Panasonic AG-AC90AEN AVCCAM Camcorder (PAL)

Panasonic AG-AC90AEN AVCCAM Camcorder (PAL)

Panasonic AG-AC90AEN AVCCAM Camcorder (PAL)


Product Highlights

  • Three 1/4.7" Full HD 2.19MP MOS Sensors
  • 12x Zoom Lens: 29.8 to 357.6mm
  • 1920x1080 50p, 50i, and 25p
  • 576/50i Mode for Cloud Server Uploading
  • Nano Surface Lens Coating Reduces Flare
  • 5-Axis OIS / Pixel Shifting Technology
  • Intelligent 25x Digital Zoom Function
  • Dual SD Memory Card Slots
  • Copy Content from One SD Card to Another
  • Two-Channel XLR Audio Inputs
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

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  • 1Description

The Panasonic AG-AC90AEN AVCCAM Camcorder is designed to be compatible with European broadcast standards and features three 1/4.7" sized MOS sensors (3MOS), with 2.19MP each to capture Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video at up to 50p. It is an update to the AG-AC90A, offering additional 720p60 and 576i/50 3.5Mbps recording modes, as well as other enhancements such as the ability to copy content from one SD card to another in-camera. Features inherited from the AG-AC90 include the 12x zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 29.8 to 357.6mm, Nano Surface Coating for reduced ghosting and lens flares, and three manual control rings for focus, zoom, and iris.

The AG-AC90AEN records Full HD 1920x1080 video in a variety of frame rates using the AVCHD codec, including 50p, 50i, and 25p. You can also record SD video, including a low 3.5Mbps bit-rate mode for easy uploading to cloud servers. Date and time stamps can be super-imposed over the video, a feature useful for law enforcement and legal depositions.

Two SD memory card slots are available for expanded memory or simultaneous recording to both cards for an instant backup. The camcorder is compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC card up to 64GB, with support for ultra high-speed UHS-I speed class 1. It is also compatible with optional Eye-Fi SD cards for Wi-Fi transfer to your mobile device A five-axis image stabilizer improves stabilization for handheld shooting, and 4x pixel shifting technology helps to create a sharper image. An Intelligent 25x digital zoom function makes automatic adjustments of edge, gradation, and detail.

In addition to a built-in microphone, two XLR audio inputs provide an interface for professional grade, external microphones. Audio Channel 1 and Channel 2 feature individual level controls and input selection, including 48V phantom power supply on/off.

New Features
The AG-AC90A provides the following updates over the AG-AC90:
  • PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps)
  • CS mode (720x480, 3.5Mbps) for cloud service utilization
  • Ability to copy content from one SD card to another
  • Date and time superimpose function, ideal for law enforcement and legal depositions
  • Freeze Frame on video out
  • Eye-Fi card support
  • Variable White Balance function
  • Additional marker displays
  • Digital Range Stretch (DRS) on/off user button
1/4.7" Full HD 2.19MP MOS Sensors
Three 1/4.7" sized MOS sensors - a configuration Panasonic calls 3MOS - featuring 2.19MP each. These sensors capture native Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video.
Non-Interchangeable Lens with 12x Zoom Ratio
The camera's zoom lens features up to f/1.5 brightness and produces an angle-of-view equal to 29.8-357.6mm on 35mm format. Nano Surface lens coating reduces ghosting and flare, and three manual control rings facilitate adjustments for focus, zoom and iris.
Geared Zoom Focus & Iris Rings
The lens features geared lens rings for zoom, focus, and iris, which provides you with manual control without having to select functions of a wheel, lever, or ring.
Variable Frame Rates
The AG-AC90AEN can record 1920x1080 resolution at 50p, 50i, and 25p; in addition to SD 576/50i.
LCD Touch Panel
The 3.5" touchscreen LCD has a 1,152,000 dot resolution and slides into the handle front for quick access. It rotates 270° for high-angel, low-angle, or self-shooting (in Mirror mode). Menu settings and playback can be controlled using the touchscreen display
Dual SD Memory Card Slots
Two media card slots accept SD memory cards for expanded memory or simultaneous recording to both cards for an instant backup. The AG-AC90A is compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, with support for ultra high-speed UHS-I Speed Class 1 cards.
Five-Axis OIS and Pixel Shifting
Five-Axis optical image stabilization makes for smoother handheld videos, and pixel shifting helps to create a sharper image.
Intelligent 25x Digital Zoom Function
An intelligent digital zoom achieves up to 25x seamless zooming. The digital zoom function is also available in 2, 5, and 10x zoom.
3MP Still Photographs
3MP still photographs can also be captured during video recording.
Versatile Recording Functions
Interval Recording captures one frame at a time in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min). Pre Record prevents missed opportunities by storing about 3 seconds of video and audio data in temporary memory prior to pressing the Rec button. Record Check lets you check the end of the most recently recorded clip with one-touch ease, and Last Clip Delete provides one-touch delete of the most recently recorded clip.
XLR Input and Other Professional Audio Features
In addition to a built-in 5.1-channel surround sound mic, the AG-AC90A features 2-channel XLR audio input terminals for external mic use. Input (Mic/Line) can be selected for CH1/CH2 independently, and a 48 V phantom power supply (ON/OFF) and level control are provided.
Professional Interfaces and Design
An HDMI output supports digital output of video and audio signals to a wide variety of HD devices. Other connections include an AV Multi output for analog video and audio, an analog component video (component terminal), analog composite video (pin jack), and analog audio (L/R pin jacks) through the bundled cable. USB 2.0 connectivity aids users in transferring files to a PC, and remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and rec start/stop functions.
Focus Assist and Push AF
The Focus Assist (Focus in Red) button shows when your subject is in focus by outlining subject edges in red on the LCD monitor. Push AF activates the AF function while in Manual mode with the press of a button (allocated to a User button). This provides handy support for manual focusing.
Scene Files
Six scene settings allow for immediate response to a variety of shooting situation.
  • DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher): Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights by visually expanding the dynamic range. This function can be assigned to the user button.
  • 7 Mode Gamma: Allows selection from seven gamma curves: HD NORM / LOW / SD NORM / HIGH / B.PRESS / CINE-LIKE D / CINE-LIKE V
  • Other settings: H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail, chroma level, chroma phase, color temp and master pedestal, auto iris level, knee (LOW/MID/HIGH), matrix (NORM1/NORM2/FLUO/CINE-LIKE)
Additional Features
  • Zebra patterns
  • Color bar / test tone
  • Display/Mode check button
  • Auto slow shutter
  • White balance adjustment
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
  • Screen markers
  • Seven user customizable function buttons
In the Box
Panasonic AG-AC90AEN AVCCAM Camcorder (PAL)
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Adaptor
  • 2 x AC Cable
  • Eye Cup
  • Remote Control
  • CD-ROM (Operating Instructions)
  • USB Cable
  • AV Multi Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Microphone Holder
  • 2 x Input Terminal Cap
  • Microphone Holder Adaptor
  • Microphone Holder Screws
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor Type 3MOS (with backside illumination)
    Sensor Size 1/4.7"
    Sensor Resolution Approx. 8,040K (Approx. 2,680K x 3)
    Minimum Illumination Approx. 3 lux (iA mode, auto slow shutter ON)
    Focal Length 2.84 - 34.1mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.8 - 383.7.6mm (16:9)
    Zoom Ratio 12x optical
    25x i.Zoom
    2x, 5x, 10x digital zoom
    Aperture f/1.5 to f/2.8
    Lens Coating Nano Surface Coating
    Control Rings 3 (focus, zoom, iris)
    Filter Thread 49 mm
    Image Stabilization Optical (hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode)
    Recording Specifications
    Signal System PAL
    Video Format AVCHD version 2.0 compliant, AVCHD Progressive
    Compression Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Dolby Digital (5.1ch/2 ch)
    Still Picture: JPEG (based on Exif 2.2 standard)
    Recording Modes PS Mode: 1920x1080 50p (25 Mbps average; 28 Mbps max)
    PH Mode: 1920x1080 50i/25p (21 Mbps average; 24 Mbps max)
    HA Mode: 1920x1080 50i (17 Mbps average)
    HE Mode: 1440x1080 50i (6 Mbps average)
    SA Mode: 720x576 50i (9 Mbps average)
    Maximum Recording Time With two 64GB SDXC memory cards:

    PS Mode: Approx. 10 hours 40 minutes
    PH Mode: Approx. 12 hours
    HA Mode: Approx. 16 hours
    HE Mode: Approx. 48 hours
    SA Mode: Approx. 33 hours

    Note: The maximum continuous recording time is 6 hours regardless of the recording mode.
    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
    Audio Channels CH1, CH2
    Audio Format Dolby Digital (5.1 / 2 ch)
    Still Capture 3 MP still photographs (can be captured during video recording)
    Recording Media 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC (compatible with UHS-I Speed Class 1)
    Input/Outputs 1 x HDMI output (1080p/1080i/576p)
    1 x AV Multi output (D-connector, component video, composite video and audio 2 channel)
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x 2.5mm remote terminal for zoom and REC START/STOP
    1 x 3.5mm remote terminal for iris and focus
    2 x XLR audio input (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable)
    General Specifications
    LCD Monitor 3.5" (8.8 cm) touchscreen
    1,152 K dot resolution
    270° rotation
    Viewfinder 0.24" LCOS color EVF with 263 K dot resolution
    Supply Voltage DC 12V (when the AC adaptor is used)
    DC 7.2V (when the battery is used)
    Power Consumption 12.9 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)
    Operating Humidity 10 to 80% (no condensation)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Excluding protrusions: 6.30 x 7.68 x 13.78" (16.0 x 19.5 x 35.0 cm)
    Weight Main Unit Only: Approx. 3.3 lb (1.50 kg)
    With Battery and an SD Card: Approx. 3.9 lb (1.78 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 11.3 x 10.0"

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