Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM 1/3" HD Handheld Production Camcorder - Bundle - with Switronix Powerbase 70wh Battery Pack, and Switronix Power Tap Charger

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About Panasonic AG-AC160A

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The Panasonic AG-AC160A is an upgrade version of the AG-AC160 camera. In addition to all the features of the AG-AC160, this AG-AC160A camera adds the ability to record in both 60p and 50p, an expanded focus assist functionality, and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function.

The advantages this AG-AC160A has over the AG-AC130A is the ability to record in both 60p and 50p, variable frame rate recording in 1080p for slow and fast motion recording, Linear PCM audio, and an HD-SDI output.

The AG-AC160A 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. Coupling a 22X zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings (zoom, focus and iris), recordings look clean and crisp, without image degradation or dropouts and cover most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens.

The AC160A records video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes, 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), which is ideal for shooting sports training and web video. With two SD Memory Card slots for relay or simultaneous recording, the AC160A can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SD cards in PH mode, with automatic clip spanning across the two cards. In addition to SDXC and SDHC cards, the AC160A supports Panasonic's new SDHC full Class 10 UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed) Memory Cards, with transfer rates of 90MBs - 4-1/2 times as fast as the previous generation of SDHC media.

Panasonic AG-AC160A Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A Camcorder, CGA-E/625 7.2V Battery, AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Terminal Caps (2), Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Hand Strap, Wireless Remote Control, Button-Type Battery, Microphone Holder, Microphone Holder Screws (4), Microphone Holder Adaptor, Eye Cup, Shoulder Belt, Panasonic 1 Year Warranty.
  • Powerbase 70wh Battery Pack and Regulation Cable for Panasonic AG-AF 100 and HMC Camcorders.
  • Power TAP Charger for PB70, PowerBase 70 Battery Pack.

Panasonic AG-AC160A Specifications

Image Device
3x 1/3-type progressive 2.2 Mp CMOS
Prism color separation
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
Minimum Illumination
0.4 lux (f/1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 second)
Signal System
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)
0.45" (11.43mm) color LCoS monitor with approx. 1226K dots (16:9)
Memory Card Slot
2x SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Shutter Speed Preset
50i/50p: 1/50s (OFF), 1/60s 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s
25p: 1/25s, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60s, 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s
60i/60p: 1/60s (OFF), 1/100s, 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s
30p: 1/30s, 1/50s (OFF), 1/60s, 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s
24p: 1/24s, 1/50s (OFF), 1/60s, 1/120s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s, 1/2000s
Shutter Speed Synchro Scan
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.
All mode: 3.0 deg. to 360.0 deg. (by 0.5 degree step selectable) (default = 180.0 deg.)
Shutter Speed Slow
(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.
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
File Format
DV: AVI Type2
Recording Media AVCHD
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)
Note: *PH/HA mode requires Class4 or faster Card / VFR recording requires Class6 or faster
Recording Media DV
30, 60 fps
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)
Note: DV recording requires Class6 or faster
Recording Video Format
50 Hz mode:
PH mode: 1080/60p, 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
PM mode: 720/50p
59.94 Hz mode:
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 Rates
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
AVCHD: tandard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), DV standard (AVI Type2) OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 2 min. Note: Recording mode needs to be set in "PH 1080/25p" or "1080/23.98p"
Maximum continuous recording duration is 168 hours (7 days)
Frame Rate
50 Hz 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
59.94 Hz mode: 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
Video Out
SDI x1, .8Vp-p, 75 O, HD/SD auto-detect, but none-converting between HD/SD
HDMI x1, type A (1080i / 720p)
Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)

DV: SDI x1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Pin jack x1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
FireWire IEEE 1394 6-pin x1
Audio Compression
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch

Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)
Audio Sampling Frequency
AVCHD / DV: 48 kHz
Audio Quantization
AVCHD / DV: 16 bit
Audio Bit Rate
PH mode: 384kbps PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
Built-In Microphone
Stereo microphone
Audio In
3-pin XLR x2 (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
Headphone: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x1
Headroom 12dB
Audio Out
Pin jack x2 (ch 1, ch 2), output: 316 mV, 600O ohm
SDI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
HDMI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Built-in Speaker
Round built-in speaker: .78" (2 cm) x1
Camera remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP
3.5 mm mini jack x1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls

INDEX remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1
TC Preset
In: 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p, 10 kO
Out: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance

They double as video out
USB 2.0
Mini B type connector
Power Requirements
7.2V DC via battery
7.3V DC via AC adapter
Power Consumption
11.8W 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
5.3 lb (2.4 kg) Camcorder main body only
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