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The Panasonic AG-AC30 is a Full HD (1080p) Handheld Camcorder featuring a wide-angle 29.5mm F/1.8 lens and 20x optical zoom. With a 1/3.1″ Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor – which offers an image quality of 6.03M effective pixels – and an LED Light, this camera produces bright, beautiful shots.
1/3.1″ Back Side Illumination Sensor
20x Optical / 40x Digital Zoom
Onboard LED Light
Two-Channel XLR Audio Inputs
Hot-Swappable Dual SD Card Slots
5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
The AC30s BSI Sensor. The 1/3.1″ BSI sensor’s processing speed is approximately 1.5 times conventional speed and utilizes a new Noise Reduction function.
AG-AC30 Onboard LED. The onboard LED light features color conversion and diffusion filters. It’s average illumination of 300 lux at one meter.
Two-Channel XLR Audio Inputs. The two-channel XLR audio inputs enable the use of professional, high-performance microphones for recording high-quality sound, including connection to mics requiring a +48V phantom power supply and to audio equipment with +4dB output.
Dual SD Card Slots. While the AG-AC30 can record to both SD card slots simultaneously, its real strength comes in the functionality to switch from one card to the other while recording. The AC30 records in AVCHD to 28Mbps and MP4/MOV to 50Mbps.
Intelligent AF. The camcorder incorporates Intelligent AF (Auto Focus) with improvements in speed, tracking and stability. Focus assist functions include Focus Expand, Focus Peaking and Area Mode, which enables focusing in any desired area. Professional assist functions include a histogram display, color bar monitor and zebra pattern.
5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. Panasonic’s AG-AC30 features 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) that thoroughly suppresses blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots, and a three-manual, multi-purpose lens ring that provides fine adjustments and precise control of Focus, Zoom and Iris.
The AC30 offers a new 0.24-inch, 1.55 million-dot EVF, which can be tilted for added convenience. The versatile three-inch, slide-retractable LCD can serve as an HD monitor and menu-setting touch panel. The AC30 weighs just over three pounds. A lightweight, durable magnesium-alloy frame is used for the camcorder handle, increasing strength.