Panasonic AG-AF100A Four Thirds Camcorder, Full HD Progressive Recording And 24PsF 10 bit

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About Panasonic AG-AF100A

The AG-AF100 is a full HD 1080/720 production camera that offers superior video handling, native 1080/24p recording, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities, and compatibility with SDHC and SDXC media. The AF100 delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility and cost advantages of a handheld camcorder. The AF100 is the next-generation, go-to HD camera that costs less, yet delivers so much more than other models in its class.

The design of the AF100's 4/3-inch sensor affords depth of field and field of view similar to that of 35mm movie cameras and also affords the full range of cinematic requisites. Equipped with an interchangeable lens micro 4/3" mount, the AF100 has the ability to use virtually any professional quality lens with the addition of an easily obtainable adapter, from low-cost still camera lenses as well as film-style lenses with fixed focal lengths, prime lenses, and zoom lenses. It's equipped with the full range of controls a cinematographer relies on: exposure, adjustable zebras, pedestal and detail, a vectorscope and waveform monitor, and much more.

Panasonic AG-AF100A Features

  • Built-in optical neutral density filters - 2 stops, 4 stops and 6 stops. A tremendous time-saver, facilitating many more shots in a production day
  • 20 Variable Frame Rates for fast-motion or slow-mo work. These are higher-resolution Variable Frame rates in1080P in 20 steps, from 12-60 frames. Variable frame rates in 24P, 30P and 25P in1080, up to 60P or 50p dependent on 60Hz or 50Hz mode.
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2, 8 Bit HD-SDI Output
    NTSC/PAL Switchable for worldwide use
    In-Camera microphone
    Industry-leading 3-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration on PASS)
  • Large 4/3" "Best-in-Class" MOS imager with fast image scanning and optical and low pass filters that eliminate aliasing and moiré while minimizing skew
  • Records in 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p native) and 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p native, utilizing AVCCAM's highest-quality PH mode (maximum 24Mbps)
  • HD Video and Full Audio monitoring during record and playback with high-quality audio pre-amps at the input
  • Two professional XLR audio inputs, line/mic selectable with phantom power with full manual audio level control and the ability to disable all Audio Gain
  • Uncompressed 48KHz 16 Bit audio recording capability in PH mode
  • High resolution LCD monitor and Viewfinder
  • Small size and low weight allows it to be mounted it on sliders, camera stabilizers, small dollies, as well as to fit into small places
  • Six built-in, customizable Scene Files that can be utilized for instant, easy matching between multiple cameras
  • Built-in gamma curves including HD Norm, HD Low and High, Cine-like D, Cine-like V, B.Stretch
  • Four selectable color matrices including Norm 1 and Norm 2, Fluorescent and Cinelike
  • Color Phase and Saturation, Pedestal and Detail image control
  • Two card slots that support continuous (relay) recording. Relay recording means that with two 32GB SDHC cards you can record for 6 hours with automatic clip spanning across the two cards
  • SDXC Card compatibility - with a 64GB SDXC card, you can record for 12 hours inPH Mode, and 48 hours in HG Mode

Panasonic AG-AF100A Specifications

Pick-up Device
4/3 MOS fixed pickup device, single panel (primary color filter)
Picture Elements
Effective picture elements: Approx. 12,400,000 pixels Single panel (16:9)
Image Size
Valid image range: Approx. 17.8 mm (H) x Approx. 10.0 mm (V)
Not included
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds system Lens mount
ND Filter
1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Gain Settings
VIDEO CAM mode] -6dB to 18dB (3dB step)
[FILM CAM mode] ISO200 to ISO3200
Color Temperature Setting
ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Shutter Speed - Preset: 59.94 Hz
60i/p mode: 1/60 sec. 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec., 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., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Speed - Preset: 50 Hz
50i/p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Speed - Syncro Scan 59.94Hz
60i/p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
Shutter Speed - Syncro Scan 50Hz
50i/p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec
Shutter Speed - Syncro Scan: Film Mode
10.0 d to 180.0 d to 360.0 d (0.5 d step)
Shutter Speed - Slow: 59.94Hz
60i/p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec. VIDEO CAM mode only
30p mode:1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
24p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
Shutter Speed - Slow: 50Hz
50i/p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.
25p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
Normal Sensitivity
F8.0 normal (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080 59.94i)
Horizontal Resolution
800 TV lines (at center standard)
Video Recording Format
Recording Format: AVCHD compliant (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Recording Media
SD Memory Card: Up to 512MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB,
32 GB (FAT32)
SDXC Memory Card : 48 GB, 64GB (exFAT)
Recording Format [59.94Hz]
[59.94Hz] PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98
HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i
Recording Format [50Hz]
[50Hz] PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p
HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
Transmission Rate
PH mode: Approx. 21 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 is fixed to PH 1080/24p (59.94 Hz) and PH 1080/25p (50 Hz) and the maximum shooting time is 24 hours.
VFR Recording
[1080/24p, 30p] 12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 frame/sec.
[1080/25p] 12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/ 27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 frame/sec.
Maximum Number of Clips
Continual recording: 900 Clips (SD Memory Card x 1) (Record after memory card is formatted and without removing the SD Memory Card.)
Playback: 1000 Clips (up to 1000 clips displayed)
Still Image Capture Function: Recording Format: JPEG
Function: 9 thumbnail displays, Clip deletion, Protect, Format
BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[59.94Hz] 1080/60i, 1080/24psF, 720/60p, 480/60i
[50Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
HDMI x 1, (HDMI TypeA terminal), VIERA Link not supported
[59.94Hz] 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p
[50Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
RCA pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[59.94Hz] 480/60i [50Hz] 576/50i
Audio Recording Playback
Recording Format:
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM digital/2ch switch
HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Encoding: 16 bit
Compressed Bit Rate: Dolby Digital: PH mode: 384 kbpsHA, HE mode: 256 kbps
Built-in Microphone
Stereo microphone
Audio Input
XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2),
LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance
LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (menu selectable)
AUDIO Output: RCA pin jack x 2 (CH1, CH2), 316 mV, 600 ohm
SDI Output: 2ch (linear PCM)
HDMI Output: 2ch (linear PCM)/5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphone: 3.5mm diameter, stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker: 20 mm (round) x 1
Camera Remote
Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) (S/S)
Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (FOCUS, IRIS)
INDEX Remote
Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter)
TC I/O (also for video out)
IN: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 k ohm
OUT: 2.0 V ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
Card reader function (no copyright protection support) Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
LCD Monitor
3.45 type, wide LCD color monitor (Approx. 920,000 dots)
Viewfinder wide 0.45 type LCD color monitor (Approx. 1,226,000 dots equivalent)
Power Supply
DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power Consumption
12.4 W (when recording)
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Operating Humidity
10 % to 80 % (No condensation)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
6.4 x 7.7 x 11.4" (163.4 x 195 x 290.4mm) including handle and grip
2.9 lbs (1.3kg) excluding handle, grip, battery, accessories
Mfr #

Panasonic AG-AF100A Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great cam


from Arden NC  -  Semi-pro Videographer

I use the 100a as cam 1 for instructional and performance video.Spend the time to customize scene files and be gentle with highlights. I pair this with the Atomos Samurai and get great results, plenty of lattitude in post.


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Shopper  Hallo, I didn't understand the difference to have a Panasonic AG-AF100A and a AG-AF100 with the new upgrade. It's not the same result? Thanks! Davide (Italy)
JOHN A  My understanding from the handbook was that the letter following the "100" indicated the country where the cameras were to be sold and they were all the same model.
Shopper  Hallo. Does this new ag af 100A camera have a 1080p in 50 FPs? 1080 50p? Or its the sam as AG AF 100? and you need to upgrade it?
WALTER P  The AF100A does shoot in 1080 50p. I love the camera's functionality and with the Atomos Samurai shooting in DnXHD codec, the results are excellent for me. Had I owned an AF100 I do not think an upgrade would have made a huge difference though the expanded focus is great. The Samurai worked great with the AFi00 I borrowed before buying the 100A. I have not shot enough footage yet to determine if the 10-bit (enhanced 8-bit) output makes a tangible difference. Overall I am very happy with the purchase.
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