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Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM 1/3" Handheld Production Camcorder with Focus Assist and Turbo Speed Auto Focus

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Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM 1/3" Hand-Held Production Camcorder with Focus Assist and Turbo Speed Auto Focus - Turbo speed, High-sensitivity 1/3 3-MOS imagers, 22X HD zoom lens
The Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM 1/3" Hand-Held Production Camcorder is the improved version of Panasonic?s AG-AC130 camera. This ultra-compact, handheld camcorder from Panasonic is equipped with a host of useful features that provide a better platform than its predecessor, the AG-AC130 camera. Some of these essential features are the expanded focus assist functionality and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function. Such features will help you zoom in on the action with instant focus. This remarkable camcorder also comes built with a high-sensitivity 1/3, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers which help you capture native 1920 x 1080 resolution images, together with its new, wider 22X HD zoom lens, which is the longest in its group.

In addition, the Panasonic AG-AC130A is equipped with three manual rings that allow you to manually control the zoom, the focus, and the iris of your camera with greater ease. With this essential feature, you can capture clean, crisp video recordings without compromising image quality. You can also shoot subjects without having to use a wide-angle conversion lens. The Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM 1/3" Hand-Held Production Camcorder has the ability to record video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes. Such recording modes include the highest-quality PH mode, the HA mode, the extended recording HE mode, and a PM mode. With two SD Memory Card slots for relay or simultaneous recording, the AG-AC130A will help you record video up to 12 hours on two 64GB SD cards (available separately). Other key features include compatibility with Panasonic?s new SDHC full Class 10 UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed) Memory Cards, an enhanced viewfinder, an LCD display, and DV recording.

Product Highlights

  • Expanded focus assist functionality: helps you zoom in on the subject to check focus
  • Turbo speed" one-push auto focus function: ensures that the camcorder quickly attain focus
  • High-sensitivity 1/3, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers: let you capture native 1920 x 1080 resolution images
  • 22X HD zoom lens: enables you to record videos from afar while maintaining its professional-quality images
  • Three independent rings: allow you to manually control the zoom, the focus, and the iris of your camera
  • Two SD Memory Card slots: enable relay or simultaneous recording

Panasonic AG-AC130A Includes

  • Panasonic AG-AC130A Camcorder
  • CGA-E/625 7.2V Battery
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Terminal Caps (2)
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Hand Strap
  • Button-Type Battery (Remote)
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screws (4)
  • Microphone Holder Adaptor
  • Eye Cup
  • Shoulder Belt
  • Panasonic 1 Year Warranty (Plus 2 Additional Years with Online Registration)

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Panasonic AG-AC130A Features

  • High-Quality AVCHD Image Quality: The AC130A records video in four pro AVCCAM HD recording modes, including the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24 Mbps); the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps); the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps); and a PM mode (approx. 8 Mbps, 720p only), which is ideal for shooting sports training and Web video.
  • High-Performance 2.2 Million Imager: Equipped with high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3", Full HD 2.2 megapixel Ultra Luminance Technology (ULT) 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor, this camera delivers superb low-light images in native 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • High-Powered 22X Zoom Lens: With a long lens (a wide 22X zoom w/3 adjustable rings for Zoom/Focus/Iris), this camera lets you nail virtually every shot you're after, even in dimly lit scenes. With a wide 28mm to 616 mm (35mm full frame equivalent) viewing angle, it covers most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle lens.
  • Exceptional Recording Flexibility: The AG-AC130A records at 60Hz in the following HD formats in PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p and 720/23.98pN. In HA and HE modes, it records in 1080/59.97i, while in DV, these solid-state units record at 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/223.98p.
  • New Focus Assist Functions: In addition to conventional focus-in-red assist, improved functionality in the AC130A includes expanded focus assist and "turbo speed" one-push autofocus. Focus assist enables the camera to zoom in on the picture to check focus. Turbo-speed one-push auto focus ensures that the camcorder quickly attains focus.
  • Create Fast and Slow Motion Effects: The camera provides 22-step variable frame rate capability in 1080/23.98pN, 29.97p and 25p to support undercranking/overcranking for fast or slow motion effects.
  • Versatility in Professional Interfaces: The AG-AC130A offers a range of professional interfaces, including an HDMI output (AVCHD only), USB 2.0 (mini B-type), IEEE 1394 output (DV only), and a built-in stereo microphone.
  • Extended Record Times: Record for up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDB cards in PH mode, with automatic clip spanning across the two cards. In 6Mbps HE mode, the AC130A can record for up to 48 hours.
  • New SDHC Full Class 10 UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed) Memory Cards: With storage capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, Panasonic's UHS-1 Memory Cards are faster, smarter and more robust than current SDHC media and have been fully optimized for professional use with the AVCCAM line of affordable HD camcorders.

Panasonic AG-AC130A Specifications

Image Device 3x 1/3-type progressive 2.2 Mp CMOS
Prism color separation
Lens 22x optical zoom - 2x, 5x, 10x digital zoom - 3.9-86mm (28-616mm 35mm equivalent) - f/1.6-3.2 - 18 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Approx. 3.3' (1 m)
Filter Diameter 72mm
Minimum Illumination 0.4 lux (f/1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 second)
Signal System NTSC
Built-in Filters ND filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor 3.45" (87.63mm) color LCD monitor with approx. 921K dots (16:9)
Viewfinder 0.45" (11.43mm) color LCoS monitor with approx. 1226K dots (16:9)
Memory Card Slot 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Shutter Speed 60i mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second - 30p mode: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second - 24p mode: 1/24, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
Slow Shutter 60i mode: 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 second - 30p mode: 1/8, 1/15 second - 24p mode: 1/6, 1/12 second
Synchro Scan Shutter 60i mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 second - 30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 second - 24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 second
Shutter Opening Angle 3-359.5deg. in 0.5deg. increments
Frame Rates 24, 30, 60 fps
Gain Selection 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 dB (+24 dB, +30 dB: USER button S.GAIN only)
Recording Media SD memory card (FAT12, FAT16 formats supported): 512 MB, 1 GB, up to 2 GB - SDHC memory card (FAT32 format supported): 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB - SDXC memory card (exFAT format supported): 48 GB, 64 GB (up to 2 TB)
Recording Formats AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), DV standard (AVI Type2)
Maximum Recording Time With 2x 64 GB SDXC cards: Approx. 12 hours in PH (highest-quality AVCHD); 48 hours in HE mode (lowest-quality AVCHD); 8.5 hours in DV mode
Video Signals PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98pN
PM mode: 720/59.94p
HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i
DV mode: 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p
Sampling Frequency 4:2:0 (AVCHD)
4:1:1 (DV)
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
Video Bitrates PH mode: Approx. 21 Mb/s (VBR)
PM mode: Approx. 8 Mb/s (VBR)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mb/s (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mb/s (VBR)
Interval Recording 1 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min / 2 min interval, maximum 168 hours (1 week) recording (PH 1080/24p mode is fixed)
Audio Signal Dolby Digital 2-channel (AVCHD)
48 kHz/16-bit, Linear PCM 2-channel (DV)
Audio Bitrates PH mode: 384 kb/s
PM/HA/HE mode: 256 kb/s
Speaker 1x 20mm diameter
Video Outputs HDMI: 1x HDMI Type A, VIERA Link not supported
Composite Video: 1x Pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohm
Audio Input 2x XLR 3-pin (input 1, input 2)
Line/Mic/+48V switchable
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 dBu / -50 dBu / -60 dBu switching via menu
Built-in Mic In supports stereo microphones
Audio Output 2x pin jack (channel 1 / channel 2), 316mV, 600 ohm output
1x 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack for headphones
Via HDMI: 2-channel (linear PCM) & 5.1-channel (Dolby Digital)
Other I/O Connections Time Code Preset In/Out: Via Composite Video Out dual-purpose (In: 1V [p-p] to 4V [p-p], 10 k-ohm; Out: Low-impedance, 2.0±0.5V [p-p])
Camera Remote: 1x 2.5mm diameter super mini jack (zoom, shutter speed); 1x 3.5mm diameter mini jack (focus, iris)
Index Remote: 1x 2.5mm diameter super mini jack
IEEE 1394: 1x 6-pin, digital output only
USB 2.0 (Device): 1x Type Mini B, 4-pin USB 2.0
Power Requirements 7.2V DC via battery
7.3V DC via AC adapter
Power Consumption 11.6W when recording
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 Deg.C (32 to 104 Deg.F)
Operating Humidity 10-80% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (180 x 195 x 438mm) excluding protrusions
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg) Camcorder main body only
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