Panasonic AG-HMC42 AVCHD Camcorder PAL

Panasonic AG-HMC42 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
The AG-HMC42 is a super-compact, lightweight handheld camcorder packed with an impressive range of professional features including full HD 3MOS imagers, high-resolution 10.6-megapixal still photo capture, 12x optical zoom and high-quality solid-state AVCHD recording on widely-available SD cards.

See also : Panasonic AG-AC90A AVCHD Camcorder PAL



Power Supply: DC7.2V (using with battery), 7.3V (using with AC adapter)
Power Consumption: 7.8 W (max., when the AG-MYA30G XLR microphone adapter is connected)
5.8 W (in standalone condition)
Operating Temperature: 0 to 40oC
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (No condensation)
Weight: Approx. 0.98 kg camcorder only
Approx. 1.4 kg including SD memory cards, supplied battery,
microphone and XLR adapter
Dimensions (W x H x D): 136 x 135 x 304 mm excluding the projection part


Pick-up Device: 3MOS (1/4.1-inch progressive modes supported)
Picture Elements: Total: Approx. 3.05 megapixels x 3
Effective (video): Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)
Effective (still image): Approx. 2.32 megapixels x 3 (4:3),
Approx. 2.65 megapixels x 3 (3:2), Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)
Lens: LEICA DICOMAR lens with optical image stabiliser,
motorised/manual mode switching,
12x zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0mm to 48mm)
35mm equivalent (video): 40.8mm to 490mm (16:9)
35mm equivalent (still image): 41.3mm to 496mm (3:2),
40.8mm to 490mm (16:9), 45.0mm to 540mm (4:3)
Optical Colour Separation: Prism system
ND Filter: Auto On/Off by IRIS
Minimum shooting distance: 0.9 m
Gain Selection: 0 dB to +24 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps;
USER button allocation; up to +34 dB using the High Gain setting)
0 dB to +18 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps)
Shutter Speed (Preset): 50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)
25p mode: 1/25 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
1/2 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (16 steps)
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.
Slow Shutter Speed: 50i/50p 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.
Minimum Luminance: Approx. 1 lx (Gain: +34dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)
Digital Zoom: 2x/5x/10x (Assigned to the USER button, only available for 1080/50i, 720/50p)
Filter Diameter: 43mm

Video Recording

Recording Format: AVCHD
Compression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Media: SD Memory Card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card : 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
Recording Video Format: PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p, 720/25p (over 50p)
Transmission Rate: PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, Max. 24 Mbps)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR), HG mode: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Interval REC: 1sec. / 10sec. / 30sec. / 1min. / 2min. / OFF
SD Memory Card: Max. recordable clips per card: 900
(after formatting, without removing/inserting the card)
Max. playable clips: 1,000 (up to 1,000 clips displayed)
Thumbnail View: Selectable from 20 frames/page, 9 frames/page, and 1 frame/page
Editing Functions: Delete, write-protect
Formatting Function: Yes

Still Picture

Compression Method: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2 standard), DPOF
Recording Media: SD Memory Card: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB,
512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
Recording Pixels: [4:3] 9 megapixels / 8 megapixels / 5 megapixels / 0.3 megapixels
[3:2] 10.6 megapixels / 7 megapixels / 4.5 megapixels
[16:9] 10 megapixels / 6 megapixels / 3.5 megapixels
Quality: Fine/Normal
Flach Function: No
Number of Recordable
Still Pictures (approx):
[4:3] 6030 (9M 3520 x 2640 pixels)
[3:2] 5300 (10.6M 3984 x 2656 pixels)
[16:9] 5580 (10M 4224 x 2376 pixels)

Video System

Video Signals: 1080/50i, 720/50p
HDMI Output: HDMI x 1 (HDMI Type A terminal), 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
(Not compatible with VIERA Link)
Component Output: Mini-D x 1, Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm , PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
A/V Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm

Audio System

Compression Method: Recording/Playback: Dolby Digital/2 ch
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 16 bit
Compression Bit-rate: PH mode: 384 kbps, HA, HG and HE mode: 256 kbps

Audio IN/OUT

XLR Input: Exclusive terminal for AG-MYA30G
Internal Microphone: Stereo microphone
A/V Output: Output: 316 mV, 600 Ohm, 2 ch
HDMI Output: 2 ch (Linear PCM), 5.1 ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphone: Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1
Built-in Speaker: 20 mm (round) x 1
External Microphone Input: -70 dBV (Mic sensitivity: -50 dB equivalent, 0 dB=1 V/Pa 1 kHz)
Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (Not compatible with plug-in power microphone)
[Other Connectors]
USB: Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
Camera Remote: Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1, for zoom and rec start/stop operations
Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1, for focus and iris controls


LCD Monitor: 2.7 inches, wide LCD colour monitor, Approx. 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder: 0.26 inches, wide LCD colour viewfinder, Approx. 113,000 pixels

In the Box

AC Adapter/Charger
2640 mAh Battery Pack
AC Cable
DC Cable
Wireless Remote Controller
Eye Cup
Shoulder Belt
Component Video Cable
AV Cable
PIN-BNC Conversion Plug
Touch Pad
AVCCAM Restorer

Optional Accessories


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Rating: 5.0
By from RSA on
Product very good envy of my peers l just love the functions that are executed using the features of my broadcasting camera

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