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29/06/2016

Panasonic Announces New Palm Camcorder

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Panasonic has announced a new palm camcorder, which is set to replace the AG-AC90.

Aimed at semi-professional event videographers, the new AG-AC30 is a 1-chip full-HD camcorder with a number of tools and features to deliver professional looking pictures in all environments.

The camcorder offers a newly-designed lens capable of a wide focal range (20x zoom and 29.5mm wide angle), three manual rings for focus, iris, and zoom, and two-channel XLR audio inputs.



The camera weighs just 1.5kg and includes an integrated LED video light, capable of 300 lx at one metre, that supports shooting in dim light, such as night time wedding parties and 'run and gun' interviews. It also has a new 1/3.1-type back side illumination (BSI) sensor. This is larger than the sensor on the current model.

In addition, the AG-AC30 is equipped with an innovative 'tally' (an illuminating LED ring that shows when the camcorder is recording), while a five axis hybrid Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) corrects blurring in virtually all types of shooting, thereby improving stability while shooting on the move.

A new feature, the Level Shot, is a function that automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images and complements the OIS for professional looking pictures.

The dual recording functionality can also ensure safe, secure, simultaneous recording so the user has instant failsafe backup. 



Guilhem Krier, Head of Product Marketing & Business Development Europe, said: “This is a compact camcorder that fully meets the on-site acquisition needs of professional videographers. When the card in slot one becomes full, the camcorder automatically continues to record onto the card in slot two. In addition, the camcorder lets the user exchange cards while shooting. By sequentially exchanging recorded cards with blank ones, the AC30 achieves endless recording to capture extended events.”

The AG-AC30 will be available from September 2016. The suggested list price is expected to be under €1,600.

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