Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCHD Camcorder

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Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCHD Camcorder
1/3-inch 2.2 Mp 3MOS Sensor
Integrated 22x (28-616mm Equivalent) Lens
3.45" 1920 x 480 LCD Screen
Variable Frame Rate Recording at 1080p
PAL / NTCS switchable
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slots
AVCHD & DV Recording (SD) Modes
Two-Channel XLR Inputs & LPCM Recording

See also : Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder

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, PAL

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 Slots: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC slots

Shutter Speed
60i mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
30p mode: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
24p mode: 1/24, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
50i/50p modes: 50i/50p: 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
25p: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second

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
50i/50p mode: 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 second
25p mode: 1/6, 1/12 second

Synchro Scan Shutter
60i mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 second
30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 second
24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 second
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 second
25p mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 second

Shutter Opening Angle: 3-359.5o in 0.5o increments

Frame Rates
24, 30, 60 fps
Variable Frame Rates:
1080/24p, 1080/30p: 2, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60 fps
1080/25p: 2, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50 fps

Gain Selection:
0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 dB (+24 dB, +30 dB: USER button S.GAIN only)

Recording Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card

Recording Formats:
AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), DV standard (AVI Type2)

Video Signals
PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p, 720/23.98pN
PM mode: 720/59.94p, 720/50p
HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i
DV mode: 576/50i, 576/25p, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p

Sampling Frequency
4:2:0 (AVCHD)
4:1:1 (DV)

Video Compression
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
DV (DV)

Video Bitrates
PH mode: Approx. 21 Mb/s (VBR)
PM mode: Approx. 8 Mb/s (VBR)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mb/s (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mb/s (VBR)

Interval Recording:
1 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min / 2 min interval, maximum 168 hours (1 week) recording (PH 1080/24p mode is fixed)

Audio Signal:
Dolby Digital 2-channel and 48 kHz/16-bit, Linear PCM 2-channel (switchable in PH mode of AVCHD)
Dolby Digital 2-channel (PM/HA/HE modes of AVCHD)
48 kHz/16-bit, Linear PCM 2-channel (DV)

Audio Bitrates
PH mode: 384 kb/s
PM/HA/HE mode: 256 kb/s

Speaker: 1x 20mm diameter

Video Outputs
SDI: 1x BNC, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ohm, HD/SD switchable
HDMI: 1x HDMI Type A, VIERA Link not supported
Composite Video: 1x Pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ohm

Audio Input:
2x XLR 3-pin (input 1, input 2)
Line/Mic/+48V switchable
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 dBu / -50 dBu / -60 dBu switching via menu
Built-in Mic In supports stereo microphones

Audio Output:
2x pin jack (channel 1 / channel 2), 316mV, 600 ohm output
1x 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack for headphones
Via HDMI: 2-channel (linear PCM) & 5.1-channel (Dolby Digital)

Other I/O Connections
Time Code Preset In/Out
Camera Remote
Index Remote
IEEE 1394: 1x 6-pin, digital output only
USB 2.0

Power Requirements:
7.2V DC via battery
7.3V DC via AC adapter

Power Consumption: 11.8W when recording

Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 oC (32 to 104 oF)

Operating Humidity: 10-80% (no condensation)

Dimensions (WxHxD): 7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (180 x 195 x 438mm)

Weight: Approx. 5.3 lb (2.4 kg) excluding battery and accessories

In the Box

AC Adapter/Battery Charger
AC Cord
DC Cord
VW-VBG6 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Wireless Remote Controller with Battery
Microphone Holder
Eye Cup
Shoulder Strap
CD-ROM
Panasonic AG-AC160 Manual

Reviews

Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Surprise Cam
Rating: 5.0
By from Perth on
This cam is not just an upgrade from the 152 model. There are many improved features with this camera both with Hardware and the operating software which has had a re-write. Much more logical menu layout and simplified structure.
22x lens is great, Improved viewing screen is awesome.

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