Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder

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Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Recommended replacement : Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder

PAL / NTCS switchable
1/3" 2.2 MP 3MOS Sensor
1080/60p and 1080/50p Recording
Expanded Focus Assist
Turbo Speed One-Push Auto Focus
Integrated 22x Lens / 28-616mm Equiv.
3.45" 1920 x 480 LCD
Variable Frame Rate Recording at 1080p
1080p60 / p30 / p24 / 720p60 + 60/50 Hz
Dual SD / SDHC / SDXC Card Slots
AVCHD/Standard Definition DV Recording

Specifications

Image Sensor : 1/3 type progressive, 3MOS, 2.2 million pixels
Effective Pixels : 1920 x 1080
Lens : Panasonic lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized / manual mode switching, 22x zoom, F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm / 35 mm equivalent: 28 mm to 616 mm, 16:9)
Filter Diameter : 72 mm
Optical Color Separation : Prism system
ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting Distance : Approx. 3 ft (approx. 1 m)
Gain Selection : 0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24 / +30 dB (+24 and +30 dB are to be allocated only for USER SW)
Color Temperature : ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Digital Zoom : 2x / 5x / 10x (to be allocated on USER button, switching by pushing the button)
Minimum Luminance : 0.4 lx (when F1.6, +30dB of gain, and 1/30 sec. of shutter speed)

Shutter Speed

Preset -
50i/50p mode : 1/50 sec.(OFF), 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.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
60i/60p mode : 1/60 sec.(OFF), 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode : 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec(OFF)., 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(OFF)., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.

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.
60i/60p mode : 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
30p mode : 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
24p mode : 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.

All mode : 3.0 deg. to 360.0 deg. (by 0.5 degree step selectable) (default = 180.0 deg.)

Slow -
(VFR on SCENE FILE need to be "OFF".)
50i/50p mode : 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec. and 1/25 sec.
25p mode : 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
60i/60p mode : 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec. and 1/30 sec.
30p mode : 1/8 sec. and 1/15 sec.
24p mode : 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.

File Format

AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
DV : AVI Type2

Recording Media

AVCHD :
SD memory card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card : 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card : 48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)

DV :
SD memory card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card : 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card : 8GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)

Recording Video Format

50 Hz mode -
PH mode : 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
PM mode : 720/50p

59.94 Hz mode -
PH mode : 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p (over 59.94p), and 720/23.98p
HA, HE mode : 1080/59.94i only
PM mode : 720/59.94p

The AG-AC160A features 1080/60p and 1080/50p HD recording formats in new PS mode at max of 28Mbps

Transmission Rates

AVCHD
PH mode : approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, max 24 Mbps)
PM mode : approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode : approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode : approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)

Interval Recording

AVCHD : OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 2 min.
Recording mode needs to be set in "PH 1080/25p" or "1080/23.98p"
Maximum continuous recording duration is 168 hours (7 days)

Frame Rate

AVCHD
50 Hz mode -
1080/25p : 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 37 / 42 / 45 / 48 / 50 fps
59.94 Hz mode -
1080/23.98p or 1080/29.97p: 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 / 40 / 44 / 48 / 54 / 60 fps

Video Out

AVCHD :
SDI x1, .8Vp-p, 75 Ohm, HD/SD auto-detect, but none-converting between HD/SD
HDMI x1, type A (1080i / 720p)
Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohm, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)

DV :
SDI x1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Pin jack x1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohm, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
FireWire IEEE 1394 6-pin x1

Audio Compression

AVCHD
PH mode : Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode : Dolby Digital/2ch

DV
Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)

Audio Sampling Frequency : AVCHD / DV 48 kHz
Audio Quantization : AVCHD / DV 16 bit
Audio Bit Rate : AVCHD PH mode : 384kbps, PM/HA/HE mode : 256kbps
Built-In Microphone : Stereo microphone

Audio In

3-pin XLR x2 (Input 1, Input 2)
Line / Mic switchable, high-impedance
Line : 0 dBu
Mic : -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)
Mic Power : +48V ON/OFF switchable
Headphone : 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x1
Headroom 12dB

Audio Out

Pin jack x 2 (ch 1, ch 2), output: 316 mV, 600 Ohm
SDI : 2 ch (linear PCM)
HDMI : 2 ch (linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)

Built-in Speaker : Round built-in speaker 2cm (.78 in) x 1

Remote
Camera remote :
2.5 mm super mini jack x1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP
3.5 mm mini jack x1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls

INDEX remote :
2.5 mm super mini jack x 1

TC Preset

In : 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p, 10 k Ohm
Out : 2.0+/-0.5 Vp-p, low impedance
They double as video out

USB 2.0 : Mini B type connector

LCD Monitor

3.45" LCD color monitor (8.76 cm)
Approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)

Viewfinder : .45 inches, LCD color viewfinder (1.14 cm), Approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)

Power Supply : DC7.2 V (using battery), 7.3 V (using AC adaptor)
Power Consumption : 11.8 W (when recording)
Operating Temperature : 0 to 40oC (32 to 104oF)
Operating Humidity : 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Dimensions : 18 x 19.5 x 43.8 cm (7 x 7.69 x 17.25 in) excluding protrusions
Weight : 2.4 kg (Approx. 5.3 lbs) excluding battery and accessories

In the Box

AC Adapter/Battery Charger
AC Cord
DC Cord
Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Hand Strap
CGA-E/625 7.2V 5800mAh 42Wh Battery
Wireless Remote Controller with Battery
Microphone Holder
4 x Microphone Holder Screws
Microphone Holder Adapter
Eye Cup
Shoulder Strap
CD-ROM
Panasonic AG-AC160A Manual

Reviews

Reviewed by 7 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Perth Western Australia on
Ordered Friday - Delivered Monday - suitably impressed - thank you GMP
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Skopje, Macedonia on
Love it
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from indonesia on
Kamera video rekomended
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Lelystad, Netherlands on
This was my second purchase with this company.
Item as promised and well packed.
3-days shipping to the Netherlands !
All questions were fully and instant answered.
And:
Although I had to pay tax the totall cost worked out to be much lower then anywhere in Europe.
No reserve and fully recomended !
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Bruxelles on
Merveilleuse caméra, très polyvalente. Première commande chez Globalmediapro, mais certainement pas la dernière.
Aucun problème à la livraison, délais ultra bons malgré un paiement par virement, bref, nous sommes ravis du produit et du service!
Panasonic AG-AC160
Rating: 5.0
By from Saudi Arabia on
I am very happy having used Globalmediapro to order this camcorder. I found a very good price and very good quality as far the customer relation and the serious of the delivery.
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Rating: 5.0
By from Lithuania on
Already bought a second camera and do not have any negative comments .

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