The AG-AC8PJ AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder from Panasonic
provides 1080/60p recording capabilities in an ergonomic shoulder-mount
design ideal for event videography. It features a wide-angle lens with a
35mm equivalent focal length of 28mm that allows you to fit more people
and backgrounds into the frame. Powerful 21x optical and 50x
intelligent zooms let you capture scenes that are difficult to access,
while a 1/4.5" high-sensitivity MOS sensor provides sharp images even in
low light situations.
The camcorder records at resolutions up to 1080/60p with a maximum bit
rate of 28Mbps to dual SD card slots. Choose to record to both cards
simultaneously for data security, or use the relay mode which will
switch to the second card when the first one is full, for extended
recording times. The ergonomic design of the camcorder provides 4-points
of contact for increased stability and provides a suitable distance
between the 3.0" touchscreen LCD for comfortable viewing. Video outputs
available are HDMI, component, and composite. A USB 2.0 interface allows
footage to be transfer to external storage devices.
Other features include a 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer, a Level
Shot Function for correcting tiled shots, and a multi-purpose manual
lens ring that controls focus, zoom, iris, white balance or shutter
speed. A dynamic range stretch (DRS) feature is integrated into the
system, providing a wider dynamic range when shooting in scenes with a
great deal of contrast.
The camcorder also offers a photo mode that captures up to 20.4
megapixel 16:9 or 15.1 megapixel 4:3 still images. While recording
video, it can take 9.4 megapixel 16:9 or 1.4 megapixel 4:3 images. A
stereo microphone comes included with the camcorder.