Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Panasonic announces feature rich entry-level palm camcorder

AG-AC30 targets semi-professional event videographers and is set to replace the popular AG-AC90

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has recently announced a new palm camcorder - AG-AC30. It is a 1-chip Full-HD camcorder, designed and built in Japan, which brings an unprecedented number of useful tools and features, that will help deliver professional looking pictures in all environments.  

The camcorder offers a newly designed lens capable of a very 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 compact camera is one of the lightest in its class, weighing just 1.5kg and includes a powerful, 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 has a new 1/3.1-type back side illumination (BSI) sensor, which is larger than the sensor on the current model and offers excellent resolution and superb image quality.

It is equipped with an innovative ‘tally’ (an illuminating LED ring that clearly shows when the camcorder is recording), while a five axis hybrid Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) corrects blurring in virtually all types of shooting, greatly 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.

“This is a compact camcorder that fully meets the on-site acquisition needs of professional videographers,” commented Masa Kitamura, General Manager – Broadcast Division, PMMAF.

He added “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 dual recording functionality can also ensure safe, secure, simultaneous recording so the user has instant fail safe backup.

The AG-AC30 will be available from September 2016 in Middle East & Africa region. Price to be announced.