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When it comes to recording professional Full HD videos, the Panasonic AG-AC160P HD Camcorder is an indispensable gadget. It features a 1/3-inch-type 2.2 MP 3MOS sensor, which uses the Ultra Luminance Technology for capturing videos with immense sensitivity and less noise. The 18-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) renders videos with incredible precision by means of the detail-enhancement and gamma functions. Use the Dynamic Range Stretch function for automatically eliminating blown highlights and blocked shadows in scenes involving varying contrast levels. The Focus Assist function comes in handy for ensuring accurate focus on your subjects in a quick and easy manner.
Optics and Focus
The AG-AC160P HD Camcorder from Panasonic has an inbuilt 28–616 mm, 22× lens that comes with an optical construction of 18 elements in 12 groups, along with an Ultra-High Refractive (UHR) glass element, aspherical elements, and a low-dispersion element. The 22× zoom is capable of covering a wide viewing field, right from wide-angle to telephoto, without a conversion lens. Moreover, the ND filter wheel of this camcorder offers four positions for various shooting scenarios. Use the optical image-stabilization function for shooting videos without any blur. The maximum shutter speed in the 60i mode is 1/2,000th of a second, and the Synchro Scan shutter operates at a speed of 1/250th of a second in the 25p mode. Further, the Focus Assist function helps get your subjects into accurate and sharp focus quickly.
Sensor and Screen
The Panasonic AG-AC160P’s 1/3-inch-type 2.2 MP 3MOS sensor comes with the Ultra Luminance Technology, which enables shooting videos with less noise and immense sensitivity. The 3.45-inch LCD monitor provides a 921,000-dot resolution for viewing the camcorder’s settings and captured videos with immense clarity. Also, the 0.45-inch color EVF comes with a resolution of 1,226,000 dots for viewing scenes more clearly, regardless of the lighting condition. This camcorder also comes with vectorscope- and waveform-display functions that help analyze a captured video signal on the LCD screen.
Image and Video
This Panasonic camcorder lets you shoot astounding Full HD 1080p videos at both 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz video-signal modes. The Dynamic Range Stretch function automatically eliminates blown highlights and blocked shadows in scenes that involve fluctuating contrast levels. The 18-bit Digital Signal processor of the camcorder is capable of rendering videos in a precise manner by using the detail-enhancement and gamma functions. The seven gamma modes let you record videos with rich gradations, no matter what the scenario is.
The compact and stylish design of the AG-AC160P camcorder enables you to carry it conveniently with you during your travels. The camcorder’s body is made of a magnesium-alloy die-cast, which makes it lightweight and rugged. Use the camcorder’s XLR input for recording high-quality audio without much effort. Also, the HDMI output terminal makes it possible to digitally transfer high-quality audio and HD video signals to devices with similar connectivity. You can insert two SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards, with a 64 GB capacity, for recording more footage. A long-lasting 5,800 mAh battery powers this camcorder.