Panasonic Corporation will release the AG-AC90 memory card camera recorder, a new "AVCCAM" series model, in October 2012.
The AG-AC90 new memory card recorder combines the high image quality,
advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a
stylish, easy-to-handle design. Its zoom lens extends from 29.8 mm (35mm
equivalent) wide angle to 12x optical zoom, with a high speed of F1.5
brightness. BSI (backside illumination) type 3MOS image sensors exhibit
high sensitivity, Full-HD resolution and a high S/N ratio.
recorder section supports both PS mode, for Full-HD progressive image
production, and pro-use PH mode. This gives a camera operator the field
of view, image quality, and file/video formats he/she needs for news
gathering and image production. Other professional operating features
include Triple Manual Rings (focus, zoom and iris) that approach the
versatility and feel of the interchangeable lenses, XLR Microphone/Audio
inputs, and remote terminals to provide the system expandability that
professional applications require.
The AG-AC90 AVCCAM memory card recorder will be available in October, 2012 at suggested price of €1800 RRP (excluding VAT).
The AG-AC90 will be exhibited at the Beijing International Radio, TV
& Film Equipment Exhibition "BIRTV2012" to be held at the China
International Exhibition Center (CIEC) from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday
25th August, and at the European International Broadcasting Convention
"IBC2012" to be held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands from
Friday 7th to Tuesday 11th September.
Main Features of AG-AC90
29.8mm Wide-Angle / High powered Zoom Lens
The high-powered 12x zoom lens includes a 29.8 mm (35 mm equivalent)
wide-angle setting. When using the Intelligent 25x digital zoom, it
achieves up to 25x seamless zooming. In addition, it also features 2x,
5x and 10x digital zoom function. Panasonic’s unique Nano Surface
Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring, and a high speed, F1.5 brightness
enables extremely clear image rendering. The built-in 5-axis Hybrid OIS
(Optical Image Stabilizer) ensures stable handheld shooting.
High-Sensitivity BSI Type 3MOS Sensors
Three (RGB) backside illumination corresponding 1/4.7 type MOS image
sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,190,000 pixels. This makes it
possible to capture excellent images with high definition and superb
color reproduction even in dimly lit locations. The image processing
circuit, which is tuned for professional use, produces highly natural
gradation and sharp detail.
Easy Operation with Triple Manual Rings and a High-Definition LCD monitor
The lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris
operation to enable the kind of speedy, intuitive camera work that is
generally associated with interchangeable lenses. The 8.89 cm (3.5
inches) LCD monitor (touch panel), which stores easily inside the top
front part of the handle, has approximately 1,150,000 dot resolution to
enhance focusing, and includes focus assist, zebra, and color bar
display functions. The LCD monitor rotates 270 degrees for easy
low-angle, high-angle, and self-interview shootings.
High-Quality Recording with AVCHD PS/PH Modes
• Professional AVCHD Modes: PS mode for Full-HD (1920 x 1080) and progressive (60p) image acquisition and high quality PH mode.
• HD/SD Multi-Formats: [60 Hz model]: 1080/60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 480/60i.
[50 Hz model]: 1080/50p, 50i, 25p, 576/50i.
• Dual SD Card Slots (support SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Cards). With two SD cards, a camera operator can select backup recording.
• Still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (Still shots can also be captured during video recording.)
Specifications Supporting Professional Use
• 2 channel XLR audio inputs (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable).
• Audio CH1/CH2 with individual level controls and input selection.
• HDMI output, AV Multi output (D-connector, composite video and audio 2 channel), USB connector.
• Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and Rec Start/Stop functions.
• The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop
button and a zoom speed control (three speed steps) for the lens.
information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's
website at http://panasonic.net/