Panasonic has launched a successor to the AG-AC90 camera recorder. The AG-AC90A AVCCAM camera features enhanced network capability and a range of new functions.
The 12x optical zoom lens starts from a wide angle 29.8mm (35mm equivalent) to 383.7mm. The camera features a high speed F1.5, BI (back-illuminated sensor) type 3MOS image sensors, providing full-HD resolution.
The AVCHD recorder section supports both PS mode, for full-HD progressive image production, and pro-use PH mode. It also allows PM mode for sports coaching use and CS mode. It supports the use of an ‘Eye-Fi card’ for transmission of data to a PC or uploading to a cloud server via a mobile router, with the aim of reducing the production workflow.
“These new features give a camera operator the field of view, image quality and file formats needed to meet today's demanding video production requirements,” said Nela Pertl, European product marketing manager at Panasonic. “The triple manual rings (focus, zoom and iris) have the versatility and image control, while XLR audio inputs and remote terminals provide the system expandability essential for professional applications.”
She continued: “The camera has some useful new functions such as slot-to-slot card copy capability, freeze frame, date and time superimpose, variable white balance and various marker displays that will allow improved usability and will broaden the potential application for the camera.”