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Panasonic- AGAC160APJ

AVCCAM 1/3" Hand Held Prdctn Camcorder

Manufacturer: Panasonic
Category: Cameras
Availability: Call
MSRP: $4,795.00
The AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder incorporates top production features including variable frame rate recording in 1080p, Linear PCM audio, an HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use. The AC160A is equipped with high-sensitivity 1/3", full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager as well as 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class), to offer a wide field of view and operability much like an interchangeable lens. In addition, the AG-AC160A features Turbo-Speed One-Push Auto Focus to focus on objects in less than 0.5 seconds, and Expanded Auto Focus Assist that enlarges the center of an image. Both advanced functions enable quick and accurate focusing.

Offering high-quality HD recording utilizing MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high-profile encoding, the AC160A records video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes at 60Hz, including the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps), and a PM mode (approx. 8 Mbps, 720p only). The AC160 has an additional feature that allows switching between 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz to support video production systems used around the world. At 50Hz, the AC160A also records in 1080/50i and 1080/25p, in 720/50p and 720/25p, and in 576/50i and 576/25p.

The AC160A's Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function was inherited from the Panasonic VariCam HD Cinema Cameras. VFR provides overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for fast-motion effects. The AC160A offers 22-step variable frame rate capability in 1080/23.98pN, 29.97p and 25p.
  • Three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris
  • HD-SDI output, HDMI output (AVCHD only), USB 2.0 (mini B-type), and IEEE 1394 output (DV only)
  • Two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line, two RCA audio outputs, and +48V Phantom Power capability
  • Pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture
  • Slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions
  • White balance, mode display, zebra display, color bar, tally lamps, 4-position ND optical filter controls
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Records two channels of LPCM audio in the PH and DV modes, and Dolby Digital in all HD modes
  • Two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) for smooth stable shooting
  • Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader
General Information
Manufacturer Part NumberAGAC160APJ
Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NamePanasonic
Product LineAVCCAM
Product ModelAG-AC160A
Product NameAVCCAM AG-AC160A Digital Camcorder
Product TypeDigital Camcorder
Display & Graphics
Screen Size3.5"
Display Screen TypeLCD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Number of Image Sensors3
Image Sensor Size1/3"
Image Sensor TypeMOS
Total Camcorder Resolution6.6 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio16:9
Image FormatsJPEG
Video FormatsH.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Maximum Video Lines1080
Progressive ScanYes
Interlaced ScanYes
Video SystemNTSC
Audio FormatsLPCM
Sound SystemDolby Digital
Audio ChannelsStereo
Focal Length3.90 mm to 86 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)28 mm to 616 mm
Aperture Rangef/1.6 to 3.2
Optical Zoom22x
Digital Zoom10x
Image StabilizationOptical
Filter Attachment Diameter72 mm
Focus ModesAuto
Minimum Illumination0.4 lux
Longest Shutter Speed1/8 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed1/2000 Second
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Recording MediaMemory Card
Recording FormatsFull HD
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card
 Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
 Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Built-in Devices
Built-in DevicesMicrophone
Battery Information
Battery Built-inNo
Battery IncludedYes
Battery Model SupportedVWVBG6PPK
Battery RechargeableYes
Physical Characteristics
Weight (Approximate)5.29 lb
Package Contents
  • AVCCAM AG-AC160A Digital Camcorder
  • 1x Battery Pack [7.2 V, 5800/5400 (typ./min.) mAh]
  • AC Adaptor (Battery Charger)
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • Wireless Remote Controller with button-type battery
  • Microphone Holder
  • 4 x Microphone Holder Screws
  • Microphone Holder Adaptor
  • Eye Cup
  • Shoulder Belt
  • CD-ROM
FeaturesFace Detection
 Slow Motion
Platform SupportedMac
Limited Warranty1 Year