NEWARK, NJ — Panasonic (www.panasonic.com/broadcast) is now shipping its new AG-AC8PJ, an AVCCAM shoulder-mount camcorder. Designed for documentaries, corporate videos and sporting events, the AG-AC8PJ offers 1080p recording capabilities (720p at 8Mbs) and is priced at $1,450.
The camcorder’s functionality includes a wide-angle 28mm/F1.8 lens that allows the operator to fit more people and background into the frame. A 21X optical/50x super-high resolution zoom facilitates shooting scenes that are difficult to access. Intelligent auto (iA) resolution technology enables acquisition at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. A 1/4.5 type high-sensitivity sensor ensures bright and sharp images even in dimly lit scenes.
With dual SD card slots and the capability to record on both cards simultaneously, the AC8PJ’s Relay Auto Switch functionality provides dependable back-up recording or the ability to switch from one card to the other for extended recording times.
Input control commands can be made by the AC8PJ’s integrated three-inch touch panel LCD and Smart Touch. The camcorder is Eye-Fi SD card compatible, making the transfer of recordings via a wireless network fast. Interfaces include HDMI TypeA, microphones (stereo mini), headphone (stereo mini), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host/Device, AV, and video component.