Panasonic AG-AC90AEN Full-HD 3-MOS AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder

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  • Panasonic AG-AC90A

    Product Code : AGAC90AEN


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  • Features

    - Slide-Retractable LCD Touch Panel
    - Highly Functional Controls
    - Large-Capacity Battery Included
    - High-Sensitivity BSI Type 3MOS Sensors
    - Three Manual Rings - Zoom, Focus, Iris
    - 5-Axis Hybrid Hand-Shake Correction
    - Intelligent Zoom and Digital Zoom
    - Professional AVCHD Support for a Variety of Modes
    - XLR Input and Other Professional Audio Features
    - Professional Interfaces and Design
    - Eye-Fi Card for Wireless Connection
    - Dual Memory Card Slots with Direct Copy Function between Memory Cards

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AG-AC90AEN: Overview

Panasonic's AG-AC90A AVCCAM combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design. It features an F1.5 lens that extends from 29.8mm wide-angle to 12x zoom, and high-sensitivity, high-image quality (backside illumination type) 3MOS image sensors.
In addition to high-quality professional PS/PH mode (1920 x 1080) recording, the AG-AC90A supports PM mode (1280 x 720) and low-bit-rate CS mode (720 x 576) for delivery over a network. When combined with an Eye-Fi card, it fits right into production workflows that use networks to transfer data files to PCs and upload to cloud servers.
Other professional operating features include Triple Manual Rings (focus, zoom and iris), XLR Microphone/Audio Inputs, and remote terminals to provide the system capabilities that professional applications require.

Slide-Retractable LCD Touch Panel
This versatile LCD serves as a high-definition, approx. 1,152,000 dots monitor and menu-setting touch panel. When not in use, it slides into the handle front for extra mobility and safety.
It also rotates 270 degrees vertically for easy high-angle, low-angle and  self-interview shooting.

Highly Functional Controls
The control panel offers both multifunctional versatility and easy operation. Frequently used functions have large, distinct buttons in an easy-to recognize layout. Large audio level dials are also designed for both safety and operating ease.

Large-Capacity Battery Included
A large-capacity 5,400 mAh battery comes included, to give you around 6 hours of continuous shooting in PH mode.

Triple Manual Rings
Focus, zoom and iris rings are positioned on the lens barrel. This enables speedy and intuitive camera work.

XLR Mic/Line Input
The AG-AC90A comes equipped with 2-channel XLR audio input terminals for external mic or line recording use. It also has a 48 V phantom power supply.

29.8mm wide-Angle Zoom
The zoom lens combines F1.5 (at the widest angle) high spped and 29.8mm (35mm equivalent)wide-angle with high-powered 12x optical zooming.Nano Surface Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring.


29.8mm Wide Angle to 12x Zoom Lens
This high-powered zoom lens can be used in all areas from news  gathering to image production field. It goes from 29.8 mm (35 mm  equivalent) wide-angle to 12x zoom. Panasonic's unique Nano Surface Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring, and the high-speed F1.5 (at the widest angle) enables extremely clear image rendering.

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High-Sensitivity BSI Type 3MOS Sensors
Three (RGB) 1/4.7 type MOS image sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,680,000 pixels. In addition to high BSI (backside illumination) sensitivity and excellent 3MOS colour reproduction, 4x dense pixel shifting technology achieves high resolution.
This lets you record high-quality Full-HD (1920x1080) images even in dim lighting. The image processing circuit, which is tuned for professional use, produces highly natural gradation and detail.

Three Manual Rings - Zoom, Focus, Iris
The lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris to enable speedy and intuitive camera work.

5-Axis Hybrid Hand-Shake Correction
The AG-AC90A features 5-Axis Hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer/hand-shake correction). This powerful image stabilizer combines the advantages of both optical and electronic systems to ensure stable handheld shooting.

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Intelligent Zoom and Digital Zoom
Intelligent Zoom gives you seamless zooming up to 25x magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. A 2x/5x/10x Digital Zoom is also featured.
Combining the optical zoom and Intelligent Zoom, this provides an ultra-telephoto range up to 250x.

Seven User Buttons
User buttons one to three are hardware buttons, and User buttons four to seven are touch panel controls. Seven functions out of a total of twelve (Push AF, Backlight Compensation, Spotlight Compensation, Black Fade, White Fade, ATW, ATW Lock, Digital Zoom, Histogram Display, Rec Check, Last Clip Delete, and Menu) can be allocated to these buttons.

Focus Assist and Push AF
The Focus Assist (Focus in Red) button shows when your subject is in focus by outlining subject edges in red on the LCD monitor.
Push AF activates the AF function while in Manual mode with the press of a button (allocated to an User button). This provides handy support for manual focusing.

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Scene File Function for Advanced Image Quality Settings
The six preset scene settings allow immediate response to a variety of shooting situations. The following settings can be freely changed and saved over the preset values.
DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher):

Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights by visually expanding the dynamic range. This function can be assigned to the user button.
7 Mode Gamma:
Allows selection from seven gamma curves: HD NORM/LOW/SD NORM/HIGH/B.PRESS/CINE-LIKE D/CINE-LIKE V.
Other settings:
H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail, chroma level, chroma phase, colour temp and master pedestal, auto iris level, knee (LOW/MID/HIGH), matrix (NORM1/NORM2/FLUO/CINE-LIKE).

Professional Camera Functions
ZEBRA Button:
Displays two zebra patterns (blown highlight warning) and a marker (brightness level percentage).
BARS Button:
Outputs a colour bar image and test tone audio.
Shows mode settings at a glance.
Auto Slow Shutter:
Allows the shutter to automatically slow down to brighten dark scenes.
High-Speed Shutter:
Adjusts up to a maximum speed of 1/2000 sec.
White Balance:
Allows the selection from ATW, P3.2K, P5.6K or VAR (variable between P2.4K and P9.9K). Two manual settings (A/B) can be stored in memory.
iA Mode:
The AG-AC90A detects the shooting conditions and automatically switches to the optimal iA mode (Portrait, Landscape, Spotlight, Low Light, Normal).
Displays various safety zone markers and a center marker.

Freeze Frame
When the camera is being set up or the operator changes camera positions, a frame is captured and displayed as still image.
This function allows you to prevent unwanted images from being captured and displayed on an external monitor.

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Professional AVCHD Support for a Variety of Modes
PS Mode:Records Full-HD progressive (1080/50p) images compliant with the AVCHD Progressive standard.
PH Mode: This AVCCAM professional mode supports 1920x1080 full-pixel images and switchable HD formats of 1080/50i and 1080/25p.
HE/HA Mode: Records 1080/50i images for an extended recording time.
PM Mode: Records 1280 x 720-pixel progressive HD images (720/50p). Ideal for usage of in sports coaching.
SA Mode: Records SD (576/50i) with high image quality.
CS Mode: Features a low rate of 3.5 Mbps for swift uploading to a cloud server. Records 720 x 576-pixel SD(576/50i) images.

Dual Memory Card Slots with Direct Copy Function between Memory Cards
The slot to be used can be switched during recording.
Auto-Switch Recording*1lets you record images onto two memory cards consecutively, and Back-Up
Recording*2 records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliability.
Newly added slot-to slot file copy function allows you to organize files on-site using only a AG-AC90A camera-recorder.
*1: Simple relay recording. When switching recording media, audio is interrupted for maximum 0.8 sec.
*2: Rec Check and Last Clip Delete do not work during Back-Up Recording.

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Versatile Recording Functions
Interval Rec:
Records one frame at a time in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min).Ideal for observation, surveillance and other applications.*
Pre Rec:
Prevents missed shooting opportunities by storing about 3 seconds of video and audio data in memory prior to pressing the Rec button.
Rec Check:
Lets you check the end of the most recently recorded clip with one-touch ease.
Last Clip Delete:
One-touch delete of the most recently recorded clip. The built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the Free Run/Rec Run modes and preset. UB (User Bit) is also provided. Still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (Still shots can also be captured during video recording.)
Time Stamp:
Records the date and time together with the image. This is useful when recording observation images, events, evidence images, etc.
*Up to a maximum of 12 hours, HA mode only, no audio recording

Slide-Retractable, High-Definition LCD Touch Panel
High-definition 16:9 aspect ratio 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) LCD monitor with approx. 1,152,000 dots.
Slides into the handle front for storage. Rotates 270 degrees for high-angle, low-angle and self-interview shooting (with Mirror mode).
Menu settings and playback by touch panel operation.
Various playback functions can be selected on thumbnail display, such as Pause, Fast Rewind,Fast Forward, Slow, Frame Advance, Skip, and Repeat.

XLR Input and Other Professional Audio Features
In addition to a built-in 5.1-channel surround sound mic, the AG-AC90A features 2-channel XLR audio input terminals for external mic use. Input (Mic/Line) can be selected for CH1/CH2 independently, and a 48 V phantom power supply (ON/OFF) and level control are provided.

Eye-Fi Card for Wireless Connection
The use of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available) enables wireless LAN connection and maximizes the use of networks, such as transferring files to a PC, smartphone or tablet, or uploading files to a data sharing site or cloud server.
The AG-AC90A is equipped with an Eye-Fi card setting function and displays data transfer progress on the LCD/EVF.
* Panasonic does not guarantee the functions (including wireless communication) of Eye-Fi cards
with the product.
* The Eye-Fi transfer function cannot be used during video recording.

Professional Interfaces and Design
HDMI Output:
Digital output of video and audio signals to a wide variety of HD devices.
AV Multi Output:
Analog video and audio output. Output analog component video (component terminal), analog composite video (pin jack), and analog audio (L/R pin jacks) through the bundled cable.
For transferring files to a PC.
Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and Rec Start/Stop functions.
The AG-AC90A has a well balanced center of gravity and a short body for nimble mobility.
The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a zoom speed control (three speed steps).
A front tally lamp is provided (ON/OFF switchable).

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General Specification
Supply Voltage: DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
Power Consumption: 12.9 W
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight: Approx. 1.50 kg (Approx. 3.3 lb/main unit only)
Approx. 1.78 kg
(Approx. 3.9 lb/with battery and an SD card)
Dimensions (W X H X D): 160 mm x 195 mm x 350 mm excluding protruding parts
(6-5/16 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 13-1/16 inches)
Pickup Devices: 1/4.7 type 3MOS image sensor
Effective pixels:
Approx. 8,040K (Approx. 2,630K x 3)
Lens: Auto Iris optical zoom (Full range AF)
F value (focal length):
F1.5 to F2.8 (Focal length; 2.84 mm to 34.1 mm)
35 mm equivalent:
Motion picture/Still picture; 29.8 mm to 388.8 mm (16:9)
Minimum focus distance:
Approx. 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) (Wide)
Approx. 1.2 m (3.9 feet) (Tele)
Filter Diameter: 49 mm
Zoom: 12x optical zoom, 25x i.Zoom, 2x/5x/10x digital zoom
Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter ON)
1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter OFF)
at 50i/50p/25p motion picture recording, manual mode
Image Stabilizer Function: Optical (hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode)
Minimum Illumination: Approx. 3 lx (iA mode, 1/25 sec.shutter speed with auto slow shutter ON)
Memory Card Recorder Section
Recording Format: AVCHD version 2.0 compliant, AVCHD Progressive
Motion Picture Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital (5.1ch/2 ch)
Still Picture Recording Format: JPEG corresponding (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard)
Recording Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Video Output
AV Multi Output: Component video output level:
Y: 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
PB: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω
PR: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω
AV video output level:
1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
HDMI Output: HDMI™ 1080p/1080i/720p/576p
Audio Input/Output:
LINE: 2 ch (AV Multi terminal)
HDMI Output (Audio): Dolby Digital/Liner PCM
Headphones Output: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
XLR Input: XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT1/INPUT2),
LINE: 0 dBu
MIC: -50/-60 dBu (switch with the menu)
Microphone: 5.1 ch surround microphone
(with a zoom microphone/focus microphone function)/
stereo microphone
Other Input/Output:
USB: Reader function (No copyright protection support)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type Mini B
Camera Remote: 2.5 mm diameter, super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM, REC S/S)
3.5 mm diameter, mini jack x 1 (FOCUS, IRIS)
Monitor: 8.8 cm ( 3.5 inches) wide LCD monitor (Approx. 1152 K dots)
Viewfinder: 0.61 cm (0.24 inches) wide EVF (Approx. 263 K dots equivalent)
Included Accessories: Battery pack, Battery charger, AC adaptor, AC cable (x 2), Eye cup, Remote control (Battery built-in), CD-ROM (Operating Instructions), USB cable, AV multi cable, Lens cap, Shoulder strap, Microphone holder, INPUT terminal cap (2 caps), Microphone holder adaptor, Microphone holder screws

Recording Mode & Recording Time

Recording Mode Bit Rate Image Size (H x V) Recording Format Max. Recording Time*
PS Mode Approx. 25 Mbps (Average) /Max. 28 Mbps 1920×1080 1080/50p Approx. 10 hour 40 minutes*
PH Mode Approx. 21M bps (Average) /Max. 24 Mbps 1920×1080 1080/50i Approx. 12 hours*
108025p Approx. 12 hours*
HA Mode Approx. 17 Mbps (Average) 1920×1080 1080/50i Approx. 16 hours*
HE Mode Approx. 6 Mbps (Average) 1440×1080 1080/50i Approx. 48 hours*
PM Mode Approx. 8 Mbps (Average) 1280 ×720 720/50p Approx. 38 hours*
SA Mode Approx. 9 Mbps (Average) 720×576 (PAL) 576/50i Approx. 33 hours*
CS Mode Approx. 3.5 Mbps (Average) 720 ×576 (PAL) 576/50i Approx. 82 hours*
*When two 64 GB SDXC memory cards are used. The maximum continuous recording time is 6 hours regardless of the recording mode.

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