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Panasonic AG-AC160 kit with IDX Battery


Professional imaging with high powered zooming, high sensitivity and advanced functions
  • 22x zoom lens with wide coverage
  • Selectable high quality AVCHD PH mode and DV (SD)
  • high-sensitivity, high-image-wuality U.L.T. Image sensor
  • Three manual rings - zoom, focus, irish
  • Dynamic range stretch (DRS)

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Exc VAT Price £3,042.77
Inc VAT Price £3,651.32
Cat no. AGAC160KIT1

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Newly added to the Panasonic AVCCAM lineup, the AG-AC160AEJ and AG-AC130AEJ Memory Card Camera Recorders offer a host of advanced functions. The lens, camera section and recorder section of these models have been significantly revamped by incorporating cutting-edge technologies.

The new 22x zoom lens boasts wide coverage, from wide-angle to telephoto, while individual zoom, focus, and iris rings let you make manual adjustments just like with an interchangeable lens. The high-sensitivity, low-noise, high-resolution 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3MOS image sensor and professional AVCHD PH mode ensure high-quality Full-HD (1920 x 1080) recording.

Detailed Features

Packed with Panasonic Optical Technology
The high-performance zoom lens was developed specifically for professional HD video production. While inheriting the wide-angle capabilities of the DVX and HMC Series, it adds the same level of operating ease as you'd expect from an interchangeable lens model for broadcasting and other professional uses. Combining 18 lens elements in 12 groups, this advanced lens unit further adds a UHR (Ultra High Refractive) glass element, a low dispersion element and aspherical lenses. In short, it raises resolution with the newest optical technologies available. Zooming from 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent), this 22x zoom lens covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without a conversion lens.

Three Manual Rings - Zoom, Focus, Iris
The lens unit is provided with three rings — a mechanical (cam-driven) zoom ring, a focus ring, and an iris ring. The positive operating feel of these rings gives you manual control similar to an interchangeable lens.

Optical Image Stabilizer, Digital Zoom, and ND Filter
  • Hand-shake correction with the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS).
  • Digital Zoom function. It can be assigned to an user button and close up to 2x, 5x, and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x.
  • Four-position (OFF, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel.

  • High-sensitivity, 2.2-Megapixel, Low-Noise U.L.T. Image Sensor and Optimized Signal Processing Circuit
    The AG-AC160A feature the same Ultra Luminance Technology (U.L.T.) 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3MOS image sensor that is incorporated in our shoulder- type P2HD camera recorders. This advanced image sensor is set to maximize the performance of the lens and signal processing circuit under standard shooting conditions.

    18 bit Digital Signal Processor
    The AG-AC160A incorporate a high-performance 18 bit DSP that handles image rendering processes such as gamma and various detail enhancement functions with exceptional precision.

    Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
    In scenes with mixed contrast, such as when panning from indoors to outdoors, the DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights. A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to match the contrast of each pixel, and applied in real time. When dark, bright, and intermediate shades are all contained in the same scene, this produces excellent gradation for each shade and minimizes blocked shadows and blown highlights.

    3-Position Gain Selector plus 24 dB / 30 dB Super Gain
    There is a 3-position gain selector, with L, M and H settings. To each setting you can assign a gain value from 0, +3, +6, +9,+12,+15 and +18 dB. There is also a Super Gain such as +24 dB and +30 dB.*

    *+24 dB and +30 dB can be assigned to an user button only.

    7-Mode Gamma for Richer Gradation
    Drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the AG-AC160A/AC130A with advanced gamma functions that address seven different shooting scenarios, including two Cine-Like Gammas.

    Gamma Modes:
  • HD NORM: Suitable for standard HD recording.
  • LOW: Works to flatten out a high contrast scene.
  • SD NORM: Normal setting for SD.
  • HIGH: Expands the tone of dark parts and makes a brighter image. The contrast softens.
  • B.PRESS: Makes the contrast sharper than LOW.
  • CINE-LIKE D: The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize dynamic range.
  • CINE-LIKE V: The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize contrast.

  • Other Camera Image Settings
  • Matrix setting including a Cine-Like mode.
  • Adjustable H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail.
  • Adjustable chroma level, chroma phase, color temp and master pedestal.
  • Knee point settings: Auto, Low, Mid and High.
  • White balance: Three values (A/B/Preset) of white balance with an auto tracking white function. The Preset can be set to 3200 K, 5600 K and VARIABLE which ranges between P2.4K and P9.9K.
  • General Specifications
    Supply VoltageDC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
    DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
    Power ConsumptionAG-AC160A: 11.8 W (recording)
    AG-AC130A: 11.6 W (recording)
    Operating Temperature0°C - 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    Operating Humidity10% to 80% (no condensation)
    WeightApprox. 2.4 kg (5.3 lb), excluding the battery and accessories
    Dimensions (W x H x D)180 mm x 195 mm x 438 mm (7 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 17-1/4 inches), excluding protruding parts

    Camera Section
    Pickup Devices1/3-type progressive, 2.2-megapixel, 3MOS sensors
    Effective Pixels1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
    LensOptical image stabilizer lens, 22x motorized zoom,
    F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9 mm - 86 mm),
    35 mm conversion: 28 mm - 616 mm (16:9)
    Filter Diameter72 mm
    Optical SystemPrism colour separation
    ND FilterOFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Minimum Shooting DistanceApprox. 1m
    Gain Settings0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24* / +30* dB
    *Assigned to the USER button (Screen)
    Digital Zoom2x / 5x / 10x, asssgned to the USER button
    Minimum Illumination0.4 lx (F1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 seconds)
    Shutter Speed[59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AP]
    Preset Shutter:
  • 60i / 60p: 1/60*, 1/100, 1/120, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

  • 60p: 1/30, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

  • 24p: 1/24, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

  • * Indicates value when shutter is OFF

    Slow Shutter:
  • 60i / 60p: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30sec.

  • 30p: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.,

  • 24p mode: 1/15 sec., 1/12 sec.
    * Only when the VFR MODE is OFF in the SCENE FILE screen

    Synchro Scan:
  • 60i / 60p: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.

  • 30p: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.

  • 24p: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.

  • Opening Angle:
    3.0 degrees to 360.0 degrees, 0.5 degrees step
    Shutter Speed[50 Hz mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AEJ/EN]
    Preset Shutter:
  • 50i / 50p: 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

  • 25p: 1/25, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

  • *Indicated value when shutter is OFF

    Slow Shutter:
  • 50i / 50p: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25sec.

  • 25p: 1/6sec., 1/12 sec.

  • *Only when the VFR MODE is OFF in the SCENE FILE screen

    Synchro Scan:
  • 50i / 50p: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.

  • 25p: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.

  • Opening Angle:
    3.0 degrees to 360.0 degrees, 0.5 degrees step

    Memory Card Recorder Section
    Recording FormatAG-AC160A: AVCHD Ver.2.0 standard (AVCHD Progressive)
    AD-AC130A: AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
    AG-AC160A / AC130A: DV standard (AVI Type2)
    Recording MediaSD memory card (FAT12, FAT16 formats supported)
    512 MB, 1GB, up to 2 GB
    SDHC memory card (FAT32 format supported)
    4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB
    SDXC memory card (exFAT format supported)
    48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB

    *However, memory cards above Class 4 is supported in PH/HA mode, memory cards above Class 2 is supported in PM/HE mode, and memory cards above Class 6 is supported for VFR recording and DV mode

    Video/Audio Recording Specification (AVCHD)
    Recording Video Signals[59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AP]
  • PS mode (AG-AC160A only): 1080/59.94p*1

  • PH mode: 1080/59.94i*1, 1080/29.97p*1, 1080/23.98pN*1*3, 720/59.94p*1, 720/29.97p*1, 720/23.98pN*1*3

  • PM mode: 720/59.94p*1, •HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i*1

  • [50 Hz mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AEJ/EN]

  • PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p

  • PM mode: 720/50p, •HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
  • Video Bit Rate
  • PS mode (AG-AC160A only) : Approx. 25 Mbps (VBR)

  • PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)

  • PM mode: Approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)

  • HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)

  • HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
  • Interval Recording1 sec. /10 sec. /30 sec. /1 min. /2 min. interval,
    maximum 168 hours (1 week) recording

    *For the recording mode, PH 1080/24p (AG-AC160A, AG-AC130AP), or PH 1080/25p (AG-AC160A, AG-AC130AEJ/EN) fixed
    Variable Frame Rate[AG-AC160A]
  • 1080/24p, 1080/30p: 2*/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps (frames per second)

  • 1080/25p: 2*/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/ 28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 fps

  • * Fixed on 0 dB gain and manual focus mode
    Audio Recording Signal48 kHz/16 bit
    Digital Audio Format[PS/PH mode of AG-AC160A]
    Linear PCM 2 ch / Dolby Digital 2 ch, switchable

    [PM/HA/HE modes of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130A]
    Dolby Digital 2 ch
    Audio Bit RatePS/PH mode: 384 kbps, PM/HA/HE mode: 256 kbps

    DV Recording Specification
    Recording Video Signals[59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AP]
    480/59.94i*1, 480/29.97p*1, 480/23.98p*1

    [50 Hz mode of AG-AC160A and AG-AC130AEJ/EN]
    576/50i, 576/25p
    Audio Recording Signal48 kHz/16 bit, linear PCM (digital 2 ch),

    Video Output
    SDI OUT[AG-AC160A] BNC × 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 O,
    HD (AVCHD mode only) /SD switchable
    HDMI OUT (AVCHD mode only)HDMI Type A, VIERA Link not supported
    VIDEO OUTPin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 O

    Audio Input/Output
    Built-in MicrophoneStereo microphone
    XLR InputXLR (3-pin) x 2 (INPUT1, INPUT2),
    LINE/MIC/+48 V switchable, high impedance
    LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -40/-50/-60 dBu (menu)
    Audio Output[AG-AC160A] Pin jack x 2 (CH1, CH2), 600 O, 316 mV
    SDI OUT2 ch (linear PCM)
    HDMI OUT (AVCHD mode only)2 ch (linear PCM), 5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
    Headphones3.5 mm diameter, stereo mini jack x 1
    SpeakerRound, 20 mm diameter

    Other Input/Output
    Camera Remote2.5mm diameter, super mini jack x1 (ZOOM S/S)
    3.5mm diameter, mini jack x1 (FOCUS / IRIS)
    INDEX Remote2.5mm diameter, super mini jack x1
    TC PRESET IN/OUTVIDEO OUT terminal dual-purpose
    IN: 1.0 V - 4.0 V [p-p], 10 kO
    OUT: 2.0 V±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
    USB2.0Type mini B connector (USB2.0 compliant)
    DV OUT (DV mode only)6 pin (IEEE1394 compliant), digital output only

    LCD Monitor87.63 mm (3.45 inches) colour LCD monitor
    with approx. 921,000 dots (16:9)
    EVF11.43 mm (0.45 inches) colour LCD monitor
    with approx. 1/226,000 dots (16:9)


    *1 The frame rates in the setup menu are 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p
    *2 Only AG-AC160AEG and AG-AC130AEG include AC adaptor and Battery charger separately. The AC Adaptor of AG-AC160AP / EN / AN and AG-AC130AP / EN has both AC Adaptor and Battery charger functions.
    *3 Native recording mode

    Weight and dimensions are approximate.
    Specifications are subject to chnage without notice.
  • AC adaptor
  • Battery charger
  • AC cord
  • DC cord
  • 5800/5400 (typ./min mAh battery pack
  • Wireless remote controller with button-type battery
  • Microphone holder
  • Eye cup
  • Shoulder stap
  • CD-ROM
  • Reviews


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