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Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM 1/3" HD Handheld Production Camcorder - Bundle - with Switronox 48" Camcorder Cable, Switronix XP-L90S 90wh Lithium-Ion Battery, Switronix Power Tap Charger, Switronix HDV PRO Camera Shoulder Support

SKU: PCAGAC160APB MFR: AG-AC160APJ B
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About the Panasonic AG-AC160A

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 Includes

  • Panasonic AG-AC160A Camcorder
  • CGA-E/625 7.2V 5800mAh Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Hand Strap
  • Wireless Remote Controller with Button-Type Battery
  • Microphone Holder
  • 4x Microphone Holder Screws
  • Microphone Holder Adapter
  • Eye Cup
  • Shoulder Belt
  • CD-ROM
  • Panasonic 3 Years Limited Warranty
  • Switronox 48" Camcorder Cable
  • Switronix XP-L90S 90wh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Switronix Power Tap Charger
  • Switronix HDV PRO Camera Shoulder Support

Panasonic AG-AC160A Features

  • The AG-AC160 - A Premium Choice for HD Image Capture: Offering the same functionality as the AC130A, the premium AG-AC160A provides these additional top production features: variable frame rate recording in 1080p for slow and fast motion recording, Linear PCM audio, HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/ 50Hz for worldwide use.
  • 1080/60p and 50p Recording: In addition, the 160A can record in 1080/60p and 50p (maximum 28Mbps in PS mode). Because the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression-based formats, recordings look crisp even during fast motion without image degredation.
  • High-Quality AVCHD Image Quality: The AC160A 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-AC160A 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.
  • Addittional Recording Options: The AC160A also records in 1080/50i and 1080/25p, 720/50p and 720/25p, and 576/50i and 576/25p.
  • New Focus Assist Functions: In addition to conventional focus-in-red assist, improved functionality in the AC160A 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. The AC160A offers variable frame rate recording in 1080p.
  • 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 AC160A can record for up to 48 hours.
  • Versatility in Professional Interfaces: The AC160A offers a range of professional interfaces, including an HD-SDI output, HDMI output (AVCHD only), USB 2.0 (mini B-type), IEEE 1394 output (DV only), and a built-in stereo microphone.
  • 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-AC160A 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 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 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.)
Shutter Speed Slow 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 AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
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 AVCHD:
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 AVCHD:
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 AVCHD:
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 AVCHD:
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 AVCHD:
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch

DV:
Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)
Audio Sampling Frequency AVCHD / DV: 48 kHz
Audio Quantization AVCHD / DV: 16 bit
Audio Bit Rate AVCHD:
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
Remote 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
LCD Monitor 3.45" LCD color monitor (8.76 cm)
Approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder .45 inches, LCD color viewfinder (1.14 cm)
Approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)
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
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg) Camcorder main body only
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