AG-AC30 Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camera

 
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AG-AC30 $1,395.00

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The AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with superb low-light functionality and many professional-level features and tools, is the ideal camera for any prosumer. With a list of professional features, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings & other events, web videos, business conferences, exhibits and more!

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Key features
  • 20x optical zoom and 29.5mm wide-angle lens
  • Built-in 300 lumen LED light supports low-light shooting
  • Hybrid O.I.S+ uses five-axis correction to reduce blurring of image
  • Double SD card slots supports simultaneous and relay recording
  • Two-channel XLR audio input and HDMI output
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SPECIAL OFFER

1 Year 0% Financing Available!

For a limited time, Panasonic is offering an exclusive 12 Month, 0% finance option on Panasonic professional video products.

SENSOR SECTION -
Image Sensor 1/3.1-type BSI MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 6.03 megapixels [16:9]
LENS SECTION -
F value F1.8 - F3.6
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length 4.08 - 81.6 mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image) 29.5 - 612 mm [16:9]
Filter Diameter 49 mm
Lens Brand Panasonic Lens
CAMERA SECTION -
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION 1.4 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/30) (AG-AC30PJ/PB)
1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25) (AG-AC30EJ)
Focus Auto / Manual
Zoom | Intelligent Zoom OFF 20x
Zoom | Intelligent Zoom ON 40x
Zoom | Digital Zoom 2x / 5x / 10x
WHITE BALANCE ATW / ATW Lock / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / AWB Ach / AWB Bch
Shutter Speed (AG-AC30PJ/PB)
60p / 60i: 1/8 - 1/8000
23.98p: 1/6 - 1/8000
Super Slow: 1/120 - 1/8000

(AG-AC30EJ)
50p / 50i: 1/6 - 1/8000
Super Slow: 1/100 - 1/8000
Iris Auto / Manual
Super Slow Recording (AG-AC30PJ/PB)
Shooting Frame Rate: FHD 120fps,
Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed, 1/5 speed
(AG-AC30EJ)
Shooting Frame Rate: FHD 100fps,
Slow Motion Effect: 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed
Image Stabilizer 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Level Shot Function
RECORDING SECTION -
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format MOV / MP4 / AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
Video Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression method MOV: LPCM (2ch) / MP4: LPCM (2ch) / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
System frequency 59.94Hz (AG-AC30PJ/PB) / 50.00Hz (AG-AC30EJ)
Recording/Playback Mode | MP4/MOV (AG-AC30PJ/PB)
1920x1080 59.94p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
1920x1080 59.94i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
1920x1080 29.97p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
1920x1080 23.98p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
(AG-AC30EJ)
1920x1080 50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
1920x1080 50i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
1920x1080 25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM
Recording/Playback Mode | AVCHD (AG-AC30PJ/PB)
PS 1080 59.94p: 1920x1080, Average 25Mbps (VBR)
PH 1080 59.94i/23.98p: 1920x1080, Average 21Mbps (VBR)
HA 1080 59.94i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR)
HE 1080 59.94i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR)
PM 720 59.94p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR)
SA 480 59.94i: 720x480 (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)
(AG-AC30EJ)
PS 1080 50p: 1920x1080, Average 25Mbps (VBR)
PH 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Average 21Mbps (VBR)
HA 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR)
HE 1080 50i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR)
PM 720 50p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR)
SA 576 50i: 720x576 (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Microphone Stereo Microphone
Speaker Dynamic type
STILL IMAGE SECTION -
Recording Format (STILL IMAGE SECTION) JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Recording Image Size | Recording Mode [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.2 megapixels (640 x 360)
[4:3] 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Recording Image Size | Playback Mode [16:9] 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.9 megapixels (1280 x 720)
GENERAL SECTION -
Power supply 7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power consumption 11.7W (Recording) / 27.4W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 170 x 170 x 335 mm (6.69 x 6.69 x 13.2 inch)
Weight (w/o Battery and SD Card) Approx. 1500g (3.31 lb)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch (3.0 type) Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460K dots)
View Finder 0.24-inch (0.24 type) Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555K dots equivalent)
Manual Ring Focus / Zoom / Iris
Interface | AV Yes
Interface | HDMI Type A
Interface | XLR Input XLR (3 pins) x 2 Line: 0dBu/+4dBu, Mic: -40dBu/-50dBu/-60dBu
Interface | Headphone Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)
Interface | USB Micro-B: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Mass Storage Function (read only)
Type A: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, for External Media Device Connection*, Bus Power Supply
Interface | Camera Remote 2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S)
3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
LED Video Light | Average Illumination Approx. 300 lx (1.0m)
LED Video Light | Irradiation Angle Approx. 30°
LED Video Light | Color Temperature Approx. 5000K
LED Video Light | Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter Approx. 70 lx (1.0m)
LED Video Light | Color Temperature with Color Conversion Filter Approx. 3000K
Accessory Shoe Yes
Standard Accessory AC Adaptor, AC Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack (2,900mAh), AV Cable, Microphone Holder, Microphone Holder Screws (2 Screws), Input Terminal Cap (2 Caps), Eye Cup, Lens Cap, LED Light Filter (Diffusion Filter / Color Conversion Filter)
Note * External media device with a capacity of 32 GB or less, or more than 2 TB, cannot be used.

Full HD, Full Power

The AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with superb low-light functionality and many professional-level features and tools, is the ideal camera for any prosumer. With a list of features that includes a powerful 20X optical zoom, wide-angle 29.1mm lens, LED light for low-light shooting, two-channel XLR audio inputs, simultaneous record or relay record with hot swap, and full HD (1080p) recording, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings & other events, web videos, business conferences, exhibits and more!

Whole Package: Integrated Lens and LED Light

The camcorder’s advanced functionality is defined by its 29.1mm/F1.8 lens that allows the operator to fit more people and background into the frame, especially useful in narrow spaces. Its powerful 20X optical/40x super-high resolution zoom facilitates shooting scenes that are difficult to access.

The effective area of the AC30’s 1/3.1-inch Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor has been increased to achieve the high-image-quality of 6.03M effective pixels, producing bright, beautiful shots even in dark places. The sensor’s processing speed is advanced to approximately 1.5 times conventional speed, and a new Noise Reduction function reduces noise for crisp, vibrant FHD images. The built-in LED Light – featuring color conversion and diffusion filters and an average illumination of 300 lux at three feet -- is ideal for shooting events like nighttime weddings.

Dual SD Card Slots

With dual SD card slots and the capability to record on both cards simultaneously, the AC30’s Relay Auto Switch functionality provides dependable back-up recording or the ability to switch from one card to the other for extended recording times. The AC30 records in AVCHD to 28Mbps and MP4/MOV to 50Mbps.

Intelligent Auto Focus and Image Stabilization

The camcorder incorporates Intelligent AF (Auto Focus) with improvements in speed, tracking, and stability. Focus assist functions include Focus Expand, Focus Peaking and Area Mode, which enables focusing in any desired area. Professional assist functions include a histogram display, color bar monitor, and zebra pattern.

Other key features encompass powerful 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) that thoroughly suppresses blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots, and a three-manual, multi-purpose lens ring that provides fine adjustments and precise control of Focus, zoo, and Iris. An illuminating LED ring allows recording verification and serves as a tally light to make shooting smoother.

Ideal Ergonomics

The AC30 offers a new 0.24-inch, 1.55 million-dot EVF, which can be tilted for added convenience. The versatile three-inch, slide-retractable LCD can serve as HD monitor and menu-setting touch panel. The two-channel XLR audio inputs enable the use of professional, high-performance microphones for recording high-quality sound, including connection to mics requiring a +48V phantom power supply and to audio equipment with +4dB output. The camcorder is also equipped with an HDMI interface.

The AC30 weighs just over three pounds. A lightweight, durable magnesium-alloy frame is used for the camcorder handle, increasing strength, and a large lens hood blocks light more effectively to reduce lens flare while permitting subjects to be seen from behind the hood.