MICRO 4/3 AVCCAM HD VIDEO CAMERA
Product Code :
Note : Lens and
Microphone are not inclusive in the standard
The Professional HD
camera recorder with a Micro Four Thirds mount*1 unleashes
creativity in motion picture production.
The imaging area of the camera recorder is almost the same as that
of 35mm cinema film and enables an exquisite film-like shallow
depth of field. The short flange back distance of the Micro Four
Thirds Mount allows the use of a wide range of lenses, including
cinema lenses. In the AG-AF102 Series, Panasonic has brought
shallow depth of field control to a professional AVCCAM camera
recorder. The AG-AF102 Series offers high image quality, including
1080/60p and 1080/50p, with extended recording time, a variable
frame rate function, and an operating system and system interfaces
designed natively for video production. This lets the AG-AF102
Series record highquality images with greater operating ease than
even a digital SLR camera can offer. Let the AG-AF102 Series
unleash your creativity.
|The Micro Four
Thirds System provides Rich Expression with a Wealth of
The 4/3-type image sensor has about the same imaging area as that
of 35mm cinema film and achieves stunning, film-like images. The
short flange back distance enables the use of a wealth of
interchangeable lenses, including cinema lenses.*
In addition, the AG-AF102 Series features high-performance image
processing and correction functions designed exclusively for HD
AVCCAM - Functions & Specifications Refined through Extensive
Professional Video Use
The AVCCAM HD recorder section has been improved and refined
through extensive use in broadcasting and movie production. The
AG-AF102 Series combines superb image quality, including 1080/60p
and 1080/50p, extended recording time, a variable frame rate
function like the VariCam, and the operating ease and mobility that
you need for motion image acquisition.
Adopt Micro Four
The AG-AF102 Series adopts the Micro Four
Thirds standards. These standards were announced in 2008 as an
extension of the Four Thirds standards for DSLR (Digital Single
Lens Reflex) cameras. Panasonic and some other manufactures have
already released a number of digital cameras and interchangeable
lenses based on the Micro Fourth Thirds standards.
The "Four Thirds" name is derived from the 4/3-type (approx. 17.3
mm x 13 mm/ approx. 0.68 inches x 0.51 inches) image sensor. The
size of the image sensor, the standardized lens mount developed for
it, and interchangeable lenses designed exclusively for digital
cameras form the core of the Four Thirds standards. These standards
were established to offer an optimal solution for digital cameras,
breaking loose the confines of film camera standards. In
establishing the Micro Four Thirds standards, the flange back
distance (the distance from the lens mount surface to the image
sensor) was reduced by about half and the mount diameter was made
about 6 mm (0.24 inches) smaller than that of the Four Thirds
mount. The image sensor size is the same as that of the 4/3 type
used in the Four Thirds standard. The Micro Four Thirds standards
have made it possible to reduce the size and weight of cameras and
lenses, and to achieve greater interchangeability of lenses
together with video recording capability
|4/3-type MOS Image
The 4/3-type MOS image sensor in
the AG-AF102 Series has about the same imaging area* as that of
35mm cinema film. The depth of field and the focal range are also
close to those of film cameras. With the AG-AF102 Series, you can
record beautiful, shallow depth of field, film-like images. The MOS
sensor has two control lines as compared to the three lines
required by a conventional CMOS sensor, thus providing a larger
light receiving area. This has achieved a high level of sensitivity
rivaling that of a CCD sensor. Extensive noise reduction measures
are also employed, such as embedded photodiodes isolated from noise
sources and low-voltage operation. By guiding more light to the
pixels, the AG-AF102 Series achieves a wide dynamic range and
detailed gradation with minimal blocked shadows or blown highlights
in high-contrast scenes, for true-to-life textures and rich colors.
* The effective imaging area is
trimmed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
High-Performance 18 bit
The AG-AF102 Series is equipped
with a high-performance 18 bit digital signal processor (DSP) for
image processing. Optimized for HD video recording, the DSP handles
various image rendering processes, such as dynamic range stretch
(DRS), gamma, 12-axis independent color correction* and detail
enhancement, as well as conversion to HD/ SD video formats −
all with exceptional precision and high image
* 12-axis independent color
correction can’t be controlled manually by a
|A Low-Pass Filter for
High-Quality HD Motion Images
The AG-AF102 Series' optical
low-pass filter is optimized for HD motion images and reduces the
aliasing noise that often occurs in motion images captured by an
image sensor with a high pixel density. In addition, the MOS image
sensor is scanned at a high speed in order to minimize skew
Internal Optical ND
The AG-AF102 Series has an
internal neutral density (ND) filter that is essential for video
recording. The dedicated dial on the camera body lets you adjust
the setting in three steps (1/4ND, 1/16ND, and 1/64ND) with any
type of lenses.
|Dynamic Range Stretch
DRS recognizes the average
brightness of highlight and shadow areas and then automatically
adjusts the aperture and uses knee control to suppress blocking in
the shadow areas. In scenes with mixed dark and light areas, DRS
automatically provides a wider dynamic range with minimal blown
highlights and blocked shadows.
|7-Mode Gamma for Richer
Drawing on technologies developed
for the VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the AG-AF102 Series with
advanced gamma functions that address seven different shooting
scenarios and enhance your creative abilities. This includes the cinelike gamma, which produces the characteristic warm tone of film
• Color setting with matrix
table: Norm1, Norm 2, Fluo and Cine-Like.
• Adjustable H detail level, V detail level, detail coring
and skin detail.
• Adjustable chroma level, chroma phase and master
• Adjustable color temp: 2400K to 9900K (preset
• Knee point settings: Auto, Low, Mid and High.
• Adjustable auto-iris level.
FILM CAM Mode for Movie Production
The AG-AF102 Series features switchable FILM CAM and VIDEO CAM modes. In FILM CAM mode, the
variable frame rate can be used. In addition, the synchro scan and
shutter can be indicated and set with the opening angle, instead of
seconds, while the sensitivity can be indicated and set in ISO,
instead of dB. This makes operation easier for users who are
familiar with film camera operation.
Area Focusing and Area Iris Functions (Compatible lens
Using the function knob (cursor
key), you can select a desired area in the frame and set it as a
target zone for focusing, iris adjustment and YGET (brightness
measurement). This function facilitates the recording of images in
which the subject is not in the center of the frame. In addition to
the above three modes, there are two other modes: simultaneous
focusing/iris adjustment and simultaneous focusing/ YGET. You can
select and set any of these five modes.
Versatile Focus Assist Function
The AG-AF102 Series is equipped with HD focus assist functions.
The focus bar indicates the focus level, the focus-in-red display
shows the focus area, and the expand function enlarges the center
of the displayed image. These three display functions help you to
focus more smoothly. A face detection function is also provided,
and area auto focus and area auto iris are possible
Wide ISO Sensitivity
(Gain) Setting Range
The sensitivity can be set
between ISO 200 and ISO 3200 (in FILM CAM mode), or the gain can be
adjusted between 18 dB and -6 dB (in VIDEO CAM mode). The
3-position (L, M, H) gain switch can be assigned with three desired
settings for quick switching. The negative gain (-3 dB, -6 dB) is
effective for reducing sensitivity and reducing
The shutter speed can be set from
a slow 1/2 sec to a fast 1/2000 sec in VIDEO CAM mode. The
AG-AF100A Series is also equipped with a synchro scan function to
allow setting from 10° to 360° in 0.5° steps
(including 172.8°) in FILM CAM mode. When combined with the
variable frame rate, this function enables detailed settings for a
blurred or time-lapse effect.
|Simplified Waveform and
The AG-AF102 Series has waveform
and vectorscope display functions as well. A single touch of the
WFM key displays the waveform or vectors of the captured video
signal on the LCD monitor.
Large Viewfinder and
The large, high-quality
viewfinder (11.43 mm (0.45 inches), approx. 1,226,000-dot
equivalent [852 x 480 x 3 (RGB)]) can be tilted up to a 90°
angle. The variable angle color monitor features a color LCD panel
(87.63 mm (3.45 inches), approx. 921,000 dots [1920 x 480]) with an
aspect ratio of 16:9, and facilitates low-angle/ high-angle
shooting, viewing and menu setting.
The large grip is easy to hold and is also detachable. The grip
allows comfortable use in any shooting situation.
• Handle: The large handle is designed
for professional use. It has a shoe adaptor and threaded holes for
mounting various peripheral accessories. The handle is also
• Sensor marker/measuring
hook: This makes it easy to measure the distance from
Specifications Designed for Professional Use
• Scene file:
Saves six sets of camera settings and allows for a quick change
• Mode check:
Displays a list of the camera settings on the viewfinder and
• Zebra: Select any two
levels from among 50% to 105%, in 5% steps.
Color bar: Outputs a color bar signal.
• Remote terminal: Enables remote
operation of iris, focus, Rec Start/Stop and index
• USB 2.0: Type mini-B
USB port for connection of a PC in DEVICE mode.
• Tally lamps: Provided on the unit's
front and rear.
||DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
||12.4 W (when recording)
||0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104
||10 % to 80 % (No condensation)
||Approx. 1.3 kg (Approx. 2.9 lb.)
(Excluding the handle, grip, battery and
|Dimensions (W x H x
||163.4 mm × 195 mm × 290.4 mm
(6-7/16 inches × 7-11/16 inches × 11-7/16 inches)
(Including the handle and grip)
||4/3 MOS fixed pickup device, single panel (primary
||Effective picture elements: Approx. 12,400,000
Single panel (16:9)
||Micro Four Thirds system Lens
||Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
||[VIDEO CAM mode] -6dB to 18dB (3dB step)
[FILM CAM mode] ISO200 to ISO3200
||ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset
VAR, Ach, Bch
60i/p mode: 1/60 sec. 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/500 sec.,1/1000
sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.,
1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.,
1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
50i/p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500
sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.,
1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
|Shutter Speed (Syncro
||[VIDEO CAM mode/ 59.94 Hz]
60i/p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
[VIDEO CAM mode/ 50 Hz]
50i/p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
[FILM CAM mode]
10.0 d to 180.0 d to 360.0 d (0.5 d step)
(Slow) VIDEO CAM mode only
60i/p mode:1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30
30p mode:1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
24p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
50i/p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25
25p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
||F8.0 normal (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080
||800 TV lines (at center standard)
||AVCHD ver.2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/AVCHD
||SD Memory Card: Up to 512MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12,
SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB (FAT32)
SDXC Memory Card : 48 GB, 64GB (exFAT)
*However, above Class4 is supported in PH and HA modes, and above
Class6 is supported at VFR recording and in PS
||[59.94 Hz] PS mode: 1080/59.94p,
PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p,
720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98p
HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i
[50 Hz] PS mode: 1080/50p,
PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p,
HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
||PS mode: Approx. 25 Mbps (VBR)
PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
||Approx. 12 hours (PH mode 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x
720 with two 64GB SDXC memory cards)
||Off/1 sec. /10 sec. /30 sec. /1 min. /2 min.
*Recording mode is fixed to PH 1080/24p (59.94 Hz) and PH 1080/25p
(50 Hz) and the maximum shooting time is 24 hours.
||[1080/24p, 30p] 12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
||BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω
[59.94 Hz] 1080/60i, 1080/24PsF, 720/60p, 480/60i
[50 Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
||HDMI x 1, (HDMI TypeA terminal), VIERA Link not
[59.94 Hz] 1080/60p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p
[50 Hz] 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
||RCA pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
[59.94 Hz] 480/60i [50 Hz] 576/50i
||PS/PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear
PCM digital/2ch switch
HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
||Dolby Digital: PS/PH mode: 384 kbps, HA/HE mode:
||XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2)
LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance
LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (menu selectable)
||RCA pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2), 316 mV, 600
||2ch (linear PCM)
||2ch (linear PCM)/5.1ch (Dolby
||3.5mm diameter, stereo mini jack ×
||20 mm (round) × 1
||Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) (S/S)
Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (FOCUS, IRIS)
||Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter)
|TC PRESET IN/OUT (also
used for VIDEO OUT):
||IN: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 KΩ
OUT: 2.0 V ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
||Card reader function (no copyright protection
Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
||3.45 type, wide LCD color monitor (Approx. 920,000
||wide 0.45 type LCD color monitor
(Approx. 1,226,000 dots equivalent)
||Battery, AC adaptor/Battery charger, AC power
supply cable/DC cable,
Wireless remote control and battery, Eye cup, Microphone
Microphone holder screws, Microphone holder adaptor, Cable
Screws for cable clamper, Manuals, CD-ROM