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Low light highlight for new camcorder

The new AG-AC30 handheld HD camcorder is claimed to offer ‘outstanding low-light characteristics’ thanks to a newly designed 1/3.1-type 6.03MP BSI sensor. It also has a built-in LED video light with two light filters

It comes with a 20x zoom lens (F1.8 29.5-612mm) with three manual control rings, for focus, zoom and iris. It sports hybrid optical image stabilisation that uses five-axis correction and includes a Level Shot function that automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images.

The camcorder has two-channel XLR audio inputs, with one input at the front of the camera and the other at the back. It also offers simultaneous and relay recording on two SD cards, HDMI output, several focus assist functions (expand, peaking, area mode), and a rotatable/retractable 460K dot 3.0-inch LCD touch panel.