Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Screen & Built-In LED Light

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Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Screen & Built-In LED Light
Key Features
  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light
  • 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 up to 59,94p
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
Panasonic's AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Screen and Built-In LED Light is at home shooting corporate, event, and indie projects. It features a 1/3.1" BSI MOS sensor for improved low-light performance and incorporates a 20x zoom lens with 5-axis hybrid image stabilization. The lens also features electronically linked geared iris rings for manual control of focus, zoom, and iris. Built-into the top handle is an LED light for illuminating your subject in dim light.
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Panasonic AG-AC30 Overview

Panasonic's AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Screen and Built-In LED Light is at home shooting corporate, event, and indie projects. It features a 1/3.1" BSI MOS sensor for improved low-light performance and incorporates a 20x zoom lens with 5-axis hybrid image stabilization. The lens also features electronically linked geared iris rings for manual control of focus, zoom, and iris. Built-into the top handle is an LED light for illuminating your subject in dim light.

Two viewfinders provide you a choice when operating the camera with either a traditional tilt up color EVF, or a pullout LCD high resolution touchscreen. The LCD touchscreen is positioned above the lens for a more natural viewing experience when shooting handheld. Slow motion recording functionality is included, allowing you to record in Full HD up to 120 fps. The camera records in MP4, MOV, or AVCHD codecs, and features dual SDXC media card slots. allowing you to use relay recording or simultaneous recording.

A built-in LED light illuminates your subjects with a bright (300 lux at 1 meter) beam of daylight balanced light. If the beam is too harsh, an included diffusion filter covers and softens the light. If you need tungsten balanced light, a color conversion filter is included as well.
The integrated 20x optical zoom lens provides sharp images and an equivalent 35mm focal length range of 29.5 to 612mm (16:9). The lens also features a 49mm filter thread.
The camera employs 5-axis hybrid O.I.S. compensating for side-to-side, up-down, forward-back handheld shake.
The AG-AC30 features electronically linked zoom, focus, and iris rings on the lens. The rings are textured for better tactile feel.
The camera shoots and records HD at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94i, and 59.94p in MP4/MOV at 50Mb/s. AVCHD recording at 59.94p averages 25Mb/s for FHD, and as well at 59.94i and 23.98p at lower data rates. You can also shoot in 1280 x 720 or 720 x 480i, although that signal is cropped and squeezed.
A selection for super slow motion allows you to shoot FHD (1920 x 1080) at 120 fps.
The camera records in either MP4, MOV, AVCHD, or AVCHD Progressive.
The sensor features a design that moves the circuitry normally found in front of the photosites to the back of the sensor's substrate. this allows more photons to strike the photosites, increasing the sensitivity of the sensor.
An illuminated ring lets your subject know when you are recording by changing from blue to red. Although this is pleasant in appearance, this feature can be disabled in the camera's menu.
You can activate a level indicator overlay, which can be useful to check the camera is level when shooting handheld or with a stabilizer.
The camera incorporates a built-in microphone, and two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for line or mic level input.
UPC: 885170288409

Panasonic AG-AC30 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 6.03 Megapixel
Sensor Type1/3.1" MOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Built-In ND FilterNone
Shutter Speed1/6 to 1/8000 sec
Minimum Illumination1.4 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
Lens
Focal Length4.1 to 81.6mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 29.5 to 612mm)
Max Digital Zoom200x
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 3.6
Filter Size49 mm
Recording
Audio Recording2-Channel
Still Image SupportJPEG
2 MP (1920 x 1080)
IP StreamingNone
Video Connectors1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Microphone Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x 3.5 mm Control
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Micro-B
Size3.0"
Resolution460,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
EVF
Screen Size.24"
EVF Resolution1,555,000 Dots
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Built-In LightYes
Dimensions6.7 x 6.7 x 13.2" / 17 x 17 x 33.5 cm
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.3 x 12.1 x 11.4"
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