Panasonic AC160 Kit

Panasonic AC160
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$215.00 per day
$430 per week
What You Get
  • Camera w/22x Lens
  • Built-in On-Camera Microphone
  • Microphone Mount (Shotgun mic optional)
  • 2 - 32GB SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • 2 - VGB6 Battery (230 min)
  • 1 - VBG260 Battery (100 min)
  • AC Adapter/Battery Charger
  • Component Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Manual
  • Soft Case
  • 3ft HDMI Cable
  • 15ft BNC Cable

Product Description

The Panasonic AG-AC160 Camcorder incorporates a wide variety of high-end production features including variable frame rate recording in 1080p, Linear PCM audio, HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use. The AC160 is equipped with a high-sensitivity 1/3″, full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager, as well as 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class) that offers a wide field-of-view and operability much like an interchangeable lens.

 The camera’s AVCCAM HD recording is based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high-profile encoding. The AC160 records video in four professional AVCCAM HD modes at 60Hz, including the highest-quality PH mode (21-24 Mbps), and HA mode (17 Mbps), plus extended recording in HE mode (6 Mbps), or PM mode (8 Mbps at 720p only). The AC160 can also be switched between 59.94 Hz, or 50 Hz to support worldwide video standards. At 50Hz, the AC160 records in 1080/50i and 1080/25p, plus 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/50i, and 576/25p.
  • Camera w/22x Lens
  • Built-in On-Camera Microphone
  • Microphone Mount (Shotgun mic optional)
  • 2 – 32GB SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • 2 – VGB6 Battery (230 min)
  • 1 – VBG260 Battery (100 min)
  • AC Adapter/Battery Charger
  • Component Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Manual
  • Soft Case
  • 3ft HDMI Cable
  • 15ft BNC Cable

Sensor

  • 1/3 Type Progressive, 2.2Mil Pixels, 3MOS
Effective Pixels (HxV)
  • 1920 x 1080
Lens
  • Panasonic 22x zoom lens
  • 3.9mm to 86mm (35mm equivalent: 28-616 mm 16:9)
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Motorized/manual mode switching
Filter Diameter
  • 72 mm
  • Optical Color Separation
  • Prism system
ND Filters
  • OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum shooting distance
  • 1 meter (approx)
Gain Selection
  • 0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24 / +30 dB
Color Temperature Settings
  • ATW, ATW LOCK, Preset 3200K, Preset 5600K, Preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Digital Zoom
  • 2x / 5x / 10x
Minimum Luminance
  • 0.4 lx (when F1.6, +30dB of gain, and 1/30 sec. of shutter speed)
Shutter Speed (Preset)
  • 50i/50p Mode: 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
  • 25p Mode: 1/25, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
  • 60i/60p Mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
  • 30p Mode: 1/30, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
  • 24p Mode: 1/24, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan)
  • SYNC SCAN TYPE = sec.
  • 50i/50p Mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 sec.
  • 25p Mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 sec.
  • 60i/60p Mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
  • 30p Mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
  • 24p Mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
SYNC SCAN TYPE = deg.
  • All Modes: 3.0 deg. to 360.0 deg. (by 0.5 degree step selectable) (default = 180.0 deg.)
  • Slow Shutter Speed
  • 50i/50p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec. and 1/25 sec.
  • 25p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
  • 60i/60p mode: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec. and 1/30 sec.
  • 30p mode: 1/8 sec. and 1/15 sec.
  • 24p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
AVCHD Compression Method
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Media (AVCHD)
  • SD Memory Card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
  • SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
  • SDXC Memory Card8/29/2011: 48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)

Card Speed

  • PH/HA Mode – Class4, or faster Card
  • VFR Mode – Class6, or faster

Recording Video Format – 50 Hz

  • PH Mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
  • HA, HE Mode: 1080/50i only
  • PM mode: 720/50p
Recording Video Format – 59.94 Hz
  • PH Mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p (over 59.94p), 720/23.98p
  • HA, HE Modes: 1080/59.94i only
  • PM Mode: 720/59.94p
Transmission Rate
  • PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, max 24 Mbps)
  • PM mode: Approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
  • HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
  • HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)

Maximum Recording Time (32GB Card)

  • PH Mode (21Mbps/CBR) – 208 Minutes (3h 28m)
  • HA Mode (17Mbps/VBR) – 257 Minutes (4h 17m)
  • PM Mode (8Mbps/VBR) – 546 Minutes (9h 6m)
  • HE Mode (6Mbps/VBR) – 728 Minutes (12h 8m)

Interval Recording

  • OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 2 min.
  • Recording mode need to be set in “PH 1080/25p” or “1080/23.98p”
  • Maximum continuous recording dyration is 168 hours (7 days).
Frame Rate 50 Hz
  • 1080/25p: 2 (0 dB Gain Fixed, Manual Focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 37 / 42 / 45 / 48 / 50 fps
Frame Rate 59.94 Hz
  • 1080/23.98p OR 1080/29.97p: 2 (0 dB Gain Fixed, Manual Focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 / 40 / 44 / 48 / 54 / 60 fps
Recording File Format – DV
  • AVI Type2
Recording Media (DV)
  • SD Memory Card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
  • SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
  • SDXC Memory Card: 8GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
Card Speed
  • Class6 or faster
Video Output – AVCHD
  • SDI Out
  • BNC
  • HDMI OUT – Video (AVCHD):
  • HDMI x 1, Type A (1080i / 720p)
  • AVCHD Out – Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Video Output – DV
  • SDI Out – Video (DV)
  • BNC x 1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
  • VIDEO Out (DV)
  • Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Audio Recording Compression – AVCHD
  • PH Mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, Linear PCM switchable
  • PM/HA/HE Mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
Audio Recording Sampling Frequency – DV
  • 48kHz
Audio Recording Quantization
  • 16 bit
Bit Rate
  • PH mode: 384kbps
  • PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
Audio Recording Compression – DV
  • Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)

Audio Recording Sampling Frequency (DV)

  • 48kHz
Quantization
  • 16 bit
Built-in On-Camera Microphone
  • Stereo
Audio In
  • XLR (3 pins) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2)
  • LINE / MIC switchable, high-impedance
  • LINE: 0 dBu
  • MIC: -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)
  • MIC POWER: +48V ON/OFF switchable
Audio Out
  • Pin jack x 2 (CH 1, CH 2), Output: 316 mV
  • SDI OUT – Audio (DV):
  • 2 ch (Linear PCM)
  • HDMI OUT – Audio (DV):
  • 2 ch (Linear PCM)
  • 5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphone
  • Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1
Built-in Speaker
  • 20 mm (round) x 1
Camera Remote
  • Super Mini Jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1 for ZOOM & recording START/STOP operations
  • Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls

INDEX Remote

  • Super Mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) x 1
TC Preset IN/OUT (doubles as VIDEO OUT)
  • IN: 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p
  • OUT: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance
USB 2.0
  • Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
  • *The AG-AC160EJ cannot write to a memory card from a computer.
DV OUT (only for DV mode)
  • IEEE 1394 6pin x 1
LCD Monitor
  • 3.45 inches, LCD color monitor, approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder
  • 0.45 inches, LCD color viewfinder, approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)
Power Supply
  • DC7.2V (using battery)
  • 7.3V (using AC adapter)
Power Consumption
  • 11.8W (when recording)
Operating Temperature
  • 32 to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)
Operating Humidity
  • 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight
  • Camcorder Body 6.17 lbs (2.4 kg)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 7.09 x 7.68 x 17.24 in. (180 x 195 x 438mm)