The AG-AC8 is shoulder mount Full-HD 1080P AVCCAM camera recorder that features exceptional ergonomics and functionality, simultaneous recording to dual SD Cards, 21x optical zoom and intelligent auto mode (iA) with up to 50x zoom.
The AG-AC8s exciting feature set make it perfect for a range of professional and semi-pro users that require the best performance in applications such as weddings, business seminars and conferences, education, documentaries and nature films, sporting events and other events and shows.
With dual SD card slots and the capability to record simultaneously, the AG-AC8’s new relay Auto Switch functionality means extended recording is made possible and signature Panasonic reliability and dependability is ensured so precious moments are continuously captured. Relay scene uses an external hard disk drive to enable continuous recording of audio, without voice loss when the file recording destination SD card swaps during Auto Switch continuous recording.
The AG-AC8 comes equipped with a lens for wide 28mm/F1.8 recording, which delivers excellent recordings even in the most compact settings with the camera situated close to the subject. With this lens, every important aspect of in the scene is within shot also making the camera suitable for professional shooting at sports events, weddings and documentaries, and films where flexibility and convenient ease of use is often required.
With a highly stable and ergonomic form factor that ensures the operator is in control, iA Intelligent Auto mode helps in situations where there is limited setup time for dialling in the cameras professional manual settings. An optical zoom of 21x is available whilst using iA mode and up to 50x zoom is possible. A 1/4.5 type high sensitivity sensor specified with 4.14M S-FS ensures bright and sharp images even in the most dimly lit scenes.
Input control commands can be made by the integrated 3.0 type touch panel LCD with 460,800 dots and Smart Touch. AVCHD progressive recording modes range from 1920x1080/50p max. 28Mbps, 1920x1080/50i max. 24Mbps through 1280 x 720 8Mbps (PM mode) with a steady shot assisted by a powerful 5-axis hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser). Rushes can also be quickly offloaded to external hard disks for backup peace of mind plus flexibility and speed in post-production. Moreover, the AG-AC8 is Eye-Fi™ SD card compatible making the transfer of recordings to networked devices fast, simple and convenient.
General -Power Supply:DC7.2V/9.3VPower Consumption:Max. 6.7W (Recording), 10.7W (Charging)Weight (w/o Battery):approx. 2,270g (5.00lb)Dimensions (W x H x D):205 x 217 x 479 mm (8.07 inches x 8.54 inches x 18.85 inches)Media:SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory CardImage Sensor - Image Sensor:1/4.5-type MOSEffective Pixels -Motion Image:3.11 megapixels [Wide] [4:3]4.14 mgeapixels [Wide] [16:9] (* with Level Shot off)Still Image:3.24 megapixels [Wide] [3:2] 4.14 megapixels [Wide] [16:9] 3.24 megapixels [Wide] [4:3]Camera Section -Standard Illumination:1,400 lxMinimum Illumination:2.0 lx (Low Light scene mode) 1 lx (Color Night View)Image Stabilizer:HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer)/Level ShotFocus:Auto/ManualWhite Balance:Auto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White setShutter Speed -Motion Image:[AG-AC8P/PJ] Auto Slow shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000 OFF: 1/60-1/8000 [AG-AC8EJ] Auto Slow shutterON: 1/25-1/8000 OFF: 1/50-1/8000Still Image:1/2-1/2000Iris:Auto/ManualBacklight Compensation:YesLens Section -Lens Brand:Panasonic LensF Value:F1.8 [WIDE]/F3.5 [TELE]Optical Zoom:21xIntelligent Zoom OFF:26xIntelligent Zoom:50xDigital Zoom:60x/1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)Focal Length:2.82-59.2mm35mm Film Camera Equivalent:[Motion Image] 28.0-729.6mm [16:9], 36.2-893.0mm [4:3] (* with Level Shot off) [Still Image] 33.2-697.6mm [3:2], 28.0-729.6mm [16:9], 33.9-712.6mm [4:3]Monitor EVF:YesLCD:7.5cm (3 inches) Wide LCD (460,800 dots)Still Image Section -Recording Format:JPEGRecording Image Size -Still Picture:20.4 megapixels [6016 x 3384] [16:9] 15.1 megapixles [4480 x 3360] [4:3] 15.1 megapixels [4752 x 3168] [3:2]Simultaneous Recording:9.4 megapixels [4096 x 2304] [16:9] 1.4 megapixels [1440 x 1080] [4:3]Recording Section -Signal System:[AG-AC8P/PJ] 1080/60i, 480/60i [AG-AC8EJ] 1080/50i, 576/50iCompression:AVCHD;MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)Recording/ Playback Mode:[AG-AC8P/PJ] 1080/60p [Max. 28Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/60p) PH [Max. 24Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/60i) HA [Ave. 17Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/60i) HG [Ave. 13Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/60i) HE [Ave. 5Mbps/VBR], (1440x1080/60i) PM [Ave. 8Mbps/VBR], (1280x720/60p) SA [Ave. 9Mbps/VBR], (720x480/60i) [AG-AC8EJ] 1080/50p [Max. 28Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/50p) PH [Max. 24Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/50i) HA [Ave. 17Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/50i) HG [Ave. 13Mbps/VBR], (1920x1080/50i) HE [Ave. 5Mbps/VBR], (1440x1080/50i) PM [Ave. 8Mbps/VBR], (1280x720/50p) SA [Ave. 9Mbps/VBR], (720x576/50i)Audio Compression:Dolby Digital (2ch)Microphone:2ch Stereo MicrophoneSpeaker:Dynamic TypeMediaRemainingIndication:Yes