10th Sep 2012
Sydney, 10 September, 2012 – Panasonic Australia will
release the AG-AC90EN AVCCAM memory card camera recorder in October 2012.
Mathew Alexander, Product Marketing Manager, Broadcast and Professional Video
Division, Business Systems Group, Panasonic Australia, said: “The AG-AC90EN
camcorder – just announced at IBC2012 in Amsterdam - is suitable for professional
applications from news gathering to production.”
“It combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that
professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design.”
Its zoom lens extends from 29.8 mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle to 12x optical
zoom, with a high speed of F1.5 brightness. High sensitivity BSI (backside
illumination) 3MOS Full-HD image sensors and a high S/N ratio, tuned for
professional use, produce natural gradation, sharp detail and superb colour
reproduction even in dimly lit locations.
For increased shooting flexibility the AG-AC90EN camcorder records in both PS mode,
for Full-HD 1080/50p progressive image production; and professional PH mode. For
added versatility it will also capture 3-megapixel resolution still images while
Other professional operating features include Triple Manual Rings (focus, zoom and
iris) that approach the versatility and feel of interchangeable lenses, XLR
Microphone/Audio inputs, and remote terminals to provide the system expandability
that professional applications require.
For added confidence, the AG-AC90EN is supplied with a free extended 3yr PASS
warranty, after registration, when purchased through authorised dealers.
The camcorder’s feature set gives camera operators the field of view, the image
quality, and the file/video formats they need for a broad range of applications.
The AG-AC90EN AVCCAM camcorder is priced at $2444.00 inc GST. It will be available
in Australia in October, 2012 from specialist Panasonic Professional Video
Resellers. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date. For more
information on Panasonic Broadcast visit www.panasonic.com.au or call 132 600.
The AG-AC90EN is being exhibited at the European International Broadcasting
Convention "IBC2012" at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands from Friday 7th to
Tuesday 11th September.
Main Features of AG-AC90EN
29.8mm Wide-Angle / High powered Zoom Lens
The high-powered 12x zoom lens includes a 29.8 mm (35 mm equivalent) wide-angle
setting. When using the Intelligent 25x digital zoom, it achieves up to 25x
seamless zooming. In addition, it also features 2x, 5x and 10x digital zoom
function. Panasonic’s unique Nano Surface Coating minimises ghosts and flaring, and
a high speed, F1.5 brightness enables extremely clear image rendering. The built-in
5-axis Hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) ensures stable handheld shooting.
High-Sensitivity BSI Type 3MOS Sensors
Three (RGB) backside illumination corresponding 1/4.7 type MOS image sensors have
an effective pixel count of 2,190,000 pixels. This makes it possible to capture
excellent images with high definition and superb color reproduction even in dimly
lit locations. The image processing circuit, which is tuned for professional use,
produces highly natural gradation and sharp detail.
Easy Operation with Triple Manual Rings and a High-Definition LCD monitor
The lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris operation to
enable the kind of speedy, intuitive camera work that is generally associated with
interchangeable lenses. The 8.89 cm (3.5 inches) LCD monitor (touch panel), which
stores easily inside the top front part of the handle, has approximately 1,150,000
dot resolution to enhance focusing, and includes focus assist, zebra, and color bar
display functions. The LCD monitor rotates 270 degrees for easy low-angle, high-
angle, and self-interview shooting.
High-Quality Recording with AVCHD PS/PH Modes
Specifications Supporting Professional Use
- Professional AVCHD Modes: PS mode for Full-HD (1920 x 1080) and progressive
(50p) image acquisition and high quality PH mode.
- HD/SD Multi-Formats:
[50 Hz model]: 1080/50p, 50i, 25p, 576/50i
[60 Hz model]: 1080/60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 480/60i
- Dual SD Card Slots (support SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Cards). With two SD cards, a
camera operator can select backup recording.
- Still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (Still shots can also be captured
during video recording.)
- 2 channel XLR audio inputs (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable).
- Audio CH1/CH2 with individual level controls and input selection.
- HDMI output, AV Multi output (D-connector, composite video and audio 2
channel), USB connector.
- Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and Rec
- The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a
zoom speed control (three speed steps) for the lens.
RELEASED BY PANASONIC AUSTRALIA