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Panasonic AG-AC90AEJ Professional AVCCAM Camcorder

29.8mm Wide Angle Zoom Full HD AVC-HD 1/4 3MOS SD Memory Card Camcorder
Part No: PAN-AGAC90

The AG-AC90AEJ is the ultimate professional handheld camcorder with an accelerated HD workflow, utilizing a cloud based service. It records stunning HD images via a premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode and features two SD card slots for continuous recording. The AG-AC90AEJ is the perfect choice for ease of use.

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Not just a pretty face, the stylish Panasonic AG-AC90AEJ captures native 1920 x 1080 resolution images and records in 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p, as well as in standard definition (480/60i) in 60Hz for your corporate events or weddings. It features five levels of recording modes: the premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode, the PS mode (28 Mbps, 60p only), and also records video in the PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), and the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) as well as SD (at 9 Mbps.) You also get maximum control over the iris, focus and zoom via three independent rings as well as Panasonic’s exclusive Nano Surface Lens Coating that reduces ghosting and flares.

When tripods aren't possible, we still need to have smooth looking footage, and so the AC90 includes; a five-axis image stabilizer that dramatically improves stabilization for hand-held shooting; a 4K2K pixel shifting technology for a sharper image; and an Intelligent Zoom Auto that provides seamless digital zooming up to 25X magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. The standard zoom length is 12X. This is perfect for documentary makers or so called run-and-gun film-makers who work in challenging shooting environments.

The Panasonic AG-AC90AEJ packs tons of professional features and delivers excellent image quality at an affordable price point.

A handy feature of the the AG-AC90AEJ is the dual SD ports which can either be used for continuous recording of up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDB cards in PS mode, or alternatively the two slots can also be utilized for simultaneous back-up recording. Additionally the camera can be set up to record video on one card and the Stills on the second card.

When it comes to the audio side of things, the Panasonic AG-AC90AEJ is capable of 5.1 surround sound or 2 channel stereo capture via its internal microphone, or for when you want to connect directly to a sound mixer or use off-camera microphones there are professional XLR inputs located on the handle. These inputs provide phantom power and gain knobs.

Reviews:

"With excellent image results, reasonable pricing, all these features and too many more to mention, the Panasonic AG-AC90 has a lot to offer enthusiasts and prosumers alike." - Videomaker

Features

29.8mm Wide-Angle / High powered Zoom Lens 

The high-powered 12x zoom lens includes a 29.8 mm (35 mm equivalent) wide-angle setting. When using the Intelligent 25x digital zoom, it achieves up to 25x seamless zooming. In addition, it also features 2x, 5x and 10x digital zoom function. Panasonic’s unique Nano Surface Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring, and a high speed, F1.5 brightness enables extremely clear image rendering. The built-in 5-axis Hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) ensures stable handheld shooting. 

 

High-Sensitivity BSI Type 3MOS Sensors 

Three (RGB) backside illumination corresponding 1/4.7 type MOS image sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,190,000 pixels. This makes it possible to capture excellent images with high definition and superb color reproduction even in dimly lit locations. The image processing circuit, which is tuned for professional use, produces highly natural gradation and sharp detail. 

 

Easy Operation with Triple Manual Rings and a High-Definition LCD monitor 

The lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris operation to enable the kind of speedy, intuitive camera work that is generally associated with interchangeable lenses. The 8.89 cm (3.5 inches) LCD monitor (touch panel), which stores easily inside the top front part of the handle, has approximately 1,150,000 dot resolution to enhance focusing, and includes focus assist, zebra, and color bar display functions. The LCD monitor rotates 270 degrees for easy low-angle, high-angle, and self-interview shootings. 

 

High-Quality Recording with AVCHD PS/PH Modes 

  • Professional AVCHD Modes: PS mode for Full-HD (1920 x 1080) and progressive (60p) image acquisition and high quality PH mode. 
  • HD/SD Multi-Formats: [60 Hz model]: 1080/60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 480/60i.[50 Hz model]: 1080/50p, 50i, 25p, 576/50i. 
  • Dual SD Card Slots (support SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Cards). With two SD cards, a camera operator can select backup recording. 
  • Still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (Still shots can also be captured during video recording.) 

 

Specifications Supporting Professional Use 

  • 2 channel XLR audio inputs (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable). 
  • Audio CH1/CH2 with individual level controls and input selection. 
  • HDMI output, AV Multi output (D-connector, composite video and audio 2 channel), USB connector. 
  • Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and Rec Start/Stop functions. 
  • The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a zoom speed control (three speed steps) for the lens.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

General Specification

Supply Voltage: DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used) ,  DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)

Power Consumption: 12.9 W 

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (no condensation)

Weight: Approx. 1.50 kg (Approx. 3.3 lb/main unit only),  Approx. 1.78 kg,  (Approx. 3.9 lb/with battery and an SD card)

Dimensions (W X H X D): 160 mm x 195 mm x 350 mm excluding protruding parts,  (6-5/16 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 13-1/16 inches)


Camera Section

Pickup Devices: 1/4.7 type 3MOS image sensor 

Effective pixels: Approx. 8,040K (Approx. 2,680K x 3)

Lens: Auto Iris optical zoom (Full range AF) 

F value (focal length): F1.5 to F2.8 (Focal length; 2.84 mm to 34.1 mm) 

35 mm equivalent: Motion picture/Still picture; 29.8 mm to 383.7 mm (16:9) 

Minimum focus distance: Approx. 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) (Wide), Approx. 1.2 m (3.9 feet) (Tele)

Filter Diameter: 49 mm

Zoom: 12x optical zoom, 25x i.Zoom, 2x/5x/10x digital zoom

Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter ON) , 1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter OFF) at 50i/50p/25p motion picture recording, manual mode

Image Stabilizer Function: Optical (hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode)

Minimum Illumination: Approx. 3 lx (iA mode, auto slow shutter ON)


Memory Card Recorder Section

Recording Format: AVCHD version 2.0 compliant, AVCHD Progressive

Motion Picture Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Compression: Dolby Digital (5.1ch/2 ch)

Still Picture Recording Format: JPEG corresponding (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard)

Recording Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card


Video Output

AV Multi Output: Component video output level:  Y: 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω, PB: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω, PR: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω 

AV video output level: 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω

HDMI Output: HDMI 1080p/1080i/576p


Audio Input/Output

LINE: 2 ch (AV Multi terminal)

HDMI Output: Dolby Digital/Linear PCM

Headphones Output: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack 

XLR Input: XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT1/INPUT2), LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: –50/–60 dBu (switch with the menu)

Microphone: 5.1 ch surround microphone (with zoom/focus microphone function/stereo microphone


Other Input/Output

USB: Reader function (No copyright protection support) Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type Mini B

Camera Remote: 2.5 mm diameter, super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM, REC S/S) 3.5 mm diameter, mini jack x 1 (FOCUS, IRIS)


Monitor

Monitor: 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) wide LCD monitor (Approx. 1152 K dots)

Viewfinder: 0.61 cm (0.24 inches) wide EVF (Approx. 263 K dots)


Included Accessories

Battery pack, Battery charger, AC adaptor, AC cable (x 2), Eye cup, Remote control (Battery built-in), CD-ROM (Operating Instructions), USB cable, AV multi cable, Lens cap, Shoulder strap, Microphone holder, INPUT terminal cap (2 caps), Microphone holder adaptor, Microphone holder screws

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