Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens


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  • Large 4/3-type MOS Sensor
  • 14-140mm Lumix HD Zoom Lens
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Uses Still & Cinema Lenses
  • 1080i/p, 720p
  • HD-SDI, HDMI Output, Dual XLR Input
  • Internal ND Filter Wheel
  • 2x Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • 2x 32GB SDHC Cards
  • Camcorder Bag
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Panasonic AG-AF100A overview

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The AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens is a B&H Kit that lets you shoot professional-looking video right out of the box. With its large sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and professional controls--not to mention its ability to create gorgeous high-definition images--the AG-AF100 is a revolutionary product that's taking the production community by storm.

Among so many praiseworthy attributes, a key one is its ability to utilize nearly any photo or cinema lens, past or present. But for the full autofocus functionality and silent operation needed for many types of video production, the included Lumix 14-140mm HD lens promises to be a workhorse. Designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds system, it offers full communication with the AF100 and takes advantage of the camera's various picture tracking features. At the same time, its 10x zoom uses 4 aspherical and 2 ED lenses to create superb images in a lightweight and affordable package.

Along with the camera and lens, this kit comes with an extra rechargeable lithium-ion battery, two 32GB SDHC memory cards for capturing hours of video, and a soft, top-loading camcorder bag to keep your precious cargo safe and dry.

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AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oldie but Goodie The AG-AF100 had its debut about 5 years ago and its reconfig to the AF100A about 3 years back. There are plenty of information and reviews already out there about this camera and its features, and B&H gives a detailed description of what the AF100A offers. It was a great deal from B&H on the Starter Kit package so I bought the AF100A. After using the camera for a few weeks, I'm very glad I made the purchase. Is the AF100A a great cinema camera? Well, no. But then, you're not driving through a $6K+ neighborhood, either. I bought this to replace an aging Sony Z1U and play with a Z100 and HPX250. Why do I like the AF100A? -Interchangeable Lens Abilities, for one thing. I have a few great lenses I paid a lot of money for in the past that I can now use with just a couple adapters. Long lens? Primes? Fisheye cine? In my World, that's a big deal to have lens versatility. I'm not stuck with a fixed lens camera. -Value. Sure, it's an older camera. But look at what's currently out there for about the same price. Nothing I saw had these same features. Yes, you can get entry level 4K for around the same price, but it won't have many of the pro features found on the AF100A. Besides, most of what I shoot currently and in the foreseeable future gets delivered to clients in 1080p 30 or 60. The only reason I use my Z100 in 4K instead of 1080p is for versatility in edit. -Great size/weight. Even with a large lens, I can mount this on a small travel jib, a slider, a FlyCam steady-cam rig. With the shoulder mount rail system I bought, I have used this camera for hours with no problem. Throw on a large lens, matte box, follow focus and zoom pack and this camera looks great and just works. Balances well with most average lenses. -Variable frame rates, shallow DOF, selectable ND filters, programmable user buttons, SDI 4:2:2 8/10-bit, XLR, vector/waveform, decent in low-light (4/3 Imager), clean picture, cinema look. -Panasonic Customer Care. I have had Panasonic cameras for the last 8 years. They have always handled any issues I have had quickly and fairly. There was a small issue upon delivery with this AF100 that was immdiately handled by the local Panasonic Rep. This is a better camera than you may think. Especially at it's current price-point. Very versatile. Coupled with a main 4K camera it's a great #2 or #3 camera if you are a working professional. So far, I've shot sports action, studio interviews, car racing, a corporate event (with LiveStream) and a nature trail project using this camera. With the correct settings and lenses, each shoot has resulted in great footage. Drawbacks? There is no REC button on the handle near the front thumb position. It's down below the grip on the right side of the camera. You have to use your index or middle finger, which throws off the balance of the camera during handheld shots. Also, it's sometimes a bit noisy, but the correct adjustments limit that. The learning curve is a little steep on some areas. If you buy this camera, make sure to get your hands on Barry Green's AF100 book. IMHO, It's very helpful.
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised at the quality of image. Simple to use, produces great images for what it is. Does feel cheap and 'plastic-e.' AF is a little slow. Do really like the audio inputs and controls. I come back to the images. I was surprised at the images that were coming out of the camera. They are actually very good for what this camera is. The camera is a little on the cool side with the images, but overall I was surprised and happy with form and function of the camera.
Date published: 2016-11-24
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