speed (Preset): 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.
    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: 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.
    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: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p (over 59.94p), and 720/23.98p
    HA, HE mode: 1080/59.94i only
    PM mode: 720/59.94p
    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 1080/30p" or "1080/23.98p". Maximum continuous recording dyration is 168 hours (7 days).
    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 Compression: Dolby Digital/2ch
    AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD Sampling Frequency: 48k Hz
    AUDIO RECORDING - AVCHD Quantization: 16 bit
    Bit Rate: PH mode: 384kbps
    PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
    Sampling Frequency: 48k Hz
    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: 20 mm (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: 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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